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Historical Events in the Film Industry

- The most frustrating thing about doing Viking age living history re-enactment is the questions that people ask: “why is your sword so light?” and of course, “where are your horns?” Repeatedly, these questions must be answered, but why do people have these images of past times anyway. Apart from Wagner’s fat lady singing opera with horns and a pointed bra, it is todays period films and television shows that lead people to believe these inaccuracies and ultimately provide a false lesson in history....   [tags: History, Film, Film Analysis, Historical Events]

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The Historical Events Of The Mexican Community

- A typical corrido is defined as a lyrical narrative that consists of eight quatrains with four to six lines. However, the significance does not lie within its musical structure; rather it is shown through its lyrics. The corrido depicts historical events; not through informing its listeners, but strives to use interpretation as a bridge of communication. The lyrics express topics from love and immigration to drug trafficking and malicious events. The Mexican community is able to emotionally connect with the lyrics materializing a sense of identity and pride - preserving historical and malicious events and cultures that have sentiment value....   [tags: Illegal drug trade, Smuggling]

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Historical Events Of The Great Depression

- Recovery Grade There were many important historical events and reforms happening in the world between 1910 and 1945. Of these many life changing occurrences there are three that are particularly significant over many others. These events include the First World War, the Great Depression, as well as the murder of around six million Jewish people in the Holocaust. Throughout these events the beliefs of militarism and nationalism can be seen clearly in most of them. Each of these incidents led to adaptations of the circumstances in many types of literature....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, World War I]

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Historical Events in Codes and Cryptography

- Historical Events in Codes and Cryptography Introduction: Information security today is a vast field, with more money, publications, and practitioners than all of computer science had a half-century ago (Diffie, 2008). The importance of information security in today’s society is exponentially greater than even ten years ago; businesses crumble at severe security breaches, people lose their identities, and countries lose well-kept secrets. Before this security came into importance, before widespread use of computers and other devices, it was known by another name; cryptology....   [tags: Information Security, Publications, Practitioners]

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Serbia's Geography and Historical Events

- ... Historical events There have been a number of recent historical events that have affected the current status of the country. Shortly after the anti-bureaucratic revolution, Slobodan Milošević –who was part of the communist party- rose to power in 1989 partly because of his pledge to reduce the powers of the self-ruling then Serbian provinces of Vojvodina and Kosovo. Milošević knew that autonomy between those provinces had long since been opposed in Serbia and used that as a platform to gain support amid the Serbian people or Serbs....   [tags: revolution, socialist party, economy]

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Historical Events Of Western Civilization

- History is full of ups and downs, twists and turns that ultimately shaped the modern world we live in today; its foundation laid throughout history. The events of the past; good, bad, and indifferent could have adversely affected our modern society had they different outcomes or ceased to happen at all. There are countless historical events that are significant in their own right, but I have chosen to discuss five of the most significant historical events in Western Civilization occurring pre-1689....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Roman Empire]

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A Historical And Historical Events Of Tiananmen Square

- June 5, 1989, a young man stands in front of a line of tanks, with thousands of protestors behind him in the midst of what is known as the Tiananmen Square; symbolizing one of many uprisings against repression and civil unrest in China. Since the construction of Tiananmen Square in 1651, it has been the focal point of protests and historical events. The significance of this large city structure which is located in Beijing, China, has both a historical and political importance. Historical for its national museums, mausoleums, monuments, and the Forbidden City which is to the north and dates back to the 1420’s during the Ming Dynasty....   [tags: Mao Zedong, People's Republic of China]

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Historical Events And A Common Theme Of Hubris

- In Histories, Herodotus’ uses a variety of themes to narrate historical events and a common theme revolves around hubris. Extremely common amongst Greek literature and Greek mythology, hubris appears to be the infamous human trait. Greek mythology sees hubris as a great atrocity and results in an unrelenting punishment. The idea of hubris is that an individual with an authoritative position, a strong or influential leader, becomes extremely proud of his exceptional qualities and forms a delusion of his position to be on par with even the Gods....   [tags: Achaemenid Empire, Cyrus the Great]

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Historical Events Of The African Slave Trade

- In Equiano lifetime, historical events are presented throughout the narration. The African slave trade also known as the Atlantic slave trade is essentially the foundation and what brings hardship into his life. African men, women and children are taken from their native home and put on the market as slaves to be sold in the Caribbean, America and Europe (Skabelund) .He also makes several references to Barbados, as being one of the worst places for Africans to go (Equiano). The economy during the 18th century became prosperous because of the slave trade....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Caribbean]

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Kokoro and the Parallels of Historical Events

- Throughout history artists have used art as a means to reflect the on goings of the society surrounding them. Many times, novels serve as primary sources in the future for students to reflect on past history. Students can successfully use novels as a source of understanding past events. Different sentiments and points of views within novels serve as the information one may use to reflect on these events. Natsume Soseki’s novel Kokoro successfully encapsulates much of what has been discussed in class, parallels with the events in Japan at the time the novel takes place, and serves as a social commentary to describe these events in Japan at the time of the Mejeii Restoration and beyond....   [tags: Literary Review ]

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Historical Events that Changed the World

- Historical Events that Changed the World Between World War I and World War II America went through events in the political, economical and social areas that would change the face of the nation forever. The various eras- World War I, the Roaring Twenties, The Great Depression & the New Deal, and World War II each had separate issues that caused changes in relation to class, gender, domestic and international affairs. Although many of these events were only effective temporarily, others still show a strong influence today....   [tags: World War 2 II Two History US Essays Papers]

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The Historical Events Found in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- ... In school, Scout tries to defend Walter Cunningham, a son in the Cunningham family, and explains that “Walter Cunningham was sitting there lying his head off. He didn’t forget his lunch, he didn’t have any. He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day. He had probably never seen three quarters together at the same time in his life.” (Lee 26). The Cunningham family is a dramatic example of the daily struggle of everyone in town to live a decent life. Harper Lee used this idea in her writing because it shows the everyday person had little to no influence on events that were occurring in America because of the state of the economy and quality of life....   [tags: hardships, corruptions, mindset]

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Historical Events Of George Maus 's ' Maus '

- It has always been difficult to write about historical events of such importance as the Holocaust. Undoubtedly, what happened was serious and should be treated as such; with respect and dignity. Works dealing with the Holocaust are subjected to careful inspections; writers that choose to portray this topic must tread carefully. Art Spiegelman’s work Maus is written in comic form and could be criticised about not being serious enough. But is that really the case. The very form in which Maus is written, the form of a graphic novel, could be seen as highly controversial....   [tags: Comics, Graphic novel, Maus, Art Spiegelman]

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Capturing Student's Attention with Artisitc Depiction of Historical Events

- ... This article discusses the Constructivist theory of scaffolding and it is useful in this context because it allows teachers to teach the content as well as teach students the ability to analyze and critique information based on their own interpretation of the art that is being discussed. As we discovered in class, the collective experience from social studies classroom was that, depending on the content and the particular teaching style of the teacher, lessons revolved around a worksheet where students find answers in a textbook or they are asked to do research on a building or landmark and then write about its history....   [tags: constructivism, teaching, social studies]

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Sports/Athletics and Historical Events of the 1990’s

- I am doing my essay over Sports/Athletics and historical events of the 1990’s because for one I am really interested in sports and I also chose historic events because I think it’s good to know things that was really important that happened in the past. The main thing that I will be focusing on about sports and athletics would be about the 1992 dream team and the top NFL teams during the 1990’s. For the historic events I will be focusing mainly on the Hubble Telescope and what it has done for the United States and John Glenn the first astronaut to orbit the earth and why it has been a major historic event in the United States....   [tags: hubble telescope, timothy mcveight]

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How Does The Historical Events Affect Our History?

- Everyone who has questions or wonders about our history has considered how historical events would have played out on Facebook or even you 've thought about how chronicled figures would have associated on Instagram. It 's not at all pieces extraordinary for real occasions to go down live on interpersonal organizations, or for writers to collaborate with perusers by means of Facebook. Consider the possibility that web-based social networking had been accessible all through the historical backdrop of writing....   [tags: Twitter, Social network service]

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Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation

- Historical Events that Impacted Contact Improvisation Dance has evolved greatly throughout the centuries. It began with ballet and has led up to contact improvisation. This form of dance begun in the early 1970's and was started by a man named Steve Paxton and a group of postmodern dancers from New York City. Contact improvisation is a partnering form of dance and known as the art of moving spontaneously with a group or another person. This form of dance does not require the exact set of traditional skills of other dance form, it doesn’t have a technique that could be studied, and it is practiced in order to accomplish the highest potential....   [tags: Dance Theory Dancing Essays]

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Obtaining New Knowledge: Historical Events

- Knowledge that is acquired and accepted as true today is constantly changing. This is because we curious humans are always generating questions that spark the production of newly conceived ideas and theories. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said: “Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.” While these ideas may be accepted as relevant and reliable currently and can be useful tools for acquiring newer knowledge, it is easy to assume that pre-existing knowledge has been discarded. This is not always necessarily true, but rather that pre-existing knowledge is revisited and improved upon....   [tags: natural science, planetary motion]

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Art: How Key Historical Events Serve as the Inspiration for Political Pieces

- The arts, are a window to the past they allow our current society to understand the thoughts and visions of previous artists and their movements. It is through the idealization of the form or the use of expressive and chaotic brush stokes that we are able to understand the purpose of a piece and acknowledge the metamorphosis art has undergone over the course of time. Both the visual and preforming arts serve as a vehicle of communication, we see how artists use powerful images express some of the most complex thoughts, opinions, and human emotions....   [tags: religion, propaganda, french revolution]

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Use of Humor to Describe Historical Events Illustrated in George Orwell's Animal Farm

- George Orwell created the novel Animal Farm as a pun to historical events. Orwell created a funny farm story based on the occurrences of the Russian Revolution. It is a novel based on the first thirty years of the Soviet Union, a real society pursuing the ideal of equality. Orwell uses many comical approaches in the novel depicting the historical events. Many of the events, people, and animals within Animal Farm are a direct representation of the Soviet Union. This story shows the reality of a corrupted society....   [tags: literary analysis, literary criticism]

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Disney Change And Left Out Historical Events From The Original History Of Pocahontas

- Research Paper: Why did Disney change and left out historical events from the original history of Pocahontas. Back in the days 1607 was the time where Natives of American had their own land and freedom. Coming to the contribution of the film of Pocahontas with the cons and pros. The history will continue and a famous figure should always be honored. Disney is leaving out and changing out the most important events from this historical figure that represents the Native Americans her name is Pocahontas....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Pocahontas]

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The Historical Events That Determined How Islam Came From The Middle East

- The historical events that determined how Islam came to be in America depict a very interesting take on the fast-growing religion. Being a Muslim myself, I never knew that Muslims’ from the Northern and Western parts of Africa brought Islam to America, along with their struggles and hard times of slavery. On the contrary I had thought they emigrated from the Middle East much later on just as many of our ancestors and European colonists did. I believe that it is very important for us to understand the hardships and notable circumstances that many people had to go through when it came to practicing Islam as a minority religion in America at the time....   [tags: Islam, Christianity, Religion, Qur'an]

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The Historical Events Of The Christian Thought Of Today 's Day And Age

- The historical events that have led to the Christian thought of today’s day and age are numerous. Starting out with The Biblical Era, 2000 BCE-100 BCE to all the way to the Modern Era, 1750 - Present. Christian thought has grown tremendously and continues to develop. Many aspects and concepts have arisen; however, one thing has always been a key component in order for Christian thought to expand through the entire world. Social sciences, the scientific study of human society and social relationships has become the gateway to theology belief and faith....   [tags: Christianity, Roman Empire, Judaism, Jesus]

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My Philosophy Of Teaching Is Based On Major Legal, Political, Historical Events, And Policies

- This final signature essay shares in detail, what my personal philosophical approach to teaching is based on major legal, political, historical events, and policies that inform your philosophy of teaching. I will go into detail about what my future goals are as a teacher and what I hope to accomplish with every student I encounter. Through all the coursework that I have completed in this class, I have learned a lot more in regards to what the legal and policy issues are in the educational spectrum....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Classroom, Curriculum]

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US and Russia: Historical Analysis of Events that Shaped the Opposing Views on Personal Freedom

- As the 21st century enters its second decade, the global scene seems to be dominated by two very different nations. The first, being the United States of America, is traditionally based on broad personal freedoms for its citizens. While the other nation in question, Russia, is a society that keeps a close watch on its citizens with less personal freedoms. These two very different governmental philosophies have created friction as recently as this year in the Ukraine with both trying to sway that nation to its policies....   [tags: Tsar Alexander II, poverty, patriot act]

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The Impact of Historical German Events on Its Citizens

- History shapes not only the pathway of the future, but the citizens and individuals within each era. The development and growth of Germany in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, directly altered and impacted the lives of the individuals within German society. Historical changes in this time frame are captured by Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front and Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest, in which the primary characters of the novel are shaped by the time period in which they live, as well as a significant historical event....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Israeli Palestinian Conflict

- The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is a never ending fight over land in which both sides believe is theirs. Because of past historical events, there is a lot of confusion about whose land it really is. There have been thousands of lives both soldiers and civilians on both sides lost in the continuous fighting over this land. The Israelis and Palestinians have been fighting since around 1880 for the land which was formerly known as Palestine(jewish). After the Balfour Declaration the Jewish people started migrating into Palestine and the Arabs currently living in Palestine were extremely against the Jewish immigration....   [tags: historical events, partition plan]

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Depiction of Japanese Culture in Anime and Manga

- (1) Entertainments such as books and movies are some of the main entertainment products for people to enjoy. That was the supposedly the primary purpose for their creation. However, there are more to them than simply as sources of entertainment. These entertainment products have long been used, not only for joy, but also for the spreading of the culture. In other words, entertainments are used as a soft power (Belkhyr, 2012, p. 704; Karademir, 2012, p. 634). Soft power is the power of attraction, as opposed to hard power, which is the power of force....   [tags: Historical Events, Soft Power]

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Vladimir Lenin and The Red Terror

- Eventually, nations collapse and kingdoms fail, termination can occur through many causes. Whether through being ruled by a sequence of out of touch men, engaging in war, having too many enemies, or an amalgamation: no nation is safe. Russia in the year of 1910 was in an immensely horrible situation, she had all of these problems. If it was not for Vladimir IIich Lenin, Russia would not have existed by 1920. Throughout the February Revolution Lenin was living in exile. In April 1917, Lenin returned to Russia with the help of the Germans....   [tags: Historical Events, Russian Ruler]

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American History: 1800s and Up

- Many people see history as a set of facts, or as a collection of stories. The reality, however, is that history is a fluid timeline. Each act of an individual or a group has an effect on others. Each moment in history is a building block that, good or bad, contributes to the stability of the next. This can be seen clearly in American history, as there have been several developments since the 1800’s that have played major roles on the growth of the nation. The mid 19th century was an age of growth like no other....   [tags: Significance of Historical Events]

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The Silent Deep Is A Character Driven, Historical Drama Based On True Events

- INTO THE SILENT DEEP is a character driven, historical drama based on true events. It’s a story that should be told. The script offers stunning action sequences and visual storytelling, from the image of the mammoth submarine to the harrowing sinking of the submarine into the deep waters. The script does a good job in bringing the submarine to life, as if it’s another character. The tone is dramatic. The time, era, and culture feel and sound authentic. The script offers an ensemble cast with some compelling tension in the third act climax....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, Subplot, Plot]

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George Washington: Statemanship

- George Washington, born on the 22nd of February 1732 was indeed a Statesman of the highest caliber. As we see in chapter 12 ‘Understanding Politics’. There are many things required to reach a status of Statesman including: Pursuit of the public good, Practical wisdom, political skills, opportunity, and good fortune. All of these and more are prevalent in George Washington’s life. First, Columbus found what he thought to be India in 1492, which later would be colonized by the first American settlers still under the British flag....   [tags: Political Skills, Historical Events]

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How Bernard Malamuds, The Natural, uses Style to potray Historical events in his era

- Each writer is influenced in many different ways, but, in general, most of their inspiration comes from those events occurring within the era they are living in. They also use various different techniques or styles to portray those events in their writings. Bernard Malamud wrote a novel, published in 1952, called The Natural. This novel used numerous different stylistics elements to reveal the impact sports had in the late 1940s. One central stylistic element used, in The Natural, to show the impact of sports, in the late 1940s, was structure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Preservation and Restoration of Historical Buildings

- There are a lot of abandoned historical buildings in cities around the state. These buildings can be used for public uses instead of being demolished and replaced with newer buildings. Instead of allowing historical landmarks to become abandoned blights, or destroy them and lose the history forever, steps can be taken to incorporate them into the modern world through reinvention. This preservation will not only preserve the historical sites but turn them into active, valuable sites for the future....   [tags: Preserving Historical Buildings]

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The Historical Content of George Orwell´s Animal Farm

- One of the most influential English Writers once said, “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others.” Born June 1903, died at the age of 46. Eric Blair was a very well known author and journalist. Pen named George Orwell. He lived a miserable life as a child, being humiliated for wetting his bed at the boarding school him to write about his experiences in a novel. Since then, George would write about all his experiences in life. He witnessed the imperialism at his worst, watching his own government executing the innocent people of the country....   [tags: events, revolution, power, communism]

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The Events That Led to the Independence of Cuba

- The Events That Led to the Independence of Cuba During the course of the semester, we have looked at numerous videos and have read numerous pieces of writing that has presented Cuba before Fidel Castro completed the great Revolution in 1959. These works have represented many views on the Cuban struggle for complete independence. These works have contributed to reinforce my opinion on the subject at hand. The works have shown that Cuba’s history is filled with discontent from within towards an outside presence....   [tags: History Historical Cuban Essays]

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Most Significant Events In History

- The decades of the 50’s, 60’s 70’s 80’s and 90’s had many significant events that shaped America into the nation that it is today. The events of these decades shaped the United States into the nation that it is today consist of the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the Watergate Scandal, Reaganomics, and the end of the Cold War. 1950’s – Cold War After World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the two new superpowers and as archrivals. The United States wanted to keep the Soviet Union from spreading communism by force so the United States came up with a plan of containment, which was to block the Soviet Union wherever possible to contain the spread of communism therefore begin...   [tags: US History Historical]

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British Historical and Architectural Heritage

- Britain has around 370000 buildings and properties considered to be of historical and architectural interest. These, along with archaeological sites and monuments, make up the heritage sector. The buildings on the heritage list are broken down into three grades; I, II*, and II. Grade I makes up 2.5% of listed buildings and are of exceptional historic importance, some are even of international interest. Grade II* buildings are somewhat important, and Grade II are of special interest. The majority of listed buildings are Grade II, at 92%....   [tags: historical landmarks]

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The Events Leading to the European Union (EU)

- INTRODTION After the Second World War, Europe established its week points and the danger coming from nationalisation that had distressed the continent. The idea of the European Union was to gather all leaders from the European states and get them to work together and create a strong union that would diminish the possibility of future wars, although there was a certain ideological groundswell in favour of a United Europe shortly after world war two the European Union did not come in to existence until a later date....   [tags: war, events, history, treaty]

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The Military Events of the Meiji Restoration

- In this investigation I will look at the major historical and military events of the transition of the Edo period to the Meiji Period and the Meiji Restoration and look at how they relate to the freedom of Japanese people. Japan during the periods of 1600 – 1868 A.D. was a land of seclusion, military power and oppression. This was known as the Edo period. This however was one of the most peaceful times in Japan’s history. This peace was established through the military powers of the Tokugawa Shogunate....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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The Events Of The First World War

- The First World War involved many countries and lasted for several years, except, it could not be singled out by one event, however, it was triggered by numerous issues ranging from economic, political, military, and historical events. Although, the First World War can be seen as a global conflict, the two International Relation theories, Realism and Classical Marxism highlights some of the significant factors that led to the causes of the First World War and indicating the effects it bought on the various countries involved....   [tags: Capitalism, Marxism, World War I, World War II]

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The Major Events of the Third Crusade

- Throughout popular culture, the Muslim and Christian worlds are described as being in a constant state of war and enmity. They are bitter enemies who were always trying to gain complete control over the other. However, this view is not historically accurate. Actually, there were many times when the Europeans and Muslims worked together to fight a common foe. This camaraderie is exemplified in the Third Crusade. Contrary to the popular belief, the Byzantine Empire (an Orthodox Christian empire) and Saladin (the leader of a Muslim empire) made a military alliance in order to combat the Western European (Catholic) Crusaders during the Third Crusade (1188-1892)....   [tags: empore, alliance, fruition, evidence]

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Historical And Modern Responsibilities Of Citizens

- Historical and Modern Responsibilities of Citizens Question 1: Technology has defiantly made direct democracy a possibility. Opinions can rapidly travel through social media, making mass voting and input a reality in the virtual world we currently live in. The rapid travel of opinions was shown during the Occupy Wall Street movement. Direct democracy allows all to have a voice, eliminating the corruption of self-serving politicians that ignore contradictory opinions from their own. In this way every single citizen could voice their desire, making each vote a true majority wins situation....   [tags: Democracy, Separation of powers]

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Historical Representation: An Undervalued Paradox

- Historical media, most specifically film, has existed since history began. The recounting of prior events to a new audience to portray the feelings and the emotions of the time typically is transferred through conversation, but modern technology allows for the mass-production of not only the recounting of historical events on large screens, but also the possible re-creation of those events. When something is re-created, the new product simply, by definition, could not put into perspective the overall effects of historical events properly....   [tags: Film]

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Is There Historical Evidence For The Resurrection?

- Luke 23.50-24.53. Is there historical evidence for the resurrection. Is it necessary for faith. In the Gospel according to Luke, the narrative is arranged, supposedly in chronological order, to portray the lead up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The resurrection of Christ is the confirmation of his position as the messiah (Luke 24. 6-7); therefore, without the resurrection, the Christian faith’s reasoning diminishes: If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins....   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Crucifixion of Jesus, Gospel]

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The Historical Experience Of West Africa

- War As A Historical Experience In West Africa, Portrayed In ‘’Half Of A Yellow Sun’’, and the Creativity in within, Shown Through The Ethereal Works Of El Anatsui. War, plays a role as one of the major defining historical experience of West African people. It is a situation of armed conflict between societies, leading to loss of lives and destruction of properties. West Africa has experienced many conflicts between countries and states, one of which is the Nigerian Civil War also known as the Biafra war that lasted for 3 years....   [tags: Nigeria, Igbo people, West Africa, Biafra]

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The Historical and Imaginative Production of The Mountaintop

- The production of The Mountaintop depicts a series of fictional events that happened during the night before well-known Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Katori Hall created this playwright using documentary facts and incorporates an imaginative spin into it. “The Mountaintop,” was taken place during the Civil rights era, and shows how King spent his final night in the Lorraine Motel, working and preparing for his speech. He encounters an outspoken maid Camae, and a relationship builds between them throughout the play....   [tags: MLK, play, setting ]

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Exploring the Historical Accuracy of the Hadith

- The hadith are both a unique a crucial source of Islamic history, second in authority only to the Qur’an. Translated literally as reports, the hadith give us a glimpse of early Islamic life directly from those who were involved in it. These various people provide secondary accounts of Muhammad’s words and actions, record the historical events of their time and establish a record of precedents on which future decisions were based. However, since the hadith are a compilation of so many sources, we must always take care to examine their historical accuracy and question the motives behind each story....   [tags: religion]

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In Defense of Historical Fiction

- The genre of historical fiction novels can be subdivided into many categories and often crosses genres, such as historical mysteries and romances. The traditional definition of the historical fiction genre is “fiction set in the past” where the author is writing from research rather than personal experience. This definition leaves a lot of room for interpretation, controversy, and contradiction. Critics in the media, even when they praise individual historical novels in their reviews, somehow manage to turn this praise into criticism of the genre as a whole....   [tags: Literature ]

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An Historical Event That Changed America

- On April 19, 1775, Americans will never forget when many deaths and historical events occurred allowing the colonist to receive their victoriorous justice. Colonists were frustrated because Britain forced them not to have any representation in the British Parliament. This led to an American battle which had 4,435 deaths involving this event. Although, we lost many lives during this time period, we gained justice and independence from Great Britain, with the help of one of Americas strongests allie; the French....   [tags: americans revolution, colonist, treaty of alliance]

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A Historical Perspective: The Wage Gap

- For several decades, most American women occupied a supportive, home oriented role within society, outside of the workplace. However, as the mid-twentieth century approached a gender role paradigm occurred. The sequence of the departure of men for war, the need to fill employment for a growing economy, a handful of critical legal cases, the Black Civil Rights movement seen and heard around the nation, all greatly influenced and demanded social change for human and women’s rights. This momentous period began a social movement known as feminism and introduced a coin phrase known in and outside of the workplace as the “wage-gap.” According to Merriam -Webster (2012), the wage gap is defined as...   [tags: White American, Male, Female, Middle Class]

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Historical Interpretation Of International Conflict

- 1. The Past in the Present: Historical Interpretation in International Conflict History is an important element of international studies and its purpose is to compile an accurate representation of the past. The subject of history is often broken into different categories, such as political and diplomatic, economic, labor, cultural and social, intellectual, and environmental history. The past can be discovered or recorded through written, oral, or visual means. While some aspects of history, such as an event and when it took place, may be “set in stone”, causation of an event is often debated between historians....   [tags: Anthropology, Culture, Sociology, Geography]

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The Historical Trend Of Rebellion

- The significant historical trend of rebellion against authoritarian rule in Russia is demonstrated through three key events; the 1905 Revolution, the February 1917 revolution and the October 1917 revolution. These events was a culmination of economic, social, and political forces which was driven by a deep dissatisfaction with inequality within society and incompetent leadership of Tsar Nicholas. The events of Bloody Sunday in 1905, as the massacre became known, started a movement that the government could not control and forced the Tsar to make some concessions, which did not last long....   [tags: Russia, Russian Empire, Nicholas II of Russia]

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The Consumer Culture Of Sport And Sporting Events

- In a similar vein, the consumer culture in sport and sporting events is also greatly gendered in the past. The consumption of sport and sporting events appeared in every culture that provides a mechanism which reinforced and defined a separation between men and women. Studies throughout history (e.g. Hargreaves, 1994; Bell, 2008) noted that sports for women (e.g. golf and croquet) were more informal and recreational in nature, that women who consume sport are required to adorn beauty and indolence, instead of competiveness (Bell, 2008)....   [tags: Gender, Masculinity, Male, Man]

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A Discussion Of The Events That Inspired A Russian Masterpiece

- Ahkmatova’s Requiem: A Discussion of the Events that Inspired a Russian Masterpiece Few authors can convey the raw emotion of world changing events in such a moving and simplistic fashion. Anna Ahkmatova is able to capture this through her almost tangible use of imagery. Her words can transport the reader through time, allowing them to feel the same pain and fear she survived in Russia during Stalin’s reign of terror. Ahkmatova’s writing is known for its abrupt changes in point of view, and quickly shifting stanzas....   [tags: Russia, Soviet Union, Saint Petersburg, Poetry]

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Historical Interpretation

- Although the subject of a particular historical event is based on facts the truth remains that the story of history is largely subjective. Loewen points out that “textbooks in American history stand in sharp contrast to other teaching materials,” what he does not point out is why (387). In the educational areas of grammar and math the subject matter is based on hard evidence and irrefutable facts, which are not open to interpretation. The way we are taught about historical events and the situations surrounding them are majorly based on the views of individuals relating personal accounts of a factual event....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Shakespeare's Historical Accuracy

- Shakespeare’s Historical Accuracy William Shakespeare is possibly the greatest English writer every to live. Many people all around the world enjoy reading his plays. Often in his plays, Shakespeare describes things like lifestyle and laws of his time period. However, some people claim that Shakespeare’s plays are not historically accurate and therefore, mislead the people who read his plays. So how can one determine if Shakespeare is accurate or not. Well, one could ask, what was the social class like, what personal experiences did Shakespeare have, and what were some laws that governed the time....   [tags: greatest English writer of all time]

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The Literature of Historical Thinking/Reasoning/Literacy.

- This concept shall be discussed in relation to 4 explorations of Historical Understanding from the years 2000 to 2008. The Readings that have been included are: Van Boxtel and Van Drie's study into Historical Reasoning, Peter Seixas in the Centre for Historical Consciousness, Peter Lee in the International Journal of Historical Learning, Teaching and Research and Chapter 3 of Making History by Taylor and Young for the Curriculum Corporation. Within the current literature on History Education there has yet to be a consensus as the terminology that covers what is actually being taught in History....   [tags: Education ]

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Historical Development Of Chicano And A Student Organizations

- Hispanic population has been increasing since the 1930s. As the article, Historical Development of Chicano/a Student Organizations: Their Role in Post-Secondary Education Recruitment and Retention, mentioned, “Even more discouraging is census data indicating that approximately 50% of Chicanos/as leave high school before graduation (U.S. Bureau of Census, 1994)” (pg. 1). This quote displays the number of Chicano students that are not motivated to continue furthering their education. This is a very serious issue because the population of Mexicans is increasing, but they are not able to incorporate their expertise in various field industries....   [tags: Higher education, College, Chicano, History]

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Historical Ideas Influencing The American Government

- Historical Ideas Influencing the American Government On June 11, 1776 Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin sat in a drafty room signing one of the most important documents in American history. The Declaration of Independence is a formal statement that expressed the desire for the thirteen colonies to be free of the king of Great Britain, stating the reasons and the desire for self-autonomy. In it they appealed to the Supreme Judge of the World, and stated that the United States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States....   [tags: United States Constitution, United States]

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The Epic, Historical Drama: Ben-Hur

- Ben-Hur is an epic historical drama made in America in 1959. It won 11 Academy Awards, a record untouched until Titanic in 1997. It is set in Judea beginning in 26 A.D. and spans the years leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth. The plot of the film follows Judah Ben-Hur, primarily concerning his interactions with the Roman Empire and its military. The movie begins with a robust overture. The after a depiction of the Nativity story, the main story begins in Jerusalem. Judah Ben-Hur is a wealthy Jewish merchant....   [tags: roman empire, Jesus, crucifixion]

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News Events in Television History

- News Events in Television History News Events in the History of TV In chronicling the past 50 years of television, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences includes many clips from historical events that were carried on television. Including these news events is appropriate to the history of television because the advent of this technology brought the nation and world together in times of tragedy and joy via the 'global village' created by this medium. The events that changed our world also changed the world of television....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Events That Influenced Our Country And Affected Other Nations

- People often refer to the decade of 2000 - 2009 as the 00’s or TwentiOs. Time magazine’s front cover considered it to be, “The Decade from Hell”, which was possibly politically referred. However, many historical events occurred through the decade, along with technology at their highest, change in the way our society socialized, and millions of dollars spent whether people felt we were in recession or just crying wolf. Currency was still circulating through our target markets. Society may have slowed down on their wants and needs, but the currency was still circulating through the target markets....   [tags: Iraq War, United States, Barack Obama]

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Historical Context of The Jewel in the Crown

- Historical Context of The Jewel in the Crown The historical context of Paul Scott's novel - The Jewel in the Crown - serves to explain and interpret a tragic love story between two characters; Daphne Manners and Hari Kumar. The love story serves to clarify and interpret the social/racial and historical significance of the time period in which it is set - 1942. Their love - a product as well as a victim of the time and events - is an allegory for the relationship between England and India - the White man and the Black man....   [tags: Jewel in the Crown Essays]

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The Debate Over Historical Information and Scientific Information

- To what extent is historical information more reliable than scientific information or vice versa. History is a collection of important events mostly written by the victors. Whereas, Natural or human sciences are information about the universe as well as the human mind and body. But, to what extent is one reliable more than the other. History is an interesting Area of Knowledge and relies on many Ways of Knowing in order to function and to be understood. By understanding how these Ways of Knowing are used in History one can determine how reliable historical information is....   [tags: Past, Future, Comparative Essay]

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End of The British Rule in India: Historical Fiction

- History is all around us. Everywhere we are, everywhere we have been or ever will be is what it is because of the people and events that have affected and effected it. But sometimes events transpire that are so huge, learning about them through a traditional manner such as history classes or nonfiction books does not work. Sometimes history needs to be absorbed through fiction, more specifically, through historical fiction. Events such as the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the fall of the British Empire and subsequent removal from India, the emergence of Pakistan as a self-determined nation, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks are such events....   [tags: hiroshima, nagasaki, bombing]

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The Quarrel About Historical Explanation

- The Quarrel About Historical Explanation The discussion of the philosophical question of historical explanation is in reality a disagreement concerning the nature of the philosophic method. There are primarily two sides taken in this argument, those who agree with Carl Hempel and those that do not. According to Hempel a historical event is only sufficiently explained when it logically fits a set of confirmed pre-existing conditions along with some universal laws. Certainly all things cannot easily be assigned to rules and laws....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cleopatra as a Historical Figure

- Cleopatra as a Historical Figure In hieroglyphs, the name reads “Kleopadra”. It is a name which in Greek means “Glory of Her Race” (Weigall, 44). It is a name belonging to a woman who has transcended the boundaries of time so that we may know her story. What better way to describe Cleopatra, the last Queen of Egypt, Ruler of the Nile, sent from the Gods themselves to lead her people, than “Glory of Her Race”. Cleopatra, the last ruling descendant of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, has arguably unparalleled fame as a female historical figure....   [tags: William Shakespeare Literature Plays Essays]

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Historical and Social Symbology in Beowulf

- On the surface, the poem Beowulf seems to be a simple tale of a brave hero who triumphs over three monsters and who engages in several other battles in order to preserve what is just and right. A more thorough reading, however, reveals that the epic poem is filled with events that symbolize historical and social conditions that prevailed during the European reign of the Scandinavians in the seventh century to around the ninth century, following the Danish invasion of England (Sisson 1996). Analysts additionally point out that Beowulf’s author was a person who has a “strong sense of cultural diversity” (Frank 1982: 52)....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf 2014]

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Toni Morrison and Historical Memory

- Most of literature written by American minority authors is pedagogic, not toward the dominant culture, but for the minority cultures of which they are members. These authors realize that the dominant culture has misrepresented minority history, and it is the minority writers' burden to undertake the challenge of setting the record straight to strengthen and heal their own cultures. Unfortunately, many minorities are ambivalent because they vacillate between assimilation (thereby losing their separateness and cultural uniqueness) and segregation from the dominant culture....   [tags: Toni Morrison Essays 2014]

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How Useful is Archaic Greek Poetry as a Historical Source

- “The higher Greek poetry did not make up fictitious plots; its business was to express the heroic saga, the myths” - Gilbert Murray, 1909 Gilbert Murray, the preeminent Australian classicist, expresses a statement in his preface to Aristotle on the Art of Poetry that raises the highly contentious issue of how useful is archaic poetry as a historical source. If we accept the definition of a ‘source’ as anything that can provide us with information which can add to the sum of our knowledge of the past, and the definition of a ‘historical source’ as any such piece of information used by a historian to make a point....   [tags: odyssey, trojan war, poetry, gilbert murray]

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Historical Interpretations of Bloody Sunday

- Historical Interpretations of Bloody Sunday There are lots of different views on Bloody Sunday about what actually happened on the 30th of January 1972. The arguments are all down to who shot first, the British Army or the IRA. The result of the shooting was that thirteen innocent people were killed. An inquiry was carried out by Lord Widgery, he criticised the shooting by the troops but the report accepted that the army was fired upon. This report did not please everyone and people thought that it was a cover up of what really happened....   [tags: Papers]

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Historical Elements of Huxley's Brave New World

- In Aldous Huxley's book Brave New World many themes are about the dark side of this utopia, but this is an allusion to the past. As many significant historical events are drawn up through the book,the director says that "These," he said gravely, "are unpleasant facts, I know it. But then most historical facts are unpleasant." (pg. 24) The director is implying certain evils of communism and Lennon, represented by Leinina. Fascism and Benito Mussolini represented by Benito. These evils are represented, but we also see a very strong connection to Henry Ford and his innovative methods of production Henry Ford is a basis for their religion, his historical ingenuity and ideals are the same value...   [tags: analytical essays]

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The Effect of Cultural and Historical Situations on American Literature

- Professor Brattoli ”American literature is almost always tied to historical and social events of the era in which it was written.” There is a connection between literary works from different time periods. This connection is how history, current events and social events have impacted American Literature. Literary works and writing styles have been affected and influence by the world around us. This is seen in many of the works assigned for this class. In order to see how cultural and historical situations affect literature throughout history, it is important to get a brief history on each era discussed in this paper....   [tags: American Literature ]

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Female Identity Is A Collection Of Social And Historical Factors

- Female identity is a collection of social and historical factors form primarily thought social, political, and economical ideas. In numerous events throughout history and in science institutions have shaped a definition of the identity of females. The use of gender roles, stereotypes, and the discovery of biology has played a major role in justifying women 's oppression in history, reinforcing man 's masculinity in society. Gisela Kaplan and Lesley J. Rogers wrote a passage on women 's oppression through lack of knowledge....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Sociology]

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Top Five Events in American History

- Compared to others, America is a young country, a baby in many eyes. Despite its age though, The US has gone through some amazing changes through its historical events. Some of the events were large, such as the Revolutionary war and the civil war. Others meanwhile, were more subtle, like the Watergate scandal. Five events stand out as being the most important in Shaping America into what it is today. They are: the counterculture movement, the scandal at Watergate, World War One, the Holocaust, and the making of the Atomic bomb....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Historical Perspective

- Historical Perspective Unfortunately, all most Americans know about the event known as Bloody Sunday, they learned from U2's smash hit, "Sunday Bloody Sunday." The source of this song's popularity stems from its ability to evoke widespread sympathy for Irish by painting an unforgettable picture of death and despair in the minds of each of its listeners. So what is unfortunate about this song being the primary source of historical knowledge concerning Bloody Sunday for most Americans. It is unfortunate not because of its lack of information or authenticity, but because of its lack of historical perspective....   [tags: Bloody Sunday History Essays]

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Reliable Historical Sources

- Reliable Historical Sources History is the study of the past, of what had really happened and who were involved. To study history itself, it is essential that the source from which the information were taken is factual as well as reliable. It is not acceptable if it contains errors and flaws or mixing the truth with some fictions. This essay will investigate and evaluate a piece of historical evidence, the Hollywood movie The Patriot starred by Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger in order to determine whether or not it is reliable and could be used to determine the events that really...   [tags: Papers]

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Exploring Historical Causation

- Exploring Historical Causation There is a large number of theories about what causes historical events to happen. And without doubt there are in fact many different kinds of causes. It seems to me that the danger lies in espousing any one particular type of cause to the exclusion of all others, for there can be few, if any, events of which it can truly be said that they had but one single cause. It will however be interesting to see whether we can find any common thread running through or underlying some of these theories....   [tags: World History]

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Historical Accounts of the English Civil War

- Historical Accounts of the English Civil War After our study of many accounts of the English Civil War and Charles I’s trial and execution, it is clear that discovering historical truth and writing a satisfying history are two very separate, difficult tasks, and that finding among many accounts a single “best” story is complex, if not impossible. In order to compare the job each historian did in explaining what’s important about this conflict, the following criteria can be helpful for identifying a satisfying history....   [tags: History England Papers]

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