The horror in their bloody faces, the anguish as you witness your own village getting ransacked by barbaric blood hunger Vikings. The Vikings are savages who have zero knowledge of morals and have no sympathy. Instead of laughing and watching them terrorize the peace, we need them to leave us alone as fast as possible. As you may have heard recently, my own small village two weeks ago was pillaged by the Vikings. It was ransacked and torn but what was the reason why?
How Barbaric were the “Barbarians”? The Mongols were nomadic people who lived off of meat, horse hide, and milk. Genghis Khan’s leadership was the awakening of the Mongol success. Under the guidance of the Great Khan, the Mongol empire thrived and expanded.
The ancient Roman idea of sport was horrible. The ancient Romans enjoyed people fighting to the death. The Romans could see these fights at the huge coliseum or at an amphitheater, which is like a stadium. Most gladiators, who were the people that fought in the coliseum and amphitheater, had no choice but to fight since they were criminals, prisoners, and sometimes slaves. If a gladiator were a man convicted of murder before he became a gladiator, he would have to fight with his hands against a man with a sharp weapon.
In the book Bread and Rose: Miles, Migrants, and the struggle For The American Dream by Bruce Watson talks about the strike that took place in Lawrence, Massachusetts in 1912 that totally changed labor history for American workers. At the begging of the 20th century Lawrence, Massachusetts was the textile center of America with 12 mills employing more than 32,000 migrant workers. Three of those mills were owned by J.P. Morgan, controlled by the American woolen Company. Most of the textile workers were newly arrived immigrants that came from diverse backgrounds. More than 20 different nationalities were represented, speaking more than 20 different languages.
William Finnegan is excellent writer captures the flavor of growing up in the 60's and learning certain realities of how the world works. Barbarian Days is all about a surfing life. Skate-boarder, body-surfer, mat-rider, surfer, as one who did all of those activities many years ago in Central California and then swerved off the path due to crowds and other life responsibilities. Here William Finnegan expands on that piece and tell the story of his life-long passion for the sport.
Tacitus, a historian living during time of the 5 Good Emperors possesses a balanced view on the Germanic people, however in the 4th Century, as a historian, Marcellinus views them as savage barbarians, finally in the 5th Century, Priscus, a diplomatic envoy, views the Germanic people as civilized. Although he was “delighted by gifts from neighboring tribes”, Tacitus also thought them to be barbarians after he experiences that “they wear skins of wild beasts.” Considering the peaceful and flourishing time period that Tacitus lives in, he lacks any natural reasons to fear the Germanic people, eventually he comes to the conclusion that these “barbarians” are quite civilized. Around the 4th century when the Huns actively attack the Western Roman Empire, the historian Marcellinus states that the Huns along with the Germanic tribes have “no home or law or settled manner” and he views them to be “quite abnormally savage.” The rather un-forgiving vibe Marcellinus puts off is due to the stressful, desperate, and instable time period that he writes in, ultimately viewing them as ruthless barbarians.
Ridley Scott is an English producer and film maker who was born north east of England in 1937. His artificial intelligence has been very unique since he has entered to this field. He mostly uses extreme level of lightening in his movies; for example, Gladiator is very dingy and dark, whereas Thelma and Louise is very happy and bright. Therefore, his movies are not limited to only one genre and he has been able to make many different movies with different subjects. Gladiator directed by Ridley released in 2000 which have had some Biblical influences.
At the beginning, humans were set in small, basic groups. They were hunters and gatherers, never staying in one place for too long. It was not until the creation of farming and pastoralism that things began to change. With farming, people began to domesticate plants by cultivating for specific traits. (bigger fruits, more seeds, etc) Pastoralism is the exact same thing, but with animals.
Through recruitment of the soldiers an evolution to the process of change to crusading can be credited. In the First Crusade the leaders managed to accumulate forces of 100,000 according to Riley and Smith, however it is said only 10 per cent were knights and the army was mainly made up from common men , women and children, this clarifies how the first expedition resembled more of an inefficient armed pilgrimage than an army. What further weakened the First Crusade was that there were no Kings, as Tyerman claims it was “dominated by provincial lords, not Kings”. Due to the more official document of the Quantum Praedecessores of the Second Crusade, the Bull inspired the King of Germany, Conrad, to take up the cross along with 80,000 men and King
Once Minnesota became a state in 1858, it was quickly settled by German, English, and Scandinavian immigrants. The fur and lumber trades, which had predominately run Northern territory economics, were replaced by iron mining in the north, wheat milling in central Minnesota, and farming in the south. With the rise of wheat milling came the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, positioned between the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. Within twenty years, the rise of cities led to a rise in population and the inevitable urban sprawl, leaving rings of suburbs as the cities expanded. By 1870, main townships outside of the Twin Cities began to split into towns and villages.
The Vikings were important in Europe during the middle ages because they were great traders. They use to trade timber, dried fish, honey, furs and salt so they would get cloths, pottery, iron bars, and clothes. The Vikings were great explores. The explores found Iceland in 870. The technology were also important in Europe because they introduce new farming methods and other technics throughout Europe.
As a writer at Gladiators Monthly, I am examining the historical accuracy of the movie Gladiator. There are aspects of Gladiator that do and do not hold true to the historical accuracy of the Romans under Commodus. This essay will show how the depiction of Commodus has both accurate and inaccurate qualities, while the portrayal of the Roman crowd determining the fate of the gladiators is quite accurate. In reality, Commodus did not kill his father, Marcus Aurelius, nor did he reign for such a short period of time.