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Symbol, Allusion, and Myth in Irving Layton's Rhine Boat Trip

- Symbol, Allusion, and Myth in Irving Layton's Rhine Boat Trip        "...haunted/by the ghosts of Jewish mothers/looking for their ghostly Children" (Layton). Though physical evidence of the Holocaust is now slightly limited, as time tends to destroy the tangible, the cry for justice and the remembrance of systematic genocide by a sadistic people enacting ignorant dogma will ring indefinitely throughout the world. Humanity will always be guilty of the atrocities that it instigates. Irving Layton, in his poem, Rhine Boat Trip, depicts the eternal evidence of the Nazi Crime, a stain of culpability that is reducible from all who have witnessed it....   [tags: Rhine Boat Trip Essays]

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The Father of Modern Psychology: J.B. Rhine

- Many highly regarded intellectuals and physicists have taken interest in the probability of telekinesis over the years, leading to experiments in the field of study. One of the most renowned names in the research and study of psychic phenomenon is J.B. Rhine, also referred to as “The Father of Modern Psychology”. He has been documented as the first to build a research center that focused on finding evidence that people may have abilities unexplainable by science. The Rhine Research Center used Zener card tests which allowed people to demonstrate their ability to acquire information with, none previously given to them and without use of any of the five senses (The Parapsychological Ass...   [tags: mind, matters, human energy]

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Over the Rhine

- Over the Rhine      It is a rare occurrence in today’s over-amplified, bass-kicking sound world to leave a concert feeling as if you actually heard the music. Over the Rhine provided one of those concerts on Thursday October 2nd at Birdys Bar and Grill in Indianapolis. My personal congratulations to the sound guy, who’s mixing allowed the audience to really hear all the different layers of music and different instrumentation really being played.      Another rare occurrence; real songwriters and musicians playing their own music....   [tags: Music Musicians Bands Essays]

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A Report on the River Rhine

- A Report on the River Rhine Introduction ============ The River Rhine stands to be the 3rd largest river in the whole of Europe, yet is one of the most influential rivers in the world; some even call it Europe’s main artery. The Rhine is responsible for 10% of the world’s chemical production, as well as huge amounts of production of refineries, textiles manufactures, metal works and plastics. On average around 250 million tones of cargo are transported along the river Rhine to the necessary factories a year....   [tags: Papers]

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The River Rhine Case Study

- The River Rhine Case Study The River Rhine rises in the Swiss Alps about 3,353 metres above sea level and flows north, passing through or bordering Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, France, and the Netherlands and then its mouth is located at the North Sea. The Rhine is usually at its maximum volume during the seasons of spring and summer; this is due to the fact that there is the melted water of snow and glaciers. In this enquiry I am looking at the aspect of river flooding in the Rhine, particularly in 1995....   [tags: Papers]

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Chemical Spill Damage: The Red River Rhine

- ... The Sandoz chemical plant was an ex machinery storehouse, and as such was unlikely to be affected by fires before it's conversion. Unfortunately, during this conversion, no further sprinklers, fire alarms or partitioning walls were installed, leaving the building woefully unprepared. Had the proper framework been implemented, the fire would most likely have been dealt with long before it reached such dangerous levels. But Sandoz itself is not the sole recipient of blame. The Swiss government was slow to warn its neighbours of the disaster, leading to avoidable damage to the ecosystems of these countries....   [tags: ecosystem devastated, sandoz chemical warehouse]

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Rhine Flooding Case Study

- Rhine Flooding Case Study Introduction: - The River Rhine is one of Europe's largest and most used waterways. The source of this great river can be found in the Swiss Alps, where it stretches 1,320km until it flows out into the Dutch North Sea. The Rhine has a long history of intense flooding and recent devastating floods in the 1990's have caused considerable damage and are well remembered by the local population. [IMAGE] Causes: - The causes of these forceful floods can be traced back to a number of different things including human factors such as deforestation, the greenhouse effect (this is show by the facts stating the 1°C temperature rise in sout...   [tags: Papers]

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German Museum: Art Over the Water

- The museum, Kunst über der Wasser, translated from German as “Art Over the Water,” is located in Boppard, Germany along the Rhine River. With large open windows that flaunt the stunning landscape and steel accents representing the river’s current, Kunst über der Wasser extends over the Rhine River illuminating the emphasis on works of art that showcase Earth’s greatest feature, water. Curators will strive to use only natural lighting in the Kunst über der Wasser in order to achieve a relaxing nature-like feel to the museum....   [tags: rhine river, claude monet]

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The True Essence of Modern Technology as a Standing Reserve According to Martin Heidegger

- The True Essence of Modern Technology in Standing-Reserve According to Martin Heidegger Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) was a German philosopher that argues in “The Question Concerning Technology," the essence of technology; especially that modern technology is essentially dangerous. He believes that modern technology forces us to misunderstand the world around us, including ourselves. As a result, modern technology takes away essential purposes such as freedom. This freedom revolves around man’s self-knowledge and truth....   [tags: airliner, nature, rhine]

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Male and Female Travelers

- Male and Female Travelers While reading Helen Maria Williams' "A Tour in Switzerland" and William Coxe's "Sketches of the Natural, Civil, and Political State of Swisserland," I find myself captivated by Williams' description of the Rhine Falls, while feeling indifferent by Coxe's account of the same landscape. It strikes me how much the Rhine Falls influences Williams' emotions and her avid imagination, yet it seems to have a subtle effect on Coxe. In her introduction, Williams mentions that "the descriptive parts of this journal were rapidly traced with the ardour of a fond imagination, eager to seize the vivid colouring of the moment ere it fled, and give permanence to the emotions of...   [tags: Compare Contrast Gender Writing Nature Essays]

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Travels Through the Rhineland

- On mountain peak the gods' abode; resplendent shines the proud-standing hall. (From Wagner's Das Rheingold, qtd. in Evensen) My friend dropped me off at the Köln Hauptbahnhof under the warm summer afternoon. The train station was nearly under the shade of the Kölner Dom, the great Gothic cathedral of Köln. I had first seen the Dom at night when it was partially illumed by floodlights and the moon, though most of it remained in shadows. The twin black spires hung over me and I stood, marveling underneath the 600 year old Gothic spectacle without knowing fully what I was experiencing....   [tags: Travel Writing Descriptive Essays Papers]

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Strategy and Obstacles in the Battle of Arracourt

- ... One of Field Marshall Montgomery’s main objectives was the capture of the port city of Antwerp. The Allies wanted to use the port as a supply base for the final push into Germany. Field Marshall Montgomery preferred a single Allied front along his path into Germany, while US General Omar Bradley preferred a broad front advance. Unfortunately, the Low Countries had a political objective as well; protecting London. The Germans were launching their V-1 and V-2 rockets at London from Belgium. Bradley preferred a broad front advance because if the Third Army was able to advance quickly enough past Metz and Nancy to the West Wall, which was unmanned at the time, Patton could capture the Saar i...   [tags: tanks, armor, supplies]

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Engineering an Image

- Engineering an Image Gaius Julius Caesar was posthumously elevated to a status of divinity, but even during his life, his exceptional leadership motivated and mobilized his armies to perform extraordinary feats. He was unequaled at political clemency, superlative leadership, and militant celerity; these were among the traits that set him apart. He proved his fearlessness and daring on many occasions; one such notable occurrence was during his Gallic war when he endeavored to cross the Rhine into an area explicitly foreign and beyond the scope of Roman territory at the time....   [tags: Ancient Rome]

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The Treaty Of Versailles Was One Of The End Results Of World War I

- The Treaty of Versailles was one of the end results of World War I. President Woodrow Wilson came up with a large portion of the treaty such as the League of Nations and his famous 14 points. The overall purpose of the treaty was to repair the damages caused by World War I, return everything as close to normal as possible, and lastly to keep peace in hopes of preventing future devastating wars. One attempt at maintaining peace was Article I. This article established the League of Nations. The League of Nations was an accumulation of countries who worked to maintain peace by trying to limit and control the signing country 's military and armaments....   [tags: World War II, Treaty of Versailles]

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A Report On China 's Vehicle

- Question 1, Part A • China’s vehicle market has been growing explosively since the turn of the century. It is the world’s largest automobile consumer and producer (Lyu, Ou, & Zhang, 2015). As a result, the source of air pollution in Chinese cities has gradually shifted from solely coal combustion to a mixture of coal combustion and fossil fuel emissions from motor vehicles (Kan, 2009). • According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) (1995), motor vehicle exhaust contains numerous air toxics that the agency classifies as known or probable carcinogens, such as benzene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and diesel particulates....   [tags: Air pollution]

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Outline of Operation Market Garden

- Outline of Operation Market Garden In early September 1944, Montgomery, in order to maintain the momentum of the Allied movement from Normandy towards Germany , conceived an operation to outflank the German "West Wall" defensive line. Montgomery persuaded Supreme Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower that his daring plan of forcing a narrow corridor from Eindhoven northward to Arnhem and establishing a bridgehead across the Rhine River held the promise of causing a German collapse by the end the year....   [tags: Papers]

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Stimulation or Tranquility?: Personality Traits and Environmental Influences on Precognition

- Paranormal can be defined as pertaining to an occurrence or perception beyond or lacking scientific explanation. Ranging from mythical creatures to the existence of ghosts to fortune telling, the average person’ experience with the paranormal is very mysterious and often filled with doubt. Because paranormal activity by definition cannot be explained by scientific reasoning, researchers in these phenomena have sought to address this doubt by attempting to provide concrete evidence for their existence....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Major Factors to the Romam Empire Falling

- ... The barbarians soon had stronger and larger armies and posed a threat of raiding the borders and have a mass migration to Rome. Another major factor that caused the demise of Rome was the recurrent civil wars between the emperors and usurpers, which are rebels that try to illegally take power, like generals or other officers. These frequent civil wars brought thousands of deaths, disorderly training, and removed manpower supply and caused emperors to focus their concerns on usurpers. The emperors also moved soldiers away from the Rhine and Danube frontiers so there was less protection and were more vulnerable to attacks....   [tags: danger, civil, wars, power]

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Mind Over Matter: Telekinesis

- ... While some say that there is no connection between a person and the environment around them, it is possible to affect objects and a person’s surrounding environment through telekinetic interaction, proven through numerous tests, examinations and studies by scientists with positive results. Many highly regarded intellectuals and physicists have taken interest in the probability of telekinesis over the years. One of the most renowned names in the research and study of psychic phenomenon is J.B....   [tags: potentials, environment, interaction, tests]

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Nordic Metal Age

- The Norse “Metallic Ages,” so called because they date the time periods when the Norse people are recorded to have been working with metals such as copper, bronze, and iron. This Age also includes the Migration Period (the Age of Heroes), because it happened during the time of the Germanic Iron Age when there were great southerly migrations of the Nordic people. The Norse Metallic Ages are: The Nordic Bronze Age 1700 BC –500 BC. The Pre-Roman Iron Age 500 BC – 1 AD. The Roman Iron Age 1 AD - 400 AD....   [tags: migration, trade, expansion]

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Human Energy Field and Telekinesis

- As the intellect of the human race continues to increase, different ideas are brought about while others become disregarded due to lack of belief or interest in the subject. The latter applies in the case of psychic phenomenon. What was at one point in time a large fad that many people took part and faith in has slowly been forgotten and set aside. The most well-known area of psychic phenomenon is telekinesis, or the ability to affect objects, random events, and environments using only one’s mind with no physical interaction ( Radford)....   [tags: intellect, psychic pehnomenom, mind over matter]

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Napoleon's Lack of Leadership Skills

- During his life, Napoleon Bonaparte was a fantastic strategist and military leader. However, he made quite a few mistakes that led him to his fall from power. Through his catastrophic blunders, Napoleon brought about his own downfall. These mistakes included ostracizing France from the rest of Europe through his foreign policies, war mistakes, and oversights that occurred in his final years in power. Because of Napoleon’s errors, he exhausted France’s resources and reduced his allies. Because his political views destroyed France’s relationship with Europe, Napoleon had to over expand his forces to maintain control of Europe....   [tags: Napoleon's Failures]

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The Battle of the Bulge

- “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” - President Franklin D. Roosevelt. December 7th 1941 marked an event in history that everyone in the world looks back to. On that date the Imperial Japanese Navy surprised attacked the American port of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. This marked the beginning of World War II for America. World War II was the bloodiest war in history with over 60 million deaths....   [tags: WWII, history]

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The Battle of the Bulge

- ... After the liberation of France on August 16th the pressure was on to beat the Russians to Berlin. In December of 1944 the Germans were losing the war on both fronts with lots of casualties. Germany had to do one last push on the Allies in the West to try and get a peace agreement. If the push failed then Germany is lost. on December 16th, 1944, the last German offensive has started. This battle was the Battle of the Bulge also known as the Battle of Bastogne or the Battle of the Ardennes. The Battle of the Bulge was the last German assault that failed greatly and lead to the Germans losing important forces, it allowed the allied forces to invade Germany and cause Germany to surrender....   [tags: world war II, germans, pearl harbor]

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History Of Western Music

- Introduction In this essay I am going to be looking at Richard Wagner’s most Influential Opera’s “ Der Ring Des Nibelungen” also known as ‘The ring Cycle.' This cycle is made up of four operas.It begins with the beginning of the world and ends with the fall of the world. This piece begins as a mythic story and ends with modern humanity. This work in total is sixteen hours in length.I will be looking at the story behind the first opera or introduction entitled ‘Das Rheingold,' as well as his use of motifs and his use of development throughout the opera....   [tags: opera, germany, humanity]

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The Rivers Of France

- The Rivers of France The Rhône system The Rhône is the great river of the southeast. Rising in the Alps, it passes through Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman) to enter France, which has 324 miles of its total length of 505 miles. At Lyon it receives its major tributary, the Saône. In eastern France the direction of the main rivers is predominantly north-south through the Alpine furrow. The regime of the Rhône is complex. Near Lyon the Rhône and its important Isère and Drôme tributaries, draining from the Alps, have a marked late spring-early summer peak caused by the melting of snow and ice....   [tags: Geography France Rivers Water Essays]

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Flooding in the Netherlands

- Flooding in the Netherlands On January 31st 1995 the Rhine was bursting its banks at the point where it enters the Netherlands. There was heavy rain over most of Europe at that particular time this year. Switzerland received three times its January average and the snow off the Alps melted early and quickly. The ground was saturated because of the heavy downpours as and that then once that had drained down it transfers into high water levels and overland flow. Most of the land which surrounds the Rhine consists of polders which are low-lying areas enclosed by protective embankments-these are called dykes....   [tags: Papers]

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A Press Release By The Chief And Administrative Judge Gail Prudenti

- Moreover, in a press release by the chief and administrative judge Gail Prudenti, judge Prudenti discusses the upcoming implementation of a discipline system for attorneys in order to prevent misconduct (Prudenti, 2015). Judge Prudenti stated that the implementation of this new discipline system would help ensure the consistency and effectiveness of legal counsels. In addition, it would help maintain fairness and integrity of the client and the legal profession as a whole (Prudenti, 2015). In other words, in order to guarantee the rights of clients and a fairness through court trials the legal department has opted to implement a rigorous discipline by which attorneys must abide by....   [tags: Lawyer, Law, Court, Judge]

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A Brief History of Bonn

- With traces of humans dating back 50,000 years, Bonn is considered to be one of Germany’s oldest cities (History). The city of Bonn “celebrated its 2000th anniversary in 1989, based on the date of its first written mention by the Roman writer Florus in 11 BC” (History). “Friedrich Schlegel once called Bonn a “friendly” town and it has been a friendly town throughout the whole 2000 years if its existence, which dates back to the foundation of the Drusus fort in the year 13 BC (Schleifer).” Around 11 BC, a Roman army placed a unit in what is present day downtown....   [tags: Thebaean legionaries, germany]

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Violence in Cincinnati

- Violence in Cincinnati In the article, “‘Violence’ in Cincinnati,” Thomas A. Dutton brings up a conversation about the urban area of Over-The-Rhine. He speaks out about how this downtown area has extremely too much violence and there needs to be something done about it. He speaks to the age group of twenty-five and up and to all citizens of Cincinnati. This article was published in 2001 in “Nation” magazine. At this time in Cincinnati, there were many disputes about race. A white officer shot an unarmed black man in April in 2001 that had many offenses against him at the time and was killed shortly after....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Roman Emperor Tiberius

- In the early first century AD, the Roman Empire was subject to autocratic rule and the old Republic was long dead. Augustus had been ruling for forty years and most of that time he was loved and praised by the Senate and the people of Rome. Throughout his reign, Augustus had the one lingering problem of finding a successor to take over the role of Emperor. He had chosen 3 different heirs in his time of rule; however, they all passed before they had the chance to inherit Augustus’ esteemed power....   [tags: Roman Empire, Biography]

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World War II

- Starting with the hedgerows of the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany on June 7, 1944 to May 7, 1945 Ambrose tells an authentic story of World War II from the point of view of the men who battled in the war. The author explains the narrative of the “GIs, junior officers and enlisted men “ (Ambrose 14), proved Hitler wrong by driving his Wehrmacht back from the beached of Normandy back to Germany. One of the greatest lessons that the reader can learn from reading the book, Citizen Soldiers is that the success of war is heavily relied upon by the junior officers and non-commissioned officers on the front lines....   [tags: History, War, Normandy Beaches]

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EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION : A SUPERNATURAL

- Extrasensory perception or ESP is the knowledge of external objects or events without using our five basic senses. People that believe that they have a kind of ESP are people such as psychics or spiritualists that believe they can communicate with the dead (Encarta). ESP is a supernatural and is nothing of the natural world that can be explained. Most believers in the phenomena of extrasensory perception do not understand physics at all and maintain that spatial distance is irrelevant to the exercise of ESP....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Germany's Culture

- Millions of tourists visit Germany each year, whether it is for business travel, attractions, or culture. In fact, Germany had 380,334,000 tourists in 2010 ("destatis"). Diversified due to the geographic landscape of the country, Germany has a culture and customs unlike any other country in the world. Germany, which consists of five different regions, is on the European Continent. The five regions of Germany are, The North Germany Lowlands, South German Hills, Central Uplands, Alpine Foothills, and the Rhine River Valley....   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays]

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Dr. Peter Venkman Is Planning On Testing Two Groups Of Individuals

- Dr. Peter Venkman is planning on testing two groups of individuals. One that claims they have clairvoyant powers and one that doesn’t. He goal is to see whether or not these individuals who claim to be psychics actually have a clairvoyant ability that non-psychics people don’t have. 1a. The hypothesis of this experiment is that psychics have special ESP powers that ‘normal’ non-psychics do not have. 1b. John Thomas’s fact sheet provides that Joseph Rhine conducted ESP experiments and found evidence supporting ESP existence....   [tags: Experiment, Scientific method, Clairvoyance]

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Psychosocial Therapy And A Modified Form Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

- Outline two psychotherapeutic interventions which might be suitable for Max and critically review the evidence base for these treatment options. Due to a continuingly rising prevalence of depression in children (Hidaka, 2012), it is becoming increasingly more important to develop and adapt current psychotherapeutic interventions for use in the treatment of children. Using the case of Max, an 8 year old boy with displaying behavioural changes including social withdrawal, irritableness, lack of appetite and other symptoms of depression....   [tags: Cognitive behavioral therapy, Psychology]

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Frontier Policy and the Maintenance of the Pax Romana

- Frontier policy and the Maintenance of the Pax Romana Tiberius and Claudius The Imperium Romanum (Roman Empire) was a vast domain containing large territorial holdings in Europe and the Mediterranean. Beyond the empire however consisted of barbarous nations that were a constant threat to the Roman boundaries. For this reason, it was necessary for well-functioning frontier policies to be administrated and sustained to protect the outskirts of the empire from invasion. During the Julio-Claudian dynasty both Tiberius and Claudius established many effective frontier policies during their Principates....   [tags: Roman History]

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Julius Caesar 's Motive For Launching The Gallic Wars

- What was Julius Caesar’s motive for launching the Gallic Wars. Multiple arguments can be made to better understand his intensions. The first argument is that Caesar was responding to aggression in order to preserve the sovereignty of Rome. The second more likely explanation is that Caesar took over the Gaul to improve his political strength within the Roman republic and did so by exploiting the Celts. Caesar’s war commentaries, show evidence of his conflicting motives and actions to his invasion of the Gallic regions....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, Roman Republic, Gaul]

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Roman Empire History: The Battle of Teutoburg Forest

- I. Introduction The Battle of Teutoburg Forest was a critical battle in the history of the Roman Empire and in the formation of the German state. This battle took place during the reign of Augustus in 9 AD during the time of the Roman Empire expansion. The fall of the Romans in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest was the consequence of several mistakes and strategic blunders by the Roman general Varus and his superiors in Rome. This paper will outline these mistakes as well as the strategic advantages that Arminius exploited on behalf of the Germanic tribes that successfully pushed back the Romans from the forest....   [tags: barbarian lands, german territories]

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Liechtenstein: A Small Country with a Long History

- Research Paper Its largest city numbering only 5,000, Liechtenstein is barely a country. Liechtenstein’s long history contradicts its small size, the country shifting power at numerous occasion and becoming part of many great empires. Through its exposure to many cultures and rulers, Liechtenstein has developed a rich and widely arrayed culture. Liechtenstein’s government, although altered and transformed many times, has become stable. This tiny, alpine country, bordered by Switzerland on the West and Austria on the East, is only 62 square miles, but still a prospering country....   [tags: Government, Rulers, Empires]

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Julius Caesar : The Most Famous Roman Emperors

- Julius Caesar was one of the most famous Roman emperors, during his 20 year rein he changed history. Regardless of his short life Julius Caesar lived it fully with a rich background and deep roots. So I will only touch on a few of his great achievements such as his early life and background, his tales of emperorship, his battles, and his death. In the year of 100 B.C. Julius Caesar graced the world on the thirteenth of July. His parents named him Gaius and his last name was Julius. His clans chosen name for him was Julius....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Roman Republic]

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Operation Market Garden the Battle of Arnhem

- After heavy defeats in Normandy in July and August 1944, the remnants of the German troops were retreating from France through Benelux to German borders. In German lines was spreading desertion. Units disintegrated in the fight were escaping in all direction from the front back to Germany. Fast progressing of western Allies caused difficulties in supply, as the fighting was getting away from beaches. The whole Allied troops were supplied through the Normandy beaches and harbor Cherbourg. The Germans knew about the Allies problems and tried to keep ports as long as possible....   [tags: operation, allied, aviation, command]

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Similarities and Differences of Hilter and Napolean

- Founder and leader of the Nazi party, who many describe to be the most insane and trouble causing man in the history of the entire world. Adolf Hitler’s goal was to make Germany the strongest country in the world, which he did, along with most of Europe. His armies of over sixteen million men were standing by his side the whole way. Although he had a large group of followers, he also had an even larger group of people who were against him. Adolf felt that if he did not remove all of the Jews from the face of the earth, he would have been seen as a failure, so he tried, and he tried, and he tried....   [tags: failure, foregin policy, leader, death]

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Nijmegen a.k.a. Nimwegen Is a War Zone

- Nijmegen is a really interesting war zone. Did you know that Nijmegen was also spelled Nimwegen. But the peace of treaties of 1678-79 was a hard time for Nijmegen. Because France opposed with Spain and Dutch Republicans (now the Netherlands). France gained advantages by setting up terms with each enemy separately. Negotiations had began in 1676. First treaty between France and Dutch Republicans and they were not concluded until August 10,1678. In the second treaty they concluded between France and Spain on September 17,1678....   [tags: bomb, troops, treaties]

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Adolf Hilter and The German Military

- Adolf Hitler marched into the Rhineland with the German military on March 7, 1936. He had been threatening to remilitarize the Rhineland for some time, and suddenly, just two hours after he had proposed a twenty-five year non-aggression pact with Britain, France, and Belgium, he surprised everyone and simply marched in. Rhineland had been demilitarized by the Versailles Peace Treaty of 1918 and confirmed at the Locarno Agreement of 1925. To the French it served as a military buffer zone between France and Germany....   [tags: World War 2, Versailles Treaty]

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The End of the Republic

- Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus joined forces to form a triple leadership called the First Triumvirate. The rulers of Rome’s states and colonies suspected that one man would soon emerge as the complete ruler. Antipater, ruler of Idumea, played one ruler against the other to seek favor. Crassus invaded Jerusalem and stole the temple treasure while war broke out between Pompey and Caesar. Antipater sided with Pompey until Pompey was defeated, and then switched his loyalty to Caesar. Caesar abolished the five districts and named Antipater procurator of all....   [tags: Roman History ]

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THE 1945 EASTERN FRONT CAMPAIGNS

- “The Eastern Front is a house of cards. If it is broken at one point, the rest will all collapse.” - Generaloberst Heinz Guderian The ultimate fate of the Third Reich was no longer in question by January of 1945. There was little doubt that the reign of terror that it had forced upon the world would soon be over. The only matter remaining was how quickly it would all end. Although Germany formally surrendered five months later on 8 May 1945, I would argue that barring a number of strategic leadership failures committed by Adolf Hitler during those final months, the final termination of war with Germany would have taken much longer....   [tags: hitler failure, third reich,nazis]

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An Article about Roadside Memorials

- ... However, restrictions should be added to ensure that the memorials remain in a size that is not big enough to cause trouble. Additionally, opponents to the idea of the memorials argue that they should be removed for distracting drivers, but do not make such an argument against billboards and other commercial signs. These signs are much larger than roadside memorials and are usually more colorful, meaning they are much more likely to grab the attention of drivers. Therefore, supporting the removal of roadside memorials, but not billboards would be applying a double standard judgment....   [tags: places that hold symbolic meaning ]

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The Greatest Ruler Of Rome

- Julius Caesar: Dictator Misunderstood “I love the name of honor more than I fear death” (“Gaius”, Illustrated). I said this because I believe that it is important to do something honorable even if you have to die. It is considered honorable to die bravely in war instead of running away like a coward. This related to my purpose because it shows how courageous I was and how I was willing to die for my republic in war, making me a honorable leader in Rome’s history. I believe I was the greatest ruler of Rome in history because I ran my government to succeed....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Roman Empire]

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Extra Sensory Perception

- Extra Sensory Perception Have you ever had the feeling that you've been in an establishment before you've actually gone inside. Did you ever feel like you've known that something was about to happen before there were any signs that it was about to occur. If you're not a skeptic about the powers of the mind, then there might just be an explanation for your seemingly coincidental premonitions. It's a phenomenon called extra sensory perception, better known as ESP. The textbook definition of this classification of parapsychology is "sensing" anything beyond the normal.(www.paranormalatoz.com) Most scientists do not believe that this phenomenon exists....   [tags: Papers]

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Psychic Phenomenon Research

- ESP is an acronym meaning "extra-sensory perception." In 1892, a French dude named Dr. Paul Joire used the term to describe the way a person under hypnosis was able to receive information about something - apparently without using any of their known senses. ESP can also refer to the phenomenon of people communicating without any apparent vehicle. But what IS it. There have been a great number of attempts (made by an even greater number of stupid people) to articulate what exactly is happening when people report ESP events....   [tags: psychic telepathy esp]

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Effective Natural Resource Management

- Effective natural resource management has increasingly become important as human interaction and destruction of resource use rises. I will examine two types of natural resource models currently used in today’s world. The two types of systems are International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and integrated adaptive management (IAM). After a comparing and contrasting the two resource models, I will provide a real world example that can use the two management systems....   [tags: Natural Resources]

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An Annotation of Emily Dickinson's I Taste A Liquor Never Brewed

- An Annotation of Emily Dickinson's I Taste A Liquor Never Brewed This poem by Emily Dickinson is much harder to figure out compared to her usual poems. She writes about a topic that is not normally written about at this time especially by a woman. At first glance, it is thought that this poem is about liquor and all of the bad things that go along with it, when in all reality it is a poem about sheer happiness. Dickinson is speaking not of a high derived from any alcoholic beverage, but rather of one acquired from life itself....   [tags: Poetry Poem Poet Essays]

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Comparing and Contrasting the Sublime

- Comparing and Contrasting the Sublime What can be said about the sublime. Class discussion led to the definition of sublime as the element found in travel literature that is unexplainable. It is that part of travel literature where the writer is in awe of his or her surroundings, where nature can be dangerous or where nature reminds a human being of their mortality. The term "sublime" has been applied to travel texts studied in class and it is hard not to compare the sublime from texts earlier in the term to the texts in the later part of the term....   [tags: Williams Shelley Travel Essays Papers]

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Rome’s Forgotten Land

- For more than 1,000 years the Romans conquered portions of Europe and brought a tremendous amount of influence to Eurasia. They built a network of roadways, amazing architectural achievements and order to the tribes they conquered throughout Eurasia. However the one area not influenced by the Romans was most of Germany, Russia, Yugoslavia and the Czech Republic, this area is also know as Germania. This region did not receive the benefits that the colonies conquered by Rome received simply because Rome, once it conquered a region, built cities in their communities, spreading Roman architecture language and transportation systems throughout the regions they overtook....   [tags: Ancient Rome]

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Homelessness in Cincinnati

- In Ohio (The Tri state), and over the last 17 years, there has been a 160% population increase. Homelessness has become a problem in the city of Cincinnati. Many families are homeless because of job layoffs and exhausted unemployment benefits. Some families are employed but do not earn enough wages to support a family and pay for adequate housing. Young single mothers can receive welfare benefits (Aid for Dependent Children) for 36 months. During that time they are supposed to be furthering their education or preparing to go to work....   [tags: Urban Management ]

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Brief on Germany

- It is stated by John Edison in his orientation of The Culture of Germany, “The name Germany is derived from the Latin word Germania, which, at the time of the Gallic War (58–51 B.C.E.), was used by the Romans to designate various peoples occupying the region east of the Rhine.” (Edison) The Romans designated the word German from the Latin word Germania for all people that lived there. Any person that did not speak Latin or Roman also was Deutschland, which came from the Germanic language that means people....   [tags: Political Geography, Germany Overview]

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Omar Bradley Biography

- This legendary General was born on February 12, 1893 in Clark, Missouri (“Omar Bradley Biography”). The population of Clark, Missouri today is around 300 people, and one might not think that a small-town boy like Bradley would eventually have the opportunity to grow up and become an officer in the military. But, when Bradley was working as a boiler maker at the Wabash Railroad, he was asked by his Sunday school teacher at to take the entrance exam for the US Military Academy at West Point. Originally, Bradley had planned on saving money to enter the University of Missouri in Columbia to study law, but when the opportunity arrived, he took it immediately....   [tags: legendary general, clark missouri]

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Parapsychology

- Parapsychology Derived from the term 'paranormal', parapsychology is the science that lies beside or beyond psychology; the field of psychology which studies those unique experiences and unknown capabilities of the human mind that suggest consciousness is capable of interacting with the physical world in ways not yet recognized by science, but not beyond science's ability to investigate. Two types of parapsychological phenomena have been described. The first and less common is pyschokinesis (PK) which is the direct influence of the human mind on the environment....   [tags: science]

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Marlowe’s Presentation of the Gothic Protagonist Dr. Faustus

- In Christopher Marlowe’s ‘Dr. Faustus’, Faustus is presented as the Gothic protagonist. Typical features of a Gothic protagonist include things such as: being ambitious, have an inability to make decision and they are typically easily persuaded amongst others. Marlow does present Faustus as someone with these features; however Faustus does not have all of the features of the ideal gothic protagonist. Faustus is an ambitious character. In the first Chorus he is compared to Icarus as “his waxen wings did mount above his reach”, much like in the story of Icarus whose waxen wings melted when he believed he could fly away from Crete and reach the sun due to his high ambition....   [tags: Dr. Faustus, Christopher Marlowe, Gothic, ]

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Netherlands Case Study

- Netherlands Case Study The Netherlands is situated in northwest Europe. It is a small country with an area of 41,863 sq km much of which is flat ground. This classic home of windmills and tulips, is in a constant battle with the sea to save its land. In that effort it uses 1,500 miles of dykes, a tidal barrage and additional innovative technologies to protect itself from floods. On 31st January 1995 the Rhine burst its banks at the point where the Rhine enters the Netherlands....   [tags: Papers]

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Liechtenstein

- The history of Liechtenstein, combined with its form of government, a constitutional hereditary monarchy can explain its geographic size. It was one of the several principalities of the Holy Roman Empire, which has survived to this day. Because it retained its royal family, political support is high. Its royal family brings a sense of individualism and national pride to a small nation which otherwise would have little reason for being sovereign. Introduction Liechtenstein's current position has been largely shaped by its history and geography....   [tags: History Europe Essays]

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Psychokinesis

- Psychokinesis Psychokinesis, a form of psi, meaning that apparently it is a technique of mind over matter through invisible means. Examples of PK are movements of objects, bending of metals, and determining the outcome of events. It can occur spontaneously and deliberately which indicates it is both an unconscious and conscious process. History: The term psychokinesis is derived from the Greek words psyche meaning "breath," "life," or "soul," and kinein meaning "to move." The occurrences of PK have been recorded since ancient times....   [tags: Papers]

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An Analysis of the Epic Poem, Beowulf - Sources for Beowulf

- Sources for Beowulf        Many of the characters and episodes and material artifacts mentioned poetically in Beowulf are likewise presented to us from archaeological sources, from literary sources, and from English and Scandinavian records.   “I suggested in an earlier paper that the Beowulf poet’s incentive for composing an epic about sixth-century Scyldings may have had something to do with the fact that, by the 890’s at least, Heremod, Scyld, Healfdene, and the rest, were taken to be the common ancestors both of the Anglo-Saxon royal family and of the ninth-century Danish immigrants, the Scaldingi” (Frank 60)....   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]

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Bismarck Napoleon III and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War

- Bismarck Napoleon III and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War Bismarck, Napoleon III, and the Outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War The unification of Germany threw all of Europe off its axis. With the formation of this new power there were now five major powers instead of four. This would work to unsettle age-old alliances and confuse the entire European continent for more than twenty years. Not least among the nations swept of their proverbial feet was France. France was a rival with the German alliance long before it merged into one state, but the new stability of a unified Germany made it a much more powerful entity....   [tags: Papers]

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The Legacy of the Great War by William R. Keylor

- The Legacy of the Great War by William R. Keylor After reading William R. Keylor's The Legacy of the Great War, I realized the important events that pertain to the international relations. Until our present day there has not been so many great leaders come together to address issues such as: politics, economics, and social settings in Europe. This is the beginning of the problems in European civilization. The Paris Peace conference had a total of twenty-seven countries with their highest representatives and aides who devise a peace settlement....   [tags: Papers]

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Reasons Why Nazis Came to Power in 1933

- Reasons Why Nazis Came to Power in 1933 There are several factors that enabled the Nazi party, with Hitler as its leader, was able to come to power in Germany in 1933. There are 5 main reasons involved history, economics, politics and the personality of Hitler. The main political events occurred in 1923 and 1933. The Treaty of Versailles was one of the most important causes that led to Hitler's rise in Germany. From the German point of view the treaty was incredibly harsh and devastating for Germany....   [tags: Papers]

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Great Powers In The 17th And 1

- Great Powers in the 17th and 18th Centuries In the 17th and 18th centuries, Great Britain, France, and the Hapsburg Empire were all competing for the fate of Europe. France, in particular, was caught between being a continental power or a world power; taking control of the Rhine and most of Central Europe, or taking control of The New World. France’s primary goal at the time was for control of the Rhine, but this goal was not without obstacles. Great Britain’s main concern was to keep the balance of power in Europe on their side, while expanding overseas....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Waste Land Essay: Love and Sex

- Love and Sex in The Waste Land      Attitudes toward love and sex are one of the major themes of the poem. The introduction to "The Waste Land" in The Norton Anthology of English Literature states that "This is a poem about spiritual dryness," and much of this spiritual dryness relates to the nature of the modern sexual experience (although there are also other aspects of spiritual dryness the introduction also notes that major themes include a lack of a "regenerating belief" that gives "significance and value to people" and a type of death that "heralds no resurrection")....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]

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African americans in world war I

- Anthony J. Mitchell Summer 2002 U.S. Since 1865 History 2063 AFRICAIN AMERICAINS IN WORLD WAR I Before WORLD WAR I, military service represented a source of black pride. Black educators, clergymen, and the press frequently referred to Negro heroes of America’s past wars. After the Civil War, the U.S, Army maintained four regular Negro regiments –the 9th and 10th Calvary and the 24th and 25th Infantry. These units included veterans of the civil war and the frontier Indian fighting regiments....   [tags: essays research papers]

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America is Not Benefited by the Fall of the Euro

- America is Not Benefited by the Fall of the Euro "99 in the year '99, is becoming more and more of a reality"- announced Michael Rosenberg, the director of the research center of international currencies of the Deutsche Bank, last week. Using this formula, Rosenberg emphasized the probability that in 1999 the value of the Euro may fall to 99 cents. This pessimistic estimate of the value of the European Union's currency was prompted by the fall in its value to $1.05 in the middle of last week, by the same token in January the Euro debuted at a rate equal to a $1.17....   [tags: Papers]

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The Setting in Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

- The Importance of the Setting in Wuthering Heights     The setting of a gothic novel has been described as, "usually a large mansion or remote castle which is dark and foreboding: usually isolated from neighbors" In Wuthering Heights, Bronte has used Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights to depict isolation and separation. The dark and foreboding environment described at the beginning of the novel foreshadows the gloomy atmosphere found in the remainder of the book. Wuthering Heights is an ancient mansion perched on a high ridge, overlooking a bled, windy....   [tags: Wuthering Heights Essays]

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Emotional Detachment in "Soldier's Home"

- A photo of Krebs during World War I shows him with a corporal and two German girls on the Rhine River. One's first thought of this picture may be of a lighthearted sightseeing trip on leave from the front. However, in the photograph, Krebs and the other corporal are described as "too big for their uniforms," the German girls as "not beautiful," and the Rhine does not even appear in the photograph (154). This is how Ernest Hemingway begins "Soldier's Home," the story of a young war veteran named Harold Krebs who has recently returned home....   [tags: American Literature]

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Research Issues in Parapsychology

- "I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud." -C.G. Jung (Society for Psychical Research) "Parapsychology is a belief in search of data rather than data in search of an explanation." -C.E.M. Hansel (Alcock ix) For years, ghosts and poltergeists have been a part of our popular lexicon. From stories told around the campfire, to motion pictures like The Haunting, to books like the Scary Story series, everyone has heard a good ghost story or two....   [tags: survival-after-bodily-death]

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The Treaty of Versailles

- The Treaty of Versailles The treaty of Versailles ended the First World War; it was supposed to stop all of the fighting and suffering for good. It did the opposite. The question of whether it was too harsh has been argued relentlessly since it was first drawn up too this very day. Britain and France both wanted to gain the same out of the treaty, revenge. Both countries had lost many men, but France had also lost a lot a land and it was nearly all fought in France, all that was left of the French fields was trenches and dead bodies, and lots and lots of mud....   [tags: Papers]

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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America, by John M. Barry

- In a passage from his book, Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, author John M. Barry makes an attempt use different rhetorical techniques to transmit his purpose. While to most, the Mississippi River is only some brown water in the middle of the state of Mississippi, to author John M. Barry, the lower Mississippi is an extremely complex and turbulent river. John M. Barry builds his ethos, uses elevated diction, several forms of figurative language, and different styles of syntax and sentence structure to communicate his fascination with the Mississippi River to a possible audience of students, teachers, and scientists....   [tags: Complexities, Literary Analysis]

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Robert Frost 's ' The Road Not Taken ' And ' Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

- Poetry is a diverse and rich form of literature that allows one to openly express or leave underlying messages about any topic the author chooses. Poets have a variety of tools that act as multipliers, increasing the depth of the message the poet is expressing. Imagery and setting are often used most freely as the two have unlimited potential. Robert Frost capitalizes on that potential and is considered to be the one of the greatest American poets of all time. Frost implores the utilization of isolation and setting to give the reader a sense of personalized immersion....   [tags: Poetry, Robert Frost]

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The Effects Of Global Climate Change On The World Of The Twentieth And Twenty First Centuries

- Historically, cities located in close proximity to major bodies of water – oceans, seas, rivers, and the like – possessed distinct and powerful advantages over their landlocked counterparts. Access to these natural resources facilitated endeavors in defense, trade, and agriculture; in fact, many coastal cities continue to reap these and similar benefits today. However, the relationship between these cities and the earth’s water sources has changed drastically with the passage of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries....   [tags: Climate change, Climate, Weather, Ocean]

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Witchcraft in the Middle Ages of Europe and Central America: Women, Men and Beasts

- The study of witchcraft and its presence in the high middle ages of Europe and Central America is the fundamental significance in the understanding of mankind. It not only explores notions of theology, spirituality, social psychology, history of social protest but also highlights the issue that is the female position. This essay attempts to deal with the epidemic of Witch persecutions, how the phenomenon came about and to what degree and whom was it accepted. It will attempt to understand the context by which these measures were taken, and the societal pressure of the Catholic Church, the hand by which many woman and very few men were subject to emotional and physical torture and ultimately...   [tags: Perverse Practices, Witch-Hunting]

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What Was the Intended Message of the Lothar Crystal and Who Was Its Audience?

- The Lothar Crystal, also known as the Susanna Crystal or London Crystal is one of the most highly skilled extant examples of Carolingian engraving ever created and currently apart of the British Museum’s collection. Created in a style that appears to have already dwindling It is a single lentoid of clear quartz that measures some four and a half inches (11.5cm) in diameter and depicts the biblical scenes of Susanna’s Judgement from Daniel 13. There are some very fine flaws running horizontally through scene six and partly into scene seven, and one severe crack through it’s centre....   [tags: quartz, stone, meaning, shown, creation]

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