Past, Present, Future

Think Piece (Academic Purpose) Written By Christian J. Ashliman

The pursuit of mastery in the field of writing is an ongoing, never-ending, bumpy road that leads through twists and turns, around sharp cliffs, down racing slopes, across open fields, and eventually, out onto a blank page. Writing is one of the great passions of my life, but it wasn’t always that way. I remember a time when writing seemed like a chore, a boring act that was required as part of a school essay in a subject that I couldn’t care less about.  Continue reading Past, Present, Future

Culture Fair Intelligence Test Critique

Psychological Test Critique Written By Christian J. Ashliman

The Culture Fair Intelligence Test, or CFIT, is an evaluation of an individual’s IQ using methods that strive to remove any sort of cultural bias. Primarily, its goal is to test general abilities that are comparably independent of academic achievement, socioeconomic status, and other similar environmental factors. Continue reading Culture Fair Intelligence Test Critique

Source Analysis: The Code of Hammurabi

Code of Hammurabi
The Code of Hammurabi

Historical Academic Analysis Written By Christian J. Ashliman

Hammurabi’s Code was an ancient set of laws that was created and written by Hammurabi himself, who ruled over the first Babylonian Dynasty in the 1700s BC. Continue reading Source Analysis: The Code of Hammurabi

European Calamity: The Shaking of Society

Historical Academic Analysis Written By Christian J. Ashliman

Human beings have long been praised as an incredibly resilient and adaptable form of life. Even when we glance at our modern day society, it is vastly evident that no matter what strife finds its way into our lives, we always manage to change, adapt, and find a way to press on. This idea is true of us now, just as it is true of the people who endured through the late middle ages. During the time period of 1300 to 1500, a series of intense calamities swept across Europe, and decimated civilization, theoretically bringing society to its knees. Continue reading European Calamity: The Shaking of Society

Social Order of the Classical World

Historical Academic Analysis Written By Christian J. Ashliman

The Classical World was an era that put extensive emphasis on social order, social class, and community principles[1]. During this time, there were three main societies that were of great importance; these included the Roman Republic, Han China, and the Gupta Empire[2]. While each of these civilizations maintained different social order characteristics and rules, they all had similarities as well. Through these differences and commonalities, we are able to derive what was important to these empires, how they were governed, and ultimately, what role social order played throughout the duration of the Classical World. Within this examination of these three cultural giants, I plan to prove how social order and class status played massive roles in the forming of laws, regulations, land use, and civil positioning of their peoples.  Continue reading Social Order of the Classical World