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    Mental Endurance in Alfred Lansing's Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage In Endurance Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing recounts the tale of one of the greatest successes of the Twentieth Century. Ironically, Lansing's detailed account of the 1915 Trans-Antarctic Expedition illuminates the stark reality that Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition did not fulfill its goal. In fact, the expedition never even set foot upon the continent that they had intended to cross. The outstanding

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    Prejudice in The Song of Roland

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    slaughter of Charlemagne's rearguard by Basques (Burgess 9). Victims of treachery, those killed included Roland of Breton (Burgess 10). This battle was a part of the fighting to create the Spanish March which served as a buffer zone between Spain and the Franks of Charlemagne (Koeller). While this particular ambush was relatively insignificant, the incident was transformed into a rallying cry for the Christian armies of Europe when taken and reworked by a later poet. External evidence indicates the epic

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    Charles' Military Success

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    his enemies, which may be argued by some historians. Whereas other historians may argue that the weaknesses of Charles's enemies, lead to his military success. Other historians may argue that many of Charlemagne's enemies were weaker than the Franks, which may have been the single most factor leading to Charles's military success. In the Lombard campaign in 773-774, Desiderius's Lombard kingdom was institutionally quite well developed. But it was political weakness, which lead to Charles's

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    Joan of Arc

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    Joan of Arc Joan of Arc's strength and courage comes from her beliefs in God and the French people's belief in her. Without each other, Joan will not accomplish so much. Joan uses King Charles' resources as a starting point for her Divine mission. This includes crowning Charles as the rightful king of France, forcing the Burgundians out of France, and uniting all of France under one ruler. Therefore, Joan's whole mission revolves around King Charles, and as a result, she needs his encouragement

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    Charlemagne

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    What makes ‘a' king into ‘the' king and then onto Emperor and Augustus? What made King Charles, Charles the Great? In Einhard's Life of Charlemagne, a very succinct description of King Charles' ideals, beliefs, attitudes and traits are depicted along with his life's territorial as well as mental conquests illustrated. Charlemagne was a man with a vision of a utopian society united under Christianity in its glorious form in an almost Camelot like kingdom. Einhard's literary work gives society an insight

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    Anne Frank

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    Part 1: June 14, 1942 – July 9, 1942: All these journal entries are written from Anne's home in Amsterdam, Holland. Anne was Jewish, she is very fun and perky, she had just turned thirteen. For her birthday her dad gave her a journal, she writes in it every day and tells it everything that happened throughout the day. She thinks of the journal as her friend so she named it Kitty. The first few entries give a description of her early life. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany, her

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    Charlemagne

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    didn’t inherit power, when Pepin the Short died, the kingship of the Carolingian Empire was divided and shared by Charlemagne and his brother, Carloman. Unfortunately, Carloman died early and unexpectedly as a young man and the entire land of the Franks was given to Charlemagne. This kingdom was vast and covers what would today include parts of the countries of Germany, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and France. Charlemagne took very good care of his mother who lived with him at the palace and

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    A Brief History of France

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    began invading the area in the Third Century. Uncharacteristically, a group of Franks, Visigoths and Vandals began fighting the Romans for control of the regions of Gaul. Seeing this happening, the people of Gaul began forming alliances with local lords in order to receive protection from the Barbarian invaders. The territory of Gaul eventually fell to the Franks after the Romans retreated. The barbaric people of the Franks were Germanic people from Eastern Europe lead by a man named Clovis. Clovis

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    consists of two separate biographies published into one book and tells the story of Charlemagne's life as two different people experienced it. Apart from this, there are many other places you can turn to learn more about the life of the king of the Franks, including letters, capitularies, inventories, annals, and more. However, each of these sources seem to paint a different picture of Charlemagne. In one, he seems to be a very average guy; in another, a mythical being, almost god-like; and a strong

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    During medieval times Western Europe was a very intriguing place, filled with governments like the Franks, religions like Catholicism, and many many wars. There were six main characteristics of Western Europe during the medieval times, and they were war, pestilence, religion, social injustice, and bad law systems. War was one of the things that caused great advancements in math, architecture, and weapons. The advances in math were caused by their need to better calculate things, for example firing

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