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The Structural History of Hofburg

Built in the 13th century and expanded in the centuries since, the palace has housed some of the most powerful people in European and Austrian history, including monarchs of the Habsburg dynasty


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Expanding universe

Edwin Hubble, in 1929 Edwin Hubble, working at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California, measured the redshifts of a number of distant galaxies. Department of Energy had planned to conduct the Joint


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Political Opponents to the Nazis

And that party is either the Left: and then God help us! A b Leila. Hitler on 23 November 1937. After World War II, the euthanasia programme was named Action. Wallmann writes


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The Journeys of John Smith

New Zealand actor and musician, best known for starring as the. A cosmopolitan city with the temple of Aphrodite - goddess of love and fertility - and with two nearby ports including


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The Everglades, El Nino, Greenhouse Effect

Pedocal: soils of arid regions; tend to be rich in carbonates (especially lime). Scion: the stem that's grafted onto a waiting rootstock. Westerlies: variable mid-latitude winds that often bring moisture. Bacteria, legumes


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A Brief Definition of Romanticism

These writers yearned for an older, simpler life, prior to the Industrial Revolution. Want to learn more? Lovejoy once observed that the word 'romantic' has come to mean so many things that


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Was Shakespeare himself anti - Semitic?


was Shakespeare himself anti - Semitic?

I said it is not in the slightest bit anti-Semitic in spirit, but rather takes anti-Semitism as its subject, exposing its vileness at every turn, I would be making the play less challenging than. In fact, there is no shortage of episodes that tell that this play does not neatly fit into the category of anti-Semitic literature. At that very moment, one of her companions praises her deed, declaring, "Now, by my hood, a Gentile and no Jew.". Which is not to say that The Merchant of Venice is not an uncomfortable play. The note says that with regard to atheistic views: Marloe doth not only holde them himself, but almost into every company he cometh, perswadeth men to Atheisme, willinge them not to be afrayed of bugbeares and hobgoblins, and utterly scorning both God and his ministers. And an unsubtle reading of any work of literature is the prerogative of the ignorant. If you tickle us, do we not laugh? Given that the immemorial Christian charge against the Jews is that they refused to acknowledge the meaning and message of Jesus Christ, but went on subjugating love to law, Shylocks unbending determination to have his pound of Antonios flesh can look like a confirmation. Hardly so, since, after all, he is known to have taken infinite care in choosing his words.

American Romanticism: Transcendentalism
Antigone, Return of the Native, and Of Human Bondage

Soon after, the Jews were forced to live separate areas, called ghettos. In writing a novel based on The Merchant of Venice and giving it the title Shylock Is My Name, it might appear that I am doing for Shylock what demonstrators did for Charlie Hebdo earlier this year and making common cause with him: We are. In doing so, irrespective of the provocation, Shylock places himself well beyond the pale of human decency. Also, Shylock's young daughter has fled with a Christian and Shylock blames Antonio for helping this elopement that took away Shylock's "own flesh and blood. He refers to it as a "merry sport" something not to be taken seriously. Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? However, the implications of this strange agreement are only later revealed with the unfolding of unforeseen events. What is more, at the time of Shakespeare's play, hysteria concerning Jews was reaching new heights as a result of a trumped up plot against.

Transatlantic Slave Trade
The role of anti - semitism for the final solution
Renaissance Ideals in Shakespeares Hamlet


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