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Sexual Irreverence in Modern America - It may not be a 1960s sexual revolution but Americans' attitudes toward sex have certainly taken a dramatic turn toward sexual irreverence. American culture has lost all sense of discretion. We have no boundaries or sense of anything being a private matter. After we cruised through the conservative 50’s; we chanted and swayed through the sexual revolution of the 60’s. But we didn’t stop there. Now we’re riding the fiber optic wave of immediate and impersonal self-gratification. American culture is getting more accepting of provocative messages and behavior with each passing decade....   [tags: sex, ethics, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Father of Modern-Day Chemistry - Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is considered to be the father of modern-day chemistry (Balchin 36). He had an unbelievable impact on the way the world views chemistry today. From identifying elements to discovering the importance of the role of combustion, he played an essential part in the world’s scientific ideas and inventions. He was so influential that he is said to have an equal if not greater impact in chemistry as Newton did in physics (Tiner 90). He used the initial ideas of Joseph Priestley, Henry Cavendish, and Karl Scheele, and worked to prove them and make them more official (Tiner 90)....   [tags: Biography, Lavoisier] 1681 words
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America: The Modern Melting Pot - Zangwill (1908) wrote, “ God is making the American!...the real American had not yet arrived. He will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman…the glory of America, where all races and nations come to labor and look forward.” This is an exert from the play “The Melting Pot.” Israel Zangwill was Jewish born in England, January 21, 1864 in London, England. Besides the “The Melting Pot,” Zangwill used his pen to defend women’s suffrage, Jewish emancipation, assimilation and Zionism....   [tags: mulitculturalism, immigration, immigrants] 1996 words
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The History of Modern Wars - ... This is the basic ideology behind the Viet Nam war and it is being packages into propaganda and presents to American public. As propaganda, the purpose of the war is “to contain the spread of communism from North Viet Nam to U.S.-backed South Viet Nam” (Brewer 179). All right, let’s assimilate what is just saying here. In the early 50s, how many average American citizens have the knowledge of where Viet Nam is. North Viet Nam. How about South Viet Nam. So, when President Johnson claims that by stopping communism in Viet Nam that would save freedom in America hometown, is that obscure....   [tags: Causes and Consequences]
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Hellanodikai: The Chief Judges of the Olympics - "There, the method of premliminary training and the kind of exercises are decided by others, and it is not the trainer, but the Hellanodikes who, entirely on his own initiative and without being bound in any way, organizes everything, in accord with the particular circumstances pertaining from time to time. And the Hellanodikes has the whip at his disposal, not only for the athlete, but also for the trainer, and he uses it in case of any contravention of his orders; and all have to conform with the orders of the Hellanodikai, since those who violate them may be immediately excluded from the games."1 Philostratos, ca....   [tags: ancient modern sport athletic competition] 1322 words
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Different Reactions of a Modern and Elizabethan Audience to Othello - In the Elizabethan era, many of the issues Shakespeare included in his plays were socially accepted by the audience. In contrast these issues are in large not accepted in today's modern society. The first decisive opposing reactions by a modern and Elizabethan audience to a Shakespeare play such as Othello, is the status of women in this period. Othello among other plays of its era, introduce the idea of women as possessions. "O heaven. How got she out?" Here Brabantio is talking about his daughter Desdemona as if she is locked up in his prison....   [tags: World Literature] 628 words
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The Influence of Greek Thought on Modern Science and Mathematics - The Influence of Greek Thought on Modern Science and Mathematics Parallels can be drawn from Greek thought and compared to today’s modern world views. This comparison also brings forth the influences of the Greek philosophies to the world’s contemporary aspects. More specifically, mathematics and science elicit the relationships of the ancient Greek beliefs and the existing theories and truths. Mathematics, as it relates to the Greek era and the present time, had created and still creates a very new approach to the thoughts of the mechanics of nature....   [tags: Philosophy] 612 words
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Influences of the Ancient Roman Empire on Early Modern State Builders - Anthony Pagden and David Armitage have maintained that the influences of the ancient Roman Empire provided valuable lessons to early modern state builders. Medieval Europe was a feudal period of expansion of territory and consolidation of power. Once the powerful monarchs of Spain, England, and France had secured their supremacy, they competed amongst each other to be the undisputed Lord of All the World. Their imperial ambitions made America the proving ground in a competitive political contest....   [tags: World History] 1843 words
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Evolution of Heroism: Comparing Qualities of Ancient Heroes Versus Modern Heroes - Heroes are prevalent in everyone’s life. Whether someone’s hero is a living person or a fabled character from a movie, everybody has come into contact with some sort of hero. In fact, the concept of heroes has existed for hundreds of years, dating all the way back to Ancient Greece. However, heroes have not always been people who dress up in costumes and fight crime, as our current society would lead us to believe. No, heroes started out differently and have evolved throughout the centuries. Heroes generally reflect the ideals of their society, and while they are not perfect, they demonstrate the qualities and traits valued by their society....   [tags: Heroes, world history] 1043 words
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A Modern Version of Shakespeare's Play, Henry V - A Modern Version of Shakespeare's Play, Henry V The play Henry V, currently being staged at the University of Alberta student theatre, exemplifies an innovative manner of bringing the historic play into the modern era of technology. Set in the form of two multinational corporations: England and France, the play details the metaphoric battle for the market share from the two companies. Set in the current era circa 2002, the props and set for the play incorporate several technological innovations of the twenty first century....   [tags: Henry IV Henry V Essays]
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Is the Notion of an Early Modern Military Revolution Tenable? - Is the Notion of an Early Modern Military Revolution Tenable. The notion of an early modern military revolution is one which is a much debated subject among historians. Two historians who are very dominant in this field are Geoffrey Parker and Michael Roberts. Although they both agree that a military revolution occurred, they disagree on the timing of a revolution in war. Roberts argues that a military revolution started in 1560 and "by 1660, the modern art of war had come to birth." Parker, on the other hand, sees the military revolution as a "firmly sixteenth century phenomenon with antecedents in the fifteenth." Prior to the early modern period, warfare was based around castles and fortified towns and attempts to capture them....   [tags: history sixteenth century fifteenth century]
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Relative Points and Insights Relating to Sculpture of the Paleolithic Era - This paper will discuss relative points and insights relating to sculpture of the Paleolithic era, specifically the Venus of Willendorf, through the essays of Christopher Witcombe. Venus is a term that has long been associated with artwork, most specifically the classical forms of beautiful women. The term Venus has also come to represent female sculptures of the Paleolithic era. The most notable of these female sculptures is the Venus of Willendorf, 24,000-22,000 BCE. The age of the figurine has been changed several times....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Is The Internet Bring A New Era Of American Cultural Imperia - The Internet has emerged as the most rapidity adopted communication medium in history. The Internet by design is de-centralized, inexpensive, uncensored, and accessible from anywhere in the globe. Bill Gates contends that the Internet is first step along the “Information Superhighway”, which will ultimately create a “global village” that will allow for a more symmetrically distribution of information. The United States, which invented most of the underlying technologies for the Internet, leads the rest of the world in embracing the Internet as measuring by users, the number of English based web-sites, and Internet Service Providers (ISP), but also producing the hardware and software that drives the Internet....   [tags: essays research papers] 2716 words
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Renaissance Influence on Modern Day Fashion - Many people would not believe that there are so many similarities between modern day fashion and the fashion of the renaissance time period. Many differences may be seen between the two, but the similarities are remarkable. Throughout all of time, clothing has been the major representation of social classes. What people wear has always been the distinguishing factor between the wealthy and the poor classes of both the renaissance and current time period. The evolution from time period to time period has been vast, but the fact that what people wear represents what class they reside in is still very prevalent....   [tags: Fashion]
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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louise Stephenson and Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley - ... They had no relation to the Church, which was the ruling body of most of where the literature of the time was being conjured up. These ideas caused a revolution in the writing of the time and the revolution that occurred then is even suitable to the audiences of today. In the stories Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein the authors use the revolutionary idea of the duality of mankind, the idea that to man there was both an evil side as well as good. They used these messages in their book to effectively communicate the occurrences of the time....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Modern Application]
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Modern Day Relevance of Sinclair's The Jungle - The Jungle was first published in 1906. Contemporary critics disagree about whether or not the novel has any “relevance” for modern readers. What do YOU think. I believe this novel has somewhat of a relevance for modern readers in today’s society. In the world of economic competition that we live in today, many thrive and many are left to dig through trash cans. It has been a constant struggle throughout the modern history of society. One widely prescribed example of this struggle is Upton Sinclair's groundbreaking novel, The Jungle....   [tags: literary analysis, literature essays] 896 words
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Towards a New and Integrated Language: A Rejection of Post-Modernism - The term post-modernism has gradually become popular with music commentaries since the phrase was first coined in the early mid 1960's. It was adopted as a way of explaning the rise of so called 'populist' music in the era of the avant garde. The history of the term can be traced to the upsurge in parodying the past in art and architecture and was thought to be a new aesthetic which would eventually replace modernism. In music, this apparently new aesthetic was first represented by composers like Rochberg who were disaffected with serialism and a so called allienation between the composer and the audience by modernist music....   [tags: language, post-modern,] 1241 words
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The History of Acting - ... (“Theater”) The time period known as the Middle Ages brought forth many advances. This was because of the fall of the Roman Empire, which allowed all of these advances to take place. It brought about the liturgical dramas, and without these types of theater, we would not know what true comedy is today. There was a short time period known as the Renaissance, which followed the Middle Ages, while although small, is still a part of the history of acting. During the Renaissance, the Church was highly against theatrical activity....   [tags: Modern Theater, Middle ages]
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Western Imperialism and Modern East Asia - ... The ensuing drug trafficking accordingly corrupted many Chinese officials. The opium cartel held by The East India Company made other British agents unhappy, as they too wanted trading monopolies with China in areas such as industrialized textiles. By 1834, Great Britain directed Lord Napier to bypass the commerce authority in China, the Cohong, and negotiate matters of trade with China’s governor-general who declined any business agreements for the reason that the Chinese ‘saw no reason to sully their dignity by dealing with barbarians’....   [tags: China, Japan, Korea, Imperialism]
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Influence of the Samurai on Modern Japanese Society - Introduction Throughout History, there have been many different groups or events that are still widely known today. Groups of people such as the Indians or Vikings are popular groups which are referenced constantly in today’s society. However, none of these groups is more known or referenced than the Japanese Samurai. Originating in 646 AD, these Japanese warriors developed from a loose organization of farmers to the dominant social class in Feudal Japan. Along with their dominant military and political standing, the samurai brought with them a unique code or moral belief that became the core of Samurai culture....   [tags: Japanese Culture] 1723 words
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Mass Media Exposure in Modern Society - The world as it is represented by society today is a very big place. Throughout this “public sphere,” there are many things that influence us as a whole. Many of the things that have the biggest impact in our lives are most commonly communicated through the Mass Media. The Mass Media has evolved a lot since the printing press was established back in 1454. Through the Media, much can be said during one instance to the general public without as much effort. It started with print, and then developed into a language and soon it became something that was digital and handheld....   [tags: Media, technology] 1564 words
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Traditional Shinto & Modern Japanese Business - The nation of Japan, even more so than other countries, has a long, long history behind it. It's a country dating back as far as the B.C. Era, and that has experienced various powerful events that has shaped the country since its birth. As with other nations, an important part of their past lies in their religion. Before they were introduced to Buddhism and other outside religions, which had a large impact on their society, the Japanese followed something known as Shinto. As the one religion that can truly be called “Japanese,” it follows that its influences would still remain in the eyes of the people and only aided by a traditionally xenophobic view of the world....   [tags: Japanese History ]
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How Similar Are We to our Ancient Ancestors? - ... Today, the contemporary humans have built more complex and larger monuments like the World Trade Center, which stood around 541 meters tall before it was destroyed in 2001. Despite the fact, I still think it is amazing that our early ancestors had the ability to create such complex structures with very limited resources. Another area of similarity the people of the Old Stone Age had in common with us was their culture. One subject of culture that was similar to us was their act of rituals and burials....   [tags: ancient history, paleolithic era]
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The Development of Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Late Renaissance and Baroque Eras - ... Violins, cellos, and violas had a standardized four strings. Originally, the violins strings were made of twisted gut, but the sound was soft and indistinct, and these strings often responded slowly to the newer bowing techniques. Around 1700 though, the lowest string was wound in silver wire. This made the string louder and more responsive, and over the course of the Eighteenth Century, the second and third strings were also changed. During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, violas played in the alto and tenor ranges, and in large ensembles, outnumbered violins....   [tags: History, Baroque Era, Music]
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Ancient Japanese Poetry - ... Rather than write it in kanji, if hiragana is used, “かみ” becomes a generic word that can be interpreted by the reader as they please. “Kami” is a very simple example of this—in many tanka, these types of puns can span between parts of speech, giving the poem yet another dimension. Through this complicated process that is exclusive to Japanese, the writer is able to play with words and further exemplify his skill at language to impress his intended audience. Kakekotoba greatly benefitted from the change in writing systems in Japan from the Chinese kanji to the use of kana....   [tags: Man'yōshū, Romance, Heian-Era]
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Periodical Project - ... This periodical includes the following small works: “The Star of Bethlehem” by Henry Morley “My Window” by Harriet Parr “A Mutiny in India” by Edward Townsend “A Queen's Revenge” by Wilkie Collins “Chip: A School for Cooks” by W. H. Wills “The Rinderpest, or Steppe Murrain” by Samuel Sidney “Doctor Garrick” by Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald Each of these works had very different motives. The factual, articles were “The Star of Bethlehem,” “Chip: A School for Cooks,” and “The Rinderpest, or Steppe Murrain.” The Star of Bethlehem” discussed the historical origins of Royal Bethlem Hospital and how the light of hope—or star—could not be found in such a dark and evil place, as “The remedy for lunacy which we now find in cheerfulness and hope was sought in gloom and terror” (Household Words 146)....   [tags: history, victorian era, dickens]
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Neanderthal and Early Modern Humans - Neanderthal and Early Modern Humans The history of life on earth goes back to millions of years. Many species and creatures evolved and changed through time, leading up to what we know today as, modern man. One of the creatures most similar to modern man is the Neanderthals; they are sometimes referred to as “early modern humans.” An article entitled “Early man steered clear of Neanderthal romance” by Michael Hopkin, explains that there was a discovery that early human ancestors of modern man did not breed with their “cousins,” the Neanderthals, according to DNA that has been studied....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Modern technology's effect on ecology - ?It is because of those scientists. inventions.. ?Modern technology owes ecology an apology!. This is what some people say when the read the news about haze, deforestation, extinction of flora and fauna and global warming. They blame modern technology, the materials and ideas developed in the last century to assist humans in their activities, for the deterioration of ecology. The ecological cycle has been very much disturbed by the developments humankind have achieved....   [tags: essays research papers] 1278 words
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Modern Western Thought - Modern Western though has been shaped by emphasis on scientific thinking and reasoning from the time of Copernicus, Galileo and Newton. The scientific revolution gave birth to a new era of thought, in which observations were made to support an idea. This involved what man could prove through sense, not religion or superstition. Notable ancient Greek historians, philosophers and scientists, such as Thucydides, Socrates, Aristotle, and Hippocrates, laid down the seeds of modern Western thought. An ancient Greek writer who demonstrated modern scientific objectivity was Thucydides....   [tags: essays research papers] 715 words
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Greek Tragedies in a Modern World - Greek Tragedies in a Modern World *Works Cited Not Included From the times of Aristotle to modern day Boal people have tried to come up with a definition of tragedy that encompasses all of the works they feel to be tragedies. However, there are always a few exceptions to their rules that make their thesis insubstantial. Those who define tragedies all have different elements that they say are necessary in classifying something as a tragedy. Unfortunately for us, no one definition has ever been settled upon that everyone agrees with....   [tags: Papers] 871 words
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Are We in a Post-Modern Age? - This paper answers the question: Are We in a Post-Modern Age. Post-Modernism can be described as a particular style of thought. It is a concept that correlates the emergence of new features and types of social life and economic order in a culture; often called modernization, post-industrial, consumer, media, or multinational capitalistic societies. In Modernity, we have the sense or idea that the present is discontinuous with the past, that through a process of social, technological, and cultural change (either through improvement, that is, progress, or through decline) life in the present is fundamentally different from life in the past....   [tags: Post-Modernity] 2824 words
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Frankenstein-value for modern readers - Frankenstein-value for modern readers Mary Shelley’s text, Frankenstein is a text, which is highly regarded in today’s society for its outstanding literary worth. However, the text as it was seen during the time of Shelley and its appearance and appeal today, most certainly differ. The most significant difference is that over a hundred years ago, the text was seen as a popular text, our modern day Simpsons, if you like. Conversely, today it appeals to the cannon of high culture. Its gradual change over time has been based on a number of deciding factors....   [tags: essays research papers] 925 words
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The Origins of Modern Science - The origins of modern science date to the seventeenth century, a period so marked by innovative thinking that it has been called the `century of genius.'...Breaking free of the bonds of tradition, these sixteenth-century thinkers developed the scientific method, a means of understanding based on a systematic observation of natural phenomena and experimentation regarding causes and effects (Merriman, 311). The ideas of many scientists, and philosophers, such as Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, and Francis Bacon, flew in the face of the 16th century intellectual orthodoxy....   [tags: European History] 2475 words
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Stigma of Tattoos in Modern Times - Modern Times Stigma: As a tattooed person, I can attest that stigma and prejudice are still alive and well in the new millennium, even in a "liberal outpost" like Massachusetts. Whether it's a stare, look, comment or something more serious, like denial of service or hassling from law enforcement, cultural stigma is still a factor for those seeking tattoos. Much of this is clearly rooted in the history of tattooing in the U.S. (see below) but there are other possible sources for these attitudes as well....   [tags: Tattoo]
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Modern Industrial Relations in India - Modern Industrial Relations in India A study of modern industrial relations in India can be made in three distinct phases. The first phase can be considered to have commenced from about the middle of the nineteenth century and ended by the end of the First World War. The second phase comprises the period thereafter till the attainment of the independence in 1947, and the third phase represents the post-independence era....   [tags: Papers] 506 words
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The Devlopment of Modern Africa - The Development of Modern Africa There are over 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the wealth of natural resources and the prevalence of wealth in the northern segments of Africa have led many to speculate about the equity and economic development in the sub-Sahara. Unfortunately, the progression of economic, political and social factors in this region have done little to improve the overall conditions, and have instead demonstrated a consistent bias towards the government and the social elites that has impacted the chances of successful development in the region....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Classical vs. Modern Music - Classical vs. Modern Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756, in Salzburg, Austria. He was born to an overbearing and ambitious father, Leopold, who was more than anxious to exploit his son's extraordinary musical gifts. Mozart began composing at an early age, and he began touring around the same time. Throughout his life, Mozart made many enemies, many his own fault, through his naive arrogance and harsh critique of his musical contemporaries. He worked feverishly, composing symphonies and operas, as well as touring constantly....   [tags: Papers] 1068 words
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Mina Loy as the Modern Woman - Mina Loy as the Modern Woman Born on December 27, 1882, into an ordinary London family, Mina Lowy proved to be anything but common. After spending years as the recipient of her father’s encouragement, Loy moved from the artistic confinement that her mother tried to impose upon her to a life of literary acclaim. Developing her artistic crafts of painting, sculpture, and poetry, her most recognized talent, Mina Loy refused to be crowded into convenient societal definitions. Hailed as the quintessential “New Woman” in 1917, Loy embodied the changing definition of modern femininity....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 922 words
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History of Modern Computers - 1945-Present The evolution of modern computers is divided into a few "distinct" generations. Each generation is characterized by extreme improvements over the prior era in the technology used in the manufacturing process, the internal layout of computer systems, and programming languages. There has also been a steady improvement in algorithms, including algorithms used in computational science, though not usually associated with computer generations. The following timeline has been organized using a logical breakdown of events and discoveries....   [tags: PC computers Technology History Essays]
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Development of Modern World and Religion - Development of Modern World and Religion Since the beginning of human existence, our ability to think and ask questions has led us to answer questions sometimes with uncertainty and doubt. Many natural occurrences that are today easily explained due to our technological advances were great mysteries to early societies. By not being able to answer their questions, many attributed storms, floods, heat and cold to acts of gods, which was a much more plausible explanation than not knowing at all....   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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Medieval Art in a Modern World - Medieval Art in a Modern World When I was looking at different works of art from the Middle Ages in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (medieval wing), one in particular caught my attention. Entitled “Plaque with the Crucifixion and the Stabbing of Hades,” this piece embodies life and death, triumph and defeat, divinity and humanity. Carved in ivory, this plaque, depicting the Passion of Christ with an allusion to Hades (god of the underworld), is from the mid-tenth century, or Middle Byzantine era, and was made in Constantinople....   [tags: Essays Papers] 625 words
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Modern Japan Yoshida Shigeru - Modern Japan Yoshida Shigeru Yoshida Shigeru was quite arguably the biggest key player in Japan's postwar politics. Not only was he the prime minister, as well as the foreign minister for most of the first decade of Japan's postwar period, but he also had a powerful group of political disciples known as the "Yoshida School". It was this group of LDP conservatives who dominated the political arena during the majority of the postwar period, even after Yoshida's fall from power in 1954. Yoshida was one of the remaining conservatives who was not ousted from power by the Occupation....   [tags: Papers] 525 words
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Silencing the Left in Modern America - Silencing the Left in Modern America “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas.” -- Natalie Maines on tour in England The crowd erupted in cheers. Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks band had just excited two thousand fans in a small London club with her anti-Bush statement, only one week before American forces entered Iraq. The Dixie Chicks finished their concert riding the high of their audience’s support. Little did they know the trouble these fifteen words would cause....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Childhood of the Modern Society - Childhood of the Modern Society Childhood is a fundamental stage and its influence extends into adult life. To guarantee that children and adolescents have the best possible start in life is the way to ensure the development and progress of nations. The dictionary defines childhood as the period of life between infancy and puberty. Often these days, this is the age of children attending primary school and early secondary school. While it is admittedly true that with stress and a heavy workload, children do have lesser time for themselves, it would be exaggerated to say that there is no such thing as childhood anymore....   [tags: Papers] 692 words
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Anticipatory (Pre-emptive) Self-defence: The Need for a Modern Approach - Anticipatory (Pre-emptive) Self-defence: The Need for a Modern Approach The use of military force is a valid customary international law norm and it is enshrined in the United Nations Charter. Nevertheless, the use of force is only authorised if it falls under one of two categories: self-defence (article 41 of the United Nations Charter), or Security Council authorisation. To justify a resort to pre-emptive war, a state must give reasonable proof that the action is necessary to the vital national security interests of the state, and that the act of aggression in self-defence is proportional, according to Charter principles....   [tags: Politics War Government Military Essays]
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How Linguists Detect and Monitor Variation in the Pronunciation of Modern English - David Graddol categorised Modern English into 3 parts. We will be looking into the handling of Late modern English by linguists. It is used in our present era where English has become the international language of communications technology and American English becoming more dominant . I will be looking at the study by Guy and Vonwiller followed by some of the devices used by linguists to detect and monitor the pronunciation of modern English. A very clear example of how linguists detect and monitor variation in the pronunciation of modern English is the study by Gregory Guy and Julia Vovwiller....   [tags: Languages] 1519 words
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The Critical Writing Era - Most poets were young when they started writing, but not Eliot. Eliot started writing when he became an adult. “Eliot, T.S. (26 Sept. 1888-4 Jan. 1965), poet, critic, and editor, was born Thomas Stearns Eliot in St. Louis, Missouri” (Bush). Eliot wrote during the Modern Age, after War World I. Harold Bloom loved Eliot’s poetry, he states “of course, poetry was far more than a mere hobby for Eliot, and his aspirations ran further than Lloyd’s of London. Banking might have been his day job, but his passion was poetry” (Bloom 4)....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1157 words
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One Era To Another: The Telephone - The modern version of the telephone has proven a significant change over the years from what it was at one point. What allows us to communicate with the world at any hour; minute and second of the day only exhibits how significant the invention has been for individuals. It is one of the most used pieces of electronics in the world today. Over time research has not only led to different versions of the phone, but to the developments of different tones, caller id’s, dialing, call tracing and allowing a person to listen to music while on hold....   [tags: Inventions, Alexander Graham Bell] 1066 words
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The Information Digital Era - The world wide web has digitised information and converged the way we access information. We view newspapers online via a computer or on our mobile phones, and we look up information by searching a key word rather than flicking through an alphebetised encyclopedia. The internet provides us with a seemingly limitless source of information, and now, it also allows us to contribute to that information through blogs, wiki’s and other user-generated sites. Wikipedia is an online encyclopedic data-base with users world-wide, it offers millions of articles in hundreds of languages....   [tags: internet, digital media]
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Enlightenment and Implicitness: Devine and Gender Images - ... Priestess Pimiko’s job was to keep harmonious society during warfare and similar spiritual affinity was seen in Ryukyuan culture. This matriarchal credence shifted substantially with imported religions, Buddhism and Confucianism, which ultimately outlined indigenous Shinto into Courtly Shinto with Shinbutsu shūgō (神仏習合) concept. The syncretism of Kami and Buddha allowed merging divine images from one religion to another fluidly. Buddhist sculptures were influenced by Hellenistic mythological art in Gandhara and Indian style with Hindi influence later in history....   [tags: Modern Society, Culture, Sculptures, Art] 831 words
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