He was one of great opera singers of all times. He immigrated from Madrid, Spain to Mexico. From this point he learned how to play the piano and conduct the National Conservatory of Music. (Britannia) Placido is involved in every important opera house in the world! As a conductor, he lead more than 500 performances (Placido Domingo).
Although Clement 's intention wasn 't to make Avignon the permanent papal residence, a string of French popes were elected and they continued in Avignon until 1377. This period is known as the Avignon papacy. What makes Defensor Pacis by Marsilius of Padua a significant part of the story of Western civilization? Marsilius of Padua, believed in the absolute autonomy of the state. His work, Defensor Pacis, highlighted this throughout stating that the emperor and the state had complete authority over all contending powers.
He was king of Macedonia, subdued Greece, crossed Hellespont against Persia, defeated Darius, then made himself master of Asia, and invaded India. "Alexander....died with his conquest scarcely completed..." (IV). Two examples of "striking demonstrations" in The Prince are Cesare Borgia and Francesco Sforza. Both were used multiple times throughout The Prince, showing that they made a great impact on the mind of Machiavelli. Cesare was a deacon them later on was created into a cardinal.
Charlemagne gave Carolingians a cultural reform by bringing unity in Western Empire. He brought stability in Europe and united France that made him the “Patron of Rome, Guardian of Roman church, and defender of the faith.” Both Alexander the Great and Charlemagne brought change to their country and honor to their countrymen. But it was the demonstration of their military superiority and skillful tactics and strategies that one of them truly deserve the title of “the Great.” Alexander’s leadership skills became apparent when he defeated the Maedi when he was only sixteen. Two years later, he was given a commanding post in the Macedonian army. After the assassination of King Philip, Alexander’s father, the election to the next ruler of Roman
Moreover, the Cult of the Sacred Heart was closely connected to the nobility of the Ancien Regime. As a consequence, the Catholic sect acts as an opposition towards the advancement of the French Revolution and the progressive ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity (Harvey 1979, 365). Following the outcome of the Franco Prussian War, the French Second Empire collapsed, further exacerbating the already tensions between the French Communards in Paris (suburbs) and the Conservative Royalist faction located predominately in rural France (Harvey 1979, 368). Once peace negotiations were finalized with the Prussians, the city of Paris was in
France’s unity was only possible due to the leadership of their king who sought to make all of his people unified under one single religion. In an era subsequent to the wars of religion, where the world fought over both power and between religious beliefs of Catholicism and Protestantism, the Edict of Nantes was created in an attempt to make peace between the Catholics and Huguenots, French Protestants in 1598 by permitting Huguenots to worship. Believing that France should be united under one religion, Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes in 1685: “The revocation of the Edict[of Nantes], signed by the King on October 18, ordered the demolition of all Protestant temples, the cessation of all Protestant services, the Catholic baptism of those born in the Protestant faith. The revocation was forced with the greatest brutality” (Ashley 92). Although it this may have been a strange move that was bound to cause tension between the Huguenots and the Catholics, Louis was determined to create unity in France regardless of what others thought.
Louis XIV, along with Jean Baptiste Colbert expanded the bureaucracy and assigned intendants to collect taxes (Age of Absolutism 11). First, he had to solidify his ties with the Middle Class, which he taxed, and decided to check the power of the Church and nobles, to see if he truly was the absolute ruler of France. Jean Baptiste Colbert believed in the theory of mercantilism. So to strengthen the economy of France once again, Colbert wanted to make the country self-sufficient by manufacturing goods themselves and selling them within the boundaries of France. “Skilled foreign workmen were persuaded to settle in France and to pass on their skills to native artisans” (The Age of Louis XIV (1643-1715) Shennan).
Two of these pious storytellers are St. Denis and Gregory of Tours. However, in this paper, the focus is the conversion of Clovis according to St. Denis. The conversion of Clovis was not just a turning point for the Franks, it happened in strange circumstances. Chronicle of St, Denis St. Denis captures the conversion of Clovis in his chronicles entitled “Chlodovocar, King of the Franks”. According to this story, prior to his conversion, the king was idolatrous and went to war with his neighbors including Alemanni.
Napoleon was a French military leader who had crowned himself emperor, and quickly rose to power. While in Europe, Bolivar and Napoleon discussed their goals and ambitions. Napoleon expressed that he wanted to run a country that devoted itself to the highest ideals of liberty; equality, and fraternity. (Jacobs Williams p.18) Napoleon quickly realized that if he were to abandon his morals, he could conquer much more land and gain more power. As a result of Napoleon withdrawing his morals, Bolivar was concerned and so he returned to Europe to see for himself what damage had been done in Spain.
The Louvre includes Egyptian antiques, crown jewels, Greek and Roman Sculptures, as well as other French noble artifacts. It houses more than 35,000 works of art at any time. Most of the artwork spans from 6th century B.C. to 19th century A.D. The museums most famous piece is Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”.
France colonized the middle of the United states from Newfoundland to the Rocky Mountains to New Orleans. This vast land colony was lost after the peace treaty following the Seven Years War. Forced to cede their American lands to the English and Spanish, France never forgot their prized possession. Choiseul’s plan to recover the lands started with the unrest in America before the American Revolution, “In 1766, Choiseul ordered Edmé Genet to send a naval officer-turned-spy— Sieur Pontleroy— to America to evaluate colonist dissatisfaction and determine whether French arms and money might help incite rebellion.”
Today, Tokyo is Japan’s capital and is the world’s most populous metropolis. Tokyo has evolved into a wonderful and amazing city in which many admire, and a lot has changed since the preceding centuries. In the earlier days, Tokyo was originally known as Edo (a small fishing village) during the 16th century, and was formerly part of the old Musashi Province. Ōta Dōkan, who was a Japanese samurai warrior-poet, military tactician and Buddhist monk, built the Edo Castle in 1457. The ever so evolving Edo period during the 18th century, became one of the largest cities in the world with a population topping one million people.
At the end of his life Bach had composed over 1,000 works and was a major influence on Haydn and Mozart. Franz Joseph Haydn great composer during the Classical period and was highly influenced by the Strum und Drang movement. During this time the Strum und Drang movement invented a new approach composer were taking to composing music, for the first time composers were focusing on free expression and implemented strong emotions into their works. Joseph Haydn’s most important contribution to German music was his major work the Emperor Quartet, this composition used over ninety string quartets and was latter renamed Song of Germany and adopted as the German national anthem. Haydn was employed by nobility and