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The Mafia

- The Mafia It exists. You probably won’t see it if you visit Sicily. You probably won’t see any of its effects, either, unless you look very closely. But considering it’s profound influence on Sicilian life, no twentieth-century history book on Sicily would be accurate without mentioning the most famous Sicilian fraternity. “The word ‘Mafia’ was formally recorded by the prefect of Palermo in 1865, after the unification of Italy (57 Robb).” It wasn’t until 1982 that it was added to the Italian penal code....   [tags: Papers]

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Significance of Pericles' Death

- Significance of Pericles' Death The death of Pericles was a significant event in the course of the Peloponnesian War; however, even without Pericles' leadership the Athenian Assembly had countless opportunities to prevent their loss and chose not to take them. The fickleness and inefficiency of democracy ('the mob') allowed the Athenians to be easily influenced and therefore electing populists such as Cleon, Lysicles and Hyperbolus into dominant leadership roles. Election, via democratic means, of such populists, meant that the Athenians would take a much more aggressive approach to the war and therefore abandon the policies that Pericles had previously established....   [tags: Ancient Greece Greek History]

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The Successes and Struggles in the Reign of King Pyrrhus

- Pyrrhus was the king of Epirus and lived from 318 BCE to 272 BCE. He is widely acknowledged as being one of the most brilliant generals of his age. He led his soldiers to many victories, but is most famous for his battles against Rome. Along with being an outstanding general, he was a praised author. His books on the art of war have been quoted and acclaimed by many ancient authors. Despite his many great qualities Pyrrhus was a lousy politician. Many people believe that if he had had better political sense he would have been able to keep control of the land he conquered and his battles against Rome Pyrrhus became king at the age of 12 but was soon dethroned by an uprising in 302 BCE....   [tags: political, victory, war]

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Out Of Africa, The Nile Valley And The Northen Route

- Based on the research done by scholars before, it has proved that origin of human is from Africa. People are wondering the routes of the migration of hominid. This essay will discuss the result some anthropologist have found about this topic base on the research article “OUT OF AFRICA, THE NILE VALLEY AND THE NORTHEN ROUTE” written by Sarah Wurz and Philip Van, and “Getting “Out of Africa”: Sea Crossing, Land Crossing and Culture in the Hominin Migration” by Robin Derricourt. The first article reviewed the archeological and fossil record found in the “Out of Africa 2”, it talks about the Nile Valley specifically....   [tags: Human, Africa, Human evolution, Egypt]

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Lucky Luciano and John Gotti: Two Mafia Gangsters

- Lucky Luciano and John Gotti are two of the most polarizing and well-known figures of the US mafia over the past 100 years. Both men were the main man in their ‘families’ when they were alive. They were always in the news whether it was for their trials, or for things prosecutors said they committed. In this paper, I will try to see if the New York Times changed their language when referring to the mafia or mobsters in the time of Lucky Luciano between the 1930s and 1950s to more respectful or neutral terms in the time of John Gotti in the 1980s and 1990s....   [tags: Crime, Mobsters, Italian]

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On The Godfather, Italian-Americans, and the Mafia

- On The Godfather, Italian-Americans, and the Mafia The Godfather, released in 1972 by Paramount Pictures, set a course for the comeback of the gangster genre after its decline in the 1960’s. With its main characters as Sicilian-Americans, Hollywood continued to use them to portray criminals, particularly members of the mafia. The film is set in New York City between 1945 and 1955, and is centered around the fictional Corleone crime family. With The Godfather, Hollywood managed to bring light to Italian-American culture....   [tags: film franchises, story analysis]

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Reform by Destruction: The Black Death

- ... In addition to their newfound freedom and pay, peasants could now purchase their own land (47). This was a major change in the system of feudalism. The world of the nobility was forever upturned (47). In addition to structural changes, the Church changed as well. It altered by losing its prestige and power. Due to this, people began to question why the Church could not receive forgiveness (Marks 133). As a result, the authority of the church began to erode and the Church began to weaken (Bill 46)....   [tags: bubonic plague, medieval diseases in Europe]

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The History of the Great Plague

- ... These fleas were very adaptable to finding different location to survive. They were much different than human fleas because they would get invested in the house and the clothing of the people, they could also live on humans. This is one of the reasons why the plague spread so quickly. The flea population expanded in warmer weather and tended to die off in the winter when it got really cold. By the summer of 1348 this fatal epidemic had spread across most of Europe, from there the Black Death devastated a lot of the countries that were below France, like Belgium and the Netherlands....   [tags: pestilence, popluation, food, weather]

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The Battle Of The Peloponnesian War

- “War is a matter not so much of arms as of money.” Thucydides The bloody brotherhood war during the ancient Greek, known as “Peloponnesian War”, that remains and continues nowadays in different ways. The desire and the power to control everything, forever, it can be a tragic, as history has shown. Athenians and Spartans have conducted the greatest war in the humankind history. The long and comprehensive war through alliances and leadership for three decades, with different policy and strategies from the both sides politically and militarily, were the biggest determinants for the ends....   [tags: Sparta, Peloponnesian War, Ancient Greece]

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Poland and the Black Death

- The bubonic plague is not a virus but rather a bacterium called Yersinia pestis (discovered in 1894 by a bacteriologist named Alexandre Yersin) that lives in the bloodstream of rats as an inconsequential infection. It transfers from rat to rat by fleas, which today we know were the original carriers of the plague. When a flea bites an infected rat and picks up the bacteria, it rapidly reproduces in the flea’s digestive tract, causing a mass that doesn’t allow the flea to swallow. The flea begins to starve from this blockage, and bites new rats in hopes to find food, unable to swallow the flea vomits what it has bitten back into the blood stream, along with the bacteria that was in the flea’s...   [tags: the bubonic plague]

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