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Giovanni Boccaccio was a novelist in the 14th century; his love tales had a wide range of themes ranging from love and tragic to erotic tales, and Wit tales, life lessons and practical jokes (Hollander 45). The tales formed an essential component of preserving the Italian… The sources of satire in the comedy were the religious believers, the priests and the…
Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries
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Europe in the late middle Ages saw itself encounter several difficulties. It was during the 14th and 15th centuries that Europe was hit by both natural and man-made struggles. Nature brought down its wrath on Europe even at the beginning of the 14th century.… The latter, is itself the result of the change in weather patterns at the dawn of the 14th century. It…
A Critical Analysis of The Decameron and a Comparison to the Canterbury Tales
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Literature has continued to progress as time has moved on but the beautiful thing about works of art is that they never fade into blackness of obscurity no matter how much time passes by as their portrayal is something that one can say will linger forever.… Literature has continued to progress as time has moved on but the beautiful thing about works of art is…
Why was the 14th century so disastrous
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The century was characterized by a lot of calamities. At the time, Europe was undergoing a lot of expansion, especially in terms of technical and intellectual aspects. However, politics and natural disasters took over the century and the… Even with its glory of production of gold and silver, during the 14th century, production reduced and the flourishing state…
What major problems did European States face in the fourteenth century
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One of the predicaments is like the Black Death plague that ended up causing paralysis to victims, led to the termination of trade besides the state of shock that survivors were left with. This plague… The population of Europe had reduced by a half by the time the 15th Century set in as compared to the mid 1300s. The problem of this Black Death plague…
Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa, 1325-1354
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Geographical discoveries and new trade routes to distant places initiated a different genre within the context of literature, namely travel narrative. One can see that the development of trade and commerce between European nations and the Middle East/ Asia deeply influenced the growth and development of travel narratives.… Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and…
Summaries and critical thoughs
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In this article, Ruth Mazo Karras and David Lorenzo Boyd have discussed the male transvestite prostitution that occurred in the 14th century in London. It is noted that although the legal records outline valuable information on sodomy in Italy, the information is limited in… They insist on the fact that homosexuality and its identity is in between the sexes of…
Introduction about Al Hilla in Iraq
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It is adjacent to the ancient city of Babylon, and is also close to the ancient cities of Borsippa and Kish. In a nearby village towards the city of Najaf lies the tomb of the… During Muslim rule, it was a major centre of education and Islamic scholarship. Among its renowned scholars were the historian and astrologer Muhammad ibn Tawus al-Alawi al-Hasam…
How the Black Plague Changed Europe
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The Black Plague, also known as the Black Death or the Bubonic Plague led to the death of millions of people in Europe in the period between 1347- 1350. This massive loss of life resulted in radical changes in the economic, political, social, and religious structures of the… The aristocracy wealth was based on ownership of land. The death of millions of people…
Definition of the Word Spur
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The etymology of the word and look into the early definition of the term dating all the way back to the 14th century Etymology for “spur” leads us down a very interesting path when it comes to history of the word.… The very first time a variation of the word was heard about was from the Old High German language and was based upon the word “sporo” which was…
Book exploration of Thomas Conlan, State of War
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A traditional ancient thought pertaining to war has celebrated its brutal crimes as victory overshadowed the violent acts of war. In a common perception, warriors committing murder on the… Perhaps a 14th century Japanese warrior would not be pleased regarding the revived concept of the Unknown Soldier. Just the state of being a warrior was a source of fame,…
Choose a specific commodity, idea, or institution and evaluate its impact on history at any point prior to 1815
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Considered to be the first invention in chemical explosives in the world, Gunpowder was invented by Chinese Alchemy in 9th century during the Tang Dynasty ruling. Historians also argue that it was invented in the 11th century during Song Dynasty ruling. Gunpowder invention is… It gives brief information about the impact of gunpowder on history and also…
Barcelona Grid System
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Barcelona is a beautiful, ancient city which began in 1 A.D. when the Romans established a small colony around the Taber mount in northeastern parts of Spain. At that time it was known as Barcino. Barcino was one of the small colonies situated on a strategic location between two rivers and easily defensible.… The active trend socially and economically drew the…
History ( global civilization )
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Initially the European took the African through force and kept them as servants for rich (Newman, pp. 40-42). They justified the slavery by saying that they were giving African an opportunity to… Spanish trader in the 1503 also took many Africans as slaves. Bartering of goods produced outside Africa with slaves further increased the trade. The trader used to…
Globalization and War: The Expanding Reach of Organized Violence
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Study of history reveals that almost every nation aimed at achieving excellence over the other in different ages. The era afterwards is marked by the European… war was thought to give the countries of the world some relief however it turned out to be a different affair of matters when it gave rise to cold war between the then two super powers United States of…
The Renaissance Period 1350 -1600 in italy
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Historically, it referred to the period (1350-1600) in western civilization, which was characterized of the revitalization of three things classical world interest, commerce, and beliefs of human achievement. The most appealing… The Italy’s city-states transformed to commercial centres and unlike Europe, it never based its wealth on land but on capital and the…
Background about Littel red riding hood books
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Your Full Name Your Your 25 February 2011 Background of the Fairytale Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood is a tale familiar to almost everyone from their childhood. It is about a wolf that follows a girl to her grandmother’s house where he eats both of them; however, both of them are subsequently saved by a woodcutter who splits the wolf’s stomach open from which both females emerge unharmed.…
14th Century Italian Paintings of Religious Iconography
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The essay explores 14th Century Italian Paintings of Religious Iconography. The 14th-century Italian paintings depicting religious iconography are amongst some of the most interesting works of art in history. They are not only normally brilliant in clarity and color.… The essay "14th Century Italian Paintings of Religious Iconography" analyzes the Religious…
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The bubonic plague had devastating effects throughout the world in the 14th century, everybody lived in fear but when the number of those dying was too much, people became expectant of death and there were no more mourning and weeping just expectations. In this narrative the… While reading the narrative, I could picture the bubocs on people’s armpits and…
Urban Polution
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By the 14th century, many European city dwellers had started showing their displeasure at the rising level of pollution in their towns. In the 1970s for example, many urban dwellers raised their… an dwellers living in the 1970s forgot is that the auto’s main predecessor, the horse, was earlier perceived to be a worse option in respect of urban pollution. Many…
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale written by author Geoffrey Chaucer
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The challenge of English language is fully accepted by him, and his standard of vocabulary is high. The wise saying goes that the poet can penetrate that area where the rays of the sun cannot reach. He exhibits his intimacy with… Chaucer’s writing style has a unique, humor-filled double meaning. Here is an example as to how he handles the pair of opposites,…
The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale written by author Geoffrey Chaucer
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Order#: 524614 Topic: The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale written by author Geoffrey Chaucer Introduction and the beauty of Chaucer’s language: Geoffrey Chaucer is known for his wit and wisdom. The challenge of English language is fully accepted by him, and his standard of vocabulary is high.… He identifies shortcomings in the society in his impeccable style…
John Aberth's The Black Death
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The 208 paged book “The Black Death” authored by John Aberth attempts to provide the readers with a synchronized account of the many world perceptions about the origin and the devastating effects of plague that ravaged the world in the 14th century. The books main idea is… The book though does not bring in new ideas or tend to refute any; it brings the…
John Aberth's The Black Death
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Date John Aberth's "The Black Death" Book Review Purpose of the Book The 208 paged book “The Black Death” authored by John Aberth attempts to provide the readers with a synchronized account of the many world perceptions about the origin and the devastating effects of plague that ravaged the world in the 14th century.… The book though does not bring in new…
Bubonic Plague
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Among many others, the main symptoms of the bubonic plague are swollen lymph nodes especially in the underarm, neck, and groin region of the affected person (Dufel and Cronin). The disease is overwhelmingly… In Third Pandemic during the mid 19th the Bubonic plague caused mass epidemic in parts of Central Asia, China and India with the Plague of Pune in 1897…
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