Category Archive: Civilization & Culture

Mar 27

The Indus Civilization: A Contemporary Perspective

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Still, one needs only to look at Washington, DC to see a city filled with large marble buildings with façades made out to look like Roman temples, with columns constructed in the classical orders of architecture. Thought of love will at once neutralize a thought of hatred. Some of the major cities were Tikal, Copan, Chunchucmil, Bonampak, and Palenque. Thus, in order to be respected by men, and protected from them, in public a woman should not flout her looks.

Mar 26

The Solar Warrior - The Eclipse (The Solar Warrior Trilogy)

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So we say Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, may all living beings live happily, in peace, may good happen to all, may all prosper and live their lives to their fullest potential. When geographers seek to explain why a particular culture trait is found in a particular area, they often discover that the answer lies in another trait possessed by that same cultural community. This brings us back to the conflict between the Empire and the Desert. Wang's presentation on cell phone branding and youth culture in China is based on some of her work at Ogilvy. [This is an edited summary, not a verbatim transcript.] James Katz: I'll be addressing three topics: some major changes that have taken place in the world due to the rise of the cellular phone, ways that the mobile phone is embodied and “performed,” and possible trends for the future.

Mar 26

The Fun Bits Of History You Don't Know About ATHENS AND

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Each student should individually complete a graphic organizer (sample below) based on his/her own research. This secrecy makes the process meaningful for future generations. Men of high status, such as kings and military officers, also wore woolen cloaks dyed blue, red, purple, or white. The Zij of al-Ma'mun observed in Baghdad, the Hakimite Zij of Cairo, the Toledan Tables of al-Zarqali and his associated, the II-Khanid Zij of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi observed in Maraghah, and the Zij of Ulugh-Beg from Samarqand are among the most famous Islamic astronomical tables.

Mar 26

Shapers of our Age

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In 15 43, two works widely considered modern science�s first were published.� One pertained to astronomy: Nicolaus Copernicus, a devout Catholic, independently revived the Greek teaching that Earth orbited the Sun .� The other was the first great work on anatomy, by Andreas Vesalius, which overturned more than a millennium of Galenic dogma.� In a preview of how the West�s practice of science would progress, the dogmatists that Vesalius offended were not Church officials but his peers, who attacked him so viciously that he eventually burned his notes and retired from the field.� Most notable pioneers of medicine received similar treatment from their peers, which harkens back to that � shark tank � observation.

Mar 26

Ancient Persia (British Museum Paperbacks)

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Cultural Historian Morris Berman suggests in Dark Ages America: the End of Empire that in the corporate consumerist United States, the very factors that once propelled it to greatness―extreme individualism, territorial and economic expansion, and the pursuit of material wealth―have pushed the United States across a critical threshold where collapse is inevitable. The lowlands primarily produced crops which were used for their own personal consumption, the principle cultigen being maize.

Mar 26

China in the German Enlightenment (German and European

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The radical opposition between Christianity and Culture, as it is presented by certain Christian thinkers, is more inspired by certain theological and philosophical presuppositions than by an actual analysis of culture itself. All related pages have been updated with this new information: i.e. This Eurocentric view of the discovery of the world, is valid from the perspective that Europe led the technological advance that has led to the modern technological and industrial world.

Mar 26

Alexander The Great

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Constantly changing usage prevents easy technical solutions to problems. It is usually only when they come into contact with people from another culture that they become aware that their patterns of behavior are not universal.. Some special "priestly" character might be conceded to them, and indeed has been often claimed and asserted. He also proposed that the universe contains many worlds, some of them inhabited and conducted research on minerals and plants.

Mar 25

Capital: A Critique Of Political Economy, Volume 2

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Thought-waves vary in intensity and force. Hence, Herodotus ' account (written c. 440 ) refers to a faint memory from 1,000 years earlier, and so may be subject to question. He had remained on the other side, possibly to soothe. The Maize god remained an important deity to the Maya even when eclipsed by the greatest and most popular of the gods Gucumatz (also known as Kukulcan and Quetzalcoatl ) whose great pyramid at Chichen Itza is still visited by millions of people every year in the present day.

Mar 25

Where Cultures Meet: Frontiers in Latin American History

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From their best estimates, the Maya began to occupy their traditional land in Southern Mexico and Central America somewhere between 2600 and 1800 B. By this date, one can start speaking of the nations of Europe and the Americas - North America especially - as "the Western world". For it is hardly too much to say that modern civilization is Western civilization. Were the d ramatic changes in Turkana Boy�s anatomy a result of cooked food, or was Turkana Boy eating organs as his species became hunters instead of hunted, and the stone tools softened up the meat and plant foods so that he did not need to chew as much?� Wrangham co-authored a study on shrinking teeth in the human line that began with Homo erectus.� It concluded that food processing, cooking in particular, accounted for the effect. [508] � Cooked food versus raw food and the number of neurons that can be supported in a brain has been the focus of recent research. [509] � The primary reason why Wrangham�s hypothesis was initially dismissed was that archeological evidence for fires that long ago is almost nonexistent.� When Catching Fire was published, the earliest evidence with wide acceptance only supported fires beginning around 800 kya, where Israel is today, which is more than a million years after Wrangham�s estimated timeframe.� Wrangham did what all bold scientists do: he made falsifiable predictions.� If it turned out that no evidence of early fires was ever found, his hypothesis could begin looking shaky.� Animals can quickly adapt to changing environmental conditions that impact their food supply.� For example, in recent studies of Galapagos finches during a severe drought, small-beaked finches largely died out, because large and hard seeds became dominant.� The surviving finch population had measurably larger beaks in one year.� It took 15 years of normal conditions for finch beaks to return to their pre-drought length. [510] � Wrangham argued that the biological changes attending cooked food would have been immediately evident, and Homo erectus�s anatomy presented the most dramatic changes seen in the human line.� The only other plausible candidate would have been Homo heidelbergensis, but it was only a more robust version of Homo sapiens.

Mar 25

A History of Western Society Volume II Study Guide

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There is always a sublime answer to every human need. The fact that one can go back several times if desired to fully grasp the facts in the lectures is invaluable. During this time a great increase in craft technology, trade, and urban expansion was experienced. I slunk on and on, shivering with cold, through the uproarious streets. This is a truth universal to cultures throughout the world. In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved front the classical age of Rome to the medieval era.

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