Ancient Berber Traditions

The Berbers are the indigenous people of North Africa in areas west of the Nile Valley. They have lived in the area for at least as long as records exist. Many visitors to North Africa will have opportunities to meet Berbers, especially those on Toubkal trekking holidays and other treks and tours into the Atlas Mountains. Many of the mountain Berbers' ways of life have remained largely unchanged for centuries, or more.

Turtle Ship

The turtle ship was made in the end of Goryeo dynasty and in the beginning of Joseon dynasty to fight the Japanese. If we look at Korea's old history book, there is a record of the turtle ship during the year of 1413. There is also a record of enemy ships falling to the turtle ship in 1415. After that, there was no trace of the turtle ship. Then, in 1592, General Lee Soon Shin's personal diary described the strong ship in the war with Japan.

The Tempest: Is Blood Really Thicker Than Water?

The Tempest is considered to be the last of the great romantic plays written by William Shakespeare. Most literary historians concur that it was written sometime in 1610 or 1611, and is one of the author's finest works. What makes the play so great is the fact that it weaves together several different themes into the same story. There is tragedy - portrayed by Prospero's revenge against his brother;

Notes From The Carson, California Library: A Commentary On Information Sciences

Recently, I was at the Carson, California Public Library. Usually, I go to a public library closer to home. But since I am doing social activism for the Los Angeles Strategy Center. I am here, so I decided to write this article. It is a funny thing about information science in relation to governmental agencies, sure picking out the right information is like pulling teeth until it comes to lining their pockets with money, then they are anxious for your vote and to give out public information right down to having voter registration and tax forms at the front of the library.

The Joy Of Tragedy In Romance

There is something beautiful in the tenderness of tragic love stories which almost never fail to inspire romance and lovely sentimentality perhaps more so than even those stories which end happily. This perhaps being the reason for so many of opera's great stories to end in tragedy where the leading lady encounters her death in the end as is the case in both Verdi's "La Traviata" or Puccini's "La Boheme".

Gothic Conventions in Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho and Matthew Lewis's The Monk

Gothic fiction was a very popular genre in the late eighteenth century. Generally considered to have been inaugurated with the publication of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto in 1764, the genre reached its peak of popularity in the 1790s and early 1800s. Two of the most famous Gothic novels, Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho, first published in 1794, and Matthew Lewis's 1796 novel The Monk were both bestsellers in their day.

What Did Francis Hopkinson Contribute To Church Music?

Encouraging Excellence in Eighteenth-Century American Church Music. The importance of the use of music of quality in the service of worship was a topic of discussion and writing in late eighteenth-century America. Two men, Andrew Adgate and Francis Hopkinson, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania worked tirelessly to encourage excellence in church music.

Ip Man Fought For Dignity

"Ip Man" is a Chinese kung fu master in Foshan and Hong Kong, China. He was not well-known until the movie "Ip Man" was released in early 2010. He was born in 1893 and started his kung fu training at the late age of 13. His master could recognize Ip Man's talent. His master's dying message was he wished he would be able to continue to train him. He continued to learn from his master's top student after his master died.

How Women Organists Served In The Early Church

Women in the Early American Organ World Men dominated the organ world of eighteenth-century America. Men held most of the major church organist positions. However, in several cities on the East Coast there is documented evidence of women working in the organ world serving as church musicians. In 1772, Jarvis Henry Stevens, applied for the position of organist at St.

Vlad Tepes Dracul: A Transylvanian Legend

Vlad III, a Prince of Wallachia, was born in Transylvania in 1431. He was a native of the southern neighbouring land Wallachia, which, is now a part of present day Romania. The reason for his place of birth was simple; his father Vlad II prince of Wallachia was ousted from Wallachia due to the nobility, or boyars, who supported the Ottoman Empire.

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