Category: Civilization & Culture

Civilization & Culture

A school history of the great war

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Most of it lies in the tropics and, although we often think of Africa in terms of its rain forests, less than ten percent of the continent is covered by tropical forests, and those are mostly in West Africa. Don't assume that the same leader, organization, or institution serves the same function across groups. Already the IV-th century was a time of tragic contradictions. The great colonial powers of the world are scrambling to explore the Dark Continent and extend their reach into its interior.
Civilization & Culture

The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel in the Service

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Thus, Clifford Geertz [7] argued that human physiology and neurology developed in conjunction with the first cultural activities, and Middleton (1990:17 n.27) concluded that human "instincts were culturally formed." What was ancient Aztec art and culture like? For, as he said later to Monsieur George, he had become fully awake to his part of responsibility. The others, including Mills, sat like a lot of deaf and dumb people. At some time before recorded history, however, people began to group themselves into settlements and, by cooperative endeavor, to make better lives for themselves (see Ancient Civilization).
Civilization & Culture

Bolts from the Blue: Art, Mathematics, and Cultural

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Thoughts are the bricks by which you have built the building of your personality. There is no ‘I’, no ‘me’, no you, no thing to do, no thing that can be done, no free will to do. I believe I went to sleep there from sheer exhaustion. They lead an aimless life and therefore are drifted hither and thither like a piece of straw. Therese elevated her right hand for me to see. Energy and the Human Journey: Where We Have Been; Where We Can Go Version 1.2, published May 2015.
Civilization & Culture

Outlines of General History

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The madness of that Carlist with the soul of a Jacobin, the vile fears of Baron H., that excellent organizer of supplies, the contact of their two ferocious stupidities, and last, by a remote disaster at sea, my love brought into direct contact with the situation: all that was enough to make one shudder---not at the chance, but at the design. There have been temples in deserts, you know.'' Blunt had calmed down suddenly and assumed a nonchalant pose. ``As a matter of fact, Henry All gre caught her very early one morning in his own old garden full of thrushes and other small birds.
Civilization & Culture

Invisible Romans: Prostitutes, outlaws, slaves, gladiators,

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By examining the past in as neutral and value-free way as possible, we can see the past as it actually was; then we can use our understanding of it to make value judgments about what to do in the present. 2 Popular usage defines "civilization" along these lines: "an advanced state of human society, in which a high level of culture, science, industry and government have been reached." Popular films, novels, comic books, and memorials also tell an often simplistic story of patriotic Allied forces, bloodthirsty enemies, glorious battles, and grand victories, emphasizing the fact that, in the end, good triumphed over evil.
Civilization & Culture

Darwin And After Darwin: An Exposition Of The Darwinian

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The problem with defining culture as shared values and beliefs, as some anthropologists do, is that there can be a vast difference between what people think they ought to do (value) and what they actually do (behavior). Significant changes in the environment could have an immediate impact on people’s lives. There also appeared major charismatic figures who inspired intense resistance against European domination. In this regard, each civilization can contain not only one but several cultures.
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Civilization An Appreciation of the Victories of

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This UN-like group gets triggered once you hit the Industrial Age allowing all players involved to vote on policies and procedures that can give benefits or help sanction against stronger nations. Serenissima - No Building of Settlers nor Annexing of Cities - you can only fully control one City, but get double the Trade Routes your tech level would normally provide. Michio Kaku popularized the idea of galactic civilizations ranked on levels of energy's usage, and under that scale, humanity has not yet reached the first level.
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Outlines of the World's History. Ancient, Mediaval, and

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God judges a man by his motives; worldly people judge a man by his external physical actions. When her four sons were slain in the Battle of Qadisiyah (637), the caliph ‘Umar is said to have written her a letter congratulating her on their heroism and assigned her a pension. The dominant institution in society became religion. It was only that I had given up the direction of my intelligence before the problem; or rather that the problem had dispossessed my intelligence and reigned in its stead side by side with a superstitious awe.
Civilization & Culture

Remembrance of Patria: Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial

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It hurts!'' I hesitated just an instant, half a second, no more, but before I could open the door wide there was in the hall a short groan and the sound of a heavy fall. I was not prepared for this, not even to the extent of an appreciative ``_Tr s jolie,_'' before she wriggled and hopped away. A hand-built vase (or hu) from Banpo dates to about 5000 B. This physical body is the mould as it were, made by the mind for its own enjoyment, for its outpouring of energy and thereby gaining different experiences of this world through the five avenues or channels of knowledge, the five Jnana-Indriyas (organs of knowledge or perception).
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Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt

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You have no idea where she may be now? '' Monsieur George remarked grumpily that he couldn't say. The third factor is that, for the first time since Alexander the Great, a world extending from the Mediterranean to India became culturally unified. Over 7.6 million have been displaced and reduced to refugee status and more than 210,000 civilians killed. Temples and palaces often dominated the city landscape.