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An Eastern Tale For A Western Audience

- An Eastern Tale for a Western Audience A Thousand and One Nights is a tale about the over-sexed east which is favored by the sexually repressed west when applied to and analyzed under the lens of Orientalism. This translation of the text, while not as sexually explicit as Sir Richard Burton’s translation, has its fair amount of sexual promiscuity which paints the middle eastern characters as dishonest, violent, and sexually deviant. These traits were seen as socially taboo to the west, especially those in Victorian Europe who helped the tale gain its reputation as a popular exotic story....   [tags: Woman, Sexual intercourse, 175, Domestic violence]

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Middle Eastern Culture: Orientalism

- The term orientalism is descriptive of the portrayal of different characteristics of Middle Eastern cultures by writers from the West. While some of these writings show the Eastern cultures in a positive light, the majority of them are biased and emphasise on existing or imaginary negative aspects as perceived by strangers to the Eastern culture. There are Western based designers, writers and even artists who have, over the centuries, sought to depict different facets of the Eastern cultures. One famous scholar, Edward Said, actually addressed different facets of orientalism in his book on the subject (Said 1978)....   [tags: judeo-christians, oriental nations]

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Stalingrad’s Effect on the German Defeat on the Eastern Front in WWII

- A. Plan of the Investigation This investigation will evaluate the following question. To what extent did the Battle of Stalingrad contributed to Germany’s defeat on the eastern front in World War II. To analyze the extent to which this battle contributed to the overall defeat for the Germans on this front, this investigation will analyze the German and Russian military strength before, during, and after the battle. The number of troops, supplies, the position of the armies, and the condition of the armies as a whole will be assessed in this investigation to evaluate each sides’ strength....   [tags: World War II, warfare strategies]

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The Formation of Muslim Identity in Europe

- In defining Muslim identity the widely held belief is that religion is the defining element. This is only partly true. Religion is only part of the picture, the normally secondary elements of class, gender and national belonging need to be examined. The issues of religion and identity formation can be explored thusly: differing concepts of religion and Islam should be considered to see how they have present particular frameworks. It is important to note that immigrants have identities other than those associated with their religion....   [tags: Expository Essay, Informative Essay]

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The Position of Policewomen in Europe

- The Position of Policewomen in Europe Gender issues within policing have only recently become the subject of detailed academic scrutiny and there are still relatively few cross cultural studies which undertake analysis of women police officers. Research that is available mostly compares United Kingdom and United States experience (Heidensohn 1992, McKenzie 1993). The present paper seeks to make a contribution by reviewing the position of police women in some of the countries of Europe . Data are reported that derive from a comparative analysis of delegates attending the European Network of Policewomen's (ENP) Conference held in Hungary in December 1995 and the joint ENP/ International Asso...   [tags: Papers]

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The Grand Tour of Europe

- The Grand Tour of Europe Young English elite’s of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries often spent two to four years travelling around Europe in an effort to broaden their horizons and learn about language, architecture, geography, and culture in an experience known as the Grand Tour. The Grand Tour began in the sixteenth century and gained popularity during the seventeenth century. Richard Lessels introduced the term Grand Tour in his 1670 book Voyage to Italy. Additional guidebooks, tour guides, and the tourist industry were developed and grew to meet the needs of the 20-something male and female travellers and their tutors across the European continent....   [tags: Papers]

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The Effects Of Clinical Care On North America And Western Europe

- According to the 2014 Cancer World Report,21 cancer age-standardized incidence rate of 182 per 100,000 and death rate of 102 per 100,000 position cancer as a worldwide major cause of morbidity and mortality. By 2025, the expected global cancer burden would exceed 20 million new cancer cases per year, compared with estimations around 14.1 million for 2012. Despite heterogeneous results, the high-income countries of North America, Western Europe, Oceania, Japan and Korea have the highest incidence rates....   [tags: Cancer, Oncology, Metastasis, Tumor]

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The Industrial Revolutions on 18th and 19th Century Europe

- The Industrial Revolutions, spurred by technological innovation and the discoveries of new materials, created new industries. One of the first to be mechanized is the textile industry. From James Hargreaves’ creation of the spinning jenny, workers, mainly women, were able to mass produce goods from home. Thus, the cottage industry was born. However, with the development of Richard Arkwright’s water frame, John Kay’s flying shuttle, and Edmund Cartwright’s power loom, factories soon replaced the domestic system and the women who lost their jobs now moved to the factories....   [tags: Positive and Negative Impacts, Global Context]

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World War II: Causes and Effects on Europe

- World War II: Causes and Effect on Europe World War II was significant for its unique causes and its major political impact on Europe. There were four main causes to why World War II started, some of which are the following: Treaty of Versailles, Hitler’s actions, failure of Appeasement, and the Failure of the League of Nations. World War II had a major impact on Europe Politically, which are the following: It caused Europe to have a weaker influence in the world, it caused Germany to split in half, the formation of the United Nations, and the division of Europe, between the Western nations and the communist Eastern bloc....   [tags: treaty, divison, influence, split, actions]

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A Brief Note On The Middle Eastern Culture

- Born Into the Middle Eastern Culture Middle Eastern culture, is viewed upon at varying degrees. In this part of the world, there are a cluster of countries that make up the modern Middle East region. From Egypt, through northern Africa, Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia there are sixteen countries, or territories of land that make up the entire region. The main location of these countries are between the countries of Europe, China and Russia. The region itself started with the Mesopotamians, and the Egyptians, Nomads and Roman Empires....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Sexual intercourse, Religion]

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The Problem Of The Middle Eastern Country Of Syria

- The Problem The problem is in the Middle Eastern country of Syria, specifically in the north surrounding the city of Al-Raqqah, which is an area controlled by an extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who has been terrorising the country with intentions of becoming a worldwide caliphate since 2014 by forcing its influence. The group lead by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has caused much turmoil through taking control and attacking zones not only in Syria but also in neighbouring countries such as Iraq....   [tags: United States, Iraq War, Syria, Iraq]

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Renaissance in Europe

- During a time period from approximately 1375 to 1527, an event known as the Renaissance took place in Europe. This was the establishment of an entirely new way of life; there was a vast rebirth of knowledge and arts which changed Europe completely. Due to events such as the rediscovery of classical works, the Black Death, the invention of the printing press, and the development of humanism, the Renaissance greatly influenced Europe on many levels. Europe gained more wealth, which led to the progression of a new focus on art and learning....   [tags: Influences, Important Events]

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Europe Population Density

- Europe Population Density Europe is one of the most densely populated regions in the world, but there is great variation within the region. The densest areas seem to center around major capitol cities and major tourist sites in Europe. London, Paris, and Rome are examples of this. The most densely populated areas where there are over 250 people per square mile seem to also fit into the economic core of Europe, especially in the “banana” region where there are lots of industries. The third reason that this is such a populated area is because of the Marine West Coast Climate....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Women and their Roles in Pre-Industrial Europe

- The Women, Family, and Household of Pre-Industrial Europe Many of people today feel trapped inside their homes, just how the women of Pre-Industrial Europe felt. Working day in and day out inside the homes, just to keep the family together, and make a little money on the side, these women were an integral part of Pre-Industrial families. Not only were the women important to Pre-Industrial European families, but so were the households. Much of the money was made in the households, and this is where families either succeeded or failed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Varying Intensity of the Cold War in Europe

- The Varying Intensity of the Cold War in Europe The German surrender on the 7th May 1945 marked the end of the Second World War in Europe and heralded the beginning of a new conflict. This conflict would develop into the Cold War between the two largest countries in the world at the end of the Second World War, the United States of America (USA) and The Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR). This essay will examine the Cold War from a European perspective. It is important to examine the Cold War from a European Perspective because within Europe the USA's and the USSR's spheres of influence had a physical border....   [tags: Papers]

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War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity and German Occupation in World War I

- In his book War Land on the Eastern Front: Culture, National Identity and German Occupation in World War I Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius argues that the German experience on the Eastern Front during the First World War had disastrous effects for both the occupied and the occupiers, and that this experience built the framework for the atrocities committed by the Nazis on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. Liulevicius’ argument differs from that of most Post-Cold War era historians who argue that Germany’s plunge below the depths of barbarism during the Second World War can be attributed to either a special path, Sonderweg, taken by Germany that differed from the so-called norma...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius]

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The Government of Democracy

- The Mediterranean Sea measures 965,000 square miles, it is the center point of three continents, and a barrier separating two of the worlds greatest civilizations from one another. The Western Civilization and Eastern Civilization have both changed the world with their ideologies in numerous ways. Western Civilizations across Europe and Eastern Civilizations across the Middle East have both created their own cultures, ideologies of government and religion. Often throughout history these civilizations and their ideologies have caused great wars that have created ripples that are still felt today....   [tags: Western Civilization, Eastern Civilization]

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Ancient Civilizations in Africa and Europe

- The Byzantine Empire (or Byzantium) was a predominantly Greek-speaking Eastern Roman Empire throughout Late Antiquity and the middle Ages. Known simply as the Roman Empire or Romania by its contemporaries, the empire was centered on the capital of Constantinople and was ruled by emperors in direct succession to the ancient Roman emperors after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. The two main agents of continuity were the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire and the Christian church. The Byzantine Empire existed for more than a thousand years (from approximately 306 to 1453)....   [tags: Roman Empire, Islam, Christianity, cultures]

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History of The Motor Car in Europe

- The motor car was first established in Europe 128 years ago. Since then a large automotive industry has established with a wide range of car manufacturers, suppliers and aftermarket service. An industry can be defined by Stigler as follows “an industry should embrace the maximum geographical area and the maximum variety of productive activities in which there is strong long-run substitution” (Lipczynski and Wilson et al., 2005). The roots of the automobile industry can be traced back to Henry Ford who was responsible for the development of the assembly line technique of mass production which allowed middle class America to afford to buy vehicles....   [tags: roots, henry ford, automotive industry]

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The Eurozone Crisis Across Europe

- European identity, meaning unification or integration of Europe, is associated with the European Union (EU). The EU includes 28 member countries, more than half the European countries have already joined the EU for years and thus the EU unifies Europe. The Eurozone crisis is an ongoing crisis that has been affecting the countries of the Eurozone since early 2009, when a group of 10 central and eastern European banks asked for a bailout. Consequently. The crisis has made it extremely difficult for countries such as Greece to refinance their government debt without the aid of third party such as the European Central Bank (ECB) or the International Monetary Fund....   [tags: central bank, greece, integration]

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Political Ideologies in Europe: 1900-Present

- Political Ideologies in Europe: 1900-Present The world is an extremely varied place, filled with odd and different views on all sorts of subjects. One of these subjects is the matter of political ideologies and how a country should be lead. One of the prime locations to view this phenomena is in Europe, because of the large number of nations and their closeness to one another. States in Europe have risen and fallen in large numbers since 1900, and their ideologies have come and gone with them....   [tags: facism, communist, capitalist]

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The American Republic And Europe

- The American republic and Europe have been inextricably connected from America’s earliest days. Indeed, there would be no United States of America were it not for the British, Dutch, and French colonists who first landed along the eastern seaboard over four centuries ago. For a “New World” to exist, there first had be an “Old” one. But Europe did more than just send the requisite physical requirements necessary for starting a successful colony. European colonists brought with them their ideals; first of the Reformation, then of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment....   [tags: United States, American Revolution, Spain]

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Political Relations Between Eastern And Western Christians

- Bayezid I was the figure chiefly responsible for greatly increasing the territory of his empire with a series of aggressive expansionist military campaigns during the late 14th century. His conquests in Europe marked the last days of Byzantium. While he did not succeed in conquering Constantinople, he set the demise of the already-declined empire in motion. His military actions in the Eastern Mediterranean-specifically the Siege of Constantinople from 1394 to 1402- impacted the Byzantines by transforming the political relations between the Eastern and Western Christians, disabling the Byzantine economy for nearly a decade, and altering the social make-up of Constantinople....   [tags: Ottoman Empire, Byzantine Empire, Istanbul]

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History Of The Eastern Slavs And The Finno Ugric Peoples

- History of Russia Russian history starts with that of the Eastern Slavs and the Finno-Ugric peoples. The region of Garðaríki, which was based in Novgorod and which includes the entire regions inhabited by Ilmen Slavs, Veps, and Votes, was started by the Varangian chieftain Rurik in 862 which was the traditional beginning of Russian history, according to History of Russia. Rus ',first brought together East Slavic states, which was founded by the successor of Rurik, Oleg of Novgorod in the year 882....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Russian Empire]

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Mao & Gandhi: Western Thought in an Eastern World

- For thousands of years, Asia led the world in technology and thought. Millions throughout those years followed the teachings of the Vedic religion, Buddhist thought, or Confucian philosophy. These societies solidified their power in the early centuries of anno domini and even boasted of self sufficient power as late as the fifteenth century. To the West however, grew nations with a different heritage of thought that soon infiltrated the Eastern world. Though their influence seemed minor in such a developed world, by the twentieth century political relations and western philosophy became a part of Asia’s reality....   [tags: technology, asia, qing china]

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Frankish Influence On Europe

- During the 3rd and 4th centuries barbarian tribes searching for more regular food sources and better climate started to rapidly expand and migrate further into Europe. Barbarian conquest and migration during this time allowed barbarian tribal customs and traditions to form the basis of European society. The vast majority of these tribes were Germanic and the most influential of these tribes were the Franks. In 486, Clovis, a Frankish Chieftain, defeated the last Roman governor in Gaul and created a Frankish kingdom in Europe....   [tags: Line of Succession]

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The Impact of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty During the Cold War

- Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty was a magnificent creation which helped in the demise of the Soviet Union. There is no doubt that the Cold War was full of deception and treachery, that it was necessary from a democratic perspective to hear the true sides of events. The innovations of the Cold War Committee enabled these two stations to beam the correct versions of events behind the Iron Curtain. For many Communist and non-communist; there was only one version of what happened, and the advent of RFE and RFL gave the conquered people the opportunity to hear both sides....   [tags: world history]

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Managing A Group Research Project On Europe 's Refugee Crisis

- I. Introduction This critical report aims to examine the experience of conducting a group research project on the coverage of Metro newspaper on Europe’s refugee crisis from 29th July to 30th September, 2015. As such, it goes into details of using content analysis as the main research method. The three members of the group believed that quantitative content analysis would reflect a suitable approach to explore media materials on a topic that was extremely perceptible during the period. The goal of the research is to understand how Metro reported the refugee issue by answer following questions: (1) Which refugee crisis themes did receive abundant Metro coverage, (2) In each of those, which...   [tags: Quantitative research, Scientific method]

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The Concert of Europe

- The Concert of Europe The Congress System, which took the form of a series of congresses and diplomatic meetings held between 1818 and 1822, can be regarded as a practical expression of the rather general concept of the Concert of Europe. The Concert of Europe was an attempt to regularize the conflicting ambitions of the Great Powers in the interests of Europe as a whole. As such, its effectiveness was dependant on the willingness of all five Great Powers to show moderation in the pursuit of their individual interests....   [tags: Papers]

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World War II in Chester Wilmot's The Struggle for Europe

- Thorough Description of World War II in Chester Wilmot's The Struggle for Europe Though this student looked in Who's Who and Contemporary Authors, no information on Chester Wilmot could be found. One considered searching the Directory of American Scholars, but that would not be helpful since he is from Australia. In The Struggle for Europe, Wilmot seeks to explain several points. First, he explores and explains how the western allies succeeded militarily but failed politically during World War II....   [tags: World War II History]

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The Black Death Of Northern And Southern Europe

-  The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–53. Although there were several competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, analysis of DNA from victims in northern and southern Europe published in 2010 and 2011 indicates that the pathogen responsible was the Yersinia pestis bacterium, probably causing several forms of plague. The Black Death is thought to have originated in the arid plains of Central Asia, where it then travelled along the Silk Road, reaching Crimea by 1343....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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Intergration's Role in the Establishment of Peace in Post 1945 Europe

- Intergration's Role in the Establishment of Peace in Post 1945 Europe As once Winston Churchill stated in his speech in 1946, establishing such a form of European single unity has been considered as a 'desirable' way that Europe should ultimately reach. Although a starting point for the debate in the realm of European integration is the end of Second World War, the European Union of as it is today seems mainly the result of the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community....   [tags: Papers]

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Medieval Christian Europe

- With the decline of the Western Roman empire Western Europe was a disjointed land that had no true unifying structure till the rise of Christianity. In Roman antiquity people used the State or empire of Rome to define themselves and give them a sense of unity despite having a diverse group of people within the empire. When Western Rome fell this belief based on a Roman cultural identity disappeared and no longer were people able to identify themselves with any particular group as they once have....   [tags: History, Roman Empire]

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The Influence of Conservatism, Liberalism and Nationalism in Europe in the Period 1815-1848

- The Influence of Conservatism, Liberalism and Nationalism in Europe in the Period 1815-1848 *No Works Cited The years between 1815-1830 saw the rise of a number of related and competing ideologies, each holding a powerful influence in their own time. That influence often extended well into the future, continuing to the present day. Largely, these ideologies were reactions to or products of Enlightenment thinking, although they all went in a variety of different directions. Conservatism, Liberalism and Nationalism had great impact on European society and reflected new radical ideas and principles of the different classes (e.g....   [tags: Papers]

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The Events Preceding the Movement of the Asiatic People into Europe

- The Events Preceding the Movement of the Asiatic People into Europe In order to discuss the movements of Asiatic peoples into Europe from the first inroad of the Huns to the conquests of the Osmanli Turks in the sixteenth century, it will be necessary to review briefly the events in central and eastern Asia which preceded and precipitated these incursions. From the time that the Irano-Aryan ancestors had arrived in Russian Turkestan in anticipation of their descent into the hills of northwestern India, much of this grassy plain had been the home of those Iranians who remained behind while their kinsmen climbed the mountains which would take them into India and the Irano-Afghan plateau....   [tags: Asian History Mongols Osmanli Turks Essays]

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Why a Second Major War Broke Out in Europe

- Why a Second Major War Broke Out in Europe 'You tell us that the situation today is like 1914, when the world was falling into a war it did not want but could not stop...That is not true. Your Majesty, we are today in a period like the 1930s, when a madman decided to annex his neighbours and the world did nothing. That led to World War I I -Saudi ambassador Bandar Bin Sultan Al -Saud, to King Hussein of Jordan, assessing Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. This overly simplified version of why a second major war broke out only twenty years after 'the war to end wars', is a view shared by surprisingly many people; it was all Hitler's fault....   [tags: Papers]

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Economic History of Europe from Early 100s to Medieval

- Economic History of Europe from Early 100s to Medieval In the tenth century, Europe was coming out of a torment of invasion, plunder, and rapine, by enemies’ form all sides. They were from Scandinavia, the Norsemen or Vikings that pillaged and harassed everyone almost to Constantinople. They were also plagued by the Saracens from across the Mediterranean and from the Magyars from the east overland. But no one will submit to this kind of abuse forever. Europeans began to retaliate and counter the thrusts of their attackers, raising the price of aggression....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Affect of the Two World Wars on the Political Evolution of Europe

- After the First World War, Europe was socially, economically and politically crippled. The Great War had divided entire nations into two main sections: those who believed in the Extreme Left's ability to take control and regain national strength, prosperity and pride, and those following the Extreme Right's promise of leadership towards economic and political stability. Throughout the inter-war period of 1919-1938, two main political movements were evident throughout Europe. Communism in the Soviet Union had been gaining strength and power under the rule of the Bolsheviks....   [tags: World History]

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Germany : A Powerful Nation Of The Middle Of Europe

- Germany was a powerful nation in the middle of Europe because they had a large navy and army. The Germans were linked by treaty to Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. This alliance was called the Central Powers. Against the Germans the French, Russians, and the British created an alliance called the Triple Entente. An alliance meant that if one country declared war on another, the other countries had to join. The war had started over a dispute to conquer the Balkans. Bosnia had become part of the Empire and the Serbians wanted to take Bosnia back....   [tags: World War I, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria]

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How Did The War Have On Europe?

- The Thirty Years’ War was the last major religious war in Europe. The war started in 1618 and lasted until 1648. This made it rather convenient for Historians and they decided to call the war “The Thirty Years’ War”. The war is often forgotten, and I dare say that the majority of the American population doesn’t even know that the Thirty Years’ War is a thing. I wanted to expand my knowledge and learn about this great and mystical thing historians call the “Thirty Years’ War”. So, What was the Thirty Years’ Wars and what effects did the war have on Europe....   [tags: Thirty Years' War, Holy Roman Empire]

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Rock Music in the GDR and the Eastern Bloc

- The well-known riff of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” opens Andreas Dresen’s movie Changing Skins (Raus aus der Haut, 1997). The film opens in a crowded music club where young people are dancing ecstatically, turned on by pulsing rock and roll. This could be a trite depiction of youth culture if it were not located in a country that suppressed this kind of music: the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It is therefore worth reflecting on the social and political controversy in the former East Germany that, finally in the 1970s, permitted the performance of rock music and even imports from the capitalist part of the world....   [tags: Rock and Roll Music]

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The Cold War Was Not A Pleasant Time

- The cold war was not a pleasant time to be alive for several reasons. The first reason being that if you were a resident of The United States or the Soviet union you were under attack because of the demise of the Soviet union. Another reason that this was not a pleasant time to be around is the fact that it affected so many more countries than just the United States and Russia. This war resulted in so many lives being changed. After the cold war tensions were high between western and Eastern Europe....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Eastern Bloc]

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The Truman Doctrine And The Marshall Plan

- The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan Stalin had promised not to try to take over Greece, and he kept his word, but that did no stop Greek Communists trying to take over the government by force. A unit of British soldiers was stopping them, but in February 1947, the British informed Truman that they were pulling out. Truman acted. He sent American soldiers to Greece, and on 12 March 1947 he told Congress that it was America’s duty to preserve freedom and democracy in Europe. The key basis to what became known as the ‘Truman Doctrine’ was ‘containment’ – the decision to stop any further expansion of communism....   [tags: Cold War, Eastern Bloc, East Germany, Germany]

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The War I And The World War II

- Throughout history humanity has experienced many wars for example countries fighting against one another. Few year after the end of World War I, Hitler the ruler of Germany began a second war by invaded Poland in September 1, 1939 the book Give me liberty stated in page 676. His plan is to take over Europe and turn it in to an anti-nation. France and Great Britain were also two of his main target. According to the book Give Me Liberty page 676 “within a year, the Nazi had overrun Poland and much of Scandinavia, Belgium, and the Netherlands....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Eastern Bloc]

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Slavery in Africa, Europe, and Jamaica

- Slavery in Africa, Europe, and Jamaica Traders, businessmen, African slavers and slaves each had a unique experience and involvement in the business of the transatlantic slave trade. This lucrative process, that lasted between 1500 to 1870 AD included three different hemispheres: Europe, Africa, and the Americas, specifically Jamaica. In Africa slavery existed long before European exposure, however, over time the motivation for slavery changed. Originally slavery existed because of the expanding of African territories or the need to pay off debts....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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The Bubonic Plague in Europe

- The Black Death in Europe 1 Abstract The Black Death in Europe was one of the continents worth natural disasters. The bubonic plague wiped out nearly 60% of the population, causing changes that took many years to recover. The effects of art are astonishing. Every person and social class were affected, the church lost prestige and power, as did the doctors and physicians. Politics changes for a short time and the nobility lost wealth. Fear was wide spread, and people lost trust of their families....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The United States of Europe?

- Nearly two and half centuries ago, the European colonists built their first nation on the North America continent, the United States of America. However, in these two hundred and fifty years, the relationship between Europe and the U.S. has always been fluctuating, and the attitude of their people towards each other has been changing all the time. So what are the reasons for this fluctuating relationship. We all know that the people in Europe and those in the U.S. come from the same race, same origin, and they may all have the same kind of nationalism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Western Europe after Discovering the New World

- During 1492-1750, the Atlantic world endured social and economic transformations due to new contacts among Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Some social changes that occurred among the Americas and Africans were the transformation of the Indies and the Africans to the bottom of the social structure and the creation of new classes, like the mulatto class, all because of Spanish dominance. The economic transformations that occurred were the creations of sugar plantations and gold mines, creating brutal labor for African slaves and American Indians....   [tags: colonization of Africa, trade with the Far East]

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Reduction Of Income And Economic Growth During The Home Country

- demonstrates that reduction of income and economic growth in the home country causes an increase of migration to wealthier countries. The home country may attempt to correct this by subsidizing low-skilled level education, since the more educated labor force is likely to migrate. This can lead to permanent damage to the home economy since it limits its output capacity for the long term (Haque and Kim 1995). Migration of skilled labor hurts the labor force and output capability in the source country, regardless of whether the non-migrants chose to stay or migrate....   [tags: European Union, Europe, Bulgaria]

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The Economic, Social, and Political Impact of the First World War on Europe

- The Economic, Social, and Political Impact of the First World War on Europe At the end of the First World War in 1918, the economic, social and political state of Europe was such that the potential rebuilding of the continent seemed a distant and unrealistic vision. The war had affected much of Western Europe, in particular France and Germany, not to mention Belgium, Italy and Austria. In addition vast regions of Eastern Europe also suffered dearly as Russia’s bloody involvement in the war took its toll....   [tags: Papers]

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Security of the Political and Social Position of the Nobility in Early Modern Europe

- Security of the Political and Social Position of the Nobility in Early Modern Europe The nobility of early modern Europe were descended on the whole from the mounted knights of medieval armies who had been granted land along with social and political privileges and had subsequently formed a higher social class. Between 1500-1789 the status of the aristocracy came under threat both politically and socially. The rise of ‘absolutism’ within the monarchies of Europe led to the desire of governments to reduce noble power and bypass several of their privileges in order to increase state revenue and centralise governmental control....   [tags: Papers]

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The Ecological Impact of Native Americans in Eastern North America

- The Ecological Impact of Native Americans in Eastern North America Shetler, in the book Seeds of Change: Five Hundred Years Since Columbus, supports the myth that the new world was an unspoiled paradise by stating that " Native people were transparent in the landscape, living as natural elements of the ecosphere. Their world…was a world of barely perceptible human disturbances"(Shetler 1991). Sale contends that the Indians had a benign effect and refering to them as the "Ecological Indian".(Sale 1990) These are fine examples of the new way of portraying the Native Americans as "Noble Savages"....   [tags: American America History]

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Should the EU Give Ukraine the Prospect of EU Membership?

- It was quite a shock when Ukraine was voted, along with Poland, a host country for Euro 2012 in 2007: could the championship really be held in this eastern European country, a former Soviet state, lacking a good infrastructure and an efficient administration. Nevertheless, the country started the preparations of the biggest sporting event it has yet organised. Only the future can tell us whether the transformation has been successful, but the assignment was not completely random, as Ukraine has been described as a “frontrunner” in Europeanisation, when compared to the oth-er countries in the Eastern Partnership....   [tags: Europe, Russia, Orange Revolution]

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I Am A Person Who Is Born And Raised Miami

- People usually characterize me based on the way I physically look. They do this because I’m one of few people in South Florida that has red hair and pale skin. However, once people get to know me they see that I am beyond my outward appearance of this ginger girl, and that I have more depth to my existence. By getting to know me it is discovered that I attain a set of voracious qualities that may be perplexing to the average person. I describe myself as a person who enjoys material things, because quality products make me happy....   [tags: Culture, Europe, Person]

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The History of the Byzantine Empire

- As the Roman Empire expanded to help govern it better it brought out the Western (old) Romans in Western Europe and the Eastern (new) Romans in Eastern Europe. Many in the west saw the east as Greeks, but the Eastern Romans saw themselves as the Roman Empire with its capital in Constantinople. Early on Emperor Constantine sought to keep the two united but as the fifth and sixth centuries rolled around they each had gone their separate ways. With chaos in the west, the east thrived after the west fell under Germanic tribes and the east later became known as the Byzantine Empire....   [tags: Roman Empire, Europe History]

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Genghis Khan: More than a Barbarian

- Many people have heard of Genghis Khan, most people know he was a great conqueror, but very little people know of his non-military achievements. With just enough warriors to fill a modern football stadium, Genghis Khan conquered lands from the Pacific Ocean to the Caspian Sea. Khan connected Europe and Asia in trade and diplomatic relations when before his time, they had never even heard of each other. Khan improved the political structure, studied science and philosophy, invented investing back into the economy, and improved the education of the common man....   [tags: europe, asia, warriors]

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Implementation Of New Economic Systems

- Implementing new economic systems is a tough job and it doesn’t guarantee success in the industry, but there are some countries who have created economic systems from benefitting and exploiting other countries around the world. This tremendously pushed greater economies towards all new and effective economic methods, while others suffer from the decisions. Some countries have an extensive economic history in the world. An interesting era to discuss these countries during the Post-Colonial era, an area that, in my opinion, gave birth to the economic systems we see today in Europe....   [tags: Colonialism, Europe, Edward Said]

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The Cold War : A Long Period Of Time

- The Cold War The Cold War was a very long period of time that induced extreme conflict of both politics and military after World War 2. The two sides involved with the tension was the Western Bloc (United States, its NATO allies and others) versus the Eastern Bloc (The Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw pact). The exact dates of the war are not completely agreed on, but it seemed to have ran from the years 1947-1991. I will be explaining throughout my paper why exactly the tension began, as well as explaining how it happened and why it happened like it did....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc]

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The Conflict Between Russia And The End Of World War II

- Spanning from the birth of Soviet Russia, to the end of World War II, tensions between the ideals of the Eastern world versus those of the West were growing increasingly tangible. The stress, exacerbated by the distrust and underhanded tactics of the United States and the Soviet Union, and the arguments of territory and policy, forced the hands of both nations to engage in this Cold War. At the zenith or tensions, The Marshall Plan can be seen as the true “point of no return” to conventional diplomatic solutions, due to the fact that finally, Soviets and Americans had to choose their stance on what they thought was best for political progress....   [tags: Soviet Union, World War II, Eastern Bloc, Cold War]

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Turban as a Symbol of Binary Oppositions in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford

- Representative of the Victorian society by abiding the ideals of its age intensely, the ladies in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford deem “appearance” and “propriety” in every conceivable way of utmost importance. In Cranford, we are presented a population formed of elderly ladies who either got divorced, got widowed, or had never been married. Their only income – bearing in mind that they are not involved in trade or labour-work as they consider such occupations as “vulgar” – is most probably family fortune....   [tags: Victorian Society, Eastern Culture]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- The term "Cold War" was popularized saying to refer to postwar tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, interpreting the course and origins of the conflict became a source of heated controversy among historians, political scientists, and journalists. In particular, historians have sharply disagreed as to who was responsible for the breakdown of Soviet-U.S. relations after the Second World War; and whether the conflict between the two superpowers was inevitable, or could have been avoided....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, World War II, Eastern Bloc]

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The Cold War Of Yalta And Potsdam

- In 1945, World War II was over and Nazi Germany was defeated. The beginning of the Cold War Era arose between the Allies and the Soviet Union because of distrust, power, and loyalty between the two. The Allies wanted to have a democratic policy; however, the Soviet Union wanted to have a buffer state. The Allies wanted everyone around them to have the same type of government, but due to fear of the invasion or losing power the Soviets believed it was the wrong idea to have the same kind of government, they wanted to have a government where the state plans and controls the economy....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- As evangelical systems, both the capitalist countries of the West and the communist Soviets intended to expand their political and economic system globally while containing and disrupting opportunities for their perceived antagonist. Yet, the West, through a lethargic response to fascism and an alarmist response to Soviet status quo ante bellum rhetoric, was responsible for initiating the Cold War. In the conduct of World War II, the Soviet Union observed a credible threat to their national security in the form of Nazi aggression and invasion....   [tags: Cold War, Eastern Bloc, World War II, Soviet Union]

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The Cold War During World War II

- During World War II, there was a necessary alliance seeking to stop the Axis powers’ invasions. After WWII, in the mid-1940s, two of the Allies’ superpowers, the Soviet Union (USSR) and United States (USA), split the temporary alliance as they had profound differences in their ideologies. WWII resulted in the leading power of the USA with a nuclear weapon, with the USSR following up with its nuclear weapon. The possession of nuclear weapons and large-scale armies added tension between sides, though both were deterred to attack as a nuclear attack would result in the destruction of both superpowers....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc]

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Christianity as a Unifying Influence in the History of Europe

- Christianity as a Unifying Influence in the History of Europe "Europe was a Christian creation, not only in essence but in minute detail" The above statement can perhaps best sum up the relationship between Christianity and Europe throughout the ages. Christianity has been the strongest single influence in the history of Europe. Regardless of the century, no discussion would be complete without reference being made, at least in small part, to the Church. It is true that in recent centuries this influence has declined significantly, but nevertheless one could argue that it still plays an important part in the lives of many people....   [tags: Papers]

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1890 Europe As An Area of Growing Tension

- 1890 Europe As An Area of Growing Tension Around 1890 it was apparent that conflict in Europe was almost inevitable, due to many factors to sides (armed camps) had aroused these were; The Triple Entente and The Triple Alliance, through wars and turbulence in Europe the eventual outcome was the outbreak of the first world war. The western powers expanded colonies. However, national rivalries gradually grew and alliance camps emerged. Economic competition and arms race also became intense....   [tags: Papers]

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The Kingdom of Sweden

- Culture Sweden Sweden is also known as the Kingdom of Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders the countries of Finland and Norway and is also geographically connected to the country of Denmark by a bridge-tunnel. Sweden has an estimated population of 9 million people and covers about 173 thousand square miles. Sweden’s capital is Stockholm and Swedish is the official language however Sweden was a larger country than it is today. In its height in 1658, the Swedish County or Realm was made up of Finland and Estonia, as well as, parts of other countries like Russia, Latvia, Germany, Denmark and Norway....   [tags: culture, europe, scandinavian]

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The Iroquois League and Longhouses

- The Iroquois, also known as the Iroquois League was originally comprised of five nations including the Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Oneida nations (Richter 1983). As a whole they originated in the Hamilton-Niagara region of southwestern Ontario and adjacent New York (Noble 1984), however, they did not start of as a League. This paper will explore the borders of the Iroquois territoriality including the range they covered and their home area, as well as how the territory is utilized to make a living and also how it is defended....   [tags: Eastern Woodlands, horticultural group]

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The Cold War And The Soviet Union

- For most of the twentieth century, the cold war dominated almost every aspect of foreign relations. The United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics had two different competing ideologies. Government agencies on both sides attempted to use propaganda and false information to influence opinion. Both governments spent trillions of dollars in a attempt to prove economic, political, and military superiority. The United States and Soviet Union hated each other during this time period....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, World War II, Eastern Bloc]

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Gaining a Sense of Membership into Christian Europe

- Gaining a Sense of Membership into Christian Europe Problems with format Introduction: ????????. Turkey is a unique nation that has been attempting to bridge the gap between the Muslim world and Western culture. Economics and foreign policy give the strongest background to the challenges Turkey has faced and what lies ahead in Turkey?s slow acceptance into the club of Europe. History: ????????. The country Turkey was formed in 1923 from the partitioning of the 600 year old Ottoman Empire, an ally of Germany in WWI....   [tags: Religion History Papers]

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The Cold War : What Do We Now Know

- In the article, “The Cold War: What Do We Now Know”, author Melvyn P. Leffler examined the recent scholarships of the Cold War era. These new writings shared new insight into ideologies, which aided decisions made by both Eastern European citizens and Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. The author also included decisions Stalin made and the effects of his decisions, the different Cold War views between revisionists and John Lewis Gaddis, why there was support to escape from Communism during the 20th century, and why democratic capitalism was not always favored....   [tags: Soviet Union, Cold War, World War II, Eastern Bloc]

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The United States And The Soviet Union

- After World War II devastated and shocked the world with its horrors and death toll, the need for power consumed the minds of several people. During World War II, countries were fighting to have control and wanted to be considered superior to others or be known as superpowers. After World War II, only two superpowers remained; the United States and the Soviet Union. In the Cold War, they will continue to fight for this superiority over one another, but the cause changed everything. The Cold War was caused by Germany’s and Europe’s division between democracy and communism and the want for superiority by several nations, which affected several nations politically, socially, and economically th...   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc]

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The Cold War During World War II

- A hot war Leads to a Cold war Following World War II in 1945, many parts of Europe were left in ruins. The economies of warring nations were destroyed, and many civilians suffered terribly. Despite their cooperation during World War II, a difference of beliefs between the United States and the Soviet Union, which had begun during the Russian Revolution in 1917, reemerged as World War II came to an end. The Cold War was a non-violent conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union that turned out to last for almost fifty years after the Second World War....   [tags: World War II, Soviet Union, Cold War, Eastern Bloc]

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The Renaissance in Europe

- The significance of the word Renaissance is rebirth or a regeneration of a period. This period was called the Middle Ages and it began during the fourteenth century. The Renaissance was mainly characterized for the development of learning and thinking. This period also distinguished the discovery and exploration of new continents, system of astronomy, the growth of commerce, and the innovations of paper, printing, compass, art, literature, math and science. During this period, it was primarily the revival where people would learn, think, and invent new things after having a long period of cultural decline....   [tags: Movement, Society, Arts]

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Human Interaction, Movement, Region, Location And Place

- The region for this assignment that I was assigned was Europe on Chapter 6. In this essay I am going to talk about how each of the Fundamental Themes in Geography are used to show how a particular region is able to function in the region of Europe. In this essay I am going to distinguish what kind of Human Interaction, Movement, Region, Location and Place and how these ideas are able to function for society in Europe. Europe is located in the Eastern Hemisphere and it is composed of many countries that have a very unique history and are mainly connected now by the European Union (EU)....   [tags: European Union, Europe, United States]

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The Rise Of Power Between East And West

- Throughout the 13th and 21st century, the balance of power has dramatically shifted between nations for worldwide dominance and influence. Both Eastern and Western civilizations unendingly fought to become the world 's beacon and model of living. Through rapid advancement in technology, economic prosperity, major social and political events the rise of power between East and West have altered the balance of power in the world. In the early modern era, the growth of technology would initiate competition between West and East powers....   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Europe]

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The Ugly Side Of The European Union And The Migration / Refugee Crises

- The Ugly Side of the European Union and the Migration/Refugee Crises The domestic issue that the Middle East is facing today is a very complex mind game for Europe and the rest of the world. Countries such as Syria, Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan are encountering religious wars and genocides. Additionally, since the beginning of the Syrian war (2011) and the war happening in Libya, thousands of people in these countries have fled into European borders seeking asylum. With the influx of migrants and refugees crossing Mediterranean boards, European countries are now facing a greater and more complex issue that they have not dealt with since the 1940’s — a migrant and refugee crisis....   [tags: Europe, European Union, France, Immigration]

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Impact Of The Eu On The European Economy

- Through increased political integration, economic policy, democratic structures and the execution of treaties the EU has achieved the majority of its aims. Treaties have successfully brought cooperation between member states and countries that would normally have a hard time doing so. With strong economic and monetary policies in place it has allowed many developing countries to thrive and build an economy with a much higher standard of living on becoming a member. Democratic structures have brought diversity and equality within countries where it was once largely absent....   [tags: European Union, Europe, European Community]

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How the 'Revolutionary-Imperial Paradigm' Shaped Soviet Foreign Policy during the Early Cold War

- ... The Soviet Union abandoned the concept of world revolution, but considered it his duty to support the Communist Party in other states, or to establish communist regimes by the armed forces. This scenario has happened more often. 3) Stalin who belonged to special type of leaders. Stalin established a personal dictatorship. Stalin's dictatorship was a highly centralized regime, which relied primarily on the powerful party-state structure, terror and violence, as well as on the mechanisms of the ideological manipulation of society, the selection of privileged groups and the formation of pragmatic strategies....   [tags: post World War II Europe]

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My Hero Is Man The Discoverer

- The word “bias” has always had a negative connotation. Although it is used synonymously with bigotry and prejudice, its meaning is actually more akin to “point of view,” “personal tendency,” or “preference.” Just as every individual has her own worldview, so she has a set of biases. These biases are often observable in a person’s habits, speech, and, perhaps most explicitly, writings. Daniel Boorstin, renowned University of Chicago professor, historian, author, and librarian of Congress, is undeniably biased towards certain cultures in The Discoverers....   [tags: Europe, Islam, Great Wall of China]

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