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Magellan's Recovery of a Lost Cause - ... Mancall we can see the desire of Pigafetta to prove their voyage was worthwhile amidst the loss of four of five ships and only eighteen remaining men. One of the main narrative points by Pigafetta is ability of the crew to acquire food on the islands that they come upon. It is particularly important for him to show this crew having food because they want this new route that circumnavigates the globe to be feasible for future trading voyages. “We could well call that land the Land of Promise, because before finding it we suffered very great hunger, so that many times we were ready perforce to abandon our ships and go ashore that we might not starve to death” (140)....   [tags: voyage, spain, route] 560 words
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Figures of the Renaissance - Ferdinand Magellan - Figures of the Renaissance Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was a leader of the Renaissance and a benefactor to modern science. The results of his voyage around the globe were such that the average person living during the Renaissance re-thought their paradigms of the world surrounding them, even know most scholars and other educated types knew that in fact, the world was round in shape. Ferdinand, however, proved it. Thus he lays claim to having circumnavigated the first voyage around the world....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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magellan - In 1517 Ferdinand Magellan proposed to King Charles I of Spain for a fully funded expedition to find a western sea route to the Molaccan Islands. If Magellan could find an easy way through or around South America it would enable the Spanish to set up a profitable trade route with the Molaccans, known for its abundance of spices. On May 22,1518 King Charles I granted Magellan enough money to buy five ships. Over 250 men were divided up amongst the Trinidad, the San Antonio, the Conception, the Victoria, and the Santiago....   [tags: essays research papers] 537 words
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Magellan - You might be asking yourself “who was the first man to circumnavigate the world”. Well his name was Ferdindad Magellan one of the greatest sailors of all time. He was the first man to cross the Pacific Ocean. Ferdinand Magellan was born in about 1480 in Sabrosa of a noble family, and he spent his years as a court page. He was one of the greatest sailors to sale for Portugal. He did some runs for the king but never anything important. He had a love for the open seas and wanted to move on to bigger and greater things....   [tags: essays research papers] 899 words
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Ferdinand Magellan - Ferdinand Magellan was born circa 1480 in Sabrosa, Portugal. His father was Dom Ruy Magellan, a nobleman and sheriff. He was married to Donha Alda De Mesquite. He was born Fernão de Magalhães, but changed it later. Ferdinand Magellan had 2 siblings: a sister named Isabel and a brother named Diago De Souse. This aspiring explorer and adventurer spent his childhood as a page at the Portuguese court doing errands and chores. He also went to school at a monastery. When he was only 10 years old, Magellan’s parents died....   [tags: essays research papers] 896 words
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Ferdinand Magellan - Ferdinand Magellan was bornabout 1480 in Sabrosa of a noble Portuguese family. His parents, who were members of nobility, died when he was about10 years old. At the age of 12, Magellan became a page to Queen Leanor at the royal court. Such a position commonly served as a means of education for sons of the Portuguese nobility. At the court, Magellan learned about the voyages of such explorers as Christopher Columbus of Italy and Vasco da Gama of Portugal. He also learned the fundamentalsof navigation....   [tags: essays research papers] 1163 words
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Ferdinand Magellan - Ferdinand Magellan was born in 1480, in a stone farm house in Portugal. His father's name was Dom Ruy Magellan, and his mother's name was Donha Alda De Mesquite. His father was a Portuguese nobleman and owned a large amount of land. He was also a sheriff, an honorary position awarded for distinguished service to the crown.Ferdinand's brother was named Diago De Sousa, a name he took from his wealthy grandmother, his sister was named Isabel Magellan. His family seemed to care about each other and respected one another....   [tags: essays research papers] 1049 words
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Cross-Cultural Connection of the East and West - much of the 16th and 17th centuries, much of the West had an intense drive for exploring and dominating foreign worlds. Explorers such as Ferdinand Magellan and Francesco Carletti, dominate history as some of the first people to circumnavigate the globe in an effort to further exploration of the new world. When the East and the West met it was a collision of vastly different cultures that would eventually combine in forms of cross-cultural connections, working to forage relations upon these encounters, forever changing the world....   [tags: culture, Ferdinand Magellan, Francesco Carletti]
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The Importance of Maps: An Analysis of the Main Techniques Used in Creating an Effective Map - Over thousands of years, maps have developed from two-dimensional cave art depicting the constellations to Christian-centered “T and O” maps depicting Jerusalem at the center of the map, to sophisticated three-dimensional views of earth. According to James S. Aber, a professor of Geology at Emporia State University, the first known maps were made in approximately 2300 B.C. on clay tablets. As time passed philosophers developed more knowledge about Earth, and by the time that Claudius Ptolemaeus, or "Ptolemy," was born people understood the concept of a spherical earth rather than a flat earth....   [tags: Cave Art, Map, History, Cartography]
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Significant Filipino History - Filipino Heritage Since being born here in the United States I have not had the chance to learn more about my families heritage. I only know of what I was told by my parents and relatives, but I don't know Philippines like I think I should. In this I-search topic paper I will look for answers to questions that cannot be answered without researching facts. I am hoping to understand what it was like to be Filipino in the U.S. and maybe focus on what struggles Filipino's faced when they arrived here in the United States....   [tags: religion, spanish, idependence, ] 752 words
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The Pasts Guide to the Future: Sir Francis Drake - Throughout mankind’s history there have been many famous people: innovators such as Thomas Edison, great war generals and leaders such as George Washington, and explorers who dare to see the ends of the world and conquer what they pass. Sir Francis Drake is one of these men who dared to conquer, not another nation or man, but Earth. He is recognized on the same status as Magellan and Columbus. Although he is haled for just one accomplishment; he is praised for his countless expeditions in the name of research and his country, his sea battles against the Spanish Armada, and many more feats he has grasped....   [tags: seaman, fleet, treasure]
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The Legacy of The Age of Exploration - The Age of Exploration clearly changed the world forever. The discovery of “The New World”, along with priceless trade routes has greatly impacted the world till this day. The men who are responsible for these magnificent discoveries certainly deserve much credit, but are they really the heroes we make them out to be. Although it does not completely diminish their notoriety, many of the individuals who were responsible for these discoveries had vicious intentions and occasionally even acted upon them....   [tags: intentions, vicious, indians] 656 words
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Philippines and the Spanish Colonization - Section A: Plan of Investigation The main focus of this study is going to be the process colonization of the Philippines and how the Spanish colonized the Philippines, primarily focusing in the customs and cultures. The pre-colonized and post-colonized Philippines will be discussed and compared with one another to determine the degree of change that occurred with the Filipino culture. The analysis of the information will explain how events that followed colonization erased aspects of the Filipino culture....   [tags: customs and culture]
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Juan Sebastian Elcano - Juan Sebastian Elcano was born in Guetaria, Spain in 1476. He was a navigator. Trying to find an excuse from the King (Charles the fifth, Holy Roman Emperor), he signs on as a lower class general to Ferdinand Magellan's expedition to sail around the world. He and five other ships sailed to find another faster way from Spain’s western side. On the way there the commander of the expedition died in the Philippines in April 1521, due to that Juan Sebastian Elcano to over of the expedition and started to sail....   [tags: essays research papers] 368 words
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William Raymond Manchester's Life and Work - William Raymond Manchester's Life and Work William Raymond Manchester (b. 4/1/22 – d. 6/1/04) was an American historian and biographer, notable as the author of 18 books that have been translated into 20 languages. Manchester was the son of a WWI Marine, and grew up in Attleboro, Massachusetts. After his father's death, and the attack on Pearl Harbor, he likewise enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, though he was ordered back to college until called up. Although he expected to serve in Europe, Manchester ultimately found himself in the Pacific....   [tags: Author Biography Manchester] 1990 words
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Life in the Middle Ages Depicted in the Book "A World Lit Only by Fire" - The beginning of the middle ages were tough. Liceracy was openly ignored and only one out of every 100 murderers were brought to justice. Even your average game of football could lead to someone’s burial. Even though some deaths were accidental, most were done intentionally. The punishment for most crimes was death. Even if a person lived a healthy life and didn’t commit any crimes they would only live to the age of 30. Men might make it to forty or even 50 but then would look like men who are 80 years old today....   [tags: a world lit only by fire] 969 words
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The World Lit Only by Fire, by William Manchester - Summary The World Lit Only by Fire, written by William Manchester, is book based on the middle/ medieval ages. Early into the book, Manchester writes, “Was the medieval world a civilization, comparable to Rome before it or to the modern era that followed. If by civilization one means a society which has reached a relatively high level of cultural and technological development, the answer is no” (15). The author’s opinion is clear; he does not believe that the medieval ages ever achieved the title of a civilization....   [tags: Medieval Summary and Reaction] 1172 words
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The Colombian Exchange and Christianity in 1450 and 1750 - Research Question:   Between 1450 and 1750, how did the advancement and development of Christianity influence and impact different cultures. Dom Henrique of Portugal (1450 CE) -   Dom Henrique of Portugal is also known as Henry the Navigator. Prince Henry was involved with the expansion of Portuguese rule in the Pacific Islands. His main reasons for his voyages were to explore Africa, expand trade, and expand Christianity. This is important because Prince Henry’s goals and achievements are what inspired Vasco de Gama's discovery of a way to India and Christopher Columbus’s voyage to America[ "Prince Henry the Navigator." Prestage, Edgar....   [tags: cultures, anti-cristian campaing]
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Lack of Creativity in the Medieval Period - Lack of ego, violence, and unproductiveness were some of the few characteristics Manchester attributed to the medieval mind. During this period of history, the people lacked creativity and only used the mechanisms that were created by the generations before. Violence helped noblemen rise to define themselves while the creative ones took generations to build a cathedral because they only cared about glorifying God. Knowing their identity in life was irrelevant. Peasants were unaware of the world outside the common since they all lived and died without ever leaving their birthplace....   [tags: medieval, history, creativity, ] 1172 words
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Philippine History - Philippine History Spanish Colony 1565 - 1898 Ferdinand Magellan set out from Spain in 1519 on the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe with five ships and a complement of 264 crew. Three years later in 1522, only the one ship, the Victoria, returned to Spain with 18 men. The Philippines were the death of Magellan. The expedition sighted the island of Samar on March 16, 1521. Magellan was welcomed by two Rajas, Kolambu and Siagu. He named the islands the Archipelago of San Lazaro, erected a cross and claimed the lands for Spain....   [tags: Asian Asia History] 7843 words
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Great Bathroom Renovation Ideas - When looking to remodel your bathroom, it is a good idea to review bathroom renovation ideas that can help you to successfully complete your project. One particular thing to keep in mind is to search for ideas that can help you to complete your bathroom project within your budget. By using these ideas for your bathroom, you will be able to transform your space from an ordinary bathroom area into an exciting centerpiece of your home. One of the best bathroom renovation ideas that will help you stay within your budget is to look for quality bathroom vanities that provide ample storage space....   [tags: Bathroom Vanities, Accessories]
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The Age of European Exploration - The Age of European Exploration The age of exploration was filled with courageous voyagers and conquistadores from all over Europe, much like today, there was much competition for land rights. The main disputes were between Spain and Portugal. And these are the representatives from not only these two countries, but surrounding ones as well. Christopher Columbus was a sea captain from Genoa. He first tried to convince Portugal, then Spain to sponsor a voyage to Asia across the Atlantic....   [tags: European Europe History] 527 words
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Expansion of western europe - The expansion of Western Europe started with the Iberian phase. Spain and Portugal, the two countries of the Iberian Peninsula, had a short-lived yet important role in European expansion. European expansion then turned to Western Europe. Western Europe consists of the Dutch, French, and British. While Western Europe was exploring new worlds overseas, the Russians were expanding westward across all of Eurasia. Religion played a major role in expansion for both the Portuguese and the Spanish due to their extensive anti-Muslim crusade....   [tags: essays research papers] 1089 words
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Martin Luther - Martin Luther When studying the facets of Western Civilization, a few recurring questions must be analyzed. Will those in power abuse it. Unfortunately, yes. Does freedom spawn intellectual, technological and social progress. For the most part, yes. Was Martin Luther, in historical terms, a “bad ass?” Carter Lindberg states in his book The European Reformations, “An initial move to control the complicated and multifaceted reality of the Reformation is to define the terms used for it and the era it covers.” In order to secure Luther in the annuals of history as a “bad ass”, one must not only clarify the characteristics of that title, but also view his accomplishments in a 21st Century frame...   [tags: History] 1472 words
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Spanish Leadership and Cruelty in An expedition by Miguel López de Legazpi - ... finally gained control of the Philippines. Spanish injustices, bigotry, and economic oppressions fed the movement, which was greatly inspired by the brilliant writings of José Rizal. In 1896, the revolution began in the province of Cavite, and after the execution of Rizal that December, it spread throughout the major islands. The Filipino leader, Emilio Aguinaldo, achieved considerable success before the new revolution, when the Spanish-American War broke out in 1898. On May 1, 1898, the Battle of Manila Bay took place as part of the Spanish–American War....   [tags: central rule, phillipines, malayans]
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Sir Francis Drake - Sir Francis Drake Sir Francis Drake is known for England's defeat of the Spanish Armada. He was a sea dog and he sailed around the world. Drake was actually the first one to sail around the world since Magellan died in his journey. Drake was a "sea dog" during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the first. And as everyone knows this is a good time to be a sea dog because the queen highly supported them. She gave him money and ships to raid the Spanish shipping. Drake was the most feared sea dog in his time....   [tags: Papers] 532 words
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megellanic clouds - Clouds are usually the last things astronomers want to see in the sky, but for those who observe in the southern hemisphere there is a notable exception to that celestial rule. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are among the highlights of the southern night sky. Only within the last century were astronomers able to verify their true nature. Although they seem to be two foggy patches possibly torn from the Milky Way, astronomers believe these are actually small galaxies gravitationally bound to the Milky Way like moons around a giant planet....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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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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Venus - The Planet Venus Introduction The planet we know as Venus is the second planet from the Sun in our solar system. The Planet is also the brightest if we were looking at it from earth. According to a some information I have found it “is the third brightest celestial object in the sky (after the Sun and Moon)…[And] is also one of the few bodies in our Solar System that rotates east to west (retrograde) (http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hanger/9188/venu.html).” It takes Venus around two hundred and twenty-four days on Earth for it to complete one full rotation....   [tags: essays research papers] 951 words
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Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez a Champion for Latin American Solitude - The works of the late 1982 Columbian literary Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garica Marquez reflect not only the sentiments of postcolonial Columbians, but also the surreal realities lived by Latin Americans in the New World. This surreal reality is what Marquez has become synonymous with — magic realism. The literary genre, magic realism, can be found in Marquez’s books and short stories such as 100 Years of Solitude and “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”. Literary critics and audience alike have marveled at how Marquez masterfully connected the ethereal and the mundane with such precision in diction and syntax that the narratives seem more than commonplace but actually feasible and tangible....   [tags: surreal realities, latin community]
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The Rise of Western Power: When China Ruled the Sea - ... These treasure ships or bao chuan were built in the docks of Nanjing and the first voyage consisted of 317 ships that were up to 400 hundred feet long (Levathes 21). The sheer size of the bao chuan can be compared to the ships of Columbus and de Gama nearly a century later and a quarter of the size (Levathes 22). Zheng He and his treasure fleet traveled from China to the coast of East Africa, stopping in major ports in the Spice Islands, India, and Arabia. For centuries the Indian Ocean had been a coveted and profitable source of commerce and trade due to the market for spices and textiles especially after the fall of the Roman Empire and the decline of the Mediterranean....   [tags: Zheng He, the silk road]
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Sir Francis Drake: A Look into His Early Life - ... Back in the 16th century it was common for parents to send their children off to serve their rich/prosperous family relatives or friends in exchange for education for their children (Kelsey 7-8). Kelsey goes onto explain when Sir Francis Drake arrived at the Hawkins establishment he was joined by a group of his cousins, and also his younger brothers, John and Joseph Drake. Sir Francis Drake received most of his training and learning from his older cousin John Hawkins and from John’s dad, William Hawkins....   [tags: circumnavigate, expedition, voyages] 834 words
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The Life and Times of Sir Francis Drake - Sir Francis Drake was a key figure in English, Elizabethan, and maritime history. He played a huge part in showing that the world could be circumnavigated with relative safety as well as being pivotal in helping to break the "Iberian monopoly" or what is now known as the Spanish and Portuguese combined empires (Buisseret 243). It was because of his life, decisions, and influence that England became a large naval power, with largest contribution of that being the defeat of the Spanish Armada. People should know more about the life and events surrounding this great historical adventurer, explorer, buccaneer and pirate....   [tags: Elizabethan martime history]
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The Phenomenal Discovery of Vitamins and Citrus Fruits - Ancient Times During ancient times, nearly 3300 BCE to 100 CE, many things were being established, for example municipalities and continual cultivation. In Sumaria (in modern Iraq), it was discovered that food, not only allow human beings to stay alive but it has an immense impact on people’s health. This was an introductory concept that influenced the discovery of Vitamins in general. But this notion was probably already known by even earlier medicine experts, at that time called shaman (Jacks, 2007)....   [tags: sumaria, scurvy] 1873 words
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Do Smartphones Help Companies to Be More Profitable? - ... As a result, CPS Energy decided to implement the “Magellan Program,” which included the deployment of smartphones amongst staff. This initiative assisted CPS Energy in many ways, it helped to speed up the purchase order process, there was faster order times for supply chain buyers, the supply chain management was more proactive, there was a decrease in time spent to close purchasing and procurement deals, inventory levels were reduced, employee and customer satisfaction levels increased and time spent on service calls was decreased, leading to happier customers....   [tags: better communication, customer relationship] 1486 words
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Near-Earth Objects and Their Impact on Society - Ever since the beginning of human history, people explored. Man, woman and child alike had opportunities to see the beauty and magnificence of Earth. They have seen the vast outstretches of Earth’s land, from the lush green plains of America, to the brilliant golden sands of Africa, and the roaring deep blue oceans. Over time, humans settled, leaving their nomadic past behind. Yet, their thirst for exploration continued. Magellan, Columbus, and Lewis and Clark, for example, quenched this thirst by going on expeditions to find new pathways for land, riches, or both....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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One Hundred Years of Gratitude: Magical Realism - Throughout the book One Hundred Years of Solitude, the theme of magical realism is present. With the theme of magical realism comes the idea of looking at the extraordinary with a stone face, and treating the ordinary as extraordinary. Also, if one looks further into the magical realism in One Hundred Years of Solitude, there is a supernatural aspect that is common throughout the book. Melquíades, a gypsy who comes to Macondo, has supernatural qualities, knowledge and aspects, which he uses to push the other characters, more specifically the Buendia family, into a quest for his knowledge....   [tags: Supernatural Knowledge, Book Analysis] 867 words
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Perspectives of Enlightenment and Victorian Anthropological Theory - The study of anthropology has undergone several transformations in the theoretical standpoints in its pursuit to understand human differences. During the discipline’s early history, these theories revolved around the indigenous people that Europeans encountered during their explorations. One of these shifts is illustrated in the variation in the declaration of the Enlightenment philospher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who stated, “Man is born free, and everywhere in chains” and Victorian anthropologist Edward Burnett Tylor’s assertion that “Life in the Uncivilized World is fettered at every turn by chains of custom”....   [tags: anthropology, human differences, utopia]
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Taking a Look at the Planet Venus - The planet Venus is an uninhabited planet, 109 million kilometers from the sun making it the second closest planet (“Planet Venus Facts”). Being also the sixth largest planet in our Solar System it measures 12,100 km in diameter, similar to that of Earth (“Planet Venus Facts”). Because of their similarities in size Earth and Venus are often called “twins” (Feather and Zike 77). Venus was first discovered by ancient astronomers because of its visibility to the naked eye, but they were unable to identify what it was (Cain)....   [tags: astronomy, the solar system]
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The Grow and Origins of Tagalog - Spoken by over 28 million people around the world, Tagalog is the national language and one of two official languages in the Philippines, the other being English. Tagalog is also referred to and currently known as Filipino. It is considered the most important of the numerous tongues and dialects throughout the Philippines, because it is understood the greatest and has developed the most. It is mainly spoken in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and the surrounding eight provinces around it including the provinces of Bataan, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite Batangas, Quezon, Mindoro, Marinduque, and Bulacan....   [tags: philippines, dialects, malay language]
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A Brief History of Somali Piracy - Piracy has been around since the beginning of time, and has played a drastic villain role since the days of ancient sea-fare. Common household known pirates like Blackbeard and Captain Hook from Peter Pan have garnered popularity throughout the years of history. Little do people know is that government has had an effect on piracy affairs. One main suspect in piracy during the late 1600’s was that of Sir Francis Drake. His affiliation with the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth, led to his approval of becoming a privateer to attack and plunder Spain’s ships and property....   [tags: somali pirates, fishermen]
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Tagalog, The Language of the Philipines - INTRODUCTION Spoken by over 28 million people around the world, Tagalog is the national language and one of two official languages in the Philippines, the other being English. Tagalog, is also referred to as Filipino, it is considered the most important of the many tongues and dialects throughout the Philippines, because it is the most understood and has the most development. It is mainly spoken in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, and the surrounding eight provinces around it including the provinces of Bataan, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite Batangas, Quezon, Mindoro, Marinduque, and Bulacan....   [tags: english, origin, grammar, ] 1178 words
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The Great State of California - California California, just like the rest of the states of this country is unique. The large populated country known as California has history, an economy and other things that make California the special country that it is today. California’s history is unique. For example, California’s name came from a knightly romance book that was published in 1510. It was about a queen named Califia who ruled over an island paradise with black Amazons and a lot of pearls and gold near the Indies. Men were only allowed there once a year....   [tags: Geography ] 921 words
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The Marine Assault on Tinian - Introduction Tinian is a small island in the Marianas group lying approximately 3,500 miles west of Hawaii and 1,400 miles southeast of Tokyo Japan. The island was discovered by Ferdinand Magellan who landed on the island of Guam first in 1521. The island remained under Spanish control for centuries. Tinian remained under Spanish control until the Spanish-American war of 1898, when the American cruiser USS Charleston entered the harbor in Guam to claim that island. Spain took notice at the end of the war and sold the remaining islands of the Marianas to include Tinian to Germany....   [tags: Battle for Tinian]
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Language Suppression in The Philippines - “Language, any language has a dual character: it is both a means of communication and a carrier of culture” (Thiongo). With the reading Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature, the group discussions and lecture, I have a better understanding of the importance of language. If you take away someone’s language, you take away their culture. Thiongo raises an interesting point that the “final triumph of a system of domination [is] when the dominated start singing its virtue.” With this quote, I thought about my own culture and the language used....   [tags: communication, culture, manilo, llocano]
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The Cessation of Chinese Exploration - China started exploration from 2nd century to 15th century. Historians have different explanations about exploration in China in terms of socio-economic, political and social values. In terms of socio-economic values, it was told to be for trade and to create allies. Political reason suggested their interest in showing off their power and wealth. Similarly, social cause showed their Knowledge about ocean-exploration, ship-building and an ambitious explorer as the main cause for exploration. Chinese nautical technology was more advanced than Europeans, so China should have done more international trade, colonized more land and expanded more territories than Europeans....   [tags: history, Far East, politics]
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The Large Magellanic Clouds - Paper I: The Large Magellanic Clouds Introduction The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a large and diffuse galaxy that resides in the southern hemisphere of the sky, barely visible to the naked eye between the constellations of Mensa and Dorado.1,2,3 The LMC shares its namesake with the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC), both named for Ferdinand Magellan, who noted their existence on his journey around the world.1,3 This pair of galaxies shares a dust lane and interacts with each other through tidal forces.2,3 Structure of the Large Magellanic Cloud from 2MASS The LMC morphology can be described as “an irregular barred spiral galaxy with three spiral arms and an extended outer loop of ste...   [tags: Astrology]
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Ethical Dilemmas in Psychology - Francis Bacon helped to pioneer the new science steering people away from Aristotelian teachings. He helped to bring the scientific method to a place of learning from observation and experimentation. He felt that science should be judged by the usefulness of the results (Greenwood, 2009). Bacon projected that many great things might come out of this empirical approach, but what has ensued in the centuries that followed, Bacon and others might not have predicted. Since Bacon and others pushed for a more empirical approach, numerous discoveries have been made....   [tags: Psychology ]
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