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Philip Pullman and "The Golden Compass" - There are many great modern British authors today. One such author is Philip Pullman. His fantasies have been captivating readers in England for several years, and have been filtering there way across the pond and worldwide. Pullman was born on the 19 of October 1946 in Norwich. Because his father was in the Royal Air Force Philip spent much of his childhood traveling. His father died at age seven and he and his brother Francis were moved back to Norfolk to live with his grandfather while his mother went to London to find work....   [tags: The Golden Compass]
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The History of the Golden Gate Bridge - Stretching across the San Francisco Bay stands the world famous Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge is located in one of nature’s most beautiful settings, spanning the mile-wide bay from Fort Point in San Francisco to the Marin County Shore. Joseph Strauss, specializing in bridge building, was the leader of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. The start of construction began on January 5, 1993 and, after four years, was completed on April 27, 1997. The bridge was needed to be built because of the growing population after the California Gold Rush....   [tags: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, ] 1431 words
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Rembrandt van Rijn and the Dutch Golden Age - Rembrandt van Rijn is considered one of the most, if not the most, renowned artist from the Dutch Golden Age. His personal techniques and those he collected others created a successful art career. Through his life, his art evolves. Rembrandt constantly pushed towards something new, some different boundary. Rembrandt was born in Liedan on July 15, 1606 to a miller, Harmen Gerritsz and a baker’s daughter, Neeltgen van Zuybroeck who had nine or so other children as well. As her grew, before he became a painter, Rembrandt attended Latin school and continued onto the university soon after....   [tags: Dutch Golden Age]
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Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden's Memoirs of a Geisha Memoirs of a Geisha is a wonderful novel and very informative on geisha life. The book is written by Arthur Golden. Golden earned a degree from Harvard College in art history and his M.A. at Columbia University in Japanese history and he also studied Mandarin Chinese. He worked at Beijing University in Tokyo. Golden studies, credentials, and experience all make him an experience all make him an expert on geisha and Japanese culture. The novel takes place in 1929 in a poor fishing village....   [tags: Arthur Golden Memoirs of a Geisha] 482 words
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Eudora Welty's The Golden Apples - Eudora Welty's The Golden Apples The review "Technique as Myth: The Structure of The Golden Apples" by Daniele Pitavy-Souques presents an easy and reasonable approach for reading Eudora Welty's The Golden Apples. Her ideas, which address structural unity, represent a sound foundation of simple fact, which in turn, provides a better understanding. The finished product, written with concise and understandable language speaks to a clearer vision of Welty's ever-present themes of fascination, mirroring and separateness....   [tags: Eudora Welty The Golden Apples]
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Eudora Welty's The Golden Apples - Other Subjectivity in Eudora Welty's The Golden Apples The language, meaning, and otherworldliness of Eudora Welty's The Golden Apples, like the golden apples in Yeats' Song of the Wandering Aengus, invite yet often defy grasping. Gratefully, Lowry Pei has offered an informed and lucid perception of this collection, enabling readers to gain that much more ground towards achieving a valuable understanding of the stories, individually and as a whole. Pei states initially that with The Golden Apples the reader, as an outside observer, must take on someone else's view of the world and "experience that other subjectivity, thinking thoughts he does not necessarily understand," in a reality tha...   [tags: Eudora Welty The Golden Apples]
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Centralization & the Ottoman Empire: An Integral Role in the Golden Age - ... Naturally, this fundamental shortcoming with regards to the means by which the Mongol Empire was administered, served as a powerful lesson for the Ottoman Empire in its formative years as well as beyond. In seeking to create a more resilient system that was better able to integrate with the needs of a multi-ethnic, geographically divers and religiously varied group of subjects. The very earliest exhibition of leadership and governance, fist employed by Osem Bey, illustrated the means by which the future of the Ottoman Empire would place a heavy degree of emphasis upon centralization in the way that the region and local aspects of the Empire integrated with the government in Istanbul....   [tags: golden age, ottom empire, osmin bey]
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Feminist Readings of Welty's The Golden Apples - Feminist Readings of Welty's The Golden Apples Jennifer Thomas writes in her article about a study of short fiction done by Carol Ann Johnston. The study targets feminist readings of Welty's writings and focuses primarily on female characters of her works. When discussing The Golden Apples, Thomas determines it was the 'tour de force', or exceptional achievement, in Johnston's study of Welty's collections. In Johnston's study she writes of the 'self-realized women' of The Golden Apples, using character Virgie Rainey as her example....   [tags: Endora Welty The Golden Apples]
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Didion's Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream - Didion's "Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream" In "Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream," the author Didion uses fiery imagery to parallel the San Bernardino Valley to hell.  It is a place where the "hills blaze up spontaneously," and "every voice seems a scream." (p.3)  Didions hellish descriptions of the geography reflect the culture of San Bernardino Valley.  It is "where the hot wind blows and the old ways do not seem relevant, where the divorce rate is double the national average." (p.4)  In this culture, the importance of  the "old ways," such as a long-lasting marriage, are devalued.  It is a society where the "dream [is] teaching the dreamers how to live," (p.17) and where reality doesn...   [tags: Didion Dreamers Golden Dream Essays] 723 words
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Themes of Dark They Were And Golden Eyed by Ray Bradbury - In the story Dark They Were And Golden Eyed, by Ray Bradbury, a great story that he develops themes of fear, change and symbol and label. The author uses techniques of similes, metaphors and personification that explain and convey them to the reader very powerfully. A clear and important theme developed in the story by Ray Bradbury through the use of personification is fear. In the sentence, ?The fear was never gone. it lay with Mr and Mrs Bittering, a third unbidden partner at every midnight talk?....   [tags: Dark They Were And Golden Eyed, by Ray Bradbury] 678 words
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The Golden Rule - Those who consider themselves to be ethical are willing to practice self-restraint as well as self-sacrifice in yielding to the needs and interests of those around them. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. This pretty much is a self explanation of what is considered to be The Golden Rule. This rule is based on the idea of shared interests. Dating back for centuries, the golden rule has been implemented in several different regions worldwide; although, it has been expressed in a variety of sentiments, the meaning remains intact....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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The Golden Apples - In Eudora Welty’s novel, The Golden Apples, the author presents a combination of short stories to give the readers an insight into the intricacies of human relationships. In doing so, in “June Recital,” Welty utilizes the separation technique, once again, to give multiple perspectives depending on the different time periods and characters. Moreover, by implementing the textual structure and significance of the MacLain house from the “Shower of Gold,” the two stories, although separate, have a strong bond and share similar significance to one another....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Welty] 1117 words
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The Golden Ass - In The Golden Ass, Lucius draws a strong parallel between the stepmother’s story and that of Meroe, the evil, old witch who kills Socrates when he tries to escape her lustful affections. The stepmother is metaphorically likened to a witch because doing so comments on the danger of a weak-natured woman who holds a position of power. Although no magical evils, such as the spells that Meroe casts upon Socrates, manifest themselves in the story of the stepmother, the emphasis on the unnatural transformation in her disposition and the perverse and sinful nature of her wanton affections symbolize her witchlike nature....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1424 words
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Memoires of a Geisha by Arthur Golden - ... Japans originally wanted to gain control of China in order to supply Japan with natural resources that Japan could convert into manufactured goods (Maechling). Japans primary goal for going to war was to create a system where the east would be safe from the western depressions as well as western imperialistic influences (Maechling). The Japanese thought they were doing what was necessary for the well being of all of Asia (Maechling). Japan felt that America’s Oil Embargo of 1941 was a direct act of attrition that jeopardized the Japanese military operations, and as a result, Japan felt as if it was pressured into attacking pearl harbor in order to convince America to cease further acts o...   [tags: Salvador Dali, Swans Reflecting Elephants]
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The Golden Age for Jews - ... In the letter the author calls for god to “guide him to Islam.” The author also mentions he wants his mentor to be granted peace. These two ideas shown in the letter are representative of the thoughts about Jews in this time period. Due to the Jews paying their tax, the Jizya, they were protected. So all calls for conversion were to be peaceful. Our source for this contract between the Dhimmis and Islam leaders for this protection is the Pact of Umar. Stating, “All of this we promise to observe… and receive protection from you in exchange.” (Pact of Umar, in-class Handout) This shows a major part of the tolerance that the Muslim world gave Jews and Christians....   [tags: islam rule, dhimmi laws, christianity]
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The Golden Age of Athens - In 400 B.C, The Athenian civilization experienced a golden age. The Athens experienced a great amount of peace and prosperity due to their contact and trade with others, and rare warring. During this time, ideas and philosophies were produced. These ideas influenced western civilizations in the areas of politics, science, art and architecture. The Government of the Athenian people had a large impact on western civilizations. In document three, Pericles states his beliefs about democracy. Pericles states that he believes all men that have the opportunity to take a part in their government should....   [tags: World History] 544 words
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Happiness and the Golden Mean - In the Declaration of Independence, it states that all men, being equal by nature, have the equal right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is interesting from Thomas Jefferson’s point of view that he says that we have the right to pursue happiness. When he said this, what did he mean in ways of understanding it and pursing this happiness. To live, as we have experienced, is itself a means to living well. The same applies to freedom. We cannot pursue happiness if we cannot freely carry out the choices we make....   [tags: declaration of independence, equal rights]
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Story Of The Golden Snail - In a kingdom called Daha, there lived a wise king named Kertamarta. He lived with his two beautiful daughters, Galuh Ajeng and Candra Kirana, in his palace. Candra Kirana was happily engaged to Raden Inu Kertapati, prince of the Kahuripan Kingdom. Raden Inu Kertapati was a handsome man with a kind heart. All the girls were swooning over him, including the sister of his fiancée. Galuh Ajeng had been fuming when Raden Inu Kertapati got engaged to her beloved sister. That traitor. Her jealousy got the better of her, and she planned on getting her prince charming back....   [tags: Daha, Kertamarta]
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Knights of the Golden Circle - In 1854, a medical practitioner of ambiguous credentials, George W. L. Bickley, founded the Knights of the Golden Circle. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Golden Circle was complete with passwords, quasi-Masonic rituals, secret signs and symbols. The Knights of the Golden Circle (later called the Order of the American Knights and, by February 1864, the Sons of Liberty) (Bruce Tap, Over Lincoln Shoulder, 73) quickly hatched lodges throughout Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio....   [tags: American History, Bickley, Vallandigham] 1398 words
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The Golden Age of Comics - Comic books are a uniquely American cultural creation, making them a fitting subject for the study of American history. Comics not only mirror the interest and opinions of society, but they also often help to change society by spreading new ideas and widespread sentiments. Comics have influenced our desires, our attitudes, and even our fears. They began to peak in popularity in terms of commercial success and cultural significance during the 1930s, coined the “Golden Age of Comic Books” which lasted until the 1950s....   [tags: Culture, War, Diversion]
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The Golden Age of Athens - Greece’s Golden Age can be defined as a time of flourishing. Athens made the important decision of splitting itself from Sparta, who they constantly differed with. “It is from this split that the Athenian Empire was created” (Hunt 80). This split illustrates the certainty that the Athenians possessed in terms of creating a better nation. Athens developed an empire because democracy was expensive. In order for democracy to be created, you need an empire to raise money. Both Sparta and Athens created different leagues in an effort to intensify their dominance....   [tags: Pericles, Democracy, Aristotle, Virtue]
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The Real Golden Rule - Why is it that we, humans, seek to follow the “golden rule”. We are told to “treat others the way you want to be treated”, but is this really the way to get ahead in life. The simple foundation of the golden rule is a key concept in most major religions around the world. In an ideal society, everyone would love, speak nothing but the truth, and look out for his or her neighbor. Cheating, stealing, and killing would be non-existent threats. However, as we look with a keen eye at the actual communities around us, we discover the hard truth, one that merely has an appearance of gold....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Golden Age of Aviation - The 1920s had an immeasurable impact on the history of aviation that led to the development of the state and operation of the modern aircraft industry as it exists today. There were many notable achievements such as Charles Lindberg’s solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean that propelled him into an instant National Hero status. Famous groups of Barnstormers distinguished this time period with their daring flying feats and the gripping fear they brought to their spectators. New safety regulations and operating procedures were set into place when the dangers of flying became fully understood by the public of this time period....   [tags: aircraft, government involvement, experimentation]
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The Golden Gate Bridge - ... Its hotels seafood specialty has been praised worldwide and we will relish the chance to dine in one of them. The students will get to see learn about water life by seeing the sea lion. The Information Technology interested students will not be left behind as we shall organize for a visit to the world great companies namely; Google, Apple, Face Book or Microsoft. Home to Universal studio and Hollywood students interested in films can get a glimpse and tour. Finally a tour to Yosemite National park crowns it all with its beautiful cliffs (Poole, 2006)....   [tags: los angeles, hollywood, universal studios]
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Golden Sand - In the steely heart of a sailor lay an untouched, unspoken dream. His oppressed muscles worked on deck, his agonized mind worked at sea, his soul never moved enough for him to feel a purpose in life. A purpose in life. Why, he had never thought of such thing. The very idea seemed alien, foreign; for how could he, an overworked sailor, a phlegmatic man, an ostracized human being, have such a thing. The sailor wiped off a bead of sweat, listening to the roars of the men around him, unaffected by the laughter that penetrated the air....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]
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Golden Lion Tamarin - As one of the most endangered species of primate in the world today the Golden Lion Tamarin exists mainly in the areas of South America, more specifically the coasts boarding the country of brazil all the to Uruguay. Originating from the luscious and seemingly never-ending rainforests of Brazil the Golden Lion Tamarins have had to relocate over the years. Due to the interruption of man through out these spacious and lush forests, many species has been left homeless and even pushed to the brink of extinction....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The Making of the Golden Age of Children's Literature - For children’s literature the Golden Age was a time of reform and new beginnings. The Golden Age opened the doors for an interesting read where adults are not present. The literature that was intended for children during this period introduced a world of literature in which children were the protagonist. These stories not only take children on remarkable journeys though time but they also address many issues of social class in regards to children. The Golden Age reflects greatly the Victorian era where children were left to become orphans because their parents could not support them financially or because their parents just did not want them....   [tags: children's literature,] 921 words
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Is The Golden Compass pointed in the wrong direction? - Every single day books are challenged and banned by schools and parent organizations. These organizations and schools are taking away children’s intellectual freedom. The American Library Association defines intellectual freedom as “the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction” (Ross, Caplan 1). When schools restrict their student’s intellectual freedom that is censorship, ALA defines censorship as “the suppression of ideas and information that certain persons, individuals, groups or government officials find objectionable or dangerous” (1)....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 699 words
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Golden Age Go - Go is a fascinating game that, although created in China, gained popularity and permanence in Japan. Go planted its roots in the Heian Period and grew from there. The Heian Period, known as the Golden Age of Japan, was a very stable time with the imperial court at the height of its reign, especially in its early and middle years. Go provided a leisurely pastime and an opportunity for casual conversation that was not only entertaining in a stimulating way, but at the same time maintained the cultivated decorum of the ruling elite of the time which were among its most common players: courtiers....   [tags: Gaming ]
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Captain America and the Golden Age of Comics - The Golden Age of Comics was perhaps the greatest era in comic book history. Many people loved the comics during this time period because they were all stories about good triumphing over evil. Many of these stories reflected over historical events over the time period. “Pro-American characters were popular due to the time period occuring mostly during World War II.” (PBS) “The precise era of the Golden Age is disputed, though most agree that it was born with the launch of Superman in 1938.” (PBS) The tremendous success that Superman had created many spinoff superheroes such as Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and Flash, who had superpowers and secret identities....   [tags: literary analysis, triumph over evil]
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Postwar America: The Golden Age of Television - The ‘Golden Age of Television’ is what many refer to as the period between the 1950s and 60s when the television began to establish itself as a prevalent medium in the United States. In 1947, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), and the Du Mont Network were the four main television networks that ran stations with regular programming taking place. (Television, 2003) While regular television programming was a new innovation, the television itself had been commercially available for over twenty years prior to the 50s....   [tags: Television]
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The Golden Ratio - The Golden Ratio Certain pictures, objects, and animals appeal to the human mind more than others. Proportions and images of symmetry often contribute to our fascination with them. Often, when examined carefully, you may find a common “coincidence” between man made objects and those found naturally in nature. This fluke, however, may be used to ascertain various mathematical relationships between these objects. This paper will introduce the golden ratio and weigh its significance on math, art, and nature....   [tags: Mathematics Numbers Phi Essays]
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The Golden Girls - The Golden Girls I am going to be writing about the lifetime television show, “ The Golden Girls”. There are many different episodes and I have probably seen them all, at least twice. I first started watching the show with my mom. My curfew when I was in high school was 11:00 or 11:30. While I was going into detail about the many things that had happened that night, “The Golden Girls” would be on. At first I did not enjoy them, but as I got to know the characters I was addicted. First, and most important there is Blanch Devereaux, played by Rue McClananan, born 1935, in Healdton, Oklahoma....   [tags: essays research papers] 1105 words
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The Golden Greek - The Golden Greek One April morning Spring became intoxicated She is intoxicated and is singing and is dancing madly She has become intoxicated by her joy, by her flowers the bee hive too has buzzed, oh. this spring intoxication. One afternoon in April, you fell in love, oh heart. You fell in love and you are weeping, you're ashamed but don't admit it You became intoxicated by the moon and your intoxication does not subside, you became intoxicated by the nightingales by the sweet swallows, One eve in April I will turn into a night bird so that I can see your shadow and all your carryings on....   [tags: Running Yiannis Kouros Papers]
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The Golden Rule - The Golden Rule ‘The Golden Rule and The Greatest Good’ what can they do. It was around 4 pm that Tosin Olumito and I got to the main campus of Ahmadu Bello University Samaru, Zaria after a long journey from Ilorin, Kwara State. Our mission was to process our admission having finished the Interim Joint Matriculation board Examination of which we obtained a very good result. In Ilorin, we had been directed to a friend who was a student in the school to put us through and to offer us accommodation for timeous processing and efficient follow up of the admission but alas....   [tags: social issues] 1760 words
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Medea and Jason and the Golden Fleece - Medea and Jason and the Golden Fleece “Medea and “Jason and the Golden Fleece” are two well known Greek stories. In both these stories the Olympian gods in the stories play important roles that affect the lives of both Jason and Medea. The behaviors of these two character also have a great contrast between them. In the story of “Jason and the Golden Fleece”, Jason is the son of Aeson who is the legitimate king of Iolcus, in Thessaly. Aeson’s half brother Pelias steals the throne away from Aeson making himself the new king of Iolcus....   [tags: Greek Stories Greece Olympian Gods Essays] 667 words
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Aaron's Role in The Golden Calf - Aaron's Role in The Golden Calf When the Jews left the land of Egypt they were on the 49th level of Tuma. When the Jews came to Mount Sinai, they had reached the 49th level of purity. So how can The Jews descend to the level of The Golden Calf. How is it possible that Aaron the high priest was capable in leading these people to make a golden calf. In addition how come Aaron wasn't punished like the rest of the people who were involved in this worship. The Bible states (Exodus 32:1-6) that The people saw that Moses had delayed in descending from the mountain, and the people gather around Aaron....   [tags: Papers] 923 words
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A Golden Age : Book Review - Synopsis As Rehana Haque awakes one March morning, she may be forgiven for feeling happy. Today she will throw a party for her son and daughter. In the garden of the house she has built, her roses are blooming; her children are almost grown up; and beyond their doorstep, the city is buzzing with excitement after recent elections. Change is in the air. But none of the guests at Rehana's party can foresee what will happen in the days and months that follow. For this is East Pakistan in 1971, a country on the brink of war....   [tags: Tahmima Anam] 1755 words
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Creative Story: The Golden Sock - Creative Story: The Golden Sock Years after Odysseus came from his twenty year trip, Odysseus began to feel restless; he wanted to go on an adventure. He knew that his wife, Penelope would not agree to his decision to go seek the long stolen, "golden sock". To many people, this may be any ordinary sock, but to Ithica, it was different. It was the sock worn on the first person to set foot on the land of Ithica. Odysseus finally decided to go on the journey to seek the "golden sock." He snuck away leaving Penelope a note telling where he is, and what he wants to do....   [tags: essays research papers] 1105 words
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Literary Devices Used in Pullman's, Golden Compass - The novel, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, is an extraordinary piece of work. The Golden Compass is a story by Philip Pullman. In the book, Lyra must battle her way through deceiving Gobblers, child-taking thieves who cut away their captive’s daemons, which is like the person’s soul. Before she leaves on the trip to find her uncle, the Master gives her a task: to find and give her uncle a compass called an alethiometer, but some people will stop at nothing to take it from her. She also has to prevent people from destroying the Dust, a mysterious substance that is said to unite the universe and kids from Gobblers....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism] 854 words
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The Golden Retrievers Perfect Image Tarnished by Cancer - Golden retrievers, their image can be found in marketing and media everywhere; advertisements for vacuum cleaners, brochures for life insurance, baked bean commercials, and even movies. It seems more often than not any marketing geared towards a family will have a golden retriever featured prominently. Though I may be impartial based on temperament alone golden retrievers are difficult to top as a family pet. A well-bred golden’s main goals in life are to love everyone, be as close to their family as possible, and play....   [tags: informative essay]
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Painting: Etude Golden Arrow by Edward Judd - ... Both paintings depict and focus on a similar subject matter, the major Parisian transportation system, which is painted with an early morning light to intensify the light and colors of the painting. He took the idea that color relates to sound and modified it to relate to motion and the subconscious feelings of the time that related to industrialization and modernism. Judd also followed the Synchromist ideal of not defining a single perspective or point of view. Instead they create compositions in which multiple perspective lines can be drawn going off in multiple directions, giving the viewer multiple points of view to experience....   [tags: synchronism, oil paintings, paris]
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Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs: Reinforcing Preconceived Notions - Ominous, monolithic wooden doors, slanted backwards to accentuate their apparent height, swing slowly and automatically outward, beckoning the carefully counted herd of visitors into a darkened room lit only with eerie blue light trickling out of hieroglyphic sconces. Doors close behind, the lights dim - so begins the visitor’s journey among the treasures of ancient Egypt. Each visitor’s Egyptian immersion, however, started long before entering the “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” exhibit at the San Francisco De Young museum....   [tags: Argumentative Essay]
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The Golden House of Nero - The Golden House of Nero After years of fighting and civil wars, order was finally established throughout the Roman empire during the first century AD with the rule of Augustus. Peace and prosperity followed with the reign of Augustus and with the emperors that came into control after him, and it was during this time that Roman architecture began to move away from the traditional Hellenistic and Greek influences and generate its own style. It was also during this time that Rome was subjected to numerous horrendous fires that destroyed much of the city when it was under the control of the emperor Nero....   [tags: essays papers] 1947 words
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The Golden Spiders Movie and a Recurring Theme of Marxism - Nero Wolfe novels are remarkably known for their theme of good versus evil, rich versus poor, and powerful versus weak. The Golden Spiders by Rex Stout was remade into made for television movie, the plot of the movie very closely follows that of the novel. Wealth, inequity, and mistreatment of migrants are central themes within the novel and it is also prevalent in other Nero Wolfe novels. It is the very typical proletariat versus the bourgeois, the primary argument for Marxist thought. The oppressed poor being manipulated by the rich upper class....   [tags: Sociology ]
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What Factors Explain the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic? - This essay will discuss Dutch excellence in trade, art and literature individually to discern the factors which explain the high standards of distinction these fields achieved during the Golden Age of the Dutch Republic. Although the smallest of the European powers in terms of territory, population, and natural resources, for 150 years the Dutch Republic dominated European trade with approximately half of the world’s total stock of seagoing ships at the zenith of its power.# How did such an insignificant state rise so rapidly, becoming according to contemporary observer Sir William Temple: “the envy of some, the fear of others and the wonder of all their neighbours”?# Shifting commercial p...   [tags: World History ]
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Greece's Golden Age Under Pericles' Rule - Greece’s Golden Age can be defined as a time of flourishing. There are many changes that occurred during this time that changed Athens for the better. Athens made the important decision of splitting itself from Sparta, who they constantly differed with. “It is from this split that the Athenian Empire was created” (Hunt 80). This split illustrates the certainty that the Athenians possessed in terms of creating a better nation. Athens developed an empire because democracy was expensive. In order for democracy to be created, you need an empire to raise money....   [tags: History, Sparta]
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The Golden Gate Bridge - The Golden Gate Bridge Since the dawn of time, man has had an inherent need to get to the other side. Rivers, canyons, and impassable trails have always hindered the migration of man, leaving him the choice to continue no further, or to “build a bridge and get over it.” The earliest bridges were made of simple materials such as stone, or even a fallen log. Regardless of the material, natural bridges allowed man to explore the “other side.” However, man has never been satisfied with what nature gives him....   [tags: Construction Bridges Engineering Essays]
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Golden Rule and Environmentalism - Golden Rule and Environmentalism Intelligence, humor, simplicity, common sense, lack of philosophical jargon, perspective, wit, answer to questions. In the style of a popular scientist, not a philosopher, Stephen Jay Gould announces his view of an appropriate environmental ethic following the simple, but forever elegant, golden rule. "If we all treated others as we wish to be treated ourselves, then decency and stability would have to prevail"(216), he states. In the spirit of Karen Warren, Gould's perspective on environmentalism 'feels right' to me, as I can connect with acts of respect and benevolence towards humans and can easily extend that feeling to the rest of the earth (especially...   [tags: Environment Ecology Ecological Essays] 1624 words
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Closing the Golden Door - Closing the Golden Door America has, is, and will always be a nation of immigrants: the great melting pot. In the years that have passed since Emma Lazarus’ poem was inscribed on the Statue of Liberty “the golden door” has seen times when it was open wide and times when it was closed shut to almost all immigrants. Many people tend to look at the present immigration problems as a purely modern dilemma. The truth is America has always struggled with the issue of immigration, both legal and illegal....   [tags: Papers] 2599 words
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Geometry Golden - T0e ancient Parthenon in Athens is an example of the Golden rectangle used in Architecture. These are examples of the Golden Rectangle in Art. The Chambered Nautilus Is an example of the spiral shape that fits inside the golden rectangle. Constructing the Golden Rectangle Using The Golden Ratio The ratio, called the Golden Ratio, is the ratio of the length to the width of what is said to be one of the most aesthetically pleasing rectangular shapes. This rectangle, called the Golden Rectangle, appears in nature and is used by humans in both art and architecture....   [tags: essays research papers] 407 words
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Golden Ratio - What is the Golden Ratio The golden ration can occur anywhere. The golden proportion is the ratio of the shorter length to the longer length which equals the ratio of the longer length to the sum of both lengths. The golden ratio is a term used to describe proportioning in a piece. In a work of art or architecture, if one maintained a ratio of small elements to larger elements that was the same as the ratio of larger elements to the whole, the end result was pleasing to the eye. The ratio for length to width of rectangles is 1.61803398874989484820....   [tags: essays research papers] 538 words
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Golden Demon - The Golden Demon (Response) Golden Demon (Konjiki-yasha) is the most important work of Koyo Ozaki, who was a pionner in modern Japanese literature. Since its publication in the form of a serial story in a daily newspaper, the novel has commanded high opinions, and many films and plays have been made of it. The “Golden Demon” synopsis is about a penniless drifter loses the woman he loves when her parents arrange her marriage to a rich playboy. Filled with bitterness and despair, the young man devotes his life to acquiring great wealth, which gradually turns him into a ruthless money lender....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Golden Rice - 'Golden Rice': Who Would Have Thought Something So Dry Could Raise So Much Controversy. Heated debate over the bioengineering of a type of rice that has come to be called 'golden rice' has been taking place in the past five years. Exploration of the possibilities that would follow the mapping of the rice genome began in response to the huge populations in developing countries that experience vitamin deficiencies; namely, vitamin A. When biotech company, Syngenta, announced that they had mapped the rice genome, a series of activist groups spoke out against a project that was, many argued, politically and financially motivated....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Golden Ass - Golden Ass Apuleius' Golden Ass, the only surviving novel of the Roman Empire, is a tale of a Greek nobleman devoting his life to the goddess Isis following his transformation to an ass and back. Although a work of fiction, the novel reveals a great deal about religion in Apuleius' society. This information, however, must be viewed with a critical eye. He incorporates stories from Greco-Roman mythology not to affirm their validity, but to reveal their commonness to society. Apuleius insults other religions that are not of the Pantheon with severe viciousness, while the general public may have been more open to them....   [tags: Apuleius Roman Literature Mythology Papers] 1126 words
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Use of the Golden Ratio in Our World - Leonardo of Pisa, better known as Fibonacci, was born in Pisa, Italy, about 1175 AD. He was known as the greatest mathematician of the middle ages. Completed in 1202, Fibonacci wrote a book titled Liber abaci on how to do arithmetic in the decimal system. Although it was Fibonacci himself that discovered the sequence of numbers, it was French mathematician, Edouard Lucas who gave the actual name of "Fibonacci numbers" to the series of numbers that was first mentioned by Fibonacci in his book. Since this discovery, it has been shown that Fibonacci numbers can be seen in a variety of things today....   [tags: divine proportion, Fibonacci Sequence] 599 words
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Golden Rice: Should It Be Our Future? - Golden Rice: Should It Be Our Future. At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, scientists created golden rice by inserting three genes into a certain rice variety which will in turn produce a greater amount of beta-carotene. This rice has a sort of yellowish hue, which has given the rice its name, golden rice. The rice is still under research and testing before it will reach the markets, which is guessed to be around 2003. If this rice is found to be safe and effective it will be a tool in providing these rice dependent countries with the nutrients they need....   [tags: Essays Papers] 843 words
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Spain's Golden Age and Philip II - Spain's Golden Age and Philip II The concept of a Golden Age is a highly contested issue among modern and contempory historians. There is debate over the dates of such an age, or even its existence at all. Working on the assumption that a golden age occurred in some form, to deduce whether it was more specifically under Philip's reign, we must look at the condition of Spain in key areas before and after Philip's accession in 1556. If differences arise a judgement must be made on whether they were an improvement for Spain, or signify a decline....   [tags: Papers] 2132 words
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Mcdonalds' Golden Arches - Mcdonalds' Golden Arches When fast food comes to mind, one fast food mammoth comes to mind: McDonald's. The imperial fast food giant can be linked visually to several images, but namely its trademark golden arches. Other visual images, primarily for advertisement purposes, are also stamped into the minds of Americans associating the idea of burgers and fries with the ubiquitous franchise. However, the image displayed in the Time Magazine's September 30th 2002 issue, is an image that is hard to decipher and, most importantly, is an image that is hardly a likeness to the icons imprinted in the minds of fast food lovers across the nation....   [tags: Argumentative Fast Food Essays]
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The Golden Ages : Greece, Rome, and China - The Golden Ages : Greece, Rome, and China The Golden Ages of Greece, Rome, and China were periods when certain cultures reached many achievements in certain fields. These fields could include drama, poetry, sculpture, philosophy, architecture, math or science. Their achievements in education, technology, and government have greatly influenced modern society. The artistic and literal legacies of these periods continue to instruct and inspire people today (Beck 120). In Ancient Greece, the great heights that were reached in education, technology, and government led them to their Golden Age....   [tags: Papers] 1358 words
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1924-29 as a Golden Age for the Weimar Republic - 1924-29 as a Golden Age for the Weimar Republic The 1920's were a time of uproar and fear for many Germans. As well as having to come to terms with the loss of the war and also the losses imposed by the Treaty of Versailles, Germans had to cope with political and economic problems such as the rebellions of the 1919and 1920 and then inflation of 1923. The inflation of 1923 had destroyed people's savings, so there was little money in Germanyitself for investment. In 1924, through the Dawes plan, Germany was lent 800million marks by the USA to invest in industry and trade....   [tags: Papers] 642 words
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Domus Aurea, Golden House Of N - The Domus Aurea, Golden House of Nero In AD 64, Nero set fire to the city of Rome. The exact reasons he did it are not fully known. It is thought that he partly did for poetic or artistic purposes, or for the purpose of clearing away a city that had currently dissatisfied him. In its place however he did rebuild a better Rome, for the most part that is. A large portion, and arguably too large of a portion, was expropriated for the use of his own residence to be called the Domus Aurea. This is translated: The Golden House, and so, the residence is called: The Golden House of Nero....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Pre-Credit Sequence of Golden Eye - The Pre-Credit Sequence of Golden Eye Since 1964 films based on a series of book written by Ian Fleming have been and still are major blockbusters with millions of fans around the world. This is because of the core features of the James bond films that appeal to both male and female young and older viewers. The first thing is the genre itself a spy action film some people like all out action films but there are many who don’t, the bond films are successful with both because they are cerebral but with lots of action scenes to wow the audience but still keep them thinking and to engage them....   [tags: Papers] 552 words
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Creative Story: My Golden Age - Creative Story: My Golden Age Many people have their own Golden Ages. It is like a dream that a person would like to live out. Many of these dreams tend to be similar to a utopia, or a perfect world. Due to the fact that their Golden Age is a perfect world, most of these dreams are a little bit on the unrealistic side. Most of them never come true. However, I am not so picky. I would make the best attempt to make my life the best it could be, and also knowing that it could come true, and still be on the realistic side....   [tags: essays research papers] 567 words
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Golden Lion Tamarin Reintroduction Program - Golden Lion Tamarin Reintroduction Program Biodiversity may be our most precious gift on this planet. It is amazing to think about how much we know about our fellow creatures, and even more amazing to realize there is still so much to learn. From the smallest pollen to the biggest whale, every species has evolved to be a special part of its ecosystem. It is when we lose sight of the intrinsic value of all this life that we find ourselves destroying the delicate web and irreparably damaging ourselves as well....   [tags: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wildlife Essays]
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Golden Rice: The Fortified, Modified and Vilified Option for Third World Malnutrition - Each year without fail anywhere between 250,000 to 500,000 children go blind from Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD), more than half of those die within twelve months. To visualize this number think of Seattle, now imagine half or all of its population going blind. With a few dollars’ worth of food or supplements enriched in vitamin A this problem can be mollified. But getting fresh foods and vitamins to those with the greatest need has proven an insurmountable problem. Food Aid, while indeed lifesaving, is costly and does not fix the underlying problems in poor societies....   [tags: Malnutrition Nutrition food]
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The Huge and Famous Bridges in the World - Have you ever thought about how many bridges are there in the world. I did and I researched everything about the bridges. Let’s get this question first of all. There are six hundred thousand bridges in the United States if we consider all bridges small or big. This number is valid for only United States that means there are so many bridges we can’t even count. However even we have counted them they are built new ones and destroyed old ones day by day so the number will change eventually. It was researched the information about some of famous bridges which are known most by people....   [tags: golden gate, brookling]
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The Christian View of the Disabled - ... There are six Christian social teachings that apply to this social issue and reflect how Christians believe people with disabilities should be treated. It is important to mention that these social teachings are, in short, not only the correct way to treat people with disabilities but all people. The social teachings consist of human dignity, the dignity of work and the right of workers, solidarity, rights and responsibilities, call to family, community and participation and the life and dignity of the human person....   [tags: Christianity, The Golden Rule, Disabilities]
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Muhammad Ali: The World’s Greatest Boxer - ... Cassius fought in Rome when he sited his first poem. Clay shouted “I am the greatest, I shoot up the world!” (Ali and Ali37). Clay became known as the great boxer who not only fought great fights but sited great poetry. Once a Muslim, Muhammad studied with Malcolm X in 1963. Ali compared himself with the great Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks whom Ali said made a difference in America and Ali stated he wanted to be remembered as doing the same (Ali and Ali). Fighting as Ali was different for Ali than fighting as Clay....   [tags: louisville, golden gloves, champions]
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Women and Social Change: The Wild and Roaring Twenties - ... This was not the only thing breaking out though. The 1920s Jazz Age was in full force. In the year of 1925, the Jazz Age was in full swing. Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington made their first recording together. The first musicians to incorporate guitar and violin into jazz were Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti. Classical music, folk music and operettas were all transformed into popular dances, which were performed at dance clubs. The dance clubs that played this type of music became enormously popular in the twenties....   [tags: jazz age, golden twenties]
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The Use of Illustrations in Ruskin´s Text, The King of the Golden River - Today, it is very uncommon to come across illustrations in any book that is not meant for a child. However, in the Victorian Era, illustrations were considered to be an integral part of the text enriching the story, and, overall, creating a fuller experience. Ruskin utilizes sophisticated vocabulary and sentence structure; however, he has created a text that is easily accessible to a younger audience. There are layers of nuance and depth in the story—particularly the moral—to entice readers of any age....   [tags: Victorian Era, alcohol, money, religion] 1658 words
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The Disposition of the King - Jason, as shown in The Golden Fleece, has been etched into the Western Canon of literature as the invincible hero, the mortal who rose against the odds. Jason is depicted as the unstoppable warrior that could overcome any adversity, the pinnacle of Greek heroes and the ultimate champion. However, near the conclusion of the epic of Jason commits one final act of horrible treachery by becoming engaged to marry the daughter of the King of Corinth, while he was married to Medea. This act begs the question of what drove Jason to commit such a crime, psychologically speaking....   [tags: The Golden Fleece, Character Analysis] 824 words
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The Disposition of the King - Jason, as shown in The Golden Fleece, has been etched into the Western Canon of literature as the invincible hero, the mortal who rose against the odds. Jason is depicted as the unstoppable warrior that could overcome any adversity, the pinnacle of Greek heroes and the ultimate champion. However, near the conclusion of the epic of Jason commits one final act of horrible treachery by becoming engaged to marry the daughter of the King of Corinth, while he was married to Medea. This act begs the question of what drove Jason to commit such a crime, psychologically speaking....   [tags: The Golden Fleece, CHaracter Analysis] 883 words
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Spain Before the Golden Age: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella - ... Once they were married, Ferdinand and Isabella started to change the faith of the country. Ferdinand and Isabella began to make changes to the kingdom’s faith. In 1478 the Spain Inquisition was established (Queen). “The Inquisition was instituted in 1480 by Ferdinand and Isabella”(Lewis). The Inquisition was aimed mostly at the Jews and Muslims that had converted to Christianity. These “converts” were believed to be secretly practicing their older faith (Lewis). In 1942 the Inquisition persuaded “The Catholic Kings” to expel any Jews who’s conversion to Christianity was doubtful (Queen)....   [tags: Spanish History Essays]
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Italian Renissance and the Reformation - The renaissance and the reformation are the beginning of the golden age of Europe. Many economic, religious, and cultural changes occurred during this time period. The economic and cultural rise of Italian city-states, the recentralization of government in northern Europe, and the separation of the Roman Catholic Church into different Catholic and Protestant groups were important achievements for Europe during this time. The renaissance and the reformation were not only the beginning of the modern western world, but also set the stage for the European rise in global colonization, which gave way to the birth of our glorious nation....   [tags: Golden Age, Changes, Effects] 1246 words
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History of the Gold Rush - It’s December of 1850 and a fresh snow had drifted down upon the lush green hills of California. You kneel down and rub your hands together, ferociously at first but becoming gentler once you feel the friction heating up your palms. You glance down at your worn boots, torn denim pants, and exposed hands while pondering why you continued this madness of searching for gold. Maybe it was because you wanted to live life the easy way and bless your family with riches aplenty, or maybe it’s due to the fact that multiple of people have found happiness with their claims of gold....   [tags: the golden state, california]
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Love Theme in Fuenteovejuna - Discuss Lope's handling of the theme of love in Fuenteovejuna Although from first view, Fuenteovejuna does not appear to be a love story, love is a key theme running through. It is important to take into account how this love is portrayed and how it relates to the moral of the story – if, in fact, there is one. Lope de Vega has a clear Golden Age view on this theme and it will be crucial to analyse how the era in which it was written influences how the audience perceived it at the time in comparison with a modern day audience....   [tags: spanish, spanish golden age] 1472 words
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Japanese Food and Celebrations - What comes to mind when thinking of traditions. Well, tradition is a repeated action in a community or group of people which had been passed down from generations. Even in a modern country like Japan, tradition is part of their life just like in every country. Whether it’s celebrating or eating food, there’s always something people do as a tradition. The foods and celebrations in Japan are important because they are part of their tradition, which is essential to Japanese everywhere. The best example of a Japanese celebration is Golden Week....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Golden Week] 1166 words
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King Midas and His Golden Touch on Contemporary Society - King Midas and His Golden Touch on Contemporary Society *Missing Works Cited* Many believe that many pursuits of contemporary society, particularly our desire to accumulate wealth and the unintended consequences of these desires are modern day inventions. The Greek myth King Midas and the Golden Touch demonstrate that these desires along with their unintended consequences have existed for many centuries. The myth King Midas and the Golden Touch reveals that in ancient Greek culture, the wealthy were preoccupied with becoming richer....   [tags: Papers] 1339 words
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Spain’s Golden Age and the Reign of Philip II - Spain’s Golden Age and the Reign of Philip II A ‘golden age’ can be interpreted in many ways; it can be a time of great power for a monarch, or a country. It can be described as a time when some activity is at its peak, or as a period of great peace, prosperity and happiness. I will look at the period 1474 – 1598 to see if any of the monarchs’ reigns meet any of these interpretations of a ‘golden age’. The kingdom of Aragon had its own Cortes, which limited Ferdinand’s power as he was subject to the fueros[1]....   [tags: Papers] 1911 words
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