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The Mediterranean Diet

- Somerset Maugham said that “To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day”. “To live anywhere in the world you should eat at least three times a day” is probably close to the truth as well. What people eat and drink in countries close to the Mediterranean Sea is called the Mediterranean Diet. To compare this Mediterranean Diet to a typical Diet from the south of Benin, it would be correct to say that the Benin Diet is equivalent to the Mediterranean Diet because although the nutritional values are lower in the Beninois diet, it is cheaper and easier to find than the Mediterranean diet in the southern region of Benin....   [tags: health, mediterranean diet]

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The Diet Of The Mediterranean Diet

- Ever since the turn of the twenty first century, the urge to keep a trim, slim figure has become increasingly desired. Pressure from beauty campaigns and other societal influences have drawn a picture of what it means to be beautiful; The picture is a thin, flawless girl sporting a yellow polka dot bikini whose diet consists of strictly salad. As a result, tons of insane, unrealistic dieting plans have emerged, most of which are just fancy and expensive ways of starving yourself. While most of these are highly unethical, a couple have persevered to be quite successful, not only with keeping the number on your scale down, but also with keeping down the numbers of your cholesterol and blood p...   [tags: Meat, Nutrition, Saturated fat, Mediterranean Sea]

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The Heart Of The Mediterranean

- In the heart of the Mediterranean, one of the most important civilizations in history was born. A wealth of culture, great thinkers, and advancements sprung forth from its mountainous peninsulas and islands. Ancient Greece would influence the whole of western civilization as we know it today. From the way we live our lives, to the ideals we hold for ourselves, to the buildings we live and function in. The Ancient Greek civilization flourished for over a thousand years, overcoming adversities of every kind and still somehow becoming home to some of the most famous people, ideas, and buildings of all time....   [tags: Ancient Greece, Sparta, Peloponnesian War, Greece]

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The Mediterranean Diet

- Somerset Maugham says that “To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day”. I think that to live well anywhere in the world you should eat at least three times a day. Some of you may have thought of a Mediterranean diet, but when I talked about eating, the first thing I thought about is my region’s diet. And if I have to compare those to other diets, I would say that a typical diet from the south of Benin is equivalent to the Mediterranean Diet because although the nutritional values are lower in the Beninois diet, it is cheaper and easier to find than the Mediterranean diet in the southern region of Benin....   [tags: Health, Food, Nutrition]

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The Battle Of The Mediterranean Sea

- Located far inland from the coast, Rome would not be the first choice for a seafaring nation. However, Rome denied those expectations and conquered the Mediterranean Sea, setting up colonies as they went, most of them located on the sea. This was no mistake, and was highly strategic. By strategically placing their colonies in vital locations, Rome ensured 4 things: The defense of the Mediterranean Sea from a sea invasion, that they would have total control over the trade in the Mediterranean by means of a monopoly, the gain of foreign allies, and that the colonies would be checks on themselves, for if one colony threw off the yoke of the Roman Empire, the other colonies nearby could have sol...   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Italy, Roman army]

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The Diet Of The Mediterranean Diet

- The American Diet The Mediterranean Diet is one of the diets that includes a high consumption of olive oil, fruits, vegetables, legumes, fish, and unrefined grains (Robson, 2014). Additionally, this diet recommends a low consumption of red meat, poultry and dairy products as well as low to moderate intake of wines (Robson, 2014). Research studies have revealed that the Mediterranean diet helps to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis as well as chronic inflammation indicated in diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity and other mental health disorders (Gostis et al., 2015)....   [tags: Nutrition, Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, Iron]

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Social Anthropology Of The Mediterranean

- An area of great cultural diversity, the Mediterranean is volatile. As a response to the constant change in their communities, inhabitants in Mediterranean countries have found it necessary to negotiate homogeneity through modifications to their social institutions. While the importance of preserving a sense of nationalism despite an increasing governmental focus on individuality is argued by Julian Pitt-Rivers in his introduction to Mediterranean Countrymen: Essays in the Social Anthropology of the Mediterranean (1963), the diversity of these communities makes it difficult to determine not only to what extent but exactly which aspects of ocean-front life are deteriorating; such difficultie...   [tags: Sociology, Anthropology]

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Cedar's Mediterranean Foods Hommus

- Over the last ten years, hommus has grown in great popularity all over America. As consumption has increased, many different companies have started producing it in countless varieties. Cedar’s Mediterranean Foods is one such company which is based in Ward Hill, MA was founded by Abe Hanna in 1981 as he noticed there was a lack of Mediterranean foods in local grocery stores; it was the first company to commercially produce hommus. Since then Cedar’s has become a large scale corporation with products in many markets across the North America.6 Now Abe’s son Charlie is CEO and president while his friend, Steve Tsakirellis, is Executive Vice President....   [tags: already prepared foods]

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Mediterranean Diet vs Ghanaian Diet

- Mediterranean diet has been known to be the healthiest diet in world for the past years. Medical doctors and nutritionist recommend Mediterranean diets to their patients. This perception and attitude has led to the devaluation of other regional foods which upon further investigation may be if not more, equally healthy like the Mediterranean diet. An example of such situation is my regional diet- the Ghanaian diet. This article is therefore to prove that my regional diet is equally nutritious, accessible and even more economical than the Mediterranean diet using Greece as my target in the Mediterranean region....   [tags: compare contrast essays]

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Beating Diabetes with Mediterranean-Style Meals

- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the country. Diabetes affects more than 25 million US residents and is strongly linked to stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, and blindness. The number of people who have blood sugar levels that are borderline diabetic or prediabetic is increasing, and it is estimated that around 80 million adults are at risk for becoming diabetic. Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease that is characterized by having high blood sugar levels....   [tags: health, disease, diet]

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The Classical Mediterranean Civilization Of Greece And Rome

- Michelle Izaguirre Evolution of Western Civilization September 23, 2014 The Classical Mediterranean civilization of Greece and Rome inspired the Western civilization through their politics, laws, philosophical teachings, and their ability to respond to environmental challenges. Our sense of debt to the Greco-Roman history and political achievements reverberated in later history. The Greek and Roman precedents undoubtedly influenced the framers of the American Constitution, as did philosophers like Socrates and Aristotle, who’ve influenced people to challenge the “accepted ways.” After the decline of the Greek city-states, Rome assumed leadership by preserving most of Greek achievements and...   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Rome]

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Mediterranean Diet vs Ghanaian Diet

- This research paper analyses the Ghanaian diet by comparing it to that of the Mediterranean diet in terms of the family or national economics, accessibility to the food and the nutritional value of the diets. Ghana is made up of ten regions and all these regions have distinct cultures and foods that represent them, also, these regions have certain foods that are common to them all. In this research, I am going to explain using three main reasons why the Mediterranean diet is superior to the Ghanaian diet....   [tags: economics, Ghana, nutritional value, food]

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The Silk Road: Connecting China with The Mediterranean

- The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean, completely changed the world. These trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never before seen. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible, due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: silkworm, buddhism, inventions]

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The Villa Brian Rented : Mediterranean Style

- The Villa Brian rented was Mediterranean style. It had six bedrooms, hardwood windows and door, fine European cabinetry, granite countertops and European porcelain floors. The place was phenomenal. The inside of the Villa was meticulously decorated with furniture that had an exotic Asian flair. The place felt like a resort. The Villa featured six spacious bedrooms on the upper floor with large bathrooms, walk-in closets and a wonderful view of the ocean. Downstairs, there was a game room, a little gym and a large study, which we used as a conference room....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles, Rooms, Kitchen]

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Ancient Middle East And Mediterranean Areas

- Herodotus: Cultural Tolerance In Herodotus’ The Histories, he tours the ancient middle-east and Mediterranean areas and documents descriptions of battles, accounts of anecdotes, and expositions of culture. Herodotus is often noted as the ‘Father of History’ because his work is often referred to as the first written record of events. He is often cited for imploring cultural relativity, a way of thinking often implored by modern historians. The traditional definition holds that ethical and moral standards are relative to what a particular society or culture believes to be good or bad, right or wrong....   [tags: Culture, Cultural relativism, Morality]

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Comparing the Mediterranean Diet to the Central Region of Ghana Diet

- “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” (Woolf, 1989) Basically we are nothing without food. Food is a universal element which binds many people together. Many will argue that it is one of the most important things in the world simply because the right foods when eaten contain a plethora of nutrients which keeps us alive. There are so many diets in the world depending on the country or region. When food is native to an area, it is considered their regional diet....   [tags: food choices and cutlure]

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The Decline of the Mediterranean and Chinese Civilizations

- The Decline and fall of the Mediterranean and Chinese civilizations was a result of population decrease, weak government, a frail economy, and invasion. A combination of these causes sparked the slow decline of these once great empires. Unlike that of China, the decline of Rome was much more upsetting having a much larger impact on the surrounding world. Decrease in population made it more difficult to have a strong military. The army that was already intact was demanding payment which greatly weakened the budget of Rome....   [tags: Ancient History]

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Western Offensive in the Mediterranean: The Crusades

- Western Offensive in the Mediterranean: The Crusades The crusades imply the military and religious confrontation between the Latin, Christian West and the Muslim world. This clash clearly separated the two but also brought them into greater contact with one another. 1. The Crusades: A Holy War in the East. On the 27th of November in 1095 at the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II called for a Crusade to free the holy sites of Jerusalem from muslim domination (they had been under muslim control for 4 centuries)....   [tags: Papers]

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Mediterranean Society Under Greek and Roman Influence

- As the Greek and Roman empires ascended immensely throughout the western world, new ideas changed the way the Mediterranean Society handled things, which were spread across the globe. “The rise of the series of city-states of classical Greece began in the ninth century B.C.E. and during the late sixth century B.C.E, Rome’s development as a republic began as Etruscan society declined”(Bentley et al, 2008 p.132, 145). The development of these empires encouraged cultural circulation, blending the culture of the two empires into the land it conquered....   [tags: Roman History]

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Long Distance Maritime Trading During The Mediterranean Sea

- Long distance maritime trading was very important for civilizations around the Mediterranean Sea. One of the world oldest shipwrecks was found on the coast of Uluburun, near southwestern Turkey, which contained the wealthiest collection of Bronze Age items found in the Mediterranean (Holloway, April). Mehmed Cakir discovered the Ship in 1982 at depths of about 52 metres, when the ship had sunk it was carrying over 20 tons of cargo which included both raw materials and finished good (Holloway, April) (Image 12)....   [tags: Minoan civilization, Knossos, Crete, Linear B]

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The Mediterranean Climate in Modern and Roman Times

- The Mediterranean Climate in Modern and Roman Times Florence, Italy lies in the Tuscan region in the middle of the Italian peninsula, and is a part of the temperate Mediterranean climate region. Being in such a temperate zone means that Italy is less subject to extreme climate change than other parts of the world. This does not mean that throughout recorded history the climate of the region has been static, however we can see many similarities between the climate today and that of the time of the Roman Empire....   [tags: Roman Empire Environment Essays Papers]

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Ancient Mediterranean Art

- Ancient Mediterranean Art I. Description of a Cycladic female figurine Cycladic civilization is divided into three periods: Early Cycladic (3000-2000 BC), Middle Cycladic (2000-1500 BC), and Late Cycladic (1500-1100 BC). The large amount of white marble sculptures located in the Cycladic islands, especially Naxos and Paros, a place exclusively made up of female folded-arm figures. These impressive marbles seem to be a symbol of Cycladic art. These figures are the best-known and most appreciated productions of the Cycladic art....   [tags: Papers]

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What gave rise to urbanisation in the mediterranean

- “What gave rise to urbanisation in the Mediterranean region?” What is urbanisation. To ‘urbanise’ is to ‘make (a rural area) more industrialized and urban’ , urban meaning ‘of or living in a city or town’ . Marja C.V. Vink argues that “The word urbanization was used for the first time in Spain a little more than one hundred years ago” to show the “quantitative and qualitative growth if cities” . The degree of urbanisation is quite different when comparing towns or cities of antiquity to the modern understanding of an urban centre; however, essentially it is the same process....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Greek Of Greek Life And The Greeks ' Colonization Of The Mediterranean And Black Seas

-     A polis is “A city-state, as the central institution in Greek life and the Greeks’ colonization of the Mediterranean and Black seas (Spielvogel 60). Before the emergence of the poleis, there was a dark age in Greece. A time where “Greece entered a difficult period in which population declined and food production dropped” (Spielvogel 60). Trade was not a frequent sight, and farming became a main source of economy. An organized type of government was not present during the dark age. Due to a lack of government, I believe that is why the polis became very successful throughout Greece....   [tags: Sparta, Ancient Greece, Battle of Thermopylae]

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The Geography of Greece

- Geography of Greece Greece is a country with an interesting geography that is diverse in many senses. The location of Greece itself, as well as the lithosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere come together to form the cumulative geography of the country. These categories of geography interact with each other to form Greece as it is. The location, its longitude and latitude, effects the country’s climate, or its atmosphere. Likewise, the country’s relationship to water, the hydrosphere also effects the climate....   [tags: Mediterranean countries]

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Seven Countries Study in the 1950s by Ancel Keys

- Since Ancel Keys introduced the Seven Countries Study in the 1950s, the Mediterranean diet has been considered a model of healthy eating pattern for its contribution to a favourable health status and a better quality of life.1,2 Several studies in different populations have indicated that the main components of Mediterranean diet have a beneficial role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and chronic degenerative diseases.2,3 High olive oil (not necessarily extra-virgin olive oil) intakes are considered a trademark of the traditional Mediterranean diet, along with a high consumption of monounsaturated fat, plant proteins, wholegrain, and fish; a moderate intake of wine; and a low int...   [tags: mediterranean diet, eating patterns]

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Geography: A Brief History of Lybia

- Libya Libya is located at the northern tip of Africa, and along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. This fairly large country is also known as the Libyan Republic. Libya has 3 provinces, and 22 districts, which would be equivalent to states in the United States of America. Libya has had a very controversial history. Varying from the rule of Muammar Gaddafi’s dictatorship and many terrorist attacks, to the quiet lifeless desert that makes up most of the country. The population of Libya is 6,244,174 people (Factbook 1)....   [tags: population, mediterranean sea, muslim]

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The Punic Wars : A View from the Carthaginians

- The ancient city of Carthage was one of great splendor and magnificence. Carthage thrived on trade throughout the Mediterranean basin. Trade was how their empire had been built. Carthage dominated the Mediterranean basin for centuries until another empire began to rise. Rome began to build their empire upon trade as well. With the building of an empire, Rome built an extraordinary military, as did Carthage. Since trade was vital to the expansion of both empires, the island of Sicily fell under watchful eyes....   [tags: Carthage, trade, Mediterranean, Rome]

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Venice is a City in Northeastern Italy

- ... Venice is a city in northeastern Italy. Venice originated in 421 A.D. on March 25th. Venice’s Republic was very powerful in the Mediterranean region during the 1300s to the 1500s. Dalmatia, Terra Firma, and many other cities were under Venice’s Republic’s domain. Many goods were sold in fifteenth century Venice. Venice had great power in 1451. It was the strongest and most dominant city in Italy. Venice in the fifteenth century consisted of an abundant amount of art. Venetian painters started becoming more famous, and art began to become a big part of Venice....   [tags: mediterranean region, wooden plataforms]

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The Peloponnesian War: The Great War of the Ancient Greek World

- ... Until Xerxes, the next Persian king, would come in to power. Xerxes came into power at around 486 B.C., and intended to continue Persia's revenge against the Greek people. "This time they were determined to use overwhelming force so in 481 B.C., Xerxes gathered together an army of several hundred thousand infantry and a navy of six hundred ships." He threatened Greece, and demanded that all city-states surrender to him. Many city-states surrendered, except for a relatively few that included Athens and Sparta....   [tags: mediterranean sea, greek, sparta]

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Modern Like Me: The Casa Malaparte

- Modern Like Me When analyzing a form of art it is important to understand the context in which it was created, as well as the creator. This is especially true when anazlying the Casa Malaparte, designed by Curzio Malaparte. Curzio referred to the Casa Malaparte as “a house like me,” and wanted it to be a house-as-manifesto for modern architecture. Casa Malaparte emanates a sense of modernity with many architectural elements from the see through fire place, to the white curvilinear bris soleil on its rooftop terrace....   [tags: The Mediterranean, European Art]

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Introduction of French courses at MSB

- Argumentative Essay Mediterranean school of business Introduction of French courses at MSB SMU or MSB is a Tunisian school of business that receives students from all around the word, and particularly French-speaking student. The Tunisian education system is actually based on French contrary to MSB, which is an English system. It will be profitable for MSB to offer French courses. However, it is beneficial to students as they are aiming international exchanges and dealing with diversity on campus....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Mediterranean School]

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The history of Caesarea Maritima

- “The king triumphed over nature and constructed a harbour…notwithstanding the totally recalcitrant nature of the site, he grappled with the difficulties so successfully, that the solidity of his masonry defiled the sea, while its beauty was such as if no obstacle had existed” (Little 106). In his remarkably detailed account, Josephus describes the exquisiteness and majesty of the harbor of Sebastos in the city of Caesarea Maritima. The harbor was built with such genius and beauty that, despite the complexity of the landscape, the structure seemed effortless....   [tags: mediterranean sea, archeology]

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History Of The Silk Road

- The Silk Road, a series of passageways connecting China with the Mediterranean completely changed the world. These series of trade routes allowed the advancement of technology and cultural diversity like never seen before. These routes connected many different civilizations allowing the exchange of goods and ideas. This variety of nationalities made it a “Cultural Bridge between Asia and Europe. ” Before these pathways were established trade was nearly impossible due to extreme desert conditions and high mountain tops....   [tags: transportation, china, mediterranean]

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The Mediterranean Society of the Greeks and Romans

- If Europe is mentioned today, most minds think of the beautiful countryside, tourist attractions and the artwork displays. While Europe is well-known for these traits, it is also known for the rich history and political backgrounds, two of which are Greece and Rome. These two influential societies have made impacts that can be seen throughout the world today. The Greeks, with their golden age and the Romans, with their great Empire and Republic have instilled cultural benefits both in the ancient times as well as in today’s Western civilization....   [tags: World Civilization ]

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The geology of Sicily

- The geology of Sicily has a long and complicated history originating during the Mesozoic. The features that compose the present-day Mediterranean is a result from two major processes: the subduction of the African plate underneath the Eurasian plate, and the closure of the Mediterranean Sea. Deposits of carbonate sediment and marine organisms that were deposited from the Tethys Sea (Late Triassic to Early Cretaceous), make up the oldest exposed rocks of western Sicily. During this time, the area’s structural setting was largely dominated by transtentional plate movements which resulted in fault block morphologies with alternating horst and graben structures and east-west trending normal faul...   [tags: mediterranean sea, african plate]

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Saudi Arabia Restaurant Industry

- 1. About the SHAWA: The idea: SHAWA is an upscale entrant into the fast casual dining segment in Saudi Arabia, one of the restaurant industry's strongest growth areas. Featuring amazing food served in a line style setting, build your Mediterranean meal as you move down the line. It has an innovative menu and setting that drives repeat business not only through traditional lunch and dinner segments. At SHAWA, the customer first chooses if they want the order as a wrap or in a bowl. Then select the main ingredient (beef or chicken SHAWA, falafel, grilled vegetables)....   [tags: shawa, mediterranean meal]

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Speciation and Origin of Particulate Copper in Runoff Water from a Mediterranean Vineyard Catchment

- Speciation and Origin of Particulate Copper in Runoff Water from a Mediterranean Vineyard Catchment Fungicide treatments have led to large copper contents of the topsoils of most vineyards. This paper examines the contamination of surface waters by copper in a Mediterranean wine-growing catchment. Its aims were to characterise the forms of copper associated with suspended matter during a heavy autumn storm event and to identify which soils contribute the most to the copper exports. 1. Introduction Copper has been used to protect vines against fungus disease since the end o the eighteenth century ( affor-gue,1928)....   [tags: Papers]

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Genetic Disorders: Beta Thalassemia

- Orofacial characteristics of β –thalassemia major patients among the UAE population Introduction Beta thalassemia is a genetic disorder in which the gene for the production of beta globin chain is defective. The name thalassemia is derived from a combination of two Greek words: thalassa meaning the sea, i.e. the Mediterranean, and anaemia (“weak blood”). Therefore it is also known as Mediterranean anemia. Another name for beta-thalassemia is Cooley’s anemia, named after Prof. Thomas Cooley, a pediatrician in the USA who first described the clinical characteristics of this disorder in patients of Italian origin in 1925....   [tags: mediterranean anemia, blood transfusion]

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The Great Sea By David Abulafia

- In the book “The Great Sea”, author David Abulafia goes thru the history of the Mediterranean. Trade starts in one place and will link to other civilizations in the Mediterranean. When the Capsian culture began to travel by sea, it did not start out with the concept of trade, but as a necessity to collect raw materials required for tools. At that time, no one claimed ownership of the materials, so trade was not an issue. It was not until the Neolithic period when evidence of trade could be seen where Neolithic cultures eventually had obsidian brought in from Anatolian area....   [tags: Greece, Mediterranean Sea, Sicily, Cyprus]

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The Italian Peninusula

- The Italian Peninsula is one of the three main peninsulas of the Southern part of Europe (and the other two peninsulas are the Iberian Peninsula and the Balkan Peninsula), each spread apart 1,000 km from the Po Valley in the north to the central Mediterranean Sea in the south. The peninsula has always been bordered by the Tyrrhenian Sea on the west, the Ionian Sea on the south, and the Adriatic Sea on the east. The inner part of the Apennine Peninsula contains the Apennine Mountains, from which it takes its own name, the northern part has very large plains and the coasts are all lined with cliffs....   [tags: mediterranean and ionian sea]

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Descriptive Essay : My Day Of Africa

- My day in Africa was one I 'll not soon forget. I toured two major cities of Morocco-land of mystery, enticement, and enchantment. I was expecting belly dancers, snake charmers, and many exotic sights filled with color and intricate decoration. While I did see some of what I expected, the majority of what I saw was totally unexpected and will haunt me forever. As I boarded the ship that was to take me across the Mediterranean Sea to the northern shores of Morocco, I felt an array of mixed emotions....   [tags: Morocco, Mediterranean Sea, Africa, Spain]

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History And Evolution Of Morocco

- Every country around the world has its own philosophy and evolution. Morocco, a country located in North West Africa, broadly exposed on the Atlantic Ocean from the west, and the Mediterranean Sea from the north. The Strait of Gibraltar, which unites the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, splits Morocco from Spain by eight miles. Morocco is the foundation of numerous cultures and is prominent by its biodiversity. The languages spoken vary from Arabic, French, Berber, Spanish and English. Abundant plains lie beside Morocco 's coasts, and wooded mountains stretch through the middle of the country....   [tags: Morocco, Mediterranean Sea, Berber languages]

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Critical Themes in the Writings of Hemingway: Life & Death, Fishing, War, Sex, Bullfighting, and the Mediterranean Region

- Critical Themes in the Writings of Hemingway: Life & Death, Fishing, War, Sex, Bullfighting, and the Mediterranean Region Hemingway brought a tremendous deal of what is middle class Americanism into literature, without very many people recognizing what he has done. He had nothing short of a writer’s mind; a mind like a vacuum cleaner that swept his life experiences clean, picking up any little thing, technique, or possible subject that might be of use (Astro 3). From the beginning, Hemingway had made a careful and conscientious formula for the art of the novel (Hoffman 142)....   [tags: Hemingway Themes Literature Essays]

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The Roman City Of Caesarea

- For my report I chose to write about the Roman city of Caesarea. Built by Harold the great in the first century, it was the ancient modern marvel. It was the capital of Judea and later was the base of the governor who took over the palace after King Harold died. It was the second largest harbor of the time in the first man-made harbor in history. Harold utilized a relatively new concept of concrete in order to extend his revolutionary building plans directly into the Mediterranean, creating land where there was not any before....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Mediterranean Sea]

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Impact Of Geography On The Civilizations Of The Early Cities

- When examining the effect that geography had on the civilizations of the early cities you can see that many were founded for strategic purposes. The settlers had to choose the land that would make life easier as well as give them the best chance of developing a flourishing community. The choice was generally out of need, the need for water, food and shelter. When early leaders chose a place that was full of the necessities and provided smart options to grow a stronghold the communities would gain power and amass an empire to rival others....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Mediterranean Sea]

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Rome And Greece 's Influence On America

- From 500 AD to 500 B.C, during the classical era, Rome and Greece, developed and settled along the Mediterranean Sea. Within these 1000 years, both Rome and Greece went through multiple transitions of power and struggled to maintaining peace. America learned from Greece and Rome’s mistakes and evolved into a more successful version of the two civilizations. The two civilizations did not only teach United States, but they also influenced American culture and infrastructure. Although Greece contributed to many elements of modern day America, Rome had a larger influence on America through the use of democracy, economy, and advancement in culture....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Democracy, Mediterranean Sea, Rome]

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Greece : A Economic Crisis

- Greece, or officially referred to as Hellenic Republic, is a country located in southeastern Europe. It’s boarded by Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Greece is also bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. In recent news, Greece has been facing an intense economic crisis, and the country is struggling to pull themselves out of the ground and back onto their feet. Despite their constant turmoil, Greece is a remarkable country with ancient historical significance and a culture unlike many others....   [tags: Greece, Ancient Greece, Mediterranean Sea, Athens]

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Edward Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

- The decline of the Roman Empire has been the subject of intense scholarly research. Yet the causes of the decline are still the subject of vigorous debate. The classic work on the collapse is the massive text titled The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, written in 1776 by the English historian Edward Gibbon. Over two hundred theories have been advanced to explain the decline. Despite many areas for conjecture regarding the decline of the Roman Empire, at least three points seem to be beyond dispute....   [tags: Changes in the Mediterranean]

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Water and Womanhood in Ancient Greece

- In the times of ancient Greece, there were ample tales, myths, and legends surrounding the realm of the sea; many of which included fearsome beasts, epic struggles, and angered gods. There are tales of vengeance, spite, cruelty, and rage, but there are also those of understanding, compassion, helpfulness, and benevolence. When one subjects many of the more malevolent (and sometimes disturbing) tales to closer inspection, it becomes fairly evident that a great number of these stories use a feminine force in order to display the wraith of the sea and the sea gods or goddesses....   [tags: Women in Marine Mythology, Ancient Mediterranean]

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How Does the Climate of Italy, Spain, and Greece Affect the Fruit Crops they grow?

- ... This climates only occur in Italy. Italy has another unique climate among these three countries, humid continental climates. This kind of climate is grouped in continental climates. Humid continental climates have hot and wet summers, and cold and dry winters. They have ample rainfall too. Spain also has another unique climates among these countries, semiarid. These climates are grouped in dry climates. Semiarid climates have extremely hot and dry summers, and mild and wet winters. They have ample rainfall during winter time....   [tags: comparing & contrasting the three countries]

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Imperial History And Atlantic History

- Both imperial history and Atlantic history play definitive roles in recognising sophisticatedly the British Atlantic world in the eighteenth century, and the methodology in The Mediterranean, which centres on the sea and depicts the transnational world based on the peculiar natural environment, has affected obviously imperial history and Atlantic history. Especially, Atlantic history has an active interest on The Mediterranean. Historians compared the studies of the Atlantic world with The Mediterranean in the 1950s, and Bailyn quotes that D....   [tags: Africa, Slavery, Atlantic Ocean]

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The World 's First Professional Military

- Rome’s army was an incredible force, crucial to the empire’s domination of the Mediterranean, and the land beyond, with a dominant navy, military prowess, and geopolitical power to support its power. Most of the Roman Empire’s victory over the Mediterranean can be attributed to the military’s strength in combat, as well as the geopolitical advantages. Through the strength of its military forces, the Roman Empire was able to conquer the Mediterranean and nations in the surrounding territory. Rome is responsible for the introduction of the world’s first professional military....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Carthage]

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The Ulu Burun Shipwreck: Underwater Archaeology at its Finest

- Archaeology is a continuously evolving field where there is a constant stream of new branches and excavation methods. Due to the influx of new technologies and innovations in recent decades, archaeologists have been able to excavate previously inaccessible areas. For example, new diving equipment and tools such as proton magnetometers, side-scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, and miniature submarines have allowed archaeologists to dive into the deep depths of the ocean. As a result, the branch of underwater archaeology was created to search for shipwrecks and other artifacts on the ocean floor....   [tags: Archeology ]

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The 's Mare Nostrum Operation, And A Transition Away From Search And Rescue ( Sar )

- Overview of Issue: Since the expiration of Italy’s Mare Nostrum Operation, and a transition away from search and rescue (SAR), deaths have rapidly increased even as sea crossings decrease. Migrant deaths in the Mediterranean have hit a record high with approximately 4,730 persons missing or dead in 2016, making this the deadliest year on record. In terms of preserving human lives, Italy’s state-led Operation Mare Nostrum was more effective than the two current EU missions, Frontex Operation Triton and Operation Sophia....   [tags: European Union, Treaty of Lisbon]

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The Differences Between The Greeks And Romans

- The Greeks and Romans were famous for their ever-expanding empire, it seemed that no matter who was in charge of the democracy the major focus was help the empire to grow. One of the greatest conquerors’ for the Romans was Alexander the Great who ruled during the late 4th century BC. He along with his armies took over a great amount of land from other nations, which is what made him so memorable. Not only was Alexander the Great impressive but the Mediterranean Roman Republic collectively that fought and stretched the rule of the Romans to other nations....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Rome]

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Physical Geography of Orange County

- This sedimentary rock has hardened over the many years with sand shells, small pebbles, grains of sand and rocks of various sizes. In comparison to our 4.5 billion year old Earth, these sand shells might as well be brand new, when in reality they could be up to 1,000 years old. If the sandstone were to be replaced with calcite it would completely change the subclass of rock, it would then be chemical & organic limestone. The variation in sand stone is due to different rates of deposition and change in patterns of the sediment movement (Mc Knight, p....   [tags: earth science, geology, cloud types]

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The Ecological & Environmental Importance of Cork Oak Landscapes

- Cork oak, Quercus suber, is native to the Woodland Biome located in the Mediterranean. These cork oak forests are common in such mediterranean countries as Portugal, Spain, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Italy, and France. Known for its high species diversity, the cork oak is one of 13,000 plant species found only in this Mediterranean Woodland (Cork Screwed. 2006). In fact, the mediterranean has the second highest level of species diversity, aside from the tropical Andes. As we know, ‘diversity begets diversity’, and this high level of plant diversity allows for a high level of animal diversity as well....   [tags: Habitat Loss, Wine Bottles]

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Barbary Pirates: The Ottoman Empire

- In the early sixteenth century, the powers of the Ottoman Empire grew weary of Europe’s vigorous pursuit of territory, indigenous peoples of which they would take command, and use of natural goods. Piracy as harassment and deterrent began in the Mediterranean with the Barbarossa brothers along the North African coastline, starting in Algiers. As privateering against Spain drew to a close privateers looked elsewhere to continue their craft and found a home with the Barbarossa brothers. (Thomas, Woodward, 2004) Eventually, Europe struck a treaty with the Barbary States to end the continuing war between the powers and brought relative safety to the waters....   [tags: europe, territory, natural goods]

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Rise of the Roman Empire

- Rise of Rome The legend of Roman Empire, the strongest empire lasted more than 1,000 years in regions of minor Asia, Northern Africa, Europe including Spain, Britain, german and Gaul, which now we call France, was not created in one single day. The stories of ancient gods, heroes, and myths are part of their splendid chronicle, they are both practical facts and fantasies. Much of what we know today about the historical foundations of Rome comes to us from ancient writers such as Livy and Herodotus, along with the findings of archeology....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Beautiful Natural Environment of the South of France

- The Beautiful Natural Environment of the South of France The south of France has often been described as having one of the most beautiful natural environments in the world. Many visitors, from painters to pilgrims, have found the pleasant Mediterranean climate to be both relaxing and inspiring. It is also a region that played host to some of the most lively social activity in the early 20th century. From Marseilles to Monaco (actually an independent country), southern France was a site of much popular focus in the 1920’s....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Analysis of Common Enzymatic Pathways in Gambierdiscus toxicus and Symbiodinium in the TCA Cycle

- Background: Dinoflagellates are one of the four main types of phytoplankton, which are photosynthetic, single celled and free living organisms in the ocean. Dinoflagellates cause the Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) also known as the red tide effect (Hackett et al 2004). Toxicity persisting at upper levels of the food chain is detected in them from the ones which are toxic, but not all such blooms are toxic. Enhanced detection capabilities may in part contribute to observed high frequency and severity of toxic blooms....   [tags: The TCA Cycle]

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Malta: A Small country With Tourism and Potential

- Located in the midst of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta was committed to becoming a unique tourism destination. The country and its sister islands, Gozo and Comino, offer an extensive range of characteristics, making the destination a memorable experience. From the surrounded location of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, to the ancient sites and some of Europe’s best-known diving experiences, Malta gains tourists from around the world. With a sophisticated background, Malta strategically promotes their Maltese tourism in other countries....   [tags: Islands, Europe]

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The Suez Canal: The Past, Present and Future

- The Suez Canal was one of the first artificial canals built in the world used for trade and travel. This essay will show us about the history, the canal today and the future plans. The construction of the canal dates back to 1854, when the Egyptian viceroy Said Pasha was persuaded by a French diplomat and an engineer, Ferdinand de Lesseps, to support the building of a canal. The idea was to build a canal through 100 miles of desert in Egypt connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. A Few years later, in 1858 a new company was formed known as the Universal Suez Ship Canal Company owned by both Egyptians and French....   [tags: construction, building, transportation]

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The Legacy Of The Reign Of Justinian

- The Late Antiquity period was one of the most complex periods in ancient world history. There were many factions that influenced events throughout the Mediterranean world during this era. One of the most influential factions in this complex history was the Byzantine Empire that resided in the eastern half of the Mediterranean. This state commanded events not only around areas in Eastern Europe such as Egypt, the Middle East, and Asian Minor but also around areas in Western Europe such as Italy, Spain, and North Africa....   [tags: Byzantine Empire, Roman Empire, Justinian I]

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Carthage vs. Rome; the Punic Wars

- Carthage vs. Rome; the Punic Wars Over the course of one-hundred years the Mediterranean antiquity was rocked by an ancient cold war between the North African seafaring state of Carthage, and the newly rising city of Rome located on the Italian Peninsula. In the course of two major wars and one extended three year long siege of Carthage itself Rome would conquer its last major foe and turn the Mediterranean into a Roman lake. As what happens so often, history is written by the side who wins and in the case of the Punic Wars and Carthage itself most of the information available today comes from Roman sources and authors whose knowledge has been passed down through the ages....   [tags: Roman History, Ancient History]

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Dive into the Histoy of Piracy

- Dive into the History of Piracy Definition of Piracy Piracy is typically an act of robbery or criminal violence at sea ( History of Piracy, ) Jolly Roger The Jolly Roger is a flag flown to identify ship as pirate ship. Names of Piracy • Pirate: A person who robs from other ships at sea. • Privateer: A captain of a ship that attacked and caught other ships and rob valuable items from them. A privateer was not a true pirate because the nation’s government would provide them special licenses called a Letter of Marque....   [tags: robbery, ships, sea]

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The Rise And Fall Of Rome

- The Rise and Fall of Rome, affected the world then and now. Rome 's rise in 753-30 B.C is widely mythologized. However evidence suggests that the Latins, Sabines, and Etruscans tribes came together and formed a foundation for the Empire. The Etruscans played a vital role on the cities geography, architecture, government, trade, and agriculture. Excellent schools created by the Etruscans, provided a wonderful education for the wealthy. By the sixth century B.C., most of Rome 's famous institutions, would form the Forum to the Senate....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Rome]

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Slavery And The African Slave Trade

- white slave trade was an unmerciful and callous act, just like its counterpart African slave trade. Although,the white slave trade was not as much publicized. The Mediterranean region was downright seized in order to execute the trade. Slavery dates back to being one of the most primordial trades known to man. Slavery was a primitive act practiced in order to prove supremacy. It was a legally recognized system. The slaves were traded across vivid regions and made to work with or without any payment....   [tags: Slavery, Atlantic slave trade, Sexual slavery]

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The Origins Of The Minoans Civilization

- With the Minoans civilization there is still great debate on how this civilization collapsed to was it due to the cause of the rise of the Mycenaeans or by the Thera Eruption or even to an extent neither caused the Minoans civilization to collapse as it remains a mystery to this day. As to many historians and archaeologists, they try to make a statement it was one of these events that lead to their collapse while others doubt these events were not the cause of their collapse as it was other things....   [tags: Minoan civilization, Knossos, Crete, Linear B]

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The Roman Empire And Its Civilization

- For those who are interested in learning about history, the Roman Empire and its civilization were one of the most interesting spotlights in the human history. The Roman Empire existed throughout a hundreds-years timeline, officially since 27 BC under the reign of Emperor Augustus. However, to learn how this great empire rose up, they have to back to the “the early Rome and the Republic” period. In this period, these events happened orderly, from the rise of Rome in the Italian peninsula that led to creating the Roman republic, the conflicts with the Carthage Empire, the conquest of the Mediterranean and it ended with the fall of the Roman Republic....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Roman Empire]

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Solid Waste Management In Turkey

- SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN TURKEY IN TERMS OF GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS As is seen in every country, economical factors form the basis of the relationship between the population and environment in Turkey. The conditions obliged by the economical development give rise to the demographical activities such as rapid population growth, high fertility, high dependence rates, and migration from villages to the cities. The relationship between the population and the environment in Turkey has been taken on in terms of “sustainable development” approach....   [tags: Environmental Issues]

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Traditional Foods And Traditional Food

- In order for people to maintain a healthy, balanced life, they need to go back to the traditional ways of eating and obtaining food that 's harmless to their bodies. They need to consume the foods that are suitable to their bodies and helps them stay energized. People will have different body reactions if they obtain the foods that are not suitable to their systems. Therefore, going back to the traditional ways of eating has its own reasons and it 's beneficial as well. Some reasons why traditional ways helps is because it 's good in controlling your weight with less calories, helps you fight chronic diseases and illnesses, also whole foods like traditional foods are inexpensive where you...   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Cooking, Diets]

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Influences of The Odyssey, The Lliad, The Gilgamesh in Beowulf

- Northern Europe developed in a different way than the Mediterranean however; hold many similarities in their religion, leadership, and hospitality. These common influences are seen in The Odyssey, The Iliad, and Gilgamesh. These three epic poems have many common influences seen in Beowulf. The epic poem of the Odyssey begins right after the Trojan War in the Iliad. In this new poem Homer attempts to bring a new perspective of the war. He endeavored to show how the Greeks faced injustices and danger on their way back to their hometowns....   [tags: leadership, mortal, religion]

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Analysis and Description of Olive Oil

- There are a myriad of choices when choosing an olive oil and they all have different qualities, tastes, and scents. In recent years, some olive oil manufacturers have been misrepresenting or, possibly, adulterating the product they are selling. In order for the consumer to be protected from these potentials and receive the product they are purchasing, agencies and councils have been created to test, certify, and monitor the olive oil industry for truth in advertising. I am curious as to what makes one olive oil better than another....   [tags: olive oil, olive oil industry]

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The First Major Conflict Was The Conquest Of Southern Italy That Took Place During The 327-304 B.c

- The first major conflict was the conquest of Southern Italy that took place during the 327-304 B.C. The Romans had won their independence from Etruscans in 510-509 B.C. Rome had taken control of the majority of Northern Italy. And won direct control of much of Northern Italy and gained over neighboring polities just to the north. Even if the Romans gained control of Northern Italy, southern Italy was a still independent state from Rome. During this war, Rome was able to gain power over the southern half of the peninsula and also cut ties with it’s with neighbors....   [tags: Roman Republic, Ancient Rome, Second Punic War]

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Western Civilization: A Very Brief Overview from the Romans to the Counter-Reformation

- Rome’s greatest achievements was to go beyond the limited political process that of the city-states and to develop a world-state with the different nations of the Mediterranean. In the eight century, B.C., peasant communities, along with Etruscan cities south to the Greek cities were absorbed by the Romans. Throughout this century, Roman acquired architectural styles and skills in road construction, sanitation, hydraulic engineering to include underground conduits. By the sixth century, Rome evolved into a republic, landowners, aristocrats and patricians overthrew the Etruscan king and religion governed the people, dictated the laws and legitimized the rule of the patricians....   [tags: History]

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Can Rome 's Action Towards Carthage Be Described As Defensive Imperialism?

- Can Rome 's action towards Carthage be described as defensive imperialism. Rome 's action towards Carthage throughout the Punic Wars cannot be considered defensive imperialism, due to the strong military culture, expansionist aims and profit based attitudes of Roman society. Rome demonstrated traditional imperialism by extending their power and influence through means of colonisation and military force. Rome 's objective in the Punic Wars was to strategically subordinate Carthage, to increase their level of influence and improve their position on the world stage....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Second Punic War]

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Cross Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Road Networks

- ... Mani was inspired by Buddhist, Christian and Zoroastrian and made a mix of the three religions into Manichaeism. Mani had a dualism between good and evil. There were two groups of elected and of laymen but nobody knew who decided. Mani believed in an ascetic lifestyle and had high standards. The spread of Manichaeism attracted merchants in large cities of the Roman Empire, as well as Mesopotamia and Mediterranean regions. Mani died as a prisoner and so did the religion. Some people saw Manichaeism as a threat and it slowly died out....   [tags: world history]

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The Atlantic Slave Trade By David Brion Davis

- New consumption patterns triggered a demand for rare commodities, capitalist pursuing wealth from its production set forth a contemporary reorganization of labor designed around reducing production costs by exploiting others of a certain “lesser” class. So why then were Africans chosen to be the exclusive source for slave labor in the New World. Just about everyone played a part, African slavery supported the interests of an amalgamation of groups: plantation owners, traders, consumers, and political heads....   [tags: Atlantic slave trade, Slavery, History of slavery]

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