Books + Animal Crackers with Nutella = Research PART DEUX!

As I mentioned in part one of this post, there were religious and secular factors that contributed to the cultural division between the West and East. Now, I will recount the role that religion played in the separation of Europe from the Middle East.

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Books + Animal Crackers with Nutella = Research…pt. 1

Okay, so this may not be the best logic, but this is how my research was completed this summer. It is odd, however, that I have finally found the time [and the volition] to type my final blog posts after I presented my findings at the research symposium. I guess that I had a more concrete understanding of my research once I was pushed to talk to other people about what exactly I had discovered. Nonetheless, I present you with my ┬áresearch saga. I know that my previous post concludes with my assertion that I would research a specific thesis…but that changed. Instead, I invite you to read the following summary of my studies.

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A Hamster on a Wheel

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The Birth of the Middle East: Cultural Developments and Misperceptions between the European and Islamic Worlds of the 14th Century

Hey everyone! My name is Jeff Rohde and I am originally from just outside of ┬áBaltimore, Maryland. I am in love with everything about William and Mary, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to conduct research here during the summer. I have met so many amazing people, had some fantastic (even worldly) experiences, and taken some mind-blowing classes! My project this summer is actually a further investigation of a discussion that was held in my class devoted to Dante Alighieri’s Commedia. Because my project title is a bit of a mouthful, I will try to break down what it is I hope to discover this summer here!

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