Incas - 454 words
The vast Inca empire, with its advanced culture and powerful armies, spanned most of the Andes along South America's western coast at the time of Spanish conquest in the early 16th century. The Incas had a very clear social structure. The ruler, Sapa Inca, and his wives, the Coyas, had supreme control over the empire. The High Priest and the Army Commander in Chief were next. Then came the Four Apus, the regional army commanders. Next came temple priests, architects, administrators and army generals. Next were artisans, musicians, army captains and the quipucamayoc, the Incan "accountants." At the bottom were sorcerers, farmers, herding families and conscripts. WHO THE INCAS WERE The 16th-ce ...
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Gyptian And Mesopotamia Art - 464 words
Though they were close geographically, the differences in their customs put Mesopotamia and Egypt worlds apart. These two Empires were in some ways radically different, yet in others, amazingly similar. Both built temples, farmed, had social classes, had government, and praised many gods. Under their great rulers, these two empires expanded and developed many things that still effect us in our lives today. Egypt was located in the Nile River Valley. They used the fertile land and yearly flood to their advantage. The floods leave huge amount of silt from the highlands with which to farm. They farmed Cereal crops such as wheat and barley. The Nile also supplied geese and fish, and wild papyrus ...
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Damon And Pythias - 764 words
After reading Damon and Pythias, I realized that the value of friendship portrayed in the story is also relative to me. As Damon had faith trust and honor, I remember such a friend who had faith, trust and honor in me. Such a friend is incomparable to all wealth and power this life offers. From what I remember, it was back in 1993 - I was on one of my expeditions in the misty jungles of Africa. I befriended a native there who spoke English fairly well. We drove through the jungles in my Jeep, searching for ancient pieces of art. I was an art historian looking for further roots that influenced Egyptian art. We began to know each other pretty well as time passed. I learned his name was Mutopa. ...
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Mccarthyism Was More Than Just Mccarthy - 1,681 words
'McCarthy gave his name to an age, but there was far more to McCarthyism than McCarthy' McCarthy may have given his name to an era but there was much more to McCarthyism than just one man. In this essay the argument will be that there were many factors leading up to the McCarthy era both internal and external and that McCarthy found a platform in anticommunist fear, as it was popular issue at the time. And his fall from grace in 1954 may also be attributed to both internal and external factors that appeared to alleviate the anticommunist threat. Today we call it the McCarthy era. While convenient, the tribute is not without reason. McCarthys villainy was so plain that his name became a curse ...
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Capital Punishment - 1,870 words
Capital Punishment has been an issue of arguments for centuries. This topic was even of more importance during the 1700's than the present, because the quantities of punished people were significantly larger than now. In that time it was easy for an individual to loose his life for a small crime. In this research paper we will examine the views of two different types of people on this subject. The first person is a reverend from 18th century London, and the other is an American doctor from the same period. In the arguments of both gentlemen we can find similarities that lead us to understand the sentiment toward the issue during the 17th century. Revered E. Gillepsy begins his sermon with th ...
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Ramses - 1,035 words
Ramses II a Egyptian king the third ruler of the 19th dynasty and the son of Seti I. Ramses was born some time around 1304 BC and died around 1237 BC. Ramses was one of the greatest rulers of ancient Egypt if not than the best as Pharaoh Ramses was the most powerful known to mankind under him came the high priest and below the high priests came the prophets. Ramses life remain a mystery but he always recorded his big achievements. Ramses II was on the Egyptian throne for 67 years. Over all those years it was mostly quite and peaceful. Also over his reign in ancient Egypt Ramses became known for his great construction He was the most prolific builder of any age . Ramses had a hard childhood h ...
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The Mystery Of Tut - 1,461 words
Nebkheprune Tutankhamen is probably the most famous pharaoh in ancient Egyptian history, although not the most important. He lived a very short life, from 1503 to 1482 BCE to be exact. He was the ruler by the time he had turned nine years of age. Nobody really knows that much about him because he lived to only be around eighteen years old. Only because of an archaeologist by the name of Howard Carter who discovered Tutankhamens tomb on February 12, 1924 do we even have concrete proof that he even existed (Desroches-Noblecourt 7). One gigantic mystery about Tutankhamens life, is his death. More than 3,000 years after the death of King Tutankhamen, questions are still being asked about how he ...
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Review On The Prince Of Egypt - 1,620 words
On Friday, November 26, 1999, I sat down and viewed the entire movie The Prince of Egypt. This movie was about Moses and some of his life journeys. In this movie you see Mosess transition from living as the Prince of Egypt to being Gods deliverer and going against the Pharaoh to free the Hebrews out of Egypts slavery. This movie was excellent in the way it portrayed Mosess journeys and helped the viewer get a better understanding of all of the emotions that were taking place at this time. In the beginning of the story Moses was a newborn baby of a Hebrew family. At the time the Pharaoh had ordered that any son born into a Hebrew family must be thrown in the river as a means of execution. Mos ...
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Polygamy - 2,341 words
... ng about marriage) there are 22.31 million males and 23.84 million females. That is a surplus of 1.53 million females. The ratio is then 48.34 males to 51.66 females - closer to a 48:52 ratio. This introduces competition when men are restricted to one wife. Any surplus combined with monogamy has a tendency to increase the size of the effective surplus. It goes like this... If the numbers are 49:51 that means that there is a 2 per cent surplus. This means that 4.08 per cent of the female population cannot marry if they want to. (According to the British figures it is actually 6.41 per cent of women above the legal age of marriage). If they are determined it means they have to find a marri ...
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Kierkegaard - 3,280 words
... s of good and evil of our actions have a truth-value; the necessity of choosing what one is actually doing, rather than just responding to a situation; actions are to be in accordance with rules; and these rules are universally applicable to moral agents. The choice of metaethics, however, is noncognitive. There is no adequate proof of the truth of metaethics. The choice of normative ethics is motivated, but in a noncognitive way. The Judge seeks to motivate the choice of his normative ethics through the avoidance of despair. Here despair (Fortvivlelse) is to let one's life depend on conditions outside one's control (and later, more radically, despair is the very possibility of despair i ...
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The Tomorrowtamer - 591 words
The three major issues of the African people Throughout my reading of the Tomorrow-Tamer I have noticed three main problems faced by the African people: Poverty, the lack of education and finally the social isolation. These are the subjects on which I propose my text. At the time this book was written, most of Africa was controlled by white men, usually businessmen seeking profits. Advantaged by the low wages given to the workers, this accentuated general poverty within African countries. This is why many characters were either poor or born in poor families, for example, Godman Pira in the Godsmans Master or Ayesha in the Rain Child short story. One thing conspicuous when traveling in cert ...
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The Evangelical Free Church Of America - 1,379 words
The Evangelical Free Church of America is a protestant church that dates back to the 17th century. Its liberal beliefs, international missions and personal relationships among congregations make this church one of the most community affiliated and yet closely knit churches in America. The Evangelical Free Church of America is an association of some 1250 churches united by a mutual commitment to serve our Lord Jesus Christ. They are committed to cooperate with one another in ministry and fellowship as they seek to fulfill the word of God. The growing ministry of the EFCA currently extends to some 40 nations of the world, now encompassing nearly 1400 The Evangelical Free Church of America was ...
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Acts Of The Apostles - 1,011 words
... e practice of circumcision as a requirement for salvation. However, James emphasizes that the Gentiles who turn to God should avoid unlawful marriages, idolatry, meat from strangled animals, and blood. In this chapter, Paul proceeds to Syria and is separated from Barnabas who travels to Cyprus. Chapter 16 In Lycaonia, Paul, Silas, and Timothy travel from city to city to preach, and day after day, the Church grows stronger in faith and increases in number. Following Lycaonia, they proceed to Asia Minor and into Europe, and in Philippi where the Roman Empire imprisons them. Paul states that he is a Roman citizen and they are released immediately. Chapter 17 In Thessalonica, the gentiles re ...
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Barth - 577 words
In the nineteen-thirties, Nazi Germany tried to shape their churches into a propaganda machine by paying homage to Hitler in Christian literature. They also did not allow anyone of Jewish decent to serve as a Christian minister. German theologians agreed to cooperate with the Nazis as just another step in the churches need to adapt itself to modern culture. The "step" was the continuation of liberal commentators who tried to organize part of the Bible, which reflected the authors own ideas or reflections of his or her culture. Liberal Protestants tried to erase memories of earlier culture, replacing them with modern ideas. Karl Barth, one of the greatest Protestant theologians of the twentie ...
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Validity Of Bible - 1,507 words
... simpler doctrine to follow. After a period of time, these people learned how to read the deeper meanings within the text. Thiering takes many of the supernatural events that occur in the New Testament and interprets their meaning. There are many references to the miracles involving Jesus in the New Testament. For example, there is the virgin birth, the feeding of 5,000 people, and the Resurrection (Matt. 1:23, Jn. 14:17-21, Jn. 20:9). In the story of the feeding of 5,000 people, Jesus takes five loaves of bread and feeds 5,000 people. Thiering asserts that the five loaves of bread represents the Sacred Meal given by the Levites. The Levites were a descendents from the tribe of Levi who w ...
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Montezuma - 1,029 words
There have been many great lords and leaders in history. But Montezuma was that and more to his people. Montezumas real name is Mohtecuzomatzin. If the name was broken up: Moh means an expression of reverence; tecuhtli means lord; zoma means brave; and tzin signifies prince. Catus Roch is the birthplace of Montezuma. A giant celebration was held in his births honor. At the festival, priests declared that he would be a great ruler and priests of high wisdom. As he grew he would learn more of the Empire. At later feasts he would eat human fingers because he was told it was power from the gods. As a child Montezuma started winning his future people, when he would give out food from his place. W ...
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Mormonism - 1,796 words
Mormonism is a very unique and interesting religion. Originally founded by Joseph Smith in 1830 in Sharon, Vermont. Smith had a vision, and formed a sect based on his visions and teachings from God. There are many beliefs that Mormons have that many people do not understand. In this paper I will present some of them and offer an explanation of why they have these beliefs. I will also give a detailed description of the history and the members of this community. In closing I will offer my opinion on this religion sect. History: Joseph Smith was born in 1805 in Sharon, Vermont. He was a religious seeker and at the age of fourteen felt a strong desire to affiliate himself with a belief, and a ch ...
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Zerubabbel As A Messianic Figure - 1,154 words
Zerubabbel as a Messianic figure. As my text, I am using the book of Haggai 2:23: In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel,, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the Lord, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts. Thus, the messianic promise was passed onto Zerubbabel, the man that God entrusted to be the governor of Gods people upon their return to Israel, and with the rebuilding of the Temple at Jerusalem. Zerubbabel was a leader, a man of God, and a faithful servant to Gods will. Zerubbabel was a messianic figure. This can be seen in a series of comparisons and contrast to Christ and His work. To begin, Zerubbabel was t ...
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A Test Of Time - 2,014 words
A Test of Time: The Bible - from Myth to History by David M. Rohl Century Ltd., London, 1995 426 pp., 51 color and 424 b/w photos and graphic illustrations sterling17.99 hardcover (available at this time only in the U.K.) ISBN 0-7126-5913-7 Where to start in discussing this piece of work ? David M. Rohl s A Test of Time is quite unlike any other history book that I ve ever read from forward to final appendix. Without question since the author says so it was produced with a popular audience in mind and employs an informal, almost conversational, writing style (with the author s voice always in the first person, addressing his reader directly, with such teacherspeak statements as Now let me re ...
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Life Of Paul - 1,449 words
The life of the Apostle Paul is a very long and complex story. Through much research and thought of an approach, I have found the best way to give an account is to actually recount the life that he led. In this paper I will attempt to give a testimony of how I perceived the life of Paul. In my view, his life consists of four parts: his life before the conversion, the actual conversion, his life through the three renowned missionary journeys, and the testimony he gives throughout. The letters he wrote through this time and the miscellaneous autobiographical information supplied in the scriptures also takes on a large amount of the concentration. The first area I would like to observe in the l ...
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