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Socialism
Socialism
Socialism The term socialism is commonly used to refer both to an ideology--a comprehensive set of beliefs or ideas about the nature of human society and its future desirable state--and to a state of society based on that ideology. Socialists have always claimed to stand above all for the values of equality, social justice, cooperation, progress, and individual freedom and happiness, and they have generally sought to realize these values by the abolition of the private-enterprise economy (see CA
Dante Alighieri A Poetic Descent into Metaphorical Hell
Dante Alighieri A Poetic Descent into Metaphorical Hell
Dante Alighieri: A Poetic Descent into Metaphorical Hell Abandon all hope, ye who enter here Only through a journey into hell can we hope to attain paradise... His Early Life: Dante Alighieri was born under the sign of Gemini, he was thought to be born on May 29, but this is not certain. He was born in Florence, the son of Alighiero II, his family was one of lower nobility. His mother died when he was a child and his father when he was eighteen. According to him, the most profound event in hi
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
Were Not in the Middle
Were Not in the Middle
We’re Not in the Middle! The Renaissance is known as the period of re-birth. It is the time of new art, new music, and also new science. Through out time the Church and the people have always believed that the sun and all the other planets revolved around the Earth. Any other theory would be considered heresy. One of the greatest discoveries of the renaissance was the heliocentric theory. This theory stated that the sun was the center of the universe. Nicolaus Copernicus created this theory. Wha
The Ascent on Mount Ventoux
The Ascent on Mount Ventoux
The Ascent on Mount Ventoux Writing Ass. I 9-24-03 For my first writing assignment, I chose to write about Petrarch and his writing ‘The Ascent on Mount Ventoux’. I am first going to start off by telling you a little about him and his life followed by what I think is the answer to the questions of, in what ways does the ascent on ‘Mount Ventoux’ reflect his distinctive new approach to knowledge and the world around him? And, does this document offer any evidence of this wider development in Petr
Ferrari
Ferrari
Ferrari There are many aspects of the automotive industries that affect nature and the world in general. One car company in particular holds great respect and admiration in both the eyes of other automotive professionals as well as drivers of all classes. Ferrari was a dream developed in 1929 his goal was to make the world best sports car. Through innovative design, flawless craftsmanship, and a true love for the game he succeeded in creating a car company that is today the most revered in all t
The Father of Modern Astronomy
The Father of Modern Astronomy
“The Father of Modern Astronomy” JMJ April 28, 2004 Physics Period 5 From the first time children are introduced to astronomy in second grade, they are told that the sun is the center of the solar system. This was not always the case. For centuries, civilization believed the whole universe revolved around the earth. This was easy to believe since all the astral bodies seemed to make an arch across the sky, and, in relativity to the people on the ground, it was the sky that was moving, and not th
The Historical Importance of Laura Bassi
The Historical Importance of Laura Bassi
The Historical Importance of Laura Bassi In a time when it was considered an impressive accomplishment for a woman to have an education, Laura Bassi earned a doctorate and became a university professor1. She worked with unrelenting determination to achieve her goals and be treated as an equal in her field. Bassi, who was born on October 20th 1711, did not try to impress or fit in with any particular group. She managed to raise 12 children in addition to her professional duties2. She is an import
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes
ISLAM
ISLAM
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad's future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and visi
NICHOLAS COPERNICUS
NICHOLAS COPERNICUS
NICHOLAS COPERNICUS INTRO- Copernicus was one man who it can be justly said changed the universe- or at least the human population’s perception of it. Copernicus was sometimes honored with the name, Father of Astronomy. He was constantly observing and studying the stars. It is ironic that although he was raised by a prominent catholic bishop that he later presented to the world a new view on the heavens- and the church was not receptive. Childhood-history A. born February 19, 1473 in Torun, Pola
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Italy is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world. Ask any person on the street to name an old and artistic country and they will answer Italy. It got its name from the ancient Romans. They called the southern peninsula Italia that meant land of oxen or grazing land. It is well known for its art, literature, culture, sculpture, music, and religion. Most of Italy is a peninsula that leads onto the Mediterranean Sea. It is also well known for the shape if
Thomas a Bucket chancellor of England and archbishop of Canterbury who
Thomas a Bucket chancellor of England and archbishop of Canterbury who
Thomas a Bucket, chancellor of England and archbishop of Canterbury, who became a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, was born in London, on December 21, probably in 1118. His parents were Norman by birth, his father, Gilbert Becket (“little beak”), a London merchant of wealth and position. Education and Early Life Thomas was destined by his parents for the church and was educated at Merton Priory in Surrey, then one of the leading schools of London, and later in Paris. On his return to England
THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE RENAISSANCE IN ITALY The rebirth of art in Italy was connected with the rediscovery of ancient philosophy, literature, science, and the evolution of empirical methods of study in these fields. Increased awareness of classical knowledge created a new resolve to learn by direct observation and study of the natural world. Consequently, secular themes became increasingly important to artists, and with the revived interest in antiquity came a new repertoire of subjects drawn from Greek and Rom
There is no written record of the beginning of astrology but it is bel
There is no written record of the beginning of astrology but it is bel
There is no written record of the beginning of astrology, but it is believed to have originated in Mesopotamia, now Iraq, around the fourth millenium B.C.. Whether or not the civilizations of that time influenced one another is unknown. We do know however, that the observation of the heavens played an important role in all the highly developed civilizations of the early Stone Age and was usually entrusted to the priveleged caste, usually priests. This caste had the responsibility of using their
The similarities between Franciscans and Dominicans are greater than t
The similarities between Franciscans and Dominicans are greater than t
The similarities between Franciscans and Dominicans are greater than their differences. Arising out of inspiration and sustained by necessity, the Franciscan and Dominican Orders constituted righteous alternatives in an environment fraught with iniquity. Though differing in specifics of practise, the two fraternities were brothers in purpose, with mutual success reflecting their intense allure to the population of thirteenth century Europe. Since the late eleventh century, the continent was sat
Forward The Rennaissance was a time of creativity people started seein
Forward The Rennaissance was a time of creativity people started seein
Forward: The Rennaissance was a time of creativity people started seeing things, I mean really seeing thing. Everything was new, paintings became 3-D, food became nicer Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy. When he was 13, he became an apprentice of Domenico Ghirlandaio, and at the time was painting a chapel in the church 'Santa Maria Novella' in Florence. Here, Michelangelo learned the technique fresco (painting on fresh plaster before it dries). He used this tec
Michelangelo
Michelangelo
Michelangelo On March 6,1475 a son was born to Ludovico Bunonarotti, governer, of a village in Italy. The boy was named Michelangelo. He died on Febuary 18, 1564. His mother died when he was very little, so his father sent him to live in the home of a stone cutter. He was born in Caprese Italy. The stone cutter and his wife cared for him as if he was their own son. He loved to run through the stone squarries and watch men cutting blocks of marble from the side of the hill. He found charcoal one
Migraine Headaches
Migraine Headaches
Migraine Headaches Migraine headaches can be physically and psychologically disabling. Greater than ten million Americans, three quarters of them women, suffer some degree of recurrent migraine headaches. The peak years are ages 35 to 45 but migraine can affect any age group. The classical migraine attack includes a visual aura, usually described as broken zigzag lines, blind spots, flashing lights or double vision, followed by a headache which may vary in sensitivity and rarely lasting greater
The Outsiders
The Outsiders
The Outsiders I enjoy this book every time I read it. It reminds me how important friends and family are. It also points out that no matter what your econmic class, the socs’. The two boys don’t know what to do so they ask Dally for help since he knows a lot about being in trouble. Dally gives Johnny and Pony a gun, some money, and tells them of a safe place to hide out in the country. The two boys live in a abandon church with nothing but bologna, candy bars, a deck of cards and the book ‘Gone
Agony And The Ecstacy
Agony And The Ecstacy
Agony And The Ecstacy The Agony and the Ecstacy depicts Michelangelo’s struggle to become the embodiment of Renaissance humanism. In the course of the novel Michelangelo must overcome the interference of his family, religious dogma, political intrigue, papal patronage, military campaigns, and artistic jealousy to realize his artistic ambition. Despite his father’s opposition, twelve-year-old Michelangelo becomes an apprentice, first to painter Ghirlandaio and then to Bertoldo, a sculptor, wh
Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus His Life: Throughout history people have always looked up at the sky and wondered about the universe. Some just wonder while others attempt to solve this mystery. One of the people who had endeavored to solve it was Nicolaus Copernicus. Copernicus was born in the present day town of Torun, Poland in February of 1473. While still a young boy, Copernicus was put in custody of his uncle when his father died. His uncle made sure that his nephew got the best education they could o
Saint Francis of Assissi
Saint Francis of Assissi
Saint Francis of Assissi 1. Birth Saint Francis was born Giovanni Bernadone in either 1181 or 1182 in the Italian hill town of Assisi. His parents, Pietro and Pica, were members of the rather well-to-do merchant class of the town. Pioetro Bernadone was away in France when his son was born. On his return, he had the boy's name changed from Giovanni to Franceso (“The Little Frenchman”-perhaps a tribute to France, a country he loved and from which his wife's family came). Saint Francis of Assisi, w
Lazzaro Spallanzani
Lazzaro Spallanzani
Lazzaro Spallanzani Lazzaro Spallanzani Lazzaro Spallanzai, was the Italian physiologist who was one of the founders of experimental biology. Born in Scandiano, a small town in the providence of Emilia on Jan. 12, 1729 , Spallanzani was among the many dedicated philosophersof the eighteeth century (Lazzaro...1). His main scientific interests were biological and was a master at mircoscopy,but he also looked into problems of physics,chemistry, geology, and meteorology, and volcanology (Gillispie,1
History Of Popular Culture
History Of Popular Culture
History Of Popular Culture 'What were the functions of popular festivals, etc. in Early Modern Europe? And why did the authorities, civil and ecclesiastical seek to control or suppress them?' In Early Modern Europe festivals were the setting for heroes and their stories, to be celebrated by the populace. They posed a change from their everyday life. In those days people lived in remembrance of one festival and in expectance of the next. Different kinds of festivals were celebrated in different w
Michelangelo
Michelangelo
Michelangelo During the dates 1475-1564 there were many famous painters working all around the world. One of which was Michelangelo. He painted and sculpted many famous items that are still talked about today. Michelangelo led a very buisy life, as of which you will be reading about today. Michelangelo was born in 1475 in a small village of Caprese near Arezzo At the age of 13 michelangelo’s father Ludovico Buonarroti placed michelangelo in the workshop of the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio throug
Popes
Popes
Popes The Protestant Reformation marked a time of great religious, social and political upheaval. For the first time in history the Christian church was permanently shattered. The Reformation originated from a trend in returning to the biblical days of Christianity and a renewal of morality. Unfortunately the Catholic religious leaders didn't share in the renewal of morality. The Renaissance popes were partially responsible for the decline of the church;however, it was the Church's past history
Al Capone4
Al Capone4
Al Capone4 Al Capone was an Italian criminal working the streets of America. He started his life with petty crime in Brooklyn, New York. After escalating his way up in Brooklyn, Capone moved to Chicago for bigger and better things. There Capone had prominence supremacy as one of the giant bootlegging forerunners. His collected and composed ways, made crime into a business that we see in today's mafia. Capone changed crime into a profession, which in turn made it a business. The word mob or mafi
St Thomas Becket
St Thomas Becket
St. Thomas ? Becket By: Patrick Crowder Thomas Becket, also known as Thomas of London, was born in that city in 1118. He was born to his mother Matilda and his father Gilbert, who was a wealthy Norman merchant. He first began to be educated at Merton Priory in Surrey, then in a City of London school, and finally in Paris. He then became a city clerk and accountant for the sheriffs at age 21. He continued this job for three years when his father introduced him to Archbishop Theobald. He soon joi