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Events that Led to World War One

- Events that Led to World War One When people are talking of war, they seem to always want to know what started it. There are many things that can cause a war. For example, World War One was started because of many things: nationalism, building of arms, entangling of alliances, and imperialism. Nationalism lead to war because Serbia encouraged the people in Austria -Hungary to rebel and join Serbians. Serbia was tired of being bossed around by Austria-Hungary and wanted to be left alone....   [tags: Papers]

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The Spark of World War I

- The conflicting national interests in western and eastern Europe drove the major countries to form protective coalitions, even with nations that had once been bitter enemies. Smaller countries were forced to choose sides, and by 1914, Europe was separated into two heavily armed camps. Any spark would have been enough to ignite the war everyone expected. That spark was touched off in Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In an attempt to ease tensions between Austria-Hungary and people in the Balkans, the Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife made a ceremonial trip to Sarajevo....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Causes of World War One

- Causes of World War One World War I was the result of leaders' aggression towards other countries which was supported by the rising nationalism of the European nations. Economic and imperial competition and fear of war prompted military alliances and an arms race, which further escalated the tension contributing to the outbreak of war. For Twenty years, the nations of Europe had been making alliances. It was thought the alliances would promote peace. Each country would be protected by others in case of war....   [tags: Papers]

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The Tempest Is A Play About The Power And Dangers Of Creativity

- The Tempest is a play about the power and dangers of creativity. Discuss. "From beginning to end the play-write gives prominence to the problems of dominion, freedom, political failure and of repetition." Like Russ Mc Donald I also believe that Shakespeare devoted his last comedy largely to the exploration of the shapes and effects that possession and the search for power can have on persons. The Tempest's central character, Prospero, is also crucial to this interpretation. His unique magical gifts give him undefeatable power to wreak vengeance on his enemies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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World War One Was a Senseless War

- World War One Was a Senseless War World War One was the first major war that was fought in mainly in Europe, and parts of Asia. The war lasted from July 28th, 1914 to November 11th, 1928. There were over a hundred nations involved not only from Europe, but from Asia, Africa, Central America, North America and many Island nations. There were millions of casualties fighting in slow moving trench warfare , and many battles were also fought at sea. There are many reason why the world plunged into its first world war....   [tags: World History, World War I]

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The Duchess of Malfi

- John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi was written in the early 1600’s and is often considered to be Webster’s masterpiece. The story takes place in the Italian city of Amalfi during the sixteenth century, where the Duchess of the court of Amalfi is a young widow who has fallen in love with her steward, Antonio. Both of her brothers – the Cardinal and Duke Ferdinand – are against her remarrying and are very powerful. In becoming suspicious of the Duchess, Ferdinand hires Bosola to spy on her, while the Duchess thinks she has employed him as head of her stables....   [tags: essays research papers]

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World War 1

- World War 1 The question is who and/or what caused World War 1. Well at the turn of the twentieth century Europe seemed to enjoy a period of peace of progress. But below the surface several forces were at the work and would lead Europe into the Great War. There were many causes of World War 1. Three important causes were: the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the tangle of alliances, and the costs of war. These causes had a great toll on World War 1 and questioned the thought if it would ever end....   [tags: World War I WWI WW1]

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How Shakespeare Presents the Encounter between Ferdinand and Miranda from Lines 450-499

- How Shakespeare Presents the Encounter between Ferdinand and Miranda from Lines 450-499 The encounter between Miranda and Ferdinand in lines 450-499 of The Tempest is presented using three characters, Miranda, Ferdinand, and Prospero. Miranda and Ferdinand have fallen in love at first sight to Prospero’s delight, though he doesn’t want them to fall in love too quickly or interfere with his plans, so he lies to Miranda about Ferdinand’s unworthiness and then charms Ferdinand from moving....   [tags: Papers]

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Safer to be Feared than Loved in The Prince

- Safer to be Feared than Loved in The Prince Rulers throughout history would have different reactions to Machevelli’s statement, “It is much safer to be feared than loved”. Rulers that wanted total power would have a tendency to agree with the claim but other rulers exerted power without being feared. Charlemange would disagree with Machevelli because he reaped great benefits from friendliness. Charlemange supported and cooperated with the church throughout his reign. In return, the church crowned him Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas day 800....   [tags: Machiavelli Prince]

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The Most Significant Causes of World War One

- The Most Significant Causes of World War One There are many causes of World War one, some long term and some short term. Nobody has ever actually agreed on what the cause of the war actually is, but there are many significant causes that we can look at. Some causes are: · The Franco–Prussian War (1870-1871) · German Naval Race · Alliance Systems · The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand These are some of the cause of the war of which I will be talking about. The Franco-Prussian War Many saw this as one of the main cause of the war....   [tags: Papers]

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Religious Reasons for Invasion of Granada in 1482

- Religious Reasons for Invasion of Granada in 1482 Ferdinand and Isabella did invade Granada for religious reasons, as they wanted the Catholic faith to be the faith of everyone. However, this was not the only reason that the conquest took place. There were definitely other factors which played a part in the decision to, and then ultimately the actual conquest of Granada. Isabella was a very devout Catholic and as queen she wanted her country's religion to be a united one, and her hope was that by taking over Granada she would also convert them all to the Catholic faith, she wanted to fight for the glory of God....   [tags: Papers]

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cinco de mayo

- “Mexicamos, Viva Mexico” is cried out by the Mexican president every 16th of September as done by Miguel Hidalgo in 1821, after the traditional bell ringing is finished the national anthem is sang. Similar to the 4th of July celebration with parties, fireworks, ceremonies, except they also get bullfights also. In search for independence a priest decided to take matters into his own hands and lead a revolution against the Spanish government, but he was executed immediately. His execution inspired another priest to continue the rebellion and brought together the Criollos, but more auguring was to continue until the country found a way of government both sides were satisfied with....   [tags: essays research papers]

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William Shakespeare: The Tempest

- William Shakespeare: The Tempest How is fate used by Shakespeare, in the Tempest, to change and control the range of characters, using Prospero’s power and his magic. In Literature, Destiny or Fate is a source of irony in literature; where the characters may act without realising the destiny that the audience or reader is aware of. This is very much true to that of the plot in the Tempest. Shakespeare has used Prospero’s craft of magic, his great source of power, to influence and change the fates of other characters in the play; for personal gain or for the good of others....   [tags: Papers]

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The Beginning of World War I

- What started World War One and the events that drew the United States in to it. A young man by the name of Gavrilo Princip shot and killed the archduke heir to the Austrian throne, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie at point blank range. Princip actions cause an outrage among the Europeans which escalated the bitter freud with the Serbian and the Austro-Hungarians. The disputes over and many other issues lead to the Austro-Hungarians and its German ally declaring war on Serbia. The Russians allied with the Serbians....   [tags: World War I, history, Franz Ferdinand,]

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Assassination at Sarajevo

- Assassination at Sarajevo Important Places/Dates of event: April,1914- Narodna Obrandna recieves paper that says that Francis Ferdinand will be coming to Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 Sarajevo-June28, 1914- Francis Ferdinand and Sofia Chotek are assassinated July 23- Austria sends ultimatum to Serbian leaders July 28-Austria declares war on Serbia August 1, 1914- Germany declares war on Russia August 2, 1914- Germany asks for free transit in Belgium; Belgium refuses, but German’s enter anyway August 3, 1914- Germany declares war on France August 4, 1914- Germany admits to violation of Belgian rights, promises to restore order after war October 12, 1914- Gavrilo Princip’s trial Key Id...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Causes of the First World War

- The Causes of the First World War The First World War was fought between 1914 and 1918. People called the war Great War because that is the First war they ever seen. There are lots of country involved the main powers are Germany, Austria - Hungary, Britain, France and Russia. In this essay I am going to discuss about long term and short term causes and how they linked to the Great War. An event such as a war may have many complicated causes, but it often needs what historians call a "trigger" to set it off....   [tags: Papers]

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Ferdinand's Feelings Toward Melinda in "The Tempest"

- From the Tempest play, we are introduced to the character known as Ferdinand in act 1 scene 2. We know very little about Ferdinand except that he is the heir to the throne of Naples and is of an upper class. He is the son of Alonso - the present king of Naples. Apart from this, we have very little information on this particular character at this time. In this essay I will be studying the feelings of Ferdinand towards Miranda, using two scenes extracts from the play. (Act 1 scene 2 and Act 3 scene 1.) Our first meeting with Ferdinand is when he is shipwrecked upon the island, segregated from the remaining royal entourage....   [tags: characters, relationships, Tempest, shakespeare, ]

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Character of Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest

- Tempest Character Analysis        William Shakespeare's last play The Tempest is a story about Prospero (the rightful duke of Milan). He is betrayed by his brother Antonio and left on a ship with his daughter Miranda to die. Only things are not going according to plan and Prospero and Miranda arrive on an island. Prospero is seeking his revenge. Coming back from a wedding in Africa a ship containing Prosperos enemies is attacked by the tempest and scatters its passengers about the island. Prospero exhibits three major character traits: forcefulness, protectiveness and forgiveness....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Peace of Westphalia

- The signing of the Peace of Westphalia brought an end to the long a bloody Thirty Years War that ravaged Germany for three decades. The treaty was signed in 1648 and it offered a freedom of religion that was not offered in the Peace of Augsburg. This treaty also took power away from the Church and it would never again be allowed to be the dominant power in Europe.2 The German Princes could finally have control over their country without the Catholic Church.3 The problem began with the Peace of Augsburg....   [tags: Religious History ]

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The Spanish Inquistition

- Ferdinand and Isabella used the Inquisition to eliminate opposition in Spain. Their thoughts were that by eliminating the Jews, Muslims, and New Christians in Spain they would gain unity, wealth, and power. They wanted to make a Christian and only a Christian Spain. Since Ferdinand and Isabella were married they strived to make Spain a whole. With Ferdinand ruling Aragon and Isabella ruling Castile they united Spain as one. Soon Ferdinand and Isabella had the regions of Granada and Portugal as part of Spain....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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World War I: Description of Key Events

- ... Throughout Europe in the 1800’s Nationalism brought many changes, including the rise of many new powers like Germany but also the downfall of empires like the Ottoman Empire. When Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia, Serbia become angry that many Serbs were disallowed to return to Serbia, so out of Nationalism the Black Hand was created, this group was responsible for the death of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand. This was very crucial due to the fact that Nationalism had created a “Power Keg”, nearly every individual was willing to die for their country, this would result in major consequences, so if a major event occurred, the results would be catastrophic....   [tags: imperialism, tench, warfare, nationlism]

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Effective Use of Irony and Satire in Unveiling

- Effective Use of Irony and Satire in Unveiling Unveiling, by Vclav Havel, is an almost satirical view of societal behavior in the modern day world. The unusual props located throughout the apartment as well as the characters involved in the play come together to form an ironic tale wrought with realistic themes and an extremist view of modern society. The main characters are Vera, Michael, and Ferdinand Vanek. The play begins with Ferdinand entering the party of Vera and Michael. As the story line progresses, Vera and Michael continue describing their many material possessions and showing off their supposed glamour....   [tags: Unveiling]

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Comparison of the Undertones in the Plays Edward the Second versus The Dutchess of Malfi

- Comparison of the Undertones in the Plays Edward the Second versus The Dutchess of Malfi The plays, “Edward the Second, “ and “ The Duchess of Malfi.” I will be discussing what lead to Edward and the Duchess’s demised and how did the way they were murdered represented in the plays. I will also show what were the undertones in the two scenes, and how did they represent in the plays. From the beginning, we learned that Edward was a homosexual, who was in love with Gaveston. We can have a sense that the whole play was played around Edward’s homosexuality and his affair toward Gaveston, until the very end of Edward’s brutal demise....   [tags: Papers]

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Europe at War in 1914

- Europe at War in 1914 Introduction The events that triggered the First World War began with an unlucky mistake. The First World War, which lasted from 1914 to 1918 known at the time as 'The Great War'. It involved more countries than any previous war. It introduced new technology into warfare, and caused destruction on an unequalled scale. It was 'total war', involving the mobilization, not just of vast armies, but of whole nations. The human cost of the war- in terms of damaged minds and bodies, and ruined lives- was beyond calculation....   [tags: Papers]

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Christopher Columbus vs. Alvez Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

- Christopher Columbus and Alvez Nunez Cabeza de Vaca were both explorers for Spain, but under different rulers and different times. The more famous, Christopher Columbus, came before de Vaca’s time. Columbus sailed a series of four voyages between 1492 and 1504 in search for a route to Asia which led accidentally to his discovery of new land inhabited with Indians. Christopher sailed under the Spanish monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella for his journey to the “Indies,” whom he was loyal to by claiming everything in their name....   [tags: American History Compare Contrast]

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Profits of New Monarchs

- New monarchs paved the way for a more profitable future for the most powerful countries in Europe. Fledgling countries such as Spain, France, and England, profited from their new monarchs, ultimately becoming the powerful world powers they are today. The key components of a new monarch include limiting the nobles' power, increasing economic prosperity, uniting their nation, and stabilizing their army. The monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, King Louis XI of France, and King Henry VII of England, are prime examples of new monarchs....   [tags: power, prosperity, strength]

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Sfar's "Vampire Loves"

- This section of Sfar's Vampire Loves is telling of Lani's emotions but also that of the Tree-Man as they interact with each other. This section is the first and only time in this story Lani is witnessed enjoying herself and not worrying about the break-up she had with Ferdinand. With the backdrop of the darker green behind the two characters, their colors stand out. The backdrop accentuates their complementary colors, pale green and bright green. This emphasizes that these two earthy creatures are made for one another....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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The Count of Monte Christo

- The Count of Monte Christo I want to introduce you to, “The Count of Monte Christo,” by Alexandre Dumas. It is a story that starts as a love story that turns to betrayal and revenge. The Count of Monte Christo is set in France about 1804 in a large city. There was confusion to who led France, King Louis or Napoleon. France was divided by the two ruling parties. The main character is Edmond Dantes. He did many things in this story. He was a sailor, a lover, a friend, a captain, and a prisoner....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

- After the following events, all the countries were ready for war, they expected it. Things were brewing from all 6 countries (Britain, Italy, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia). The two alliances- Triple Entente (Britain, France and Russia, formed in 1907) and the Triple Alliance (Austria-Hungary, Italy and Germany, formed in 1882)-just needed a spark to ignite the war. This spark that possibly became the most likely cause of the start of war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne....   [tags: assassination, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, war]

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Why World War I Broke Out in 1914

- There were many reasons why World War 1 broke out in 1914, some of which were obvious and others not so obvious. The most prominent reasons for the outbreak of World War 1 would be due to alliances in Europe, Imperialism, Militarism, and Nationalism. Lastly, the most obvious reason, the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was the cause of the immediate outbreak of the First World War Over time, there were many countries within Europe that had made agreements to defend one another in the case that their country went into battle....   [tags: World War I,]

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Exploring Why a Murder Lead to War in 1914

- Exploring Why a Murder Lead to War in 1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archbishop of Austria, and his wife Sophie were murdered in 1914. This event set off a sequence of consequences which ended up in the beginning of World War l. Franz and his wife were shot by a Serb called Gavrilo Princep in Sarajevo. It was this act which gave Austria-Hungary the motive for going to war with Serbia. On the 28th of July 1914 an incident happened in Sarajevo which, some people say could have triggered the war off....   [tags: Papers]

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Causes Of World War One

- Yoni Ahronov Mr. Semach Fall Semester 2014 Causes of World War One The Main Reasons on Why the War Started Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism, and Nationalism are amongst the many causes for World War I. In addition, the murder of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife June 28th 1914, . The Archduke next in line to the Austrian Hungarian throne was assassinated in his car during a drive in Serbia. The assassination was the work of a terrorist group known as the Black Hand. At that time in the late 1800’s many countries started to get better weapons and also more effective ways upon killing people in the masses....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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The Events Of World War I

- As the twentieth century started much of Europe was worried and restless. Over 40 years countries had eyed each other suspiciously and were prepared to fight. No single event caused World War I, rather a series of big and small events. For instance Germany’s ruler, Kaiser Wilhelm II was nervous. He believed that countries such as France and England had ignored his advice when it came to European politics. In addition to this, England, France, and Russia had formed an alliance; the Triple Entente....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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Spain: Then and Now

- The Mediterranean peoples were aware of Spain from very early times. Civilization in Spain actually dates back to the Stone Age. There were many people who inhabited Spain most notably the Basques. Later the Carthaginians settled on the east coast and in the Balearic Islands, where Greek colonies also sprang up. In the 3d century BC, the Carthaginians under Hamilcar Barca began to conquer most of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics and established Cartagena as capital. In the Punic war the Roman army defeats Hannibal and the Carthaginian Empire is inhibited....   [tags: European History]

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Europe after the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation

- Europe after the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter Reformation The period immediately following the Protestant reformation and the Catholic counter reformation, was full of conflict and war. The entire continent of Europe and all of it's classes of society were affected by the destruction and flaring tempers of the period. In the Netherlands, the Protestants and the Catholics were at eachother’s throats. In France it was the Guise family versus the Bourbons. In Bohemia, the religious and political structures caused total havoc for over thirty years; and in England, the Presbyterians thought that the English Anglican Church too closely resembled the Roman Catholic Church....   [tags: Papers]

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The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Austrian Archduk

- ... On the other hand, the rise of militarism is seen as one of the most plausible reasons, since it alarmed many European leaders and made them constantly worry about their foes. Yet, it truly does not make sense that, in order to cease the threat of sudden war, the whole continent decides to take part in one of the goriest conflicts in history. Overall, it is clear that a tragic chain of events led to World War I, but none of them could be a credible explanation for bloodshed. Furthermore, the war was not entirely inevitable....   [tags: conflict, human history, world war I]

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Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer

- Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer. Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, a Spanish conqueror and explorer, was the first to see the coast of the Pacific Ocean. He saw the ocean in September of 1513, from the top of a mountain of what is now Panama. On September 29, 1523, Balboa claimed it and all its shores for Spain. His findings opened Spanish explorations and conquests along the western coast of South America began. The Spanish called the ocean the South Sea because it lay south of the isthmus of Panama....   [tags: History]

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The Causes of World War One

- World War 1 Summative There were four main causes of World War One which include alliances, imperialism, militarism and nationalism, but in my opinion, though all causes contributed greatly to World War 1, the causes that had the most effect on starting the war were nationalism and imperialism. I believe Imperialism played a huge part in causing World War 1 because the great powers of Europe all wanted to make money selling their natural resources, but when they ran out there was a huge conflict for resource rich land and expanding their respective countries....   [tags: imperialsim, nationalsim, military]

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Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest

- Interruption and Distraction in The Tempest In Shakespeare's play The Tempest, there are numerous interruptions that hinder the outcomes of the play. Simultaneously, through magic and song, the wedding masque is a subtle distraction that could have altered the result of the play. In The Tempest, interruption equals distraction, in turn causing restraints. This promotes confusion, disturbance, mental intrusion, and diversion amongst the characters in the play. We are introduced to Ariel (Prospero's invisible servant)....   [tags: Shakespeare Tempest Essays]

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What Caused World War One?

- What caused world war one . Maybe, we should start with what made world one possible. Why the war happens and how it was possible is two different things. If we were to look at that we would have to say it was made possible by two things sweet propaganda and the technology of that current time. When you want somebody to go to war, they have to tell sell you on war pride. They have to make villains out of the opposing team to increase their military. They have to create a sense of nationalism. Pride in your country roll out commercial and war slogans....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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The Semiotic Theory Developed By Ferdinand De Saussure

- Ferdinand de Saussure is one of history’s greatest contributors to both modern linguistics and structuralist semiology. Semiology can be understood as the analysis of sign systems. Prior to Saussure’s theory, “linguistics was principally diachronic and he was the one who inaugurated the synchronic study of language and the way meaning is structurally generated” (Potter, 2015). Additionally, semiology can also be interpreted as the attempt to study reality as a text. There is not a single part of our reality that cannot in some way, shape or form be considered part of a text....   [tags: Linguistics, Ferdinand de Saussure, Semiotics]

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The Assassination Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

- The Great War, which is also known as World War 1 began in the year 1914, after a series of events erupted in the 20th century. The Great War was global however, the western front was greatly affected. The causes of the Great have been greatly debated and still remain quite controversial. While the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand has played a significant role in the Great War there are several profound factors that contributed to the start of the Great War. In many cases the assassination was more so seen as the spark or the last straw that caused the war....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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The Duchess of Malfi: A Character Study

- Webster based his plot on a true story set in Italy, a story that has as central themes inequality, injustice, and corruption. In my opinion one of the best techniques that Webster used to transmit these themes was to make the characters appear to be something that they are not. Furthermore, all the important characters of the play have both good and bad sides, and some of them (Cardinal) are “bad” but appear to be “good”. This contrast between good and bad and the changes of personality, help the author to build a play full of tragedy and therefore this maintains the reader’s attention focused on the play and anxious to see what is going to happen next....   [tags: The Duchess of Malfi]

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The Murder of Franz Ferdinand and the Outbreak of a Major European War

- The Murder of Franz Ferdinand and the Outbreak of a Major European War It's the early 19th century and problems are erupting all over Europe. France has just finished a war with Prussia in which it was defeated and tempers are running high. Germany has taken a piece of Eastern France named Alsace Lorraine and France wants revenge. France has been very humiliated and is now building up its alliances. The first of these was the Dual entente; an agreement between France and Russia signed in 1894....   [tags: Papers]

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The Causes of World War I

- The Causes of World War I It has been suggested that naval rivalry was the main cause of World War One because, this was one of the most significant causes of tension between some of the most powerful countries in Europe. I strongly agree that this contributed to World War One but there are also several other factors that have to be considered such as the Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the First Moroccan Crisis, the Second Moroccan Crisis, the Balkan Wars and the Arms Race....   [tags: Papers]

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World War I And The Great War

- During the period of July 1914 to November 1918 was when the world took a turn of events, and had an everlasting effect on the world including the people in it. Yet, the main focus was Europe and the United States. The causes of World War 1 also known as the Great War included both short, and long term occurrences. Some of the reasons for these occurrences included a multipolar power in Europe, Imperialism, the alliance system, nationalism, imperial rivalries in Africa / Asia, and a sudden assassination....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Shakespearian comedies have some common characteristics which are found in The Tempest. The first characteristic of Shakespearian comedy is that there is a struggle of young lovers. They have to go through many adversaries to achieve their love. Miranda is a passive character and Ferdinand is also not the hero of the play. But they are the important couple of the play. Miranda is shown as a meek lady who is very faithful to her love when she says, “I am your wife, if you will marry me; / If not, I’ll die your maid” (III.i.83–84)....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Deception]

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The Assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand

- The Assassination of Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand The assassination ================= 'Sunday the 28th of June 1914 was a very bright and extremely hot day in Sarajevo. Sarajevo in Bosnia was preparing for a very rare royal visit. The streets had been specially decked out for the royal visit and colourful Turkish rugs had bean hung out along Apel Quay where the procession was going to take place.' The Austrian-Hungarian empire in central Europe had expanded; it had taken control of Bosnia....   [tags: Papers]

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The Theme of Incest in The Duchess of Malfi

- One can begin the discussion on the theme of incest in ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ by understanding the social conception of ‘incest’. Talcott Parsons says-“ it is not so much the prohibition of incest in its negative aspect(maintaining sexual relations) …(Instead) Incest is withdrawal from the obligation to contribute to the formation and maintenance of supra-familial bonds on which major economic, political and religious functions of the society are dependent.” Ferdinand’s incestuous behaviour towards the duchess follows the similar pattern pointed above ,i.e., Ferdinand’s aim is not the achievement of sexual relations with his sister....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Character Analysis of Bosola

- Both of the above quotations have elements of truth to them, but I think that to look at the character of Bosola, an audience would concentrate more on his actions and how they change his interpretation of the brothers, causing him to kill them at the end of the play. There are many layers to Bosolas character which encourage us to think that he is mentally unstable, e.g. killing the Duchess for his own self-interest as well as for the brothers. This does not make him a corrupt human being, but someone who has been forced into a corner, unsure of his actual status....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

- While there is never just a single event that has led to the start of a world war, or any other serious war, there is often one thing that triggers long lived tensions and thus war ensues. Such was the case in WWI with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. There were many tensions that existed prior to his assassination, but it was his assassination which triggered the war, his assassination that served as an excuse, and perhaps the last straw, so to speak, which led to the First World War....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Life of Franz Ferdinand

- Franz Ferdinand was the archduke of Austria-Hungary. On June 28, 1914, Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, were visiting Sarajevo when the two were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Serbian terrorist group, the Black Hand. After several failed attempts from members of the Black Hand that day, the members were running out of hope. However, due to a communication problem with the driver of Ferdinand and his wife’s car, they were forced to turn around in an alley that Princip was hidden in....   [tags: world war I, the serbians]

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Ferdinand Magellan

- Ferdinand Magellan was born circa 1480 in Sabrosa, Portugal. His father was Dom Ruy Magellan, a nobleman and sheriff. He was married to Donha Alda De Mesquite. He was born Fernão de Magalhães, but changed it later. Ferdinand Magellan had 2 siblings: a sister named Isabel and a brother named Diago De Souse. This aspiring explorer and adventurer spent his childhood as a page at the Portuguese court doing errands and chores. He also went to school at a monastery. When he was only 10 years old, Magellan’s parents died....   [tags: essays research papers]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tempest

- Caliban in Shakespeare’s The Tempest Shakespeare’s The Tempest contains many contrasts and mirrors. Prospero’s Dukedom has been usurped, but he in turn steals Caliban’s Island. Prospero’s desire for revenge on his brother is mirrored in Caliban, who desires revenge on Prospero and Miranda. Ariel the airy spirit, who is also enslaved by Prospero, can also be compared and contrasted to Caliban. Prospero disparages Caliban, enslaves him, sends his magic to torment him and generally mistreats him, actions which he justifies because 1) Caliban tried to rape his daughter, 2)Caliban is a witches’ son and 3)Caliban is deformed....   [tags: The Tempest, Moons of Uranus, Prospero]

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Saussure Used On Language And Speech

- An important distinction that Saussure used was between language and speech. Language (langue) is a system, an universal structure and arrangement of rules shared by a community with principal linguistic patterns, as seen in forge in languages. Speech (parole) is the use of language individually, any particular act of language that is experienced in everyday life. It is diverse, it varies, it changes and is manipulated by time, social groups and the generation using it. A simpler way to put it is “if langue is the whole of language, parole is the part, or parts, which operates within the whole” (Kearney 241)....   [tags: Linguistics, Structuralism, Ferdinand de Saussure]

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the tempest

- Through the use of his magic, Prospero seeks to surpass worldly values and create a utopia, or ideal society. This becomes evident in how Shakespeare portrays the innocence of Ferdinand and Miranda. He insists that Ferdinand not “Break her virgin knot before All sanctimonious ceremonies may.”(Act 4, Scene 1) Prospero’s seeking to create an ideal society also becomes evident in his attempts at making his usurping brother and his court to repent. Thus, he is trying to make right of what has gone wrong in the world....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Anti-Colonialism in Shakespeare´s The Tempest Play

- Anti-Colonialism in Shakespeare’s The Tempest Play Through The Tempest play, William Shakespeare weaves together a tale that is characterized by anti-colonialist sentiments. Prospero - the deposed Milan Duke - adopts a colonialist mentality by treating his colleagues as slaves who have no rights. Characters who suffer mistreatment under Prospero include: Ariel - the spirit creature; Ferdinand - the Naples Prince; and Caliban - Sycorax’s son. Prospero possesses much magical power which he uses to oppress his compatriots....   [tags: William Shakespeare, forced labor]

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Inviting Destruction in Duchess of Malfi

- Inviting Destruction in Duchess of Malfi It has been asserted that, through her willfulness, the Duchess invites her own destruction.  However the assertion has to be looked at from a 17th century point-of-view, as well as a modern one. The assertion is firmly rooted in the issue of human rights, and that issue has changed and evolved an enormous amount over the past few centuries, since Duchess of Malfi was written. Society in the early 17th century was very different from ours today; then, women were far below men in stature and respect - they had no rights, and husbands and other male family members treated them more like possessions than human beings....   [tags: Duchess of Malfi Essays]

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World War I: Archduke Franz Ferdinard

- World War I: Archduke Franz Ferdinand Shot and killed in 1914 as a result of disharmony between Serbia and Austria-Hungary, Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s death is considered to have been the spark that initiated World War I. Contrary to Woodrow Wilson’s wishes of staying neutral throughout the war, the United States eventually joined forces with the Triple Entente against the Triple Alliance. Based on the beliefs and actions of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, it was in the national interest of the United States to declare war in 1917 due to Austria-Hungary and Serbia’s relationship, the cause and effect of the archduke’s death, and the formation of alliances....   [tags: alliance, neutral, warfare]

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A Place I Call Home

- A Place I Call Home Loreina Salalila October 6, 2014 American University of Health Sciences Professor Christina Baker I recently read a book called Utopia. Written by Thomas More, he shares with us in Utopia about mankind’s lust for pleasure in a perfect society. But says that society expects too much to be considered ‘perfect’ because of all the sacrifices one has to make, in order to ensure the construction of this flawless society. Just as how they criticize and cast out mankind’s simplest forms of pleasures for the greater good or for other than oneself....   [tags: Philippines, Ferdinand Magellan, Luzon]

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Nabokov's Spring in Fialta

- Nabokovs Spring in Fialta Spring in Fialta’s opening line, “Spring in Fialta is cloudy and dull,” (Nabokov 413) is quite an atypical beginning for Nabokov. This line, coming from a man who is overly concerned with trifles, brings up many questions. Is Nabokov intentionally leaving out the trifles of Fialta here at the beginning. If so, why. Perhaps the answer to this question is that Nabokov intends for the line in question to be a double entendre referring to both the town and the story itself....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Discovery Of Christopher Columbus

- Before the most famous historic voyage to the Americas Christopher Columbus had no support to go on his expedition. Christopher Columbus tried to get support from the King of Portugal John II, but he was turned down. Spain finally agreed to sponsor his voyage in 1492 across the Atlantic Ocean. By agreeing to sponsor Christopher Columbus voyage they believed they would have gained leverage in what they were trying to do in Spain. The Reconquista made the Spaniards very powerful. By Christopher Columbus finding new land with people and gold it convinced King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to continue to support his voyages....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, Spain]

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Biography of Ferdinand Porsche

- Ferdinand Porsche was born in Maffersdorf, Austria (now in the Czech Republic) on September 3, 1875. At age 18 he found a job in Vienna. While working in Vienna he audited a few courses at the technical university for the only engineering training he ever received. A few years later he took his first job in the automotive industry with Jacob Lohner. There he was involved in the design of an electric car, the Lohner-Porsche. That first car by Porsche set land speed records in Austria, speeding up to a remarkable 35 miles per hour....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Expression of Anti-Colonialism in Houseboy by Ferdinand Oyono

- ... Another event is when Toundi elopes from home and goes to live with Father Gilbert. He is dedicated to father Gilbert regardless of the treatment he got from him. It is ironic that Toundi escapes his house due to the continuous beatings of his father however does not have any bitter reactions when he receives worse treatment from the church. Additionally when Toundi escaped Africa’s colonial legacy was criticized to a large extend by Oyono. He emphasized on the antithetical actions and on the obscenities to enhance the European hypocrisy....   [tags: identity, religion, hypocrisy]

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The Assassination Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

- In contemporary times, several historians have disputed that from the time of 1914-1945, was not three distinct events (i.e. WWI, The Great Depression, and WWII), but rather one substantial international conflict. In veracity, such a contention is one that can be sustained to be essentially factual. Indeed, while the aforesaid interval of time does encompass within it events that have come to define the present, and each specific affair is bequeathed its own necessary and sufficient cause, one ought to comprehend that each respective episode would fashion an aftermath that would entail the subsequent chapter of events....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Adolf Hitler]

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Spain Before the Golden Age: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

- What was Spain like before the Golden Age. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ruled the kingdoms that eventually became the country of Spain. Ferdinand and Isabella were intent on having a kingdom free of any faith other than Christianity. Many people were killed or even banished from the country. King Ferdinand and Isabella moved their kingdom into a great age for Spain, but did not achieve this in the best way. The marriage of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella joined their family’s two kingdoms....   [tags: Spanish History Essays]

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England and the Austrian Habsburg Empire from the late 16th century through the late 18th century

- England and the Austrian, Habsburg Empire were both influenced by many of the same pressures during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Each nation witnessed segments of their society demand religious freedom, and each struggled with the issue of Monarchial government and who possessed the right to the throne. These were the pressures faced by both nations and, though there were similarities between the issues, each nation took a very different approach to solving their problems. England would emerge from the 18th century capable of leading its citizens through a form of representative government; the Austrian, Habsburg Empire would find itself marginalized and absorbed by surrounding nations...   [tags: Political Evolution, Religious Freedom]

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Miranda, Ferdinand,and Prospero

- The reciprocation of salvation, gifts, and promises or contracts that governs Miranda, Ferdinand, and Prospero’s relationship is contingent. In other words, nothing is given freely. Although salvation is often time portrayed as a gift, I suggest that perhaps there is no such thing as a free gift or pure salvation. Prospero gives Miranda as a gift to Ferdinand. However, the reason was not that the gift is free, but that in return Prospero gains from gift-giving. Still, Prospero cannot give the gift until the promise of chastity is fulfilled....   [tags: the tempest]

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A Comparison of Ignorance in The Tempest and Sonnet 93

- Ignorance in The Tempest and Sonnet 93        Ignorance has been said to be bliss.  To equate appearance with reality is a facet of ignorance, and leads to a part of the bliss.  Many of Shakespeare's characters find the bliss of ignorance and revel in it, and some end up coming to terms with their gullibility.  Some few are unwilling to abandon their ignorance even when they can see real truth.  All are experiencing different stages of the human cycle.  Coming into the world, we are equipped with nothing more than recognition of appearance.  We must learn to the distinguish what is real from what is seen.  Those who have the opportunity to learn this difference will often deny the truth...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Analysis of Shakespeare's Loves Labours Lost

- Shakespeare’s story, Love Labour’s Lost, focuses the story on the endearing lust of men. Women are a powerful force, so in order to persuade them men will try to use a variety of different resources in order to attract the opposite sex. Men will often use their primal instincts like a mating call, which could equivocate today to whistling at a woman as she walks by. With the use of lies to tell a girl what she wants to hear, the musk cologne in order to make you appear more sensual, or the cliché use of the love poem, men strive to appeal to women with the intent to see his way into her heart....   [tags: critical analysis, literary criticism]

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The European Religious Wars

- When one looks at the religious wars, it is very difficult to identify a beginning and middle. People can argue that the seed for the wars was planted in the wars between the Calvinists and Hapsburgs, otherwise known as the Dutch and the Spanish. In addition, people can argue that the Protestant Reformation in Germany and other parts of Europe sparked these “religious” wars. It was inevitable that the growing division between Christian churches in Europe would lead to a series of armed conflicts for over a century....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Role of Francis Ferdinand's Assassination in Contributing to the Start of World War I

- World War I was a reaction to the world experiencing plenty of change in such a small amount of time. Major events have been attributed to the World War I, such as German Unification, Imperialism and The Creation of Peacetime Alliance systems, but the ultimate reason for the war was the assassination of Francis Ferdinand on June 28, 1914. According to notes taken on the Civil war, Francis Ferdinand was heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, and he was killed by a Serbian nationalist, Gavrilo Princip....   [tags: world history, world war I]

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The Legacy Of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos

- Ferdinand Edralin Marcos (Ferdinand Marcos) was born on 11th of September 1917 in Sarrat, Philippines and died on the 28th of September 1989 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a Philippine lawyer and politician, and the Philippine President from 1966 to 1986. He was known for establishing a corrupt, undemocratic authoritarian regime. Marcos went to school in Manila and attended law school at the University of the Philippines in the late 1930s. His father, Mariano Marcos, was a Filipino politician. On 20th of September 1935 Julio Nalundasan was elected against Mariano Marcos for a seat in the National Assembly for the second time....   [tags: Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, Corazon Aquino]

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Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1896: Archduke Franz Ferdinand

- ... Serbia refused to comply and Austria declared war. Europe's “long-smoldering feuds” had finally erupted into war. At this particular time, Europe was suffering from many problems. One of the reasons the assassination was so effective was because of the existing nationalism in Europe. In 1815, a treaty at the Congress of Vienna was signed that created an equal balance of power. Due to the strong surge of nationalism at the time, the divided states of Italy and Germany began to unite, leading to the Italian unification and the German Unification....   [tags: serbian nationalists, ethnic groups]

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Figures of the Renaissance - Ferdinand Magellan

- Figures of the Renaissance Ferdinand Magellan Ferdinand Magellan was a leader of the Renaissance and a benefactor to modern science. The results of his voyage around the globe were such that the average person living during the Renaissance re-thought their paradigms of the world surrounding them, even know most scholars and other educated types knew that in fact, the world was round in shape. Ferdinand, however, proved it. Thus he lays claim to having circumnavigated the first voyage around the world....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Unification of Spain: King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

- Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon were one of the most famous married couples in history. Isabella was beautiful. “She had blue eyes and chestnut hair.” “She was just striking” (Isaacs). By the time she was 18, she wore beautiful gowns and jewels. “She wore them throughout her life” (Isaacs). Ferdinand and Isabella ruled Spain in a joint ruling, converted Muslims to Christianity, sponsored Christopher Columbus’s journey to a New World, had a family and Isabella even had time for education....   [tags: Spanish History Essays]

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Biography of Ferdinand Marcos

- Ferdinand Marcos was famous for ruling Philippine island with an iron fist for nearly two decades. He was also known for implementing a brutal martial law which gives the military to exercise their extraordinary power to maintain order, with his superior position in the senate, martial law was his excuse in uncontrolled growing level of the communist party called New People’s Army or NPA. He was the first president in the Philippine presidential history to be reelected twice in his term. Ferdinand was born on September 11, 1917 in a small village in Ilocos Norte, located in the northern part of Luzon, called Sarat....   [tags: Philippine Ruler, Achievements]

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Essay on Resolution of Conflict in The Tempest

- Resolution of Conflict in The Tempest       The Tempest, like any text, is a product of its context. It is constructed in relation to moral or ethical concerns of 17th century European Jacobean society. The resolution of conflict appears 'natural' or an inevitable consequence if regarded in relation to the concerns of its context. The resolution of conflict in this play incorporates Prospero being returned to his 'rightful' or natural position as Duke of Milan, his daughter Miranda getting married to Ferdinand, and the party returning to Milan leaving the island to the 'monster', Caliban....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Importance of Dialogue in The Tempest

- Importance of Dialogue in The Tempest Dialogue is one of the most important features in a play, where the audience has the story acted and spoken out in front of them. For this reason, in a play such as The Tempest, relationships are written and constructed mainly through the spoken word. The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, in the genre of both a romance and a pastoral tragicomedy. Since Prospero is the central character of the text, most of the relationships shown and developed in the play concern him....   [tags: Tempest essays]

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Impact Of Ferdinand Magellan And Martin Luther

- Ferdinand Magellan and Martin Luther were both extraordinary men of their time. Martin Luther sparked the Protestant Reformation and Ferdinand Magellan circumnavigated the globe. Though Magellan debunked the claims that the Earth was flat, Luther had more of an impact. When Martin Luther published, “95 Theses”, he unintentionally began the Protestant Reformation. Luther also translated the Bible to German, which enabled the common folk to be able to read and interpret the Bible in their own way....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, Indulgence]

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