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Historia de Heroínas Mexicanas - Triunfante quiero ver al que me mata; y mato a quien me quiere ver triunfante."- Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Algunas personas piensan que la mujer es menos capas que el hombre, cuando la realidad es que la mujer es más capas que el hombre. Frida Kahlo, una artista mexicana que inspiró al mundo con sus pinturas, su historia es muy reconocida y es digna de una persona para admirar. Dolores Jiménez y Muro, quien fue una revolucionaria que contribuyo a la historia de México, es de las mujeres Mexicanas que no les dan el crédito que merecen....   [tags: Frida Kahlo, Marta Lamas]
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Historia Augusta - The chosen gobbet is an extract from Historia Augusta or 'The Augustan history' and is a collection of the biographies of the roman Emperors during the period from 117 to 284. It was originally thought that the collection was written by a collection of several different writers which were known as the Scriptores Historia Augustae consisting of "Aelius Spartianus", "Iulius Capitolinus", "Vulcacius Gallicanus", "Aelius Lampridius", "Trebellius Pollio", and "Flavius Vopiscus" There is and was much debate as to who, when, why and legitimacy of the Historia Augusta....   [tags: Roman History]
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La Historia de la Lengua Española - La historia de la lengua española y el origen de los dialectos de España comienzan con la evolución lingüística del latín vulgar. Castellano y dialectos andaluces surgieron en la Península Ibérica (Hispania) durante la edad media. La emergencia del español moderno más o menos coincidió con la reconquista de la España musulmana, que fue completada por Isabel de Castilla y Fernando de Aragón. El idioma español se originó en la región suroeste de Europa, conocida como la Península Ibérica. En algún momento antes de que finalice el siglo sexto antes de Cristo, los primeros habitantes de la región, los ibéricos, comenzaron a mezclarse con los celtas, un pueblo nómada de Europa central....   [tags: castellano, visigodos, dialectos] 1157 words
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Historia de Puerto Rico: Cristóbal Colón - ... Nuestra discusión de Los Cuatro viajes del almirante y su testamento, por Cristóbal Colón, nos llevó a considerar cómo Colón y su ejército implementaron occidentalismo en pasajes como, “No en plan de colonización, sino de entrega; no para explotar una tierra, sino para volcar en ella su ser y su sangre” (Colón 14). España vio Puerto Rico como una tierra para satisfacer sus necesidades materiales y nada más. Colón nunca tuvo la meta de aprender de los nativos, “Esta gente por la gana de haber de nuestras cosas, y teniendo que no se les ha de dar sin que den algo y no lo tienen, toman lo que pueden y se echan luego a nadar” (Colón)....   [tags: almirante, españa] 528 words
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Historia Calamitium - Historia Calamitium OFTEN the hearts of men and women are stirred, as likewise they are soothed in their sorrows more by example than by words. And therefore, because I too I have known some consolation from speech had with one who was a witness thereof, am I now minded to write of the sufferings which have sprung out of my misfortunes, for the eyes of one who, though absent, is of himself ever a consoler. This I do so that, in comparing your sorrows with mine, you may discover that yours are in truth nought, or at the most but of small account, and so shall you come to bear them more easily....   [tags: Papers] 4635 words
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Abelard and Heloise - Time and again, history has created a star-crossed couple that overcomes all obstacles through the strength of love. Whether it is from Pyramus and Thisbe, Romeo and Juliet, or Jack and Rose, the only possibility to separate the couple is the death of one or both individuals. Love is defined in these relationships as fighting against all odds, class, society, and even family, in order to be with their loved one. While these stories may be fictional, history has presented a real case of star-crossed “lovers”, Peter Abelard and Heloise....   [tags: History] 1232 words
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La Historia Me Absolvera also known as History Will Absolve Me - The time of the Cuban Revolution involved a great deal of turmoil for Cuba as well as other countries around the world. In 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, the Cold War was taking off between the United States and the Soviet Union.1 Cuba was in the middle of its own war, the revolution, when they caught up in the international politics of the Cold War. The interaction between international and domestic politics played a major role in the outcome of the revolution. The result of the revolution left Fidel Castro in charge of Cuba....   [tags: Cuban History] 1123 words
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Historia de una escalera - Spanish Essay - Historia de una escalera - Spanish Essay 2.DATOS BIOGRÃFICOS DEL AUTOR Buero Vallejo, Antonio (1916−2000), dramaturgo español, académico y premio Cervantes. Nació en Guadalajara en 1916 y estudió en la Escuela de Bellas Artes de Madrid. Durante la Guerra Civil española combatió del lado republicano y terminada la contienda, fue condenado a muerte, aunque se le conmutó la pena por la de cadena perpetua y estuvo en la cárcel casi siete años; allí coincidió con Miguel Hernández....   [tags: Papers] 1130 words
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Calamitatum Of The Individual - In the realm of critical thinking, Abelard undoubtedly ranked highly in his day. He was an expert dialectician, philosopher and theologian, and as a result led a movement towards individual thinking. He traveled a lonely path of individuality, and when his ideas were suppressed, he found different ways to express his individuality. The beginning of his life was marked by extreme personal freedom. As his journey through life continued, he found himself compounded with innumerable restrictions. The role of monk could not change Abelard, and his individuality brought him even greater misfortune....   [tags: essays research papers] 1417 words
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Los Conceptos de la Sociedad y Politica en Fuenteovejuna por Lope de Vega - Los conceptos de la sociedad y política en Fuenteovejuna por Lope de Vega Durante el siglo XVII a la tiempo de la barroco, el gran autor de este análisis , Lope de Vega Escribió muchas obras que representa el tiempo y sus experiencia de su vida que es mas diferente y luego se convirtió en una gran influencia en el estilo de arte de los artistas barrocos y tales como, Cervantes y Calderón de la Barca. Félix Arturo o Lope de vega y carpió, se cambia la literatura de el barroco (el movimiento del arte) que solo una gran autor Cervantes se dicho que él era un ingenio....   [tags: exile, sociedad, politica, historia] 636 words
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Historic Places: The Carillo Adobe - The Carrillo Adobe is eligible for each of the four criteria to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The sooner that this property and structure is listed on the site, the sooner it will become a places where families can enjoy this structure once again, and learn about the many events and people that lived here. The structure to begin, far exceeds the fifty year minimum for a structure to be listed, having been built one hundred and seventy seven years ago this year. The first criteria stated that the structure is associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of our history....   [tags: historic events, stone footings, sonoma county]
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Cien años de soledad por Gabriel García Márquez - ... En la obra se describe, de igual manera, cómo se llevaría un sinnúmero de conflictos liderados principalmente por un personaje homólogo a Rafael Uribe Uribe: el coronel Aureliano Buendía. Por lo que se refiere a los contextos sociales, existen dos datos que se relacionan de igual manera con el contexto histórico colombiano. El primer dato se relaciona con la llegada del ferrocarril a Colombia. En 1882 se funda el Ferrocarril de Santa Marta, que sirvió principalmente para el transporte y comercialización del banano en Colombia por la empresa norteamericana “Santa Marta Railway Company United”....   [tags: historia, realismo mágico] 756 words
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Cartas de Batalla de Hernando Valencia Villa - Hernando Valencia Villa es un jurista Colombiano graduado como Doctor en Ciencias Jurídicas de la Universidad de Yale. Allí comenzó con un largo camino en su carrera profesional obteniendo títulos como experto en Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos y los Conflictos Armados, también obtuvo el título de experto en Justicia Penal Internacional y Justicia Transicional. A nivel nacional fue fundador y miembro de la Asamblea de la Comisión Colombiana de Juristas, ha ocupado cargos jurídicos en instituciones internacionales como la OEA y la UNESCO sin dejar de lado la vocación de docente siéndolo en diferentes universidades....   [tags: reseña crítica, historia de Colombia]
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Becoming a Historian - Becoming a historian requires a lot of different skills and first starts with becoming familiar with the work place. Such as one, must receive the proper funds to keep a historical building alive by grant writing and educating the community by using good public speaking skills. Also, I must sharpen your researching skills to set up displays, and proper training before starting the archive process. Sandy, the curator, gave me a tour of the Milford Historical Society. I moved some needed books form one place to another in the Bryan-Down house....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1207 words
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Iris Chang: The History of a Historian - Iris Chang, a late twentieth century Chinese American historian who researched the experiences of Chinese Americans throughout history, committed suicide in November 2004. A few years later, her once close friend, Paula Kamen, decided to research the possible causes for Iris’s seemly abrupt death and published a small biography of her. The biography, Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition, and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind, was an effort to quell misconceptions of Iris’s apparent sudden death and depict her personal life by using the accounts of various people Chang interacted with....   [tags: Chinese Americans, biography, suicide]
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The Historic Hubble - As the Hubble telescope’s life comes to a historic end, we look back at all it has done for the scientific community. The Hubble has helped scientists make many new discoveries about our universe. Galileo Galilei and Edwin Hubble were huge contributes to the astronomical community, therefore a major help in transforming the first telescope into something as amazing as the Hubble. The first telescope was perfected by Galileo in 1609, and around four hundred years later the Hubble was launched into space....   [tags: Technology ] 1058 words
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Intertextual Exchange in Carmilla, Dracula and the Historian - “Writers seldom duplicate their influential precursor(s); rather, they often work within a certain framework established by other writers or generic conventions, but vary aspects of it in significant ways.” (Clayton, 155). Sheridan Le Fanu’s, Carmilla, Bram Stoker’s, Dracula and Elizabeth Kostova’s, The Historian, clearly engage in this intertextual exchange, as evidenced by their use of narrative structure, striking character parallels and authors choice of language. Published in 1872, Le Fanu relates the story of Carmilla from a first person point of view, through four distinct perspectives....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Intertextual Exchange in Carmilla, Dracula and the Historian - “Writers seldom duplicate their influential precursor(s); rather, they often work within a certain framework established by other writers or generic conventions, but vary aspects of it in significant ways” (Friedman 155). Sheridan Le Fanu’s, Carmilla, Bram Stoker’s, Dracula and Elizabeth Kostova’s, The Historian, clearly engage in this intertextual exchange, as evidenced by their use of narrative structure and striking character parallels. Published in 1872, Le Fanu relates the story of Carmilla from a first person point of view, through four distinct perspectives....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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An Argument in Defense of Historian Carlo Ginzburg - ... Remnants of pagan, borderline heretical ideas passed down orally from generation to generation were at least in part responsible for his ideas. As Anne Jacobson Schutte claims, “Creatively tracing the connections (often circuitous and out of context) between the texts Menocchio read and the ideas he developed, Ginzburg shows that early modern popular culture was neither completely isolated from nor totally dependent upon high culture” (Schutte 218). Kaspar von Greyerz agrees, claiming that Ginzburg’s interpretation strengthens the “Theory of the ‘Circularity’ of high and low cultures, and validates his criticism of earlier research on popular culture” (Greyersz 116)....   [tags: The Cheese and the Worms, Menocchio]
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Amsterdam's Historic Neighborhood The Jordaan - ... Back houses were also constructed and were reachable through small ally ways that were no more than one meter wide. Most tenets of the Jordaans wanted to escape the crowded streets and poverty that surrounded them but there were no escapes. Some of the weathey donated money to build the Westerkerk Church, the famous artist Rembrandt is in fact buried in a pauper's grave. The church gave the community members a place to avoid the slums of their neighborhood. In the early eighteen hundreds six canals were added around the Jordaan-quarter although there was still no running water....   [tags: tourist destinations]
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Southern Historian: Comer Vann Woodward - Vann Woodward quite possibly could have been one of the most influential southern historians of the post WWII Era. He spent a great deal of time writing in his ninety-one years. Haled as an inspiration in the field of Southern history, Woodward lived a modest life. He was a great teacher in the classroom and author of fourteen books and over a dozen journal articles. A life well spent in the pursuit of historical truth and expansion of Southern scholarship. His contemporaries benefited from his work, and they wrote in appreciation of Woodward....   [tags: Biography]
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The Historian's Perils - The Historian's Perils The objective of most higher-level education in general, and specifically of liberal education, is often misunderstood. The goal is not necessarily in direct preparation for a particular skill or for employment, but instead has a more indirect aim of instilling knowledge, frames of reference and the ability to think and express oneself. History is particularly rich in the opportunity it offers for learning how to think, owing in part to the challenges inherent in its subject matter and to the strong tradition among historians of cultivating the general powers of intellect....   [tags: Papers] 1815 words
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Filosofía, Coyuntura e Ímpetu: Las Fuerzas del Origen de la Independencia Chilena - ... No se habían incorporado los conocimientos y avances científicos que se encontraban en auge en Europa, había muy pocos recursos bibliográficos y en la cotidianeidad prevalecían principios tradicionales-colonialistas obsoletos. En medio de este retraso cultural, progresivamente fueron llegando libros desde Europa a través de barcos y viajeros que empezaron a configurar nutridas colecciones y bibliotecas privadas. Los títulos de los principales autores Ilustrados como Rousseau, Montesquieu, Diderot, junto con sus modernos aportes filosóficos sobre derechos, poder y libertad, comenzaron a circular entre los letrados de la época, en cuyas tertulias se discutían los temas de actualidad, siend...   [tags: historia de Sur América] 1321 words
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Historic Preservation Districts - Historic preservation districts. Introduction, Historic preservation is a planning device that has been around since the twentieth century, the term came about in 1966. This policy was established to protect U.S. physical history, this history being geographic locations, and buildings that are of small or great importance to its city or region. “While historic preservation takes place at the local, state, and national levels, the putative goal in all cases is the preservation of properties with historical and/or aesthetic appeal that would otherwise be neglected or even demolished” (Coulson, 2004)....   [tags: American History, Policies] 1131 words
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Preserving Historic Resources - Preservation Planning in American Cities Many of the American cities has recognized historic preservation as one of the key elements of the planning and urban landscape albeit to varying degree. Most of the cities now has some sort of jurisdiction put in place to deal with preserving historic resources. Some of these are even successful in integrating and implementing historic preservation as a part of the overall city master plan. The examples provided include: Charleston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fort Worth, Phoenix, Kansas City, Seattle and Salt Lake City....   [tags: Cities, United States] 1163 words
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What´s Historic Preservation? - ... The many interesting schools of thought and organizations that work to save each historic site are so different, yet have the same thing in mind, the preservation of pieces of history that if lost, will be only a memory. These schools of thought include those of individuals such as Eugene Emmanuel Viollete-le-Duc who made the school of thought in preservation called overzealousness. Viollete-le-Duc beliefs were that individuals should not add to or reconstruct old structures because it will take away from the originality of the structure, and change the way that the structure once appeared....   [tags: restoration and reconstruction]
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History of Firefighting: Historic Influence and Transgression - There have been many historic fires in the history, from the Iroquois Theater fire in Chicago in 1903 to the Station Nightclub in Rhode Island in 2003. Each fire has its own significant outcome, whether it was meager and non-historic or devastating and tragic. Every fire or flame that has burned on this world, mankind has more knowledge of this chemical reaction and the destruction it can cause. In 24 BC, the Roman emperor, Augustus instituted a corps of “watchmen”. This is when the regulations for checking and preventing fires came into effect....   [tags: firefighters, fire, flames]
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Infill Buildings in Historic Charter of Nicosia - This thesis is stresses on the researching the infill buildings in historic charter of Nicosia, Cyprus. During the centuries, Cyprus ruled by many other governances. Incipiently with the Roman Empire, the Byzantines, the French Lusignan dynasty and the Venetians ruled the island till the Ottoman Empire conquest. Cyprus history nestle characteristics of all these civilizations as like a cultural mosaic. In the urban context, one of the most important elements of these cultures which survived until today in Nicosia is Venetian walls around the city....   [tags: social change, architecture]
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Historic Fabrics Design Case Study - The first step in regenerating the historic fabric, must be recognizing the existence values and desire to protect them. Restoration process begins with cognition of opportunities and advantages of each neighborhood, and understanding of different aspect of neighborhood distressed. These days one of the problems face to regenerating historic fabrics is juxtaposition of valuable buildings with abandoned and deteriorated buildings and areas that causes damage to this valuable buildings. The abandoned areas are a threat to revive the historical fabrics, but with clever arrangements this treat can be converted to be an opportunities for brown developing....   [tags: Design]
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Historic Maps of Mississippi Locator project - Welcome: The free Historic Maps of Mississippi Locator project is pleased to assist you in identifying, locating and in many cases, viewing high resolution images, of pre- Twentieth century maps of Mississippi. The over 700 maps that currently comprise this continuously growing inventory and the information contained on them, have been formatted to a relational database. You need not be versed in the complex mechanics of the database. It will always be transparent to you. However, the functional power of the historic map database is available to you....   [tags: Maps] 1044 words
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Regulatory Takings Due to Historic Designations - Historical buildings are undeniably important to the United States and its people. The law of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, or NHPA, was enacted specifically to protect such buildings. Many citizens appreciate the value of these buildings and take strong stances for their preservation. Such citizens include those of California, which will be the state on that this paper will be focusing on. The issue at hand is who takes the side of the private owners of such buildings when their private property is at the mercy of special interest groups and judicial proceedings....   [tags: historical buildings, real property]
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The Jewish Museum for a Historian - The Jewish Museum for a Historian In order to carry out research, a historian would have lots of questions about Jew's living and working conditions. As many of these questions are answered at the museum, this demonstrates clearly how useful the museum is as a source of information. Bellow are listed examples of questions that a historian may ask: Living conditions How many people per house. (were they cramped etc?) What kind of food did they eat. (how much, what kind?) How hygienic were they....   [tags: Papers] 678 words
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Historic Spanish Point Archaeological Site - Located on Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey Florida on a thirty acre land, Historic Spanish Point is a museum and an environmental complex operated by the Gulf Coast Heritage Association. The museum includes an archeological exhibit of pre historic shell mound as a midden, a chapel, boatyard, nature trails, a citrus packing house and a turn-of-the-century pioneer homestead historic house museum (Burnett, 1986). The Historic Spanish Point is the earliest Archaeological site to be listed in the national Register of Historic places and offers excellent leisurely walking tours to numerous visitors who regularly tour this site all year round....   [tags: Archeology ]
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Historic New York and Its Diversity - New York City has always been an example of how diversity can exist in a successful and peaceful place. Full of action, enthusiasm, and a combination of many cultures, New York is rich in every sense of the word. For example, taking a walk down the busy streets not only opens your eyes to the small but meaningful details of the city and the different people that revive it but also the numerous worlds that are somehow fused in this magical city, like Little Italy, Chinatown, Little Syria, Korea Town, and many others....   [tags: liberty, city, culture, trip] 937 words
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The Last Interview of Napoleon Bonaparte by Erica M. Historian - For this interview, I went to visit the St. Helena home of Napoleon Bonaparte. He was the former Emperor of France before he was exiled to this small island. He was to spend the rest of his life here. I was lucky enough to get this interview just a few days before his passing on May 5th, 1821. Erica M. Historian: Hello, Mr. Bonaparte. It is a pleasure to meet you. How are you this evening. Napoleon Bonaparte: Hello. I am doing very well, thank you. Erica M. Historian: May I call you Napoleon. Napoleon Bonaparte: You may, but I rather you call me Emperor....   [tags: emperor of france, code]
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A Reliable Historian as Shown in The Alexiad by Anna Comnena - Anna's intrusions, defending her role as a historian and lamenting about how unfortunate she was, creates an image of herself as an admirable historian and dutiful daughter. Sewter's revised edition of The Alexiad places Anna within the tradition of the Byzantine Historiography to demonstrate effectively her emulation of her predecessors, subjects and her innovations. This draws from a cultural, intellectual development, which arose during the period referred to as the Byzantine humanism (Comnena 1)....   [tags: Intrusion, Byzantine]
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Records of the Grand Historian by Ssuma Ch’ien - Including recounts and anecdotes from around 2600 BC to 85 BC (McMillin), Ssuma Ch’ien’s completed Records of the Grand Historian or Shiji (McMillin), should cover all the aspects needed to qualify a good government official. One of Ssuma Ch’ien’s intentions in writing these records was to emphasize the role of individual men in affecting Chinese government. The biography of magistrate Pu-shih in particular, holds several attributes concerning the emphasis on the roles of individual men in affecting Chinese government, or more specifically, the question of what qualities make a person a good government official....   [tags: chinese history, shiji ]
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Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site - Prehistoric sites display its historic beauty by the visualization of artifacts found or by its historical landmarks. These characteristics enable archaeologists to trace the evolution of societal influences among various geographic areas. Artifacts and pieces of historical land display a vast array of social, economic and religious entities that give insight to the cultural practices performed during a certain time period. A site that displays significant historical information is seen within the Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, Illinois....   [tags: cultural practices, archeology, social standings]
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Stephen Ambrose's To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian - Living from 1936 to 2002, Ambrose published many great historical works. Perhaps his greatest work was finished months before he passed away, as he finished writing one of his last books, To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian. This book was his final goodbye to the country he so dearly loved. The topics he covers in this book range from the beginning of the Founding Fathers to World War Two to the turn of the millennium. Throughout his life, he was always fascinated with militaries and war....   [tags: book content analysis] 1460 words
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Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian - Barbara Tuchman: Inspirational Historian Barbara Tuchman was known for being one of the best American writers and historians of her time. Born in to a very wealthy and prestige family, her interest in history was adopted through her lifestyle. Her father was not only a banker, philanthropist, and publisher but was also the president of the American Jewish Committee from 1941 to 1943. Her uncle, Henry Morgenthau Jr., served as the Secretary of Treasury under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. While growing up she attended private schools in New York and received a B.A....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1814 words
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Time Travel in Virginia Wololf´s Orlando - In the introduction to David Wittenberg’s book Time Travel: The Popular Philosophy of Narrative, he defines the concept of ‘psychohistoriography’ in terms of time travel narratives as “concern[ing] the meaning of the individual historical event and its capacity to affect and define the broader historical record, as well as, alternatively, the capacity of that historical record to define and characterize the individual event.” And so, when analyzing time travel narratives he first makes the distinction that “it is not the specific theoretical or philosophical issue at hand, nor its unusual level of complexity, but rather the mode in which that issue is woven into the substance of the narrativ...   [tags: theory, historial, narration, time] 1317 words
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I Am Committed to Becoming a Historian - I Am Committed to Becoming a Historian As a Ph.D. student in U.S. history, I would like to continue to explore the intersections of culture and economics in U.S. history, especially as they relate to working-class life and consumption. Although I am now committed to becoming a historian, my academic background has been quite varied. Disillusioned with the often reductionist truths of physical science, I transferred from the School of Engineering to State College after my first year. As an undergraduate, I not only majored in history, but also concentrated in mathematics, especially as it related to economics....   [tags: Statement Purpose College Admissions] 641 words
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The Historic Turn in Western Thought - The Historic Turn in Western Thought Most philosophers have noted the linguistic turn at the end of the nineteenth century. Few, if any, have noted the historical turn in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Living in a time of anxiety in which the universe and life present problems to be solved, the problem for this paper can be stated as: Why was history so imprtant until recently, and is narrative so important now. I examine the advent of irrationalism in order to provide some explanation for the substitution of story for history....   [tags: Philosophy Kant History Papers]
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Medicine in the Pre-Historic Times - Medicine in the Pre-Historic Times This year in history we are studying Medicine through time. We began this course with pre - historic Medicine. In my essay I will explain what pre - history is and the types of treatments and preventions of diseases. By pre - history, we mean history before the written word (up to 10,000 BC). Although we have a lot of information on pre - history it is actually very difficult to find out about life in the pre - historic times. This is because we do not have much evidence to work with....   [tags: Papers] 888 words
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Historic Preservation and Urban Development: Can They Coexist? - “It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future” –William J. Murtagh Walk down any street in small town USA and look around, there are empty buildings splatted between empty lots, trash and parking lots. A glance at one of the empty buildings and a sense of people bustling about carrying packages, dressed in early nineteenth century clothing plays out in the mind like on a movie screen. Why is it not being brought back to life....   [tags: economic value, environmental value]
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Bathroom Decoration Ideas for Contemporary and Historic Homes - When you decide to remodel your bathroom, it can be challenging to decide just which direction to take its decoration. With all of the styles that are available, it can be difficult to choose between decorating with a modern style, a traditional style, or a combination of the two. While the task can seem challenging at times, it will go much smoother if you will keep a few bathroom decoration ideas in mind. One thing to keep in mind as you are redecorating your bathroom is to be sure to stick to a similar style throughout your home....   [tags: Bath Tub, Accessories]
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The Chosen - Historic Events - Chaim Potok uses historic events to help shape the plot of The Chosen and create conflicts and challenges for the characters to overcome. Specifically, the Holocaust and the Zionist movement create a feeling of aversion between the Malters and the Saunders by setting the Malters' reform Jewish, Zionist beliefs against those of the Hasidic, anti-Zionist Saunders. In the end of The Chosen, after the strength of Reuven and Danny's friendship has been thoroughly tested, their bond emerges just as healthy as it was prior to their estrangement....   [tags: essays research papers] 929 words
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