Its genius isillustrated by the entire series of days.

1799-1874. Fairy Tales from the French, by Madame de Segur. These tales are published by Winston. We also use her Story of a Donkey, written in 1860 and published by Heath in 1901.

1873), whichbecame extremely popular, The Civilization of the Renaissance inItaly (1860; trans.

A good historical question demands an answer that is not just yes or no. Why and how questions are often good choices, and so are questions that ask you to compare and contrast a topic in different locations or time periods; so are questions that ask you to explain the relationship between one event or historical process and another.


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Writers tell offinishing their novel , set in theMassachusetts Bay Colony of 1651, when they began to suspect thattheir young first-person narrator was using some language thatdidn't exist in the 1600s. Although they had carefully researchedthe period, they now edited their manuscript to trace the historyof any questionable words. Their work validated their suspicions:they had to find substitutes for such terms as "mob," "aisle,""amazing," "bewildering," "chunk," "clunk," "carefree," and"complete".


Tales of the West came from the East in two sources:--

WARNING: Avoid a question that only looks at one specific event or process. For example, “What happened on Thursday, Dec.12, 1943 at the Boeing bomber plant in Albany, California?” is too narrow. Perhaps there may have been several important events that day, including a fight over an interracial relationship. However, this question does not position you to explore the larger processes that were taking place in the plant over time, nor why they are important for understanding sex, race and gender in American history.

Thirteenth century. Of the Vox and of the Wolf, an English poem.

They echo thewriters and historians of the early Renaissance, of Dante andPetrarch and Alberti, who argued that the Renaissance generationbroke with the superstitions of the past, recovered the best ofthe Classical world, and ushered in a new dawn ofmodernity.

Despite his interest in the dramatic, often extravagantlyviolent or sensual, Renaissance era Burckhardt himself lived alife of quiet routine in Basel.

2. The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood.

Closely related to language accuracy is the problem of narrativevoice, shaped not only by word choice but by the narrator'sopinions and attitudes. These, of course, are filtered through theauthor's contemporary sensibilities. Some critics have insistedthat historical fiction reveals more about its author than itshistorical subject, or, as has said, historical fiction is "more likely to register an exacttruth about the writer's present than the exact truth of the past".Katherine Paterson seems to agree when she says, "If you want tounderstand a period of history, don't read the contemporary fictionwritten during that period, but the historical fiction" ( ).

The Hind in the Wood. (Similar to Rumpelstiltskin.)

The Dutch historian Johan Huizingacalled it, "that transcendent masterpiece." The first three partsof the book are held to be especially good - readable andinteresting, profound and philosophical.

Whilst certain people flourished as individuals during theRenaissance and, in cases, were responsible for artistic,literary or scientific achievements that are recognised asrepresenting advances in their fields it was often the case thatother people were somewhat socially displaced by the advent ofthe new, individualistic, milieu and found it to be somethingthey were effectively "compelled to endure."

The new tendency to cultivate an individualistic personalityand to seek to achieve, as an individual, resulted in many kindsof self-expression some of them aggressive.