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  "History no longer shall be a dull book. It shall walk incarnate in every just and wise man. You shall not tell me by language and titles a catalogue of the volumes you have read. You shall make me feel what periods you have lived."

  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Famous Historians Guide to our History Pages
The European Revolutions of 1848
  "1848 remains a seed-plot of history. It crystallized ideas and projected the pattern of things to come; it determined the course of the following century."

  Lewis Namier
The European Revolution of 1848 begins
A broad outline of the background to the onset of the turmoils and a consideration of some of the early events.

The French Revolution of 1848
A particular focus on France - as an Austrian foreign minister said "When France sneezes Europe catches a cold".

The Revolution of 1848 in Germany and central Europe
the Germanies - Germany - had a movement for a single parliament in 1848 and many central European would-be "nations" attempted to assert a distinct existence separate from the dynastic sovereignties they had been living under.

The "Italian" Revolution of 1848
A "liberal" Papacy after 1846 helps allow the embers of an "Italian" national aspiration to rekindle across the Italian Peninsula.

The European Revolutions - reactionary aftermath 1848-1849
Some instances of social and political extremism allow previously pro-reform liberal elements to join conservative elements in supporting the return of traditional authority. Such nationalities living within the Habsburg Empire as the Czechs, Croats, Slovaks, Serbs and Roumanians, find it more credible to look to the Emperor, rather than to the democratised assemblies recently established in Vienna and in Budapest as a result of populist agitation, for the future protection of their nationality.
The Austrian Emperor and many Kings and Dukes regain political powers. Louis Napoleon, (who later became the Emperor Napoleon III), elected as President in France offering social stability at home but ultimately follows policies productive of dramatic change in the wider European structure of states and their sovereignty.
Italian Unification - Cavour, Garibaldi and
the Unification of Risorgimento Italy
Otto von Bismarck &
The Wars of German Unification
Italian unification map
Risorgimento Italy
Map of German unification
Famous quotations and quotes about
Learning from History

Famous quotations and quotes about
The Lessons of History

Emerson's call for a
transcendentalist approach
to the study of History

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Philosophy of History

Oswald Spengler
Decline of the West
Karl Marx
Historical Materialism
R G Collingwood
philosophy of history

Wilhelm Dilthey
Introduction to the Human Sciences

Arnold Toynbee
A Study of History
The Whig Interpretation
of History
Philosophy of History index
History & Social Theory
The diplomacy during World War One

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Historical Biography

Otto von Bismarck
Count Camillo Cavour Metternich
Giuseppe Mazzini Maximilien Robespierre
French Revolution
Reign of Terror
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adam Smith
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Quotations & Quotes

Introduction to our selections of
key poetical and topical quotations

  Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge.
  William Wordsworth

Quotes about
Learning from History
Man proposes but God disposes quotation
Nietzsche : "God is Dead" quotation
Darwin's views about God Charles Darwin : "Survival of the Fittest" quotation
Stephen Hawking : God & Religion quotes Stephen Hawking : Philosophy is Dead quote
Richard Dawkins
quotations and quotes
Science Darwin & Evolution
Richard Dawkins
quotations and quotes
about God and Religion
Faith and Religious Beliefs
Science and Religion quotes
1984 : George Orwell
quotations and quotes
The wit of Oscar Wilde
Marcel Proust
having / seeing with new eyes
quote citation source
Niemoller - They came for
Communists, Socialists and Jews
Pearls of Wisdom
Karl Marx quotation
On religion as the opium of the people
Otto von Bismarck
Blood and Iron quotation
Stephen Fry
quotations and quotes
on Gods and Religions
Faith and Religious Beliefs
A Transcription of the Irish TV interview
with key comments from Stephen Fry and Gay Byrne
Christopher Hitchens
quotations and quotes
on Gods and Religions
Charles Darwin's
"It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank" - quotation
Charles Darwin quotations
about the struggle for existence
Charles Darwin quotation
on the spontaneous generation of life
in some - warm little pond
The "there is grandeur in this view of life" closing
sentence to Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species

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Social Psychology

Famous Psychology Experiments
Conformity under Social Pressure
Solomon Asch
The Robbers Cave Experiment
Muzafer Sherif et al
Stanley Milgram : Obedience to Authority Experiments Social Identity Theory
Nature vs Nurture Debate Spirituality &
the wider world
Abraham Maslow's pyramid
Pavlov and Classical Conditioning

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Gautama Buddha & Buddhism

Buddhist Philosophy Buddhism vs Christianity
Buddha's teachings Dalai Lama biography
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Plato's Myth or Allegory of the Cave Stephen Hawking : Zero-Gravity Flight
Plate Tectonics
Continental Drift
Tectonic Plates
Boundaries & Boundary Types
Famous Scientists
Alfred Russel Wallace biography Theory of Evolution Development
Messel Pit Human Evolution ~ Theory
John Locke Biography Dan Brown Biography
World Religions Populations
Statistics ~ List
Western Philosophy as
Footnotes To Plato
Ralph Waldo Emerson's
Essay ~ History
The Theory of Everything

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Spirituality &
Comparative Religion

Introduction to our selections of
key spiritual and poetical quotations

Central spiritual insights

Other spiritual wisdom

Central poetry insights

Other poetry insights

There may be truth in the saying:-

"God is One ~ Religions many"

Buddhist Spirituality
& Mysticism Quotations
Islamic Spirituality
& Mysticism Quotations
Vedic Hindu Spirituality
& Mysticism Quotations
Christian Spirituality & Mysticism Quotations
Sikh Spirituality
& Mysticism Quotations
Taoist Spirituality
& Mysticism Quotations
Jewish Spirituality
& Mysticism Quotations

Central poetry insights
~ Secular but somewhat comparable in depth and content!!!

Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Keats, Cowper and Dryden
~ need we say more?

A collection of these wisdoms is available to

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Sufi Mysticism

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