Course: Great Books Student: Ivona Martiovska Mentor: Giovanni Savino Title: Herodotus as a historian Characters (with spaces): Around the year 425 B.C., the writer and geographer Herodotus published a very significant piece of writing: a long account of the Greco-Persian Wars. He named his book The Histories. This was the first time for a writer to make a systematic, thorough study of the past; it was the first time that someone tried to examine the cause-and-effect of historical events. After Herodotus, historical analysis became an inseparable part of intellectual, political, and social life. In order to understand the historical side of Herodotus’ work.
For this book review, I am going to be talking about David Montejano’s book entitled Quixote’s Soldiers, A local history of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981. The author’s purpose is very well explained and it is not hard to understand. The author clearly tries to explain different ideologies, individuals and organizations located in one of the Southwest’s major cities, San Antonio, Texas, during the late 1960s and early 190s. All these varieties mentioned above made possible that a movement was created called Chicano Movement, a group that David Montejano provides a deeply understanding and description of the movement during the reading of the book. Since, the city was governed by a tough Anglosocial elite that was firmly convinced in the way
The interactions of early Spanish explorers with the Indigenous people of the Americas contributed in a large way to later interactions between the two groups. Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortès were two notable Spanish explorers who had early contact with the Mexica people as well as other native groups. Columbus initially set out to find an alternate sea route to India, and eventually arrived in the Caribbean and continued to explore over the years and came upon already established societies of Indigenous people. Columbus planned to bring them under Spanish rule after promising great wealth from this expedition to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain. Cortès, a member of low ranking Spanish nobility was originally focused on exploiting the labour of the people of the Americas, until he decided to pursue the goal of conquest in the Americas.
It is uncertain that every book of history gives the exact detailed facts and information about a specific subject which is the case for western travel narratives of Morocco. In the late nineteenth century, European empires such as Britain and France were colonizing countries of Asia and North African including Morocco. Moulay El-Hassan was the Sultan in the period between 1873 and 1894; he was intelligent and successful with enough political tactics to pacify the warring Moroccan races and to solve his country’s problems in order to release it from the domination of the French empire. In addition, Morocco knew many major historical events that led it to be an interesting subject to western explorers. Every traveller had a purpose to visit morocco, either to explore the new and unknown places, or to discover Moroccans’ cultures, or he was sent in an official mission by the colonizer to transmit his observations about the political status of the country.
Don Quixote is a novel by Miguel de Cervantes that follows the adventures of the self-created knight-errant, Don Quixote, and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through Spain during the time period of the seventeenth century. As the play goes on, the audience comes to realize that the relationship between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza is a really important one because Sancho brings out the realism out Don Quixote. The relationship between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza is a really important one because it also puts a spotlight over the topic of social leveling, specifically social prejudice and how social prejudice acts caused characters to treat Don Quixote and Sancho Panza differently. The relationship between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza is a really important one because their friendship is depicted across social class lines in Spain during the 17th century, where strict social orders were in place. The relationship between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza allowed Sancho Panza to bring out the realism out Don Quixote through his personality because he is a realist.
In this paper, the epic journey and expedition of Cabeza de Vaca would be discussed that why is his tale significant to understand the Spanish invasion of the Americas, what communication difficulties did he faced and what were the main aspects of his journey and our learning’s about native societies. 1. Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (c.1490-c.1560) was born in Jeréz de la Frontera, Spain, to a respectable family; his initial profession was in the military. It was from San Lúcar de Barrameda that Cabeza de Vaca was to start his first venture in 1527 and, he was delegated second in charge of an expedition headed up by Panfilo de Narváez, who needed to assert the domain from Florida to Mexico for Spain. .
He was highly invested in the Spanish Civil War, and is quoted in an essay written by Zivah Perel saying, “For a long time both me and my conscience have know that I had to go to Spain”. Furthermore in Perel’s essay, he explains how Hemmingway enjoyed this book so much that he self proclaimed it as his “best goddamn book”. Robert Jordan, an American Spanish
Introduction: The British civilization consisted of many countries including my own which is Bahrain; the kingdom of Bahrain was declared and recognized as an independent country in 1913 after the signing of the British treaty. However, it was still under the protection of the British. Below I will discuss how this action and how it impacted the kingdom in its trade and it made use of its strategic location. Discussing this topic, I plan to engage with friends and family to further expand my knowledge and I will also mention what I have learnt throughout this personal research. Historical changes between 1800s to late 1900s: Bahrain being positioned in a strategic location within the gulf region made it vulnerable target and highly in danger
This speech of Queen Elizabeth I is a historical and circumstantial text, because happened in a specific historical time which “was major rivalry on the seas between the ships of Britain and Spain over control of trade in the New World” (The history place, great speeches collection). The speech present political ideas for that reason can be a political text too, it was writing to the English people “her loving people” (Elizabeth I, speech to the troops). Queen Elizabeth I was born on September 7, 1533. Daughter of King Henry VIII who got married with Anne Boleyn, his second wife. Henry VIII got married 6 times and he had a boy with the third wife Jane Seymour and other daughter with the first wife Catalina of Aragon After the execution of
KITAB AL-KHARAJ Kitab al-Kharaj is Abu Yusuf’s most famous book and it is also a classic text on fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) which is the book that discussed a subject thoroughly and carefully about the taxation and fiscal problems of the state. Kitab al-Kharaj is written by Abu Yusuf at the request of the Abbasid Caliph, Harun al-Rashid. Harun al-Rashid request Abu Yusuf to write this book because he was the most famous student of Imam Abu Hanifah who helped spread the influence of the Hanafi School of Islamic law through his writing and the government positions that he held. In the introduction of this book, Abu Yusuf describes how the caliph asked him to write a book regarding the collection of al-Kharaj, ‘Ushr, Sadaqat and others related