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Zionism and The Building of a Backward Jewish Stat
Zionism and The Building of a Backward Jewish State Nabil Shafi Professor Wisdom Issues in International Studies 3 November 1998 As the turn of the century approaches and a dawning of a new millennium begins, the idealist view of peace throughout the world will remain an unfulfilled dream. It remains evident that everyone is a benefactor of peace in some way, shape or form. All genders, age groups, social classes, cultures, religions and heritages and have endorsed or fought for peace in some p...

History of Oman
History of Oman The Land of Frankincense Oman is the ancient land of frankincense, the aromatic gum which in ancient times was more precious than gold. Dhofar, Oman\'s southernmost region, is one of the few places in the world where frankincense trees grow. Frankincense was crucial to the religious rites of almost every faith in the known world. The temples of Egypt, Jerusalem and Rome were all major consumers of frankincense. At the height of the trade, some 3000 tonnes of frankincense was expo...

Diversity Among The Ages
Diversity Among The Ages Diversity has caused problems ever since the first Europeans landed in the West Indies and up in till present day. Every Meeting between different races, different cultures, and different skin colors has made people see diversity among each other. Diversity has caused people to kill, to conquer, and to destroy. The fact that diversity is apart of the United States of America has made this country as great as it is today. Diversity in America started in 1492 between the n...

Education
Education Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout h...

Immigration
Immigration When people associate racial background with America, most people automatically think of European ancestry. This misunderstanding of what America is, causes many problems in the country. The lack of recognition of various racial backgrounds and minority groups has been all too common, since the very beginning when America was thought of as a New World. The native people of the land were treated like they were foreigners and eventually stripped of their own land. When the country star...

Creative Writing
Creative Writing Dear Sir or Madam, Over the past four years, I have grown into an exceptional writer. When I began my high school career, I was a decent writer. Throughout my first year of high school I learned about mechanics and sentence structure. This made my technical skills improve greatly. My sophomore year the quality of my writing skills expanded and I learned more about how to use words in a more professional way and many new ways of writing, including personal narratives, short stori...

History of Lacrosse
History of Lacrosse What is the history of lacrosse? It is a topic that holds interesting for me in two respects. First, I enjoy all types of history, so learning the who\'s and what\'s of the sport is interesting to me. Second, I play lacrosse and knowing who and how the sport was developed would help and interest me. How the game of lacrosse was played. What they used to play with, the types of sticks and balls. Rules used to play, team size, and the basic aspects of the game. The differences ...

South America
South America South America is heavily populated with Spanish speaking inhabitants. The history is of vast interests for all people. South America has many large cities in which all play a role in the country\'s economy. Other interesting things about South America are important flags, foods, family life, education, and weather. There are quite a few important cities in South America. Some include: Santo Tome de Guyana, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Caracas, and Salvador. Santo Tome d...

Development of the United States of America
Development of the United States of America Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Gr...

The Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire Suleyman the Magnificent, was one of the greatest sultans of the Ottoman empire, he made the following statement that summarizes the Ottoman empire at its peak: I am God\'s slave and sultan of this world. By the grace of God I am head of Muhammad\'s community. God\'s might and Muhammad\'s miracles are my companions. I am Suleyman, in whose name the hutbe is read in Mecca and Medina. In Baghdad I am the shah, in Byzantine realms the Caesar, and in Egypt the sultan; who sends h...

Culture, and Arts of Argentina
Culture, and Arts of Argentina Argentina is a nation with a vivid Spanish heritage, soundly affected since the 19th century by European, prominently Italian, immigration. A blithesome interest is maintained in the nations history, particularly as symbolized by the Gaucho or cowboy. Europeans also shaped literature in Argentina. In the fine arts, an example to be emulated has been France; only in folk art has there been crucial influence from Native America cultures. Any Literature in Latin Amer...

Religions
Religions When studying history, both in a professional and academic sense, we try to make connections between civilizations and time periods. Historians have attempted to discover universal constants of human nature, a bond that forms from continent to continent, human being to human being. Is there a constant quality that all peoples posses, and is reflected in all civilizations? Indeed, it is extremely difficult to make generalizations about centuries of modern history. To say that something ...

The European Renaissance
The European Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history, considered by modern scholars as that between 1300 and 1600. Many dramatic changes happend during the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a period of new inventions and beliefs. The Renaissance was drastically different from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages the church held most of the power and it\'s economy was agriculturaly based. Exploration and learning was almost put to a stop. During the Renaissance society was ...

Aborigines
Aborigines History The first people to live in Australia were called Aborigines. They migrated there about 40,000 years ago. The continent remained relatively unknown by outsiders until the 17th century. The first Europeans to settle were British convicts in 1788. They arrived at Botany Bay in southeastern Australia. Australia grew as a group of British colonies during the 19th century, and in 1901 the colonies federated to form a unified independent nation. National Government The federal parli...

Howard Zinn's- A People's History...
Howard Zinn\'s- A People\'s History... History 1004 The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People\'s History of The United States of America. Dr. Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian\'s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the...

The Kangaroo
The Kangaroo 1. Describe the creature physically. a. What does it look like? b. What does it feel like? c. What does it smell like? d. How many legs does it have? e. Does it have a tail? f. What are the animal\'s habits? g. Is it intelligent? h. What creature is it related to? i. What is it\'s name singular? Plural? j. What are it\'s babies names? A1. When Europeans first set foot on Australia in 1770, they were amazed by a strange animal that stood upright, balanced on it\'s powerful hind leg...

Imperialism: And the Way It Took Away Tranquillity
Imperialism: And the Way It Took Away Tranquillity. Imperialism is nothing but a fancy word for hostile take over. The only ones to truly benefit from imperialism was the Europeans. The constant suffering and turmoil was left to all rest of the world. Is there even one imperial country who actually benefited from their parent country, direct or indirect ruling aside. If we look at the imperial colonies now, their all in political turmoil. The governments of the countries of; Cuba, Indonesia, Sou...

Celts VS Saxons
Celts VS Saxons Although both groups of Europeans were around during the same time period the Saxons and the Celts have many indifferences. Of the most dominant characteristics in the Celtic tribes include eagerness to fight, and high independence. The Saxons who overtook the Celts in the 5th century were known as drunks and gluttons, and a very high level of chastity. The Celtic tribes of early Europe were very used to the fact that they had to be good fighters to survive. They were a oppressed...

Slavery
Slavery Slavery in America stems well back to when the new world was first discovered and was led by the country to start the African Slave Trade- Portugal. The African Slave Trade was first exploited for plantations in that is now called the Caribbean, and eventually reached the southern coasts of America (Slavery Two; Milton Meltzer). The African natives were of all ages and sexes. Women usually worked in the homes, cooking and cleaning, whereas men were sent out into the plantations to farm. ...

THE WIZARD OF OZ
THE WIZARD OF OZ February 3, 1999 BY L. FRANK BAUM (transformed into an allegory) #1 When Dorothy stood in the doorway and looked around, she could see nothing but the great gray prairie on every side. Not a tree nor a house broke the broad sweep of flat country that reached to the edge of the sky in all directions. The sun had baked the plowed land into a gray mass, with little cracks running through it. Even the grass was not green, for the sun has burned the tops of the long blades until they...

History of Tremont
History of Tremont A history of Tremont symbolizes the typical urban American neighborhood with its mish-mash of cultures. It offers eclectic sites and adaptive locations for filmmaking. I will look at the history of Tremont as a cultural center of the Midwest before the filming of The Deer Hunter (Figure 3). In addition, I will examine the history of Saint Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the history of Lemko Hall to illustrate the eclecticism and adaptability that director, Michael Ci...

Industrial Revolution
Industrial Revolution A report concerning critical thinking and the Industrial Revolution. The 18th century brought about many changes to European countries. Advancements in science, technology and engineering brought about an improvement in living conditions to the widespread area. The improved living conditions induced an increase of population by the millions. From 1750-1800, the English population grew from 6 to 9 million and the French population grew from 19 to an enormous increase of 26 m...

Society's Reactions to Plagues
Society\'s Reactions to Plagues Through antiquity people have had predictable and consistent reactions to outbreaks of deadly plagues. They try to distance themselves from the disease and falsely blame groups of people (usually minorities) as the cause. Also, governments often downplay the seriousness of the situation. But in the end medical science makes great strides in explaining and solving the problem. This report will start by giving a little background information on three of the worst pl...

History of California
History of California When the first Europeans arrived, in the early 16th century, the region of California was inhabited by a relatively sparse Indian population, scattered in many small, fairly independent groups hat lived mainly as hunter-gatherers. Among the Indian groups were the Hupa, Pomo, Wishosk, and Yuki, in the north; the Costano, Miwok, Salinan, and Yokut, in the center; the Mono and Panamint, in the east; and the Chumash, Serrano, and Diegueno, in the south. Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo,...

The Aztecs and the Incas
The Aztecs and the Incas The Aztecs and the Incas are two of the most memorable ancient Indian tribes because of their accomplishments and the way that they flourished and became two of the most prominent tribes in the Americas. The Aztecs, also known as the Mexica, dominated central and southern Mexico from the 14th to 16th centuries and are best known for having established an empire based on conquest, tribute paying and the religious sacrifice of humans and animals. The Quechian-speaking Inca...

Influence
Influence In a U.S. history class, the professor teaches students how Americans fought in the past for their freedom and liberty, and how people from Europe built their home in this land around two centuries ago. After the industrious Europeans built their homes, they started to build the justice for their hometown. Later, schools and universities were gradually build for students. All of these were necessary in order to continue the culture which those people had already learned in Europe, espe...

Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus In 1451, a boy named Christopher Columbus (See Appendix A), who was born in Genoa, became a sailor and discoverer of a new continent. He spoke Castilian with a little Portuguese. Although he received little education, he worked with his father, who was a weaver and had a wine shop. During Columbus\' youth, he sailed in between his looming duties, shipping and receiving wool and wine for his father. When Columbus was in his twenties, he joined other exporting fleets, travelin...

Marco Polo
Marco Polo Marco Polo is one of the most well-known heroic travelers and traders around the world. In my paper I will discuss with you Marco Polos life, his travels, and his visit to China to see the great Khan. Marco Polo was born in c.1254 in Venice. He was a Venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in Asia was the primary source for the European image of the Far East until the late 19th century. Marco\'s father, Niccol, and his uncle Maffeo had traveled to China (1260-69)...

Hawaiian Birds
Hawaiian Birds Throughout Hawaiian history, birds of all shapes and sizes have played a big role in their culture and heritage. Birds were a source of food. Their feathers were also used to make capes, helmets, and leis. One well known Hawaiian bird is the oo. This bird was not eaten but its feathers were a vital part of their culture and religion. These small birds had either gold or black feathers used to make capes and religious feather helmets. The oo was caught by using a bird lime made ...

WORLD HISTORY: Change Gathers Steam: 1800-40
WORLD HISTORY: Change Gathers Steam: 1800-40 French ideals and empire spread. Inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, and supported by the expanding French armies, new republican regimes arose near France: the Batavian Republic in the Netherlands (1795-1806), the Helvetic Republic in Switzerland (1798-1803), the Cisalpine Republic in N Italy (1797-1805), the Ligurian Republic in Genoa (1797-1805), and the Parthenopean Republic in S Italy (1799). A Roman Republic existed briefly in 1798 ...

Medicine
Medicine Malaria at Decline of Rome Signaled in Child Cemetery This article was interesting in the sense it gave us another reason to believe that 1) malaria was a epidemic disease in the past, 2) why Attila the Hun did not continue his invasion of Italy and 3) the decline of the Great Roman Empire. To me, it was a horrifying and poignant experience to dig up a grave of infants (49 so far and the excavations are still continuing). Dr. Jose Ribeiro, an entomologist at Arizona concluded from the b...

Zen of Zinn
Zen of Zinn A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn\'s A People\'s History... The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People\'s History of the US Dr. Howard Zinns A Peoples History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarians History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American His...

Religions Spread Through Conquest
Religions Spread Through Conquest When studying history, both in a professional and academic sense, we try to make connections between civilizations and time periods. Historians have attempted to discover universal constants of human nature, a bond that forms from continent to continent and human being to human being. Are there constant qualities that people posses and reflect in all civilizations? It is extremely difficult to make generalizations about centuries of modern history. To say that s...

AP Human Geography Outline
AP Human Geography Outline Ch. 1 Thinking Geographically Key Issue 1: How do geographers describe where things are? Map- a two-dimensional model of Earth's surface, or a portion of it. Place- a specific point of Earth distinguished by a particular character. Region- an area of Earth distinguished by a distinctive combination of cultural and physical features. Scale- the relationship between a map's distances and the actual distances on Earth. Space- the physical gap between two objects. Connect...

Abstract
Abstract The topic of my research paper is, Religious conflicts in India: Analysis of muzaffarnagar riots. This paper outlines and uproot the primary causes of religious conflicts in India and analyze and conclude the riots of muzaffarnagar (held on September 2013, a violent clash between Jat and Muslims in the state of Uttar Pradesh). People of India are peace loving and non-violent but insult of religion is something that Indians cannot tolerate. Religion is so deep rooted in the Indian socie...

Journal Entry 4- Critically read Jane Tompkins art
Journal Entry 4- Critically read Jane Tompkins article, Indians: Textualism, Morality and the Problem of History. Outline and rebut her argument by showing how her premises do not lead to her conclusion and or her premises are not supported by the evidence. Make sure to identify all components of her argument before rebutting. In Jane Tompkins' article, Indians: Textualism, Morality and the Problem of History, she attempts to uncover what the real relationship between the Puritans and the N...

Name : Daniel Giovanno Sijabat NIM : 140705042 / A
Name : Daniel Giovanno Sijabat NIM : 140705042 / A CROSS-CULTRUAL ANALYSIS IN DAISY MILLER They are very common, Mrs. Costello declared. They are the sort of Americans that one does one's duty by notnot accepting. Henry Jameswas born April 15, 1843, in New York City, to the wealthy James family. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism . Henry cultivated acquaintances with many of the major artistic and literary figures in both France and England in ...

They are very common, Mrs. Costello declared. T
They are very common, Mrs. Costello declared. They are the sort of Americans that one does one's duty by notnot accepting. Henry Jameswas born April 15, 1843, in New York City, to the wealthy James family. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism . Henry cultivated acquaintances with many of the major artistic and literary figures in both France and England in his lifetime. He remained a prolific novelist, and also displayed a strong interest in lite...

They are very common, Mrs. Costello declared. T
They are very common, Mrs. Costello declared. They are the sort of Americans that one does one's duty by notnot accepting. Henry Jameswas born April 15, 1843, in New York City, to the wealthy James family. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism . Henry cultivated acquaintances with many of the major artistic and literary figures in both France and England in his lifetime. He remained a prolific novelist, and also displayed a strong interest in lite...

Name: Lauren Jones
Name: Lauren Jones Student Number: g14j1802 History 321: African Maritime History Drawing on Anderson's and Tambe's readings and discussions in class, di scuss the relationship between race, class and gender in the Indian Ocean. Given the sea centric view used in the analysis of the Indian Ocean it is easy to see how aspects of society such as gender can be seen as a focal point when examining race and class. The way in which male sailors were narrated with no mention of female ship hands a...

My Quality Education
My Quality Education My Quality Education For years Ive heard that in order to succeed one has to receive a quality education. Its kind of funny though, with all the talk about the need for this great quality education nobody ever says exactly what it is. While examining this strange phenomenon Ive discovered the basic universal elements of a quality education. Ive also learned that everyone has different standards by which they judge what is and what isnt a quality education, different g...

Nostradamus And A Grim Future
Nostradamus And A Grim Future Nostradamus and a Grim Future by Mookypj English II pre-AP period 1 11/4/96 Outline I. Introduction A. Thesis sentence B. Marc Hopkins opinion on the validity of Nostradamus\'s predictions II. Background information on Nostradamus A. Source of Nostradamus\'s education B. Nostradamus\'s trip to Montpellier C. Tragedies strike Nostradamus 1. Plague comes to town and kills Nostradamus\'s family 2. Nostradamus\'s late wife\'s family sues him 3. Comment to workman result...

Orwell's thoughts on Totalitarianism
Orwell\'s thoughts on Totalitarianism V Orwell\'s thoughts on Totalitarianism A. From life experiences B. From a writers point of view VI Conclusion Introduction Orwell observed that every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it (George Orwell). George Orwell has been a major contributor to anticommunist literature around the World War II period. Orwell lived in Engla...

Women in Africa
Women in Africa Timothy Veneylo November 26, 1995 History 387 In many parts of Africa, there is a large discrepancy in who controlled the resources, access to the economy, individual autonomy and central voice in the government between the men and the women. African men, for the most part, have the largest say in the activities of the country. When issues of concern arise, men\'s issues usually became the issues of national concern, and those issues pertinent to women go to the back of everyon...

Schlisinger's canon vs my high school's canon
schlisinger\'s canon vs my high school\'s canon Schlesingers Canon Vs. My High Schools Canon In school, whether it be at the high school or college levels, there are usually lists of books thought as being essential reading. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.--a Pulitzer Prize winning historian--calls this list in his book The Disuniting of America, a canon or canonical literature. A problem exists with this canon, at least Schlesinger claims there is. He states that the canon is being used as ...

Bleeding Ireland and Black America
Bleeding Ireland and Black America Fall Road is deserted. Only a few dirt-caked, barefoot, Irishmen can be seen shivering in the adjacent park. We walk past the Catholic neighborhoods knowing, at any moment, buildings might explode and automatic weapon fire could lacerate the air on every side of us. Belfast is charming, apart from the harsh reality of guerrilla warfare and terrorism being common occurrences. For the first time, throughout my three month tour of seventeen different European coun...

Sports in the middle ages
sports in the middle ages Sports In The Middle Ages Standing in thick forestry waiting for the right moment , waiting for the right time, waiting for the right falcon to step into his clutches, man gets anxious as the falcon gets closer and closer. This is his chance, its almost there, WHAP!! Trapped, this is only the beginning of a pastime of flying, diving, and rewarding killing. Falconry as well as other sports in the medieval time period were huge pastimes for men. From falconry to fencing ...

Informatinn on Black Libraries
Informatinn on Black Libraries Namibia Resource Centre Southern Africa Library The Library The library\'s collection of books focuses primarily on southern Africa and publications originating from the region. Its holdings of publications printed in Namibia since the early 1950s are probably the most extensive outside Africa. The collection contains publications in European and African languages and emphasises the social sciences and humanities. The rare-book collection of early accounts of Europ...

The appeal of Socialism
The appeal of Socialism The Appeal of Socialism During the late 1800\'s and early 1900\'s hundreds of thousands of European immigrants migrated to the United States of America. They had aspirations of success, prosperity and their own conception of the American Dream. The majority of the immigrants believed that their lives would completely change for the better and the new world would bring nothing but happiness. Advertisements that appeared in Europe offered a bright future and economic stabil...

United States of American: Personal Freedom
United States of American: Personal Freedom No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating t...