Medieval Spain

Lordoftheflies
Lordoftheflies
Lordoftheflies Charlemagne Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, became the undisputed ruler of Western Europe. As Western Europe was deteriorating Charlemagne was crowned the privilege of being joint king of the Franks in 768 A.D. People of Western Europe, excluding the church followers, had all but forgotten the great gifts of education and arts that they had possessed at one time. Charlemagne solidly defeated barbarians and kings in identical fashion during his reign. Using the re-est
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth Queen Elizabeth I In England, the period between the Gothic and Renaissance styles is known as the Elizabethan age. It reached its peak in the late 1500s, toward the end of the long reign of Queen Elizabeth I, and is often considered the last phase of the long- lasting Tudor style. Although the Elizabethan age produced a certain amount of characteristic sculptures and paintings, the Elizabethan style can best be seen in the period\'s architecture. The dramatic personality of Eliz
The Poem of The Cid- A Reflection on Ruy Diaz de v
The Poem of The Cid- A Reflection on Ruy Diaz de v
The Poem of The Cid- A Reflection on Ruy Diaz de valencia El Cid is an epic tale that twlls of legendary warriors and kings. It was written about the year eleven hundred and has unkown author. The story centers on Ruy Diaz, more commonly known as El Cid. El Cid losses his king\'s respect and admiration. Exactly why El Cid lost the king\'s favor is nor known, but his heroic struggle to regain it is well documented. He overcame the great odd placed against him and became an excellent vassa. El Cid
Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, born September 29, 1547, was a Spanish novelist, dramatist, and poet. Cervantes was the author of the novel Don Quixote, a masterpiece of world literature that was a great influence to other renaissance writers. Cervantes was born to a poor family in a town called Alcala de Henares. His father was a surgeon who made little money to support the family . Without the means for much formal education, Cervantes became a soldier. On his return to Spain
MIGUEL de CERVANTES
MIGUEL de CERVANTES
MIGUEL de CERVANTES MIGUEL de CERVANTES Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, born September 29, 1547, was a Spanish novelist, dramatist, and poet. Cervantes was the author of the novel Don Quixote, a masterpiece of world literature that was a great influence to other renaissance writers. Cervantes was born to a poor family in a town called Alcala de Henares. His father was a surgeon who made little money to support the family . Without the means for much formal education, Cervantes became a soldier. On
Math
Math
Math How the Renaissance had an effect on western Europe By: Patrick Bryant E-mail: [email protected] The Renaissance was significant on the development of Western Europe and the Impact it had was immense. The Renaissance not only influenced the worlds of art, music, and literature, but also the worlds of politics, religion, and society. During the Renaissance, advancements were made in several areas of technology and in thought. The Renaissance was a key in the development of Western Civili
Greek Literature
Greek Literature
Greek Literature Greek literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired,
El Cid- Rodrigo Diaz De Vivar
El Cid- Rodrigo Diaz De Vivar
El Cid- Rodrigo Diaz De Vivar El Cid (Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar) El Cid is the name given in song and story to a great national hero of Spain. His real name was Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar. El Cid comes from the Arabic El Seid meaning the lord. He was also known as campeador (champion) by his admiring countrymen. He was a Spanish warrior whom later legend made into a hero and the symbol of chivalry and virtue. El Cid was born in Vivar near Burgos c. 1043. His father, Diego Lainez, was a member of the mino
The English Reformation
The English Reformation
The English Reformation The Protestant Reformation played an extraordinary part in European faith, culture, and politics. Even though the Reformation began in Germany in 1517 and spread throughout Europe very quickly, England remained Catholic for more than 15 years before crossing over to Protestantism. Henry VIII’s desire for a male heir precipitated the Protestant Reformation in England in 1527. In 1509 Henry married his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. She bore their first and only child, Pr
Gays: A Struggle for Acceptance
Gays: A Struggle for Acceptance
Gays: A Struggle for Acceptance When the dust settles and the pages of history are written, it will not be the angry defenders of intolerance who have made the difference, that reward will go to those who dared to step outside the safety of their privacy in order to expose and rout the prevailing prejudice. - John Shelby Spong Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Newark, NJ November 21, 1996 During World War II and especially the twenty years after brought great political and social changes to t
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
Hundreds Years War
Hundreds Years War
Hundreds Years War Hundred Years War The definition of the Golden Rule is that those with the gold make the rules. In other words, those with the gold have the power as well as those with the power have the gold. History books will discuss the general reasons for war such as freedom from adversity or freedom from religion. But the real issue for any war is the thirst for power and control; and the means to finance them are the economic issues. Nations will endure years of fighting for power and
Middle Ages Economy
Middle Ages Economy
Middle Ages Economy Middle Age Economy The economy mostly seen in the early middle ages was feudalism, Europe’s form of government in the Middle Ages, was developed in the fifth century to meet the changing needs of the time. It was based heavily on the honor system. The king had overall power, then the lord, then the vassals, or landowners, and finally down to the peasants, known then as the villeins. The fiefs, or estates, could be rented out to one vassal who would then rent portions of the f
Greek Literature
Greek Literature
Greek Literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired, influenced, and c
The Romantic Age
The Romantic Age
The Romantic Age 1798-1832 - during 1770s, American colonies revolted against British rule - American Revolution divided British public opinion and aroused some awareness of the need for reform - French Revolution demonstrated that is was possible for a long-standing gov’t to be challenged by it’s own soil - French Revolution began on July 14, 1789; group of French citizens stormed the Bastille - Placed limits on the powers of King Louis XVI, established a new gov’t approved a Declaration of the
The French Revolution
The French Revolution
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy.
Lead and the decline in Roman empire
Lead and the decline in Roman empire
Lead and the decline in Roman empire Guayaquil - Ecuador Many people is alarmed at the great number of insane emperors that someday ruled Rome and because of the disease and the inability to administer the empire or maybe apathy to make it stronger caused the decline of the Roman empire. Now we are going to reveal one of the causes that could have been a vital one : Lead what is lead? Lead is a common metal found naturally in the earth. The ancient Egyptians used lead in cosmetics and the ancien
Medieval Islam
Medieval Islam
Medieval Islam . Islam is a religion that is complete. It has a rich culture and without any interference or flexibility in its basis it has turned out to be a complex, and dynamic steady in the world. Yet, the least is known about it in the West. It rose dramatically to popularity in the seventh century A. D. and from that time to present it has covered a large part of the world culture with its influence and managed to incorporate many languages and cultures within its midst. Islamic history b
Spain 1263
Spain 1263
Spain 1263 “The Jews furnish our viziers, chancellors and most of our officers of our army and we simply cannot do it without them.” This was answered by Alfonso VI in response to Pope Gregory VII”s complaints about rising Jewish prominence in Spain (Sachar, 1994). By the middle of the eighth century, the eastern half of the Byzantine Empire, Persia, North Africa, and the southern Iberian Peninsula, were ruled by the Moslem caliphs. Because of their love for science and the spread of knowledge,
Spain 1263
Spain 1263
Spain 1263 “The Jews furnish our viziers, chancellors and most of our officers of our army and we simply cannot do it without them.” This was answered by Alfonso VI in response to Pope Gregory VII”s complaints about rising Jewish prominence in Spain (Sachar, 1994). By the middle of the eighth century, the eastern half of the Byzantine Empire, Persia, North Africa, and the southern Iberian Peninsula, were ruled by the Moslem caliphs. Because of their love for science and the spread of knowledge,
SPANISH CIVIL WAR
SPANISH CIVIL WAR
SPANISH CIVIL WAR Section 001 Department of History In partial fulfillment of the requirements for HST504 November 14, 2003 Spain is a country in Europe that experienced the horrific effects of a civil war. The war lasted for years, with thousands of lives lost and it took Spain decades to recover from the consequences of these events that took place during the middle of the 20th century. In the early 1930’s, a miniscule republic emerged in the country of Spain. At this time most of Europe was
Religion
Religion
Religion Religion is a predominant force in our world today. It also had a strong impact on the lives of those alive during the Protestant Reformation. Many changes were brought along by this historical chain of events. Recently, many incidents have occurred to change the way people view religion. Examples include the Holocaust and, more recently, the Branch-Davidians in Waco, Texas. Even a more spectacular event in history occurred when a group of people decided that just because everyone aroun
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world\'s leading experts on Islamic science and spirituality, is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Professor Nasr is the authour of numerous books including Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man (Kazi Publications, 1998), Religion and the Order of Nature (Oxford, 1996) and Knowledge and the Sacred (SUNY, 1989). Introduction Seyyed Hossein Nasr, currently University Pro
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes is one of the most famous romantic painters. Born in the town of Fuendetodos, near Sargasso, on March 30, 1746 to a middle-class family, Goya even at young age had a will of his own. He was not just a painter, but an adventurous young man. At the age of fourteen, he became an apprentice of Jose Luzan, although, as Goya himself admitted, his true masters were, besides nature, Velazquez and Rembrandt. At twenty-four, he managed
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales Introduction Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury (England). The pilgrims, who come from all layers of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury. If we trust the General Prologue, Chaucer intended that each pilgrim should tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two tales on the way
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 Roma
The Black Plague
The Black Plague
The Black Plague The Black Plague was during the era of the Medieval time period, in the country of Europe. It killed lots of people. Within months, the disease that Europeans call the Black Plague was all the way through Italy. And by the year 1348, it had reached Spain and France. Once there it ended up through the hole rest of Europe. This was an out breaking disease that killed many, and was worse than any war in history. Another name for this deadly disease was the Bubonic Plague. The disea
Franciscans and Dominicans
Franciscans and Dominicans
Franciscans and Dominicans 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 cent
New Age
New Age
New Age After 1500 there were many signs that a new age of world history was beginning, for example the discovery of America and the first European enterprises in Asia. This ³new age² was dominated by the astonishing success of one civilization among many, that of Europe. There was more and more continuous interconnection between events in all countries, but it is to be explained by European efforts. Europeans eventually became ³masters of the globe² and they used their mastery to make the world
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule The definition of the Golden Rule is that those with the gold make the rules. In other words, those with the gold have the power as well as those with the power have the gold. History books will discuss the general reasons for war such as freedom from adversity or freedom from religion. But the real issue for any war is the thirst for power and control; and the means to finance them are the economic issues. Nations will endure years of fighting for power and control. France and E
History
History
History Who shapes history? What shapes history? Do people? Do events? It is a debate as simple yet as complex as the proverbial chicken and egg. People cause events to happen, therefore, it is really people who shape events. But can one person be responsible for any important event? Important events involve the actions of many people, so it is the events then, and not the people that shape history. But what about the people involved in the events? Due to the reciprocity of the arguments, it is
Medieval Weapons
Medieval Weapons
Medieval Weapons ARMOR The weapons and protection of medieval times was quiet strange and beautiful. Armor began as leather that had been tempered and soaked in a substance, and when dried made it awfully stiff. Needless to say against the early swords of the time it was not very effective. After the discovery of steel, a new, more protective style of armor was developed. It was known as chain mail. The armor was made of steel rings knitted or linked together to form a tight shirt of metal. It
THE HOLCAUST, THE WAY IT WAS
THE HOLCAUST, THE WAY IT WAS
THE HOLCAUST, THE WAY IT WAS Definition of the Holocaust What does Webster\'s dictionary defines the Holocaust as? ho·lo·caust \'hO-l&-kost, \'hä- also -kästor\'ho-l&-kost noun 1 : a sacrifice consumed by fire, 2 : a thorough destruction especially by fire. (i.e. a nuclear holocaust) 3 a often cap. : the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis during World War II -- usually used with the b : a mass slaughter of people; especially genocide. Beyond the Definition Th
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT Flavius Valerius Constantinus, better known as Constantine the Great, was born on February 27, 273 or 274. His father was Constantius Chlorus, afterwards Caesar and Augustus, but at the time of Constantine\'s birth merely a promising officer in the Roman Army. Constantius belonged to one of the leading families of Moesia and his mother was a niece of the capable and soldierly Claudius, the conqueror of the Goths. Helena is said to have been the daughter of an innkeeper of D
Witchcraft
Witchcraft
Witchcraft In the modern world witchcraft is a form of nature religion that emphasizes the healing arts. The term is also applied to various kinds of magic practiced in Asian, African, and Latin American communities. Little is known about the history of witchcraft in Europe, and what is known comes from hostile sources. In traditional European society witchcraft was believed to be a kind of harmful sorcery associated with the worship of Satan, or the devil (a spirit hostile to God). The European