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Florence Nightingale - "Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God's spirit. It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts." (Florence Nightingale) Who was Florence Nightingale. Some knew her as the “Lady with the Lamp”, in view of the fact that she carried around a lamp as she visited her patients during the night hours....   [tags: nursing, Florence, hospitals, nurses]
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Florence by Alice Childress - Florence by Alice Childress This 1950 play by Alice Childress takes place in a train station waiting room in a very small town in the south. The play describes how Miss Whitney, an old black woman, discovers that her premonition of the success of her daughter, Florence, as a black actress is undesirably similar to that of a racist, white society. This troubling discovery has just as strong an impact on the reader as it does on Miss Whitney. This drama teaches the reader how the views and opinions of individuals or groups can influence other individuals or groups to approach situations with the same reaction, although their views and opinions may be opposite....   [tags: Florence Alice Childress Essays] 1179 words
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Florence Nightingale - Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy. Her parents named her after the city she was born in. She was born on May 12,1980, she was raised mostly in Derbyshire England. Many people when they hear Florence Nightingale think about her as a nurse and for her fight for better hospital care. Florence did a lot more in her life than achieve better hospital conditions, and become a nurse....   [tags: Biography Florence Nightingale] 1558 words
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A Visit to Florence, Alabama - Whether you call it the Heart of the Shoals, the Renaissance City, the Bible Belt, or Flotown, about forty thousand people call it home. Florence, Alabama is located at the foot of Muscle Shoals on a hill overlooking the Tennessee River. Life is simply beautiful in Florence, from the beautiful University of North Alabama campus to the historic downtown area to the view of the Tennessee River. Florence is one of the oldest cities in Alabama being established in the early 18th century. But how did this historic city begin and grow into what it is today....   [tags: US historical tourist spots]
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A Composer Report on Florence Price - Composer Report I chose to do my composer report on Florence Price. Florence Price was born April 9, 1887 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Florence Gulliver and James H. Smith. She had two siblings. Florence gave her first recital at four years old. She attended the same elementary school as William Grant Still where they both studied under educator Charlotte Andrews Stephens. Florence Price is considered the first black woman in the United States to be recognized as a symphonic composer. Her training was steeped in European tradition, but still Price’s music consists of mostly the American idiom and reveals her Southern roots....   [tags: conservatory of music, symphony orchestra] 529 words
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Florence's Market in the Renaissance - THESIS STATEMENT During the Renaissance, Florence profited from a mercantile economy due to the guilds, the quality and variety of goods and the style and management of the market place. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through historical and economic data this research paper will express how Florence flourished from a mercantile economy in the Renaissance. INTRODUCTION The Renaissance was the rebirth of Europe and it all started in the city of Florence. Florence and everything that made a standard Renaissance city: painters, sculptors, writers, architects, and a vivid culture....   [tags: Mercantile Economy] 2377 words
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History of Nursing: Florence Nightingale - ... Efficient drainage is a tricky one because not many individuals would even think about the toxins involved with it. Most people do not understand what good drainage is. A pipe carrying the sewage simply does not cut it. Every untapped sink or faucet could at anytime spread numerous diseases or viruses (Nightingale 1898). The fourth essential point is cleanliness and this may seem obvious, but in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s people did not understand the dangers of living in an unclean living quarter....   [tags: crimean war, russian empire]
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The Early Renaissance Art in Florence - The early Renaissance art in Florence focused on an elaborate, Gothic style of painting; very formal and traditional, yet there was always something that seemed to be lacking. Perspective and depth were two very important qualities in painting, yet up until the time of young Masaccio, (born Tommaso Guidi), paintings were beautiful, but seemed to just be art that hung on the wall. In Masaccio’s work, “rather than recede in space, the figures seem to come forward” (Cole 120). He may not have known it at the time, but his style of painting would influence many painters well after his death; Donatello, Michelangelo, and so on....   [tags: painting, massacio, holly trinity] 1585 words
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Florence Nightingale: A Biography - While pondering of war, people tend to think of all the dead and wounded. Most do not wonder about how soldiers are treated. The nurses and hospitals play a huge role in war. Soldiers must be properly cared for. One woman influenced nursing tremendously. Florence Nightingale fulfilled her purpose in life by becoming a nurse during the Crimean War. Florence Nightingale’s family had an enormous impact on her career. Born on May 12, 1820, Florence was born into a wealthy family who named her from her Italian birthplace (Iggulden 236)....   [tags: Nurse, Crimean War, World History]
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Florence Nightingale and Registered Nurses - Registered Nurse Registered nurses work to contribute good health and prevent illness. They also treat patients and help go through there rehabilitation and also give support and advice to patients family. Registered nurses are general-duty nurses who focus in the achievement of caring for their patients. They are under the supervision of a doctor. As I researched this career It brought more questions to my life. It became a big interest that soon I would have an opportunity to answer my own questions obviously with the help of others....   [tags: health, illness, patients] 644 words
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Florence Nightingale's Environmental Theory - Florence Nightingale’s Environmental Theory Ana C. Valdez Amanda Rangel Trini Garza Texas A&M International University Florence Nightingale Environmental Theory Florence Nightingale changed the whole perspective of the way people look at nursing. From the middle of the 18th century to the 19th century, the birth of modern nursing began. Nightingale was recognized as the first nursing theorist and most commonly acknowledged as “The Lady with the Lamp”. At the age of thirty-one, Florence Nightingale educated herself and trained for nursing....   [tags: Nursing, Contributions to Present]
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Florence by Alice Childress - ... Mentally, she behaves respectfully while talking with this character with familiar warmth and friendliness through the time they know of each other. It is evident that this is a safe conversation for her, and not a kind of conversation that brings her any sort of pressure. On the other hand, the third and most conflictive character: Mrs. Carter makes it possible for us to appreciate Mama at her most mentally engaged side. The racial conflict that is carrying along the lines of this play is the most significant aspect of it and how it affects Mama mentally from Mrs....   [tags: literary analysis, civil rights, discrimination]
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Nursing Theories: Florence Nightingale - Healthcare is constantly changing and evolving. Technology has improved many practices. As nurses increase their knowledge via higher education and continuing education, nursing practice continue to follow various theorists both past and present. The nursing profession is unique because many of their practices are based on both nursing and non-nursing theories. There are various different types of entries into the profession of nursing from associate degree programs to doctorate of nursing practice (DNP)....   [tags: healthcare services, continuing education]
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Biography of Florence Kelley - ... While in Zurich, Kelley met a Russian Jewish man who would become her husband. Lazare Wischnewetzky was a medical student at the University of Zurich, as well as an outspoken socialist. Consequently, Florence began to delve deeper into the German Social Democratic Party, creating strong connections with Socialist leaders. One person in particular with whom she grew close to was Friedrich Engels, author of The Conditions of the Working Class in England. Kelley kindled a friendship with him that would last until his death in 1895, at one point even translating his renowned work into English, for future generations to relish (Sklar, 2)....   [tags: reform, career, progressive era] 1600 words
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Giralamo Savonarola and the Development of the Renaissance in Florence - THESIS STATEMENT The moral fanatic and religious fundamentalist, Giralamo Savonarola, inhibited the development of the Renaissance in Florence and brought the city back into the Middle Ages. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through scholarly research of Florentine politics and daily life during the rule of the Medici, it is affirmed that Giralamo Savonarola used religion and fear to inhibit the progression of the Renaissance in Florence. INTRODUCTION Religion provides hope for those who are hopeless. It aims to welcome those who are alienated and feel that their life has no purpose....   [tags: Florentine Politics, Religion] 2211 words
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Florence Nightingale, the First Nursing Theorist - Florence Nightingale, named after the Italian city she was born in, was born to a family of upper class citizens on May 12, 1820 (Florence Nightingale 1820 – 1910). She grew up educated in many languages and subjects and one day, “Nightingale felt that God was calling her to do some work, but wasn't sure what that work should be,” then she began developing a passion for nursing (Florence Nightingale 1820 – 1910). Her parents did not approve of this passion because they felt it was a job for the lower class, but they eventually relented and sent her off to nursing school (Florence Nightingale 1820 – 1910)....   [tags: soldiers, sanitary, health]
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Florence Nightingale Pursues Her Dream - Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 at the Villa Colombaia in Florence, Italy to a very wealthy and well-established British family. Her father, William Nightingale was a landowner and her mother, Frances Nightingale was a traditional, obedient housewife. At the time that Florence lived, women were not educated and were not expected to do much but marry young, have children, and look after their husbands and homes. Nevertheless, Florence was very close to her father as a child and he noticed she was a smart and different child than most, so he took the responsibility to educate her....   [tags: Nurse, War]
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Florence Nightingale Biography - Florence nightingale was born in 1820. She has acquired much credit to her name in the field of nursing. She has credit as the founder of modern nursing and also for being the first nursing theorist. Nightingale proposed that nursing should have specific training and education. She is widely known as the lady with the lamp. Florence nightingale has the credit for coming up with environmental adaptation theory on nursing. Her theory states that people are composed of biological, social, spiritual and psychological components....   [tags: Environmental Adaptation Theory] 1032 words
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Florence Nightingale and the History of Christianity in Nursing - Florence Nightingale is the most well known figure in nursing history. She is best known for the advances she made in sanitation, hospital statistical records, public health and community nursing. Nightingale also wrote extensively on her religious, political and philosophical views and how they carried over into her duties as a Christian and nurse. Florence Nightingale’s contributions to nursing were largely influenced by her beliefs about God. Nightingale wrote extensively of her spiritual and religious beliefs and their connection to the way she practiced nursing....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Florence Nightingale's Theory - A theory I can relate to is Nightingales theory, I found her theory to be extremely interesting. A patient health is affected by the environment that they are in, whether it is at the hospital or at their house. Once a patient is discharged the nurse should be aware of the patient home environment, what they have access to, and what they don’t have. Sometimes in war a person can learn new things that can befit the world. Nightingale saw that most soldiers were dying from illness and not from there injures that they had received....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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The Life of Florence Beatrice Smith Price - ... She lastly returned back to Little Rock, Arkansas where she married Thomas J. Price, a noted attorney. She gave birth to two children. One of the two children unfortunately died as an infant. The Prices moved away from Arkansas in 1927 after experiencing severe racial trauma due to a brutal lynching in their community. Upon her return to Chicago, Florence almost immediately began studying at various musical institutions. This is when she began to have financial difficulties which took effect on her marriage....   [tags: piano teacher, piano performance] 816 words
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Discriminating Dissection of the Life of Florence Nightingale - This research paper is a discriminating dissection of the life of Florence Nightingale and her commitment to nursing. She has been thought of as one of the most radical and powerful figures of her century and has been hailed for that throughout her time and present. This was reverberated by Gorrell who expressed that "Florence Nightingale, the organizer of present day nursing, converted the practice into a respectable calling and set the guidelines for clean and safe doctor's facilities all around the globe" (Deshpande 388)....   [tags: committment to nursing]
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Depiction of Sexual Awkwardness: Ian McEwan's On Chesil Beach - In this passage, McEwan demonstrates the sexual awkwardness which the newly-wed virgins, Florence and Edward, experience. The panicked tone in the passage clearly reveals Florence’s lack of experience and fear and her repression of desire, which leads to the sexual awkwardness evident between the couple throughout the novel. Florence’s inexperience and fear are evident in the panicked tone of the passage, which contributes to the sexual awkwardness the couple experience. Her leg muscle is described as “unruly” and it “jumped and fluttered like a moth trapped beneath her skin.” The adjective “unruly” indicates Florence’s lack of control and the simile “like a moth” indicates the movement of...   [tags: florence, edward]
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The Florence Baptistery - People often try to imitate a finished product if it has become popular. When this is done after several years it is considered a revival. Usually the artist or patron has a purpose such as modeling after a powerful culture or religious significance. They may slightly change or mix other styles to make the best of past and present. In Florence Italy there stands a baptistery. It resides west of the Florence Cathedral, which was modeled after the baptistery. The Cathedral began in 1296 by Arnolfo di Cambio....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Panegyric to the City of Florence - Panegyric to the City of Florence It is abundantly clear how Leonardo Bruni feels about the city of Florence. In Panegyric to the City of Florence, he expresses nothing but the highest praise for the city. Every aspect of Florence is backed by a clear reason why it is the best, and there is no other city in the world that can compare. According to Bruni, Florence has extraordinary beauty, architecture, geography, history, government, and people. This, of course, is only one person’s opinion. In the diaries of Buonaccorso Pitti and Gregorio Dati, they too give their opinions on the city of Florence....   [tags: Papers] 1420 words
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Dante was a Patriot for Florence - Patriotism is respect and devotion toward a state which brings about unity and justice. It is believed to be a positive quality. In the time of Dante, it would have been considered to be a principal quality of a person. Patriotism was held to the highest regard. In turn, the act of being “unpatriotic” was a serious offense. Early scholars such as Machiavelli believed “unpatriotic” acts or beliefs to be evil, even equivalent to the act of murder. Dante is often criticized as being “unpatriotic” toward his home town of Florence in his divine comedy Inferno....   [tags: Dante, Inferno] 1441 words
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History of the city of Florence - History of the city of Florence In the entire scope of history there are few civilizations that have left their own unique imprint upon the rest of the world as well as influencing future generations like the city of Florence. Only a handful of nations can claim the cultural, financial, social, and artistic accomplishments that this city can. Throughout the history of approximately three thousand years Florence has proven to be an impressively resilient civilization that takes pride in itself and has been a leader in Italy and worldwide....   [tags: Italy European History Essays]
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Money and the Recovery of Renaissance Florence - Supply and demand for goods play a critical role throughout world economies. They are perhaps the primary building blocks of any economy. Several hundred years ago, supply and demand were no less important, and were particularly instrumental in the economic recovery of Florence during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The ability of a group of notable people to provide the supply of goods in response to demand in Florence provided the foundation for the flourishing of art, commerce, and living standards....   [tags: Economics] 2529 words
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Religious and Architectural Sites of Florence - Religious and Architectural Sites of Florence According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Italy is home to some 60 percent of the world?s most famous works of art.. Of these, one-half are found in Florence (19).. Florence gained most of this collection during the fifteenth century, when the Florentines decided to move back from Gothic fashion to the more Romanesque style of art and architecture.. This return to the Classic style is known as the Renaissance, and Florence was its birthplace.....   [tags: Architecture Italy Essays]
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Florence and the Renaissance in Art - Giotto, Cimabue, Donatello, Mossaccio….these are a few artists of the Renaissance that impacted the era. With these artists a cult of genius began in the Renaissance. There was the Age of Exploration when Columbus “discovered” America in 1492, as well as Magellan’s and other Europeans’ discoveries around areas of Africa. The African slave trade fueled European Renaissance. There were several works that helped establish the era such as the “Arenal Chapels at Pagua” which was a dramatization of Jesus Christ with angles flying overhead, a three dimensional scene because of the figures standing in different directions, painted by Giotto....   [tags: essays research papers] 463 words
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Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole: Nursing Practice - In today’s society nursing is seen as both a vocation and a profession. It requires knowledge, compassion and skill and is not for the faint of heart. Nurses are respected and trusted, as well as relied upon by people when they are at their most vulnerable. However this has not always been the case, as Florence Nightingale once put it nursing was left to “those who were too old, too weak, too drunken, too dirty, too stupid or too bad to do anything else” (1). It was not until the mid-1800’s that nursing was thought to require both skill and training and was not a respected profession (2)....   [tags: wounded soldiers, kindess, courage]
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Flood in The Arno River Basin located in Florence, Italy - Executive Summary The Arno River Basin is located in Florence, Italy. Over the last two thousand years there have been numerous floods encountered by this River. (Alexander, 1993). The most recent flood encountered by the Arno River was the flood of 1966. This was also the most damaging flood recorded. While just over one hundred deaths were declared, the city of Florence experienced an economic loss of forty billion dollars. (Done, 2011). This loss was primarily due to the large scale damage caused to the art and architecture around the city....   [tags: damage, recent flood] 2146 words
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Florence Kelley’s Description of Child Labor and Sweatshops - In Chicago, around the eighteen-hundreds, there was the desire for cheap labor. Consumer demand for clothes and manufactured products played a big part in this issue. The desire for manufacturers to meet the increasing consumer demand ultimately led to the hiring of children and other individuals. To reduce expenditures, working conditions did not play a major concern in the factory owners’ decisions. These factories were not very safe and sanitation was poor. Oftentimes many of these sweatshop workers were found working many hours a day for a long period of time with very little, if any pay....   [tags: Child Labor]
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Mannerism in Florence and Rome - Mannerism in Florence and Rome - considered to be more self- consciously "artificial" - derived from aspects of Raphael and Michelangelo - cold formalism was considered to be inner vision Rosso - (1494-1540), Italian painter, whose early works helped define Italian mannerism - later was a founder of French mannerism - was born Giovanni Battista di Jacopo di Guasparre in Florence - early work had odd perspectives, violent colors, and harsh lighting - 1523 Rosso moved to Rome, where he was influenced by Italian artist Michelangelo and Italian mannerist painter Parmigianino - work then acquired new beauty and expressed more tempered emotions Pontormo - (1494-1557), Italian painter, whos...   [tags: Papers] 2822 words
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Florence Nightingale’s Theory of Positive Manipulation of the Environment - As the profession of nursing became prevalent, nursing theories began to develop. Meleis (1997) defines nursing theory as a formulated theory that relates to existing nursing standards while proposing new concepts of nursing. These theories are used to direct nurses in their research and actions (as cited in George, 2002, p. 5). They are also used to predict outcomes of actions taken and to predict the patient’s response (George, 2002, p. 5). Nursing theories are a compilation of information used to provide a universal structure of how one should practice nursing (Parker, 2001, p....   [tags: Nursing ]
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The Motivation for Work: Florence Nightengale and Ms. Bessie - There are a lot of reasons motivating people to work, such as their happiness, interests and self-esteem. However, it is important that jobs can influence people to keep their ambitions to achieve their goals, to satisfy their basic needs and to focus on one thing with their passion. Florence Nightingale gave up financial support from her family since she had an ambition to improve England’s medical and healthcare environment in the 19th century. And during my high school, “my job” offered me a suitable chance to reach my aim, too....   [tags: ambition, passion, happiness, interests] 872 words
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Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton: Modern Nursing - Nursing as a profession dates back for at least several centuries. Those first truly recognized as nurses were wet nurses, or those who cared for the child when the mother was unable to. However, as with most modern jobs, nursing has progressed with the passage of time. Throughout history, there were many influential nurses, such as Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. Moreover, one nurse known to many to have contributed greatly to the field of nursing is Florence Nightingale. Nightingale and others helped create the modern rights and responsibilities for the nursing field, and the healthcare field in general....   [tags: american red cross, nursing]
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Biography of Florence Nightingale - Biography of Florence Nightingale The reputation of nursing in the early nineteenth century was very bad. Most nurses were untrained and were paid less than factory workers. They slept in the wards and part of their wages was paid in gin which explains why most of the nurses were drunk. There was also hardly any nurses whom the surgeons could trust to give the patients their medicine. The hospitals in the 19th century were in a horrifying state. The sick were lying on plank beds with chaff mattresses about three inches thick between their weary bodies and the hard uneven planks....   [tags: Papers] 637 words
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Biography of Florence Nightingale - Biography of Florence Nightingale My name is Florence Nightingale. Many people know me as “the lady with the lamp.” My history tells that I was seen as an angel of mercy. My contributions to medicine are still very much seen today. I was born May 12, 1820 and Fanny Nightingale in Florence, Italy....   [tags: Papers] 1735 words
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Florence Nightengale - Florence Nightingale is remembered throughout the world for her heroic, almost superhuman labors in the field of nursing. Florence Nightingale was born in Italy in 1820 and was named Florence after her birthplace. A brilliant child, Florence attained outstanding academic achievement in her years attending school. Florence grew up to be a lively and attractive young woman, admired in her families elite social circle and was expected to make a good marriage, but Florence had other concerns. In 1837, Florence was called by God to do his work....   [tags: essays research papers] 926 words
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Florence Price - Florence Price, Composer The purpose of a biography is to enhance the reader’s knowledge about a particular person’s life, in this case, Florence Beatrice Price, and offer a sort of historical background focusing on significant events, accomplishments, and personal aspects of that particular individual’s life. Ideally, the writer molds complex biographical facts—birth and death, education, ambition, conflict, milieu, work, relationship, accident—into a book [or article] that has the independent vitality of any creative work but is, at the same time, "true to life." Barbara Garvey Jackson, author of the biography on Florence Price chosen for this class, has noted that the purp...   [tags: essays research papers] 1339 words
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Florence Nightingale - Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale, a well-educated nurse, was recruited along with 38 other nurses for service in a hospital called Scutari during the Crimean War in 1854 . It was Nightingale's approaches to nursing that produced amazing results. Florence Nightingale was responsible for crucial changes in hospital protocol, a new view on the capabilities and potential of women, and the creation of a model of standards that all future nurses could aspire towards. Florence Nightingale was born on May 12th 1820....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio Papers]
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Florence Nightingale - Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale was born in 1820. She came from an upper class family that saw her future getting married and raising children. Florence had very different viewpoint, she believed that God wanted her to be a nurse. She fought the OPPOSITION from her parents and studied in Europe from 1849 and in Alexandria in 1850. By 1853, she was the Superintendent at the Institution for the Care of Sick Gentlewomen and she was very interested in the training of nurses....   [tags: Papers] 400 words
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Florence Nightingale - Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale lived a fulfilling and compassionate life. There were many unique and interesting accomplishments which made her life so different that no author can capture everything this one woman accomplished. “Sisters in Mercy,” written by John Donohue was a brief article of Florence Nightingales life. Donohue also wrote briefly of the strong relationship between Nightingale and Mother Mary Moore whom she met during the Crimean War and befriended. This article begins by explaining of Nightingales experiences during the Crimean War....   [tags: Papers] 434 words
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Florence Nightingale - Florence Nightingale was a legend in her lifetime and was one of the greatest pioneer's in nursing. She lived ninety years and accomplished many great things for the field of nursing. Her descriptions of nursing, health, environment, and humankind are remarkable and still true to this day. Nightingale reformed nursing and changed the way nursing was viewed. Some of the issues during Nightingale's time, the 1800's, we still face today. Nightingale not only impacted nursing in the 1800's, but also still has an effect on nursing today....   [tags: Biography Nightingale] 1526 words
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florence cathedral - In the Florence Cathedral, Florence, Italy, there is a cathedral church whose octagonal dome, built without the aid of scaffolding, was considered the greatest engineering feat of the early Renaissance. Dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore, Our Lady of the Flower, it is also known as the Duomo, after the Italian word for cathedral. Created by many great Early Modern artists, this piece of architecture is a perfect example the Renaissance style. We can come to a better understanding of why this is so by exploring what the characteristics of the Renaissance “style”....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Florence Nightingale - Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy. She came from a wealthy family. As a child she had a vivid imagination, was considered a dreamer and often dreamed of helping others. Nightingale was well educated, a benefit of her family's wealth and her fathers belief in education, even for women. She studied all of the basic subjects, such as history, math, philosophy, science, music and art. She also learned five different languages. At a very young age she discovered her passion for mathematics....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Florence Mills a Pioneer of The Silver Screen - Florence Mills a Pioneer of The Silver Screen Florence Mills never had a memorial in her own nation, but the tiny country of Grenada recently issued a stamp in her honor. It was part of a set as a tribute to pioneers of the silver screen. The stamp illustrated a poster from the Palace Theatre, the place to be for top vaudeville performances. Florence never actually made it to the big screen, but was the first black star, male or female, to headline at the Palace. Florence was born in January of 1896 in the slums of Washington, DC....   [tags: Papers] 656 words
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Florence D Griffith - Florence D Griffith Florence D. Griffith nicknamed Dee Dee, Was born on December 21 195. She grew up in a project in Watts, a poor section in Los Angeles California. Florence had 11 brothers and sisters. She would often ask why there were so poor. Her mother would tell her that they were rich as a family. Florence was stubborn as a child. Sometimes she would go for days without speaking to anyone. She just read her books. She loved poems. Florence always wanted to stand out and be her own self....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Role of Beatrice Portinari in Dante The Divine Comedy - Beatrice Portinari is seen throughout the book of “Dante The Divine Comedy”. She originally meets Dante in the year 1274, on May Day in Florence, Italy. Beatrice is from a wealthy Florentine family and was eight years old the first time they meet and did not speak a word to each other (Cotter, 21). She was the principle inspiration for Dante’s La Vita Nuova, a book about Dante’s love connection to her (Passages to the Past). Dante and Beatrice have only met twice, but Dante was so touched by both meetings he shares his love for Beatrice with the reader....   [tags: beatrice, virgil, florence, italy]
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The Life of Tommaso Masaccio - The Life of Tommaso Masaccio Tommaso Masaccio known as a world famous renaissance painter; had nothing but a successful career and a short, but fulfilling life. Masaccio started out as a young painter finding out what he wanted to do in life, he developed artistic skills along with other artists, and he created many beautiful and famous paintings. Even though Masaccio did not live for very long, his memory and successful paintings are still admired today. Masaccio was born on December 21, 1401....   [tags: renaissance painter, Florence] 517 words
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Analysis of Article I'd Rather Kiss Than Smoke - In the 1990 article "I’d Rather Kiss than Smoke" in the National Review, Florence King tries to persuade her readers to look through a smoker’s eyes in a smokist world. King has been around people smoking even before she was born. Her mother started smoking when she was twelve and she started this habit when she was twenty-six. Since she started smoking, she has been analyzing how non-smokers discriminate against them. Florence King expects everyone to be okay with smoking because it is what she was brought up in and it was okay in her family....   [tags: Florence King] 938 words
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Achievement Has No Colour in The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin - ... Florence is put face-to-face with blatant discrimination in her hometown. The same town that helped to shape her morals through the course of her life. As a young girl, Florence comes face to face with the racism of her times as the townspeople blatantly disrespect the African-American community with ethnic slurs, and an overall sense of prejudice. After Florence has one of her first experiences with this racism, her mother pulls her aside and explains that “we say ‘Negroes’ in this house, that’s what they like to be called....   [tags: racial, discrimination, community, morals] 1443 words
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Influence of the De Medici Family - The influence of a few people or ideas can affect a culture for a lifetime. The de Medici family was a powerful family that captured the ideals and principles of the Florence Renaissance and were able to use them to increase their influence during the time. Their influence in this time created many positive effects, some of which are still felt today. The family used their influence during this time to impact Florence and other European countries through their patronage of the arts, and political influence....   [tags: people of power in the Renaissance] 1293 words
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Dante’s Devine Comedy: Inferno Canto XXVI - Of the Medieval Texts, Dante’s Inferno, gives readers insight into a poetically described version of Hell that is full of punishment and evil. Dante travels through purgatory speaking with various shades as well as converses with his guide to gain insight on the follies of man. Each Canto describes certain characters and their reasons for being stuck in Hell. Through analysis of the text as well as support from literature written by Sara Sturm, R Bates, and lastly EM Hood, Canto XXVI not only provides insight on Dante’s political beliefs, but also describes the eventual demise of false counselors, as well as those whom are not grateful for their God-Given gifts....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Michelangelo di Ludovico Buonarroti Simoni - Michelangelo di Ludovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on March 6, 1475 in the Tuscan town of Caprese, which is located near Arezzo. His family was native to Florence, his father part of the Florentine government, therefore they returned to the city within a few weeks of his birth. Florence during the Renaissance period was a vibrant arts center, an opportune locale for Michelangelo’s innate talents to develop and flourish. His mother died when he was 6. Florence seemed to be a perfect city to raise a child with such artistic ambition....   [tags: Biography, Sculptor, Artist, Caprese, Italia]
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The Medici Family During the Renaissance - Florence, Italy was a city just like any other during the Renaissance. It was city of 50,000 people, less than there were in Paris and Venice but more than most other European cities. The busiest parts of the city were the Ponte Vecchio, a place lined with markets and houses, the neighborhood of the Orsanmichele and Mercato Vecchio, or the Old Market. Florence was a place of beauty and leisure. A Venetian visitor once said, “There is in my opinion no region more sweeter than that wherein Florence is a placed for Florence is situated in a plain surrounded on all sides by hills and mountains…And the hills are fertile cultivated, pleasant…” (Unger, pg....   [tags: European Renaissance Essays]
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The Influence of Martin Luthern and Cosimo de'Medici on Western Culture - Martin Luther and Cosimo de’Medici are known as some of the most important and influential people on the Western culture. Martin Luther shaped the Western culture socially and religiously with powerful words, while Cosimo de’Medici impacted the economy and politically through money and power. Cosimo de’Medici changed Florence in many ways by contributing to the Republic of Florence with his strong hand in the establishment of some of the most infamous renaissance masterpieces. Cosimo de’Medici ruled Florence without actually being in power in the political system....   [tags: investing, religion, economics] 635 words
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The Life of Filippo Brunelleschi and his Contributions in the Field of Architecture - In Florence, Italy a cathedral stands over the grave of its architect, Filippo Brunelleschi. The Cathedral of Florence that now serves as his monument was one of his largest architectural developments. Little is known about Filippo’s childhood because he was not very famous; however, later in life he made huge accomplishments in the field of architecture. Filippo Brunelleschi’s structures were considered glorious at the time and are still standing today. Filippo Brunelleschi was born in 1377 in Florence, Italy....   [tags: architecture, biography] 959 words
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Dual Government Systems in Italy - There have been many political crises over the centuries where the people of a country have risen against inequality, demanding rights and a fair chance at citizenship. The Roman Republic, the Italian city-states, and the French Revolution all share common themes of equality. In Italy, after the beginning of the 13th century, dual government systems became necessary in many city-states to satisfy the guildsmen, who were tired of a despotic régime under the old aristocratic families. The 12th century had been a period of control for the aristocrats, who held every title in the government offices of their city, and held power over the rest of the city’s inhabitants....   [tags: 13th Century, City-States, Guilds]
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The Medici Bank - Giovanni di Bicci de’ Medici founded the Medici bank in 1397 after splitting from his nephew to establish a bank branch in Florence. As the new bank grew and expanded, so did the wealth and power of the Medici family. When Cosimo il Vecchio de’ Medici, Giovanni’s son, took over the banking business in 1434, the increasing economic power of the Medici family allowed them to establish themselves as effective rulers of Florence while keeping the republican system of government nominally intact. The bank provided the Medici family a combination of economic and political power that facilitated the stability of Medici rule....   [tags: Finance ]
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The Geniuses Artist Michelangelo - ... During the time of the 13th and early 14th century the Medici family held Florence in their hands by having the political and financial power due to their banking and trading system which started off the Renaissance. This not only gave Michelangelo full access to the most powerful and elite crowd in Florence but also out him underneath respected figures of the society and exposed him to poets, scholars, and humanist all around. While being there he also go permission from the Catholic Church to inspect cadavers which also gave him an insight into the medical field, this series of events is what would later influence his style of painting....   [tags: skill, artist, painter] 801 words
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