Millet - 480 words
-------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ (1814-75) The son of a small peasant farmer of Grville in Normandy, Millet showed a precocious interest in drawing, and arrived in Paris in 1838 to become a pupil of Paul Delaroche. He had to fight against great odds, living for long a life of extreme penury. He exhibited at the Salon for the first time in 1840, and married two years later. At this time, the main influences on him were Poussin and Eustache Le Sueur, and the type of work he produced consisted predominantly of mythological subjects or portraiture, at which he was especially adept (Portrait of a Naval Officer, 1845; Muse des Beaux-Arts, Rouen). His ...
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The Shephard - 915 words
Throughout time there has been at least one constant that I am aware of. That constant is art. One particular piece of art stands out and catches the eye. That piece of art is The Shepherdess and Her Flock constructed and perfected by Jean Francois Millet. When one makes a certain judgment on a piece of art, one must be precise and certain about that judgment. When observing Millet's piece I will take in to consideration three things to make my judgment: use of color, theme, and meaning. The Shepherdess and Her Flock catches the eye very quickly. The painting consists of a shepherdess tending to her sheep in some remote hills perhaps and most likely in Western Europe. The shepherdess herself ...
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Segu - 1,275 words
Using specific illustrations from Maryse Conde's novel Segu, this is an essay that discusses how the coming of Islam to Bambar society affected that people's traditional, political, social and economic practices as well as challenging the Bambaras' religious beliefs. Before the arrival of Islam, Segu and its people, the Bambaras, were extremely different world from what they became under Islamic rule. The Bambaras were proud people with a long history in farming, and the wealthy ones worked with hundreds of slaves and planted millet, cotton and fonio (p. 4). Their currency was cowrie shells and gold dust, and they hadn't even heard of money, which came with the white man. With the coming of ...
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Jewish Food - 1,010 words
In the time of Jesus, food often had religious and historical significance. Even today food still has these significances to the Jews. The main resource of historical information about the early life of Jews is the Bible. Jewish scribes began recording their histories while in Babylon. These histories are the Old Testament. Many types of food are mentioned in the Bible. For example, the story of Cain, Abel, and Adam; Where Abel made Adam his favorite goat meat, and then stole the blessing of Adam from Cain. Another example is the invention of unleavened bread(matzoh) by the (Egyptian) Jews. While the Jews wandered through the desert, God sent them manna to eat. The Land of Milk and Honey(Can ...
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Mauritania - 1,396 words
Mauritania is a poorly developed country with a low GDP (gross domestic products), which totally depends on agricultures and livestock, which have been lately demolished by droughts. It has a purchasing power partly of $2.8 billion, a GDP real growth rate of 4%, which is also low, and a GDP per capital of $1,200. Mauritania makes $390 million a year on iron ore, fish, and fish products. Mauritania imports $335 million a year and its commodities are foodstuffs, consumers goods, petroleum products, and capital goods. The inflation rate has been increasing making it difficult for anyone to afford many products. Mauritania's few info structures are it's single railed railways, highways, ports, m ...
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Western Civilization - 1,214 words
Rice, the staple food of the Korean diet, is eaten at most meals. Millet, wheat, barley, corn, and sorghum are also eaten, especially in the north. The vegetables Koreans eat include potatoes, Chinese cabbage, turnips, and onions. Garlic and red peppers are used as seasoners. Kunchi (pickled vegetables) is a favorite dish. Fish and other seafood's are the usual sources of proteins. Trog, or rice, is a popular confection. Traditional clothing, made of cotton or synthetic materials, is worn only by some people in the rural areas and by others on specific occasions. Loose-fitting, long-sleeved jackets and oversized trousers that are tied at the waist and bound or left loose at the ankles are tr ...
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The Meiji Restorations Affect On The Peasant And Working Class - 990 words
The Meiji Restorations Affect on the Peasant and Working Class The Meiji Restoration, despite all the good it created, negatively affected the lives of peasants and laborers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The restoration is characterized by modernization, a term that symbolizes the use of present day ideals over ancient times and holding progressive opinions over earlier ones. In Japan, modernization was defined as an increase in industry to meet the demanding needs of the nation and foreigners. In addition, modernization also included Japans desire to build a stronger centralized unit through government and military that could be attained through the restoration. In order to ach ...
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Impact Of Ottoman Rule On The Political Life Of Cyprus - 1,500 words
I. Cyprus has almost always been under outside rule. Its location, which is at the meeting point of three continents, has made it a target for other conquering peoples for almost twenty centuries. The Mycenaean Greeks settled there in the 13th century BC. They introduced Greek language and culture to Cyprus, which are still preserved to this day. Cyprus has been conquered by peoples such as Alexander the Great, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Crusaders, the Ottomans and finally the British.1 Preceding Ottoman colonization, the Crusaders ruled Cyprus. Richard the Lionheart was the first crusader to rule the island. However, after a Cypriot rebellion, he lost interest in holding it. Richard th ...
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Egypt Report - 555 words
Andrew Laity Egypt: The Vacation Hotspot June 9, 2000 Egypt to many is considered the location to go to, if youre looking for a fantastic vacation. Egypt is a great place to visit, no matter what age, as its offers fun and excitement for anybody. Its a vacation thats guaranteed to bring lifelong memories. Who could forget looking at a Sphinx made in 2500 BC, or taking pictures of the Nile, or even taking a camel ride across the dessert. A tourist can potentially do all of these things and still make back to their accommodation for diner. Egypt lies in the northeast corner of the African continent at the where Africa and Asia meet. Egypt has an area of 386, 900 square miles, roughly the size ...
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South African Cuisine - 807 words
South African cuisine is a combination of the recipes from the many cultural groups that have co-existed in the country over the past 350 years. The Khoisan, the first known inhabitants of the country, were mainly hunter-gatherers. Later, the potato, gem squash and other vegetables for their dishes. Local vegetables that play an important role in South African cooking include tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, cabbage, mealies, and pumpkin. Fruits such as quince, peaches, mangoes, citrus, apricots, grapes, pomegranates, and melons are eaten fresh, dried, and also preserved. The naartjie is a variety of indigenous tangerines from which a regional liqueur, Van der Hum, is made. Because of the mi ...
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Kinship In Sudan Buth And Mar Among The Nuer - 1,548 words
Kinship in Sudan: Buth and Mar Among the Nuer The Nuer people are one of more than one hundred ethnic groups in the northeastern African country of Sudan, which stretches stretches southward from Egypt for 2000 kilometres and westward from the Red Sea for 1500 kilometres. The Nuer are the second largest tribe in southern Sudan, numbering over one million people, according to estimates from the 1980's. Other tribes in the south include the more populous Dinka, the Shilluk, Anuak, Acholi and Lotuho, along with numerous smaller tribes. The Dinka are closely associated with the Nuer, and are often integrated into Nuer society when they reside with, or marry into a Nuer village. Principally the N ...
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Life Of A Toda - 1,735 words
Brianna Wattie October 27, 1999 Sociology, Period 6 Toda Project Every culture in the world is made up of six different stages of life. The stages consist of birth, childhood, adolescence, courtship, marriage, and adulthood. Each stage differs in each culture making that specific culture unique. Two cultures that display this thesis best are the Toda and the American culture. The Todas are people of the Nilgirl Hills in southern India, thought to be of the Dravidian stock. There are only about 1,000 of these people left in the world today. The men have full beards and wear flowing robes, and the women have long, curled hair and are tattooed. Their economy is based on buffalo herding and the ...
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Ucla Bus Trip - 437 words
William Zorach conceived a sculpture entitled "Victory" that shows an indebtedness to the late classical fourth century B.C. idealized images of Venus, combined with a figural attitude of flight that is perhaps derived from the twisting torso of the conceptions of flight in the winged Victory of Samothrace. The figure exhibits a lustrous surface of sensual light that is reminiscent of the finish on Donatello's bronze image of David. The torso may be viewed at once as a provacative and modern heroic image of the feminine grace of womanhood. Two Lines oblique Down, Variation H" by George Ricky was conceived with a concern for the problems of space and time wherein there is a constant transform ...
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Gambia - 953 words
HISTORY: The Gambia, translated from the French La Gambia was first colonized by Portugal in 1445 on what was later named St. Mary's Island. Subsequently, the area was visited by France and later, Britain who began to build strong trading posts along it's western shores. In the 1700's The Gambia was proclaimed to be part of Britain. By 1969 The Gambia became a republic within the British commonwealth of nations. In 1982 it was declared a republic in what was later declared the Senegambian conference. The Gambia stated its independence from Britain and the Province of Senegal. The Gambia then established The People's Progressive Party led by, Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara , until the change of gov ...
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Culture Of India - 1,780 words
... tron-client alliances among various castes remain a common feature of village life. Most villages have at least a primary school offering up to six years of instruction. Some also offer adult education classes in the evening. While few villages can support a well-trained doctor, many have practitioners of traditional medicine. Government-aided dispensaries are increasingly common. For entertainment men join their fellow caste members or those from castes at levels close to their own to pass the evening hours smoking and chatting. Women and girls talk at the village well and may join groups to sing religious songs. Male youths sometimes form sports clubs or drama groups. Village-owned rad ...
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Welsh History - 958 words
Wales has a tumultuous and somewhat violent history. During the early years A.D., the country was in turmoil with the Roman invasions, and the biggest defenses that the Welsh had were the deep, dark hills scattered all over the country. Without the safety of these hills, Wales would certainly have been taken over by the Romans. After the Romans left Wales, the Vikings presented a new threat to the peaceful lands of Wales. The Romans also had a huge effect on the Welsh religion and language. Wales was affected both negatively and positively by these invasions. In 55 B.C., Julius Caesar planned a series of exploratory expeditions into Wales, which were inspired by tales of large deposits of go ...
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Rwanda - 507 words
Rwanda, a republic in East central Africa, bounded on the north by Uganda, on the East by Tanzania, on the South by Burundi, and on the West by Lake Kivu and Ziare. Rwanda covers an area of 10,169 sq. mi. Rwandas flag has 3 vertical stripes of red, yellow, and green with a capitol R in the yellow stripe. 44.2% of the population is between the ages of 0 to 14. Only 6% of Rwanda is urban (live in cities). They produce no oil or steel which are very important resources. Over 93% of the population is in agriculture, and most of the rest are industry/commerce. This is not good considering that so much of the population farms and they dont have barely any industry. The per capita GDP (how much eac ...
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Free Jazz: The Jazz Revolution Of The '60s - 1,326 words
... g a pristine form just barely exists, and obviously it has ceased to exist altogether as a revolutionary movement. Like other emblematic movements of the epoch with which it shared the faith that a new kind of human being would surface once all structure and authority that wasnt internal in origin was rejected, free jazz was ultimately ambushed by its naivet. But on purely musical terms free jazz has not been without an ongoing impact. If it never achieved what Alan Silva expected it to, it did (however contrary to its original ambition), expand the vocabulary and the field of options available to mainstream jazz musicians. And while they function today in what are essentially universes ...
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Expressionism In Vincent Van Goghs Starry Night - 1,191 words
Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 in Zundert, a village in the southern province of North Brabant. He was the eldest son of the Reverend Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. At the age of 16 he started work at the Hague gallery of the French art dealers, in which his uncle Vincent was a partner. Vincent was dismissed from the firm at the beginning of 1876. He then took a job as an assistant teacher in England, but disappointed by the lack of prospects he returned to Holland at the end of the year. He now decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a clergyman. After a brief spell of training as an evangelist, Van Gogh went to the Borinage mining region in the ...
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