Month: February 2011

Civilization & Culture

Oak Island Unearthed!: a miner's investigation into the

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In Australia, the tiny British settlement has grown slowly, and new colonies have been founded on different parts of the coast. I confess that I was so indifferent to everything, so profoundly demoralized, that having once got into that drawing-room I hadn't the strength to get away; though I could see perfectly well my volatile hostess going from one to another of her acquaintances in order to tell them with a little gesture, ``Look!
Civilization & Culture

A History of Western Society, Volume A

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I will have nothing to do with your life, Rita. There was nothing sentimental in his appeal to charity. Although the lovers were separated during the day, they came together at night and Nut bore three sons, Osiris, Set and Horus, and two daughters, Isis and Nephthys. Indeed to remain seemed to me a complete solution for all the problems that life presents---even as to the very death itself. This is the only way to truly understand the meaning of observations and place them in historical context (Barfield 1997:98).
Civilization & Culture

The Art of War

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The world was greatly exercised by that problem. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. His sons, too, were to found a dynasty of scholars that lasted until the 10th century. You are attached to body, action, wife, children, property, house, place and articles that give you pleasure. But she was as obstinate as a mule and assured me with the utmost confidence that many people would be ready to defend a poor honest girl. The architecture in Nepal is another art that has become an important part of the country's culture.
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The Martyrdom of Man

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The Puritans lived in uneasy truce with the Pequot Indians, who occupied what is now southern Connecticut and Rhode Island. According to the most-skeptical view, the whole apparatus of tribe and genos was an invention without any Dark Age history to legitimate it. Islam has established a legacy of outstanding moral guidelines, which there is a crying need for in contemporary society. BUT they actually got all of there intelligence from the greeks before the,.
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The Sallust Anthology: The Catiline Conspiracy and The

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Nevertheless, it is possible to follow the evolution and history of the West, and appreciate its similarities and differences, its borrowings from, and contributions to, other cultures of humanity. There are too many disdains in this aristocratic republican without a home. But this assistance does not wholly explain what might be called the miracle of Arabic science, using the word miracle as a symbol of our inability to explain achievements which were almost incredible.
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The Pacifist Impulse in Historical Perspective

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In actuality, the American federal government is a fascist, imperialist, militarist plutocracy ruled by a capitalist cabal. The Japanese also have many different traditions that make their culture special. Some soldiers were therefore sent out "to take Revenge." What all these languages and religions have in common is that none originated in New York State or even in North America. It had the air of being done on purpose because almost instantly another: ``Beloved!'' louder, more agonized if possible, got into the room and, yes, went home to my heart.
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A history of civilization: The story of our heritage : the

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They may have been built to divert flood waters. In order to work effectively in a culturally and ethnically diverse community, a community builder needs to first understand how each racial and ethnic group in that community is organized in order to support its members. The famous labyrinth at Knossos is the best-known example of a Minoan temple. In contrast, there are older cities in other lands with road networks that are purposefully asymmetrical and include numerous dead ends—apparently to thwart would-be invaders.
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The Meeting of Civilizations: Muslim, Christian, and Jewish

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The hill, or the rock, or the wood, or the whole had a name. The United States begins properly after the American Revolution. But perhaps what affected her was the shadow, the still living shadow of a great passion in the man's heart. gre remarked to her calmly: `He has been a little mad all his life.' '' Mills lowered the hands holding the extinct and even cold pipe before his big face. ``H'm, shoot an arrow into that old man's heart like this?
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Narrative of a voyage to the northwest coast of America in

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In China, red is worn by a bride as a celebratory or "happy" color, while white is the color of mourning. I had a conviction that he was still listening. Through Vichara, ratiocination, Manana or deep reflection and meditation, you will have to make the thoughts settle down and crystallize into a definite shape. Indeed she has it there only she doesn't care for it.'' How talkative she was, this maid with unsealed lips For some reason or other this last statement of hers brought me immense comfort. ``Yes!
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The Heroic Age of India (History of Civilization)

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Usually, women, even of the musician castes, do not play music except for specific situations, such as at the traditional all-female wedding parties. The essence of culture is not these behaviors themselves, but the rules that produce the behaviors. To facilitate the access to other neighborhoods and to segregate private and public areas, the city and streets were particularly organized. Archaeology is now the only way to create Landmark improvements; the ability to create Landmarks has been removed from the Great Artist.