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An Education From History

Details: Historical education provides us with knowledge of episodes and developments in the past, thus, helping us to develop skills in perception, research, communication, and enables us to understand such concepts as change and continuity. The results can be far-reaching and varied.

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Literacy and Education of the Later Medieval Italian Laity

Details: Primary Education. Unlike in the rest of Europe, lay education in Italy seems never to have completely disappeared after the decline of the Roman Empire. Laymen able to read and write occur all through Italian history. One of the earliest appearances of a teacher dates from 941-958, in a document from the town of Novarra, near Milan. [3]

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Books for Women in the 15th and 16th Century

Details: Thus, practical guidebooks concerning female education and behaviour, housewifery, matrimony, cooking and sewing, and midwifery, all composed a significant market for female readers. Indeed, according to Suzanne Hull’s criteria, ‘how to do it’ books accounted for over half of the editions of books addressed to women form 1475-1640.

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The Achaemenid Empire: Government and Institutions

Details: The dynastic principle was something the Persian nobility could identify with, while Briant (2002, p. 352) claims other measures helped ensure aristocratic loyalty, “by instituting a system of ‘gifts with string attached’, court hierarchy, and education based on monarchic values, the Great Kings succeeded in integrating the aristocratic

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The Meiji Restoration: Nature and Impact

Details: Japan already placed a high value on education and this was made mandatory for all children (1872).The curriculum was set nationally and included “moral training” (Shinto) reinforcing reverence for the emperor and a sense of duty and patriotism towards the nation. The fifth plank of the Five Charter Oath reinforced this desire for knowledge

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The Modern Turkey, 1923-1963

Details: The biggest achievement in education was the establishment of a uniformal system, which helped built a nationhood. Probably another remarkable reforms were those in law. With the adaptation of secularism as one of the pillars of the newly established republic, it was obligatory to change the centuries of legal system, which on some occasions

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Three Crowned Asses

Details: Creator of a large empire, Charlemagne never discarded education. As a young man, he never learned reading or writing – usual for the Frankish kingdom. After he became the king, he thought highly of those arts however. It is told that he wanted to learn writing and he managed to spell his own name but almost nothing else.

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Thomas More’s Utopia and Society.

Details: As mentioned above, Thomas More was a Humanist scholar who had devoted much of his life to learning. He was sent to Oxford University and continued his Law education in London, owing ‘everything to parental ambition’. [4] His father was a successful lawyer and wanted More to move forward into a career to create a large family fortune.

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Beware Greeks (the Pre & not quite so Pre-Socratics)

Details: Which lets face it, after their parents had put Sophists in charge of their education, is a bloody difficult thing to do. Hooligan Rating? - The Sex Pistol of Athens, never wrote a word but as Johnny Rotten said “The only notes that matter come in a wad”.

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Linguistics: Should English spelling be simplified

Details: But education professor Donald Bear said to simplify spelling would probably make it more difficult because words get meaning from their prefixes, suffixes and roots. "Students come to understand how meaning is preserved in the way words are spelled," said Bear, director of the E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy at the

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Chinese letters in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam: Past

Details: As put forward by the Korean language and Education Research Association in its recommendation to the Ministry of Education to reintroduce instruction in hanja at the primary school level, there is an increasing need for Chinese character literacy “at a time when the nation is entering into keen competition with Japan and China.”

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History of the South Asian subcontinent: Indian Caste System

Details: Kay S. Hymowitz is the author of Liberation's Children and Ready or Not, and has written extensively on education and childhood in America in articles for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Republic, among other publications.

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Archaeology & Anthropology: Some pics of Turkman, Uyghur

Details: Posted By: barbar Subject: Some pics of Turkman, Uyghur, Uzbek and M Date Posted: 15-Jun-2006 at 04:41

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General World History: Three Most Well Known Illiterate Kings

Details: Posted By: Constantine XI. Date Posted: 02-Aug-2007 at 23:32. It was indeed said that Charlemagne was illiterate. The Byzantine Emperor Justin I (though nowhere near as important or well known as Charlemagne) was a Thracian peasant and had to use a stensil to sign his imperial fiat to official documents.

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Witchcraft Beliefs in Early Modern England

Details: One explanation for witchcraft beliefs could indeed be a lack of education among the simple folk. However, witchcraft belief was prevalent among the more ‘elite’ classes. Learned opinion constructed the idea of a ‘black mass,’ but it has been argued that there is no foundation in the claim that witches ‘worshipped the Devil

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Julian the Apostate

Details: An important role in his education is attributed to the eunuch Mardonius, his mother's slave, who is said to have instilled a love for Greek poetry and mythology into the young Julian. The Emperor Constantius, on the other hand did everything he could to give his young cousin a solid Christian education.

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Steppe Nomads and Central Asia: greatest Turkish Tribe

Details: I believe that they began walking long long before they had names. The fact that I feel a brotherhood feeling with an Ainu in Japan or a Native American, the fact that I even feel respect for Uluru of Katja Tuta (The Great and Lot of Heads), the fact that Inana the blond godess makes me smile, the fact that every theory proves that common people always try to hold on their language, the fact

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The Most Damaging Institutions in Chinese History: Eunuchs

Details: Though most eunuchs received some education, their castrated bodies meant their social status were far below those of scholars, and they were not allowed to become officials. Hence, most did not develop lofty ideals of service to the country or aspire to be well-versed as a gentlemen of noble character.

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Linguistics: Arvanitic, a dying language

Details: The Arvanitic language, a variance of the albanian tosk dialect, is spoken in greece even today, but apparently it is dissapearing. This was the language of emmigrant albanians, who settled in greece between the XII and the XVI centuries. This people was able to preserve its culture, even though in the last two centuries they had no link with

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How did Rome perceive Alexander's wars

Details: We may regard it as certain that Rome would have succumbed; but as equally certain that upon the king’s death she would have recovered her liberty, and resumed her natural history , with this difference, that Hellenistic culture would have invaded Rome four generations earlier, and her education would have been widely different "

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Zheng He and Ming China: The Lone Mariner and His Times

Details: The prince took the captive under his wing, and gave him a first rate education at the Imperial Central College. Zheng He distinguished himself through his intelligence and unique features – unlike most eunuchs, he had a booming voice, stood seven feet tall, read …

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Politicisation of 19th Century Finnish Society

Details: In the late 19 th century education at higher levels became increasingly available in Finnish, and so the Finnish-speaking population started to have access to all levels of society. Some Swedish speakers tried to hold on to their traditional privileges and rights, which came under threat from …

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Medieval Europe: Questioning the So Called Dark Ages

Details: The borderline between religious and civil education was crossed and as a result the education became only religious. Byzantine empire also started to decline, it got barbarised by all the people that settled within its teritory and was weaken by the Bulgarian empire and the rising arabs in …

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Science and Technology

Details: One might ask how and with what widespread available writing resources roughly 400,000 men used in order to maintain such high education on a daily basis in order to pass the grueling exams.

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4. The Tang Dynasty

Details: The Tang dynasty was founded by Li Yuan, who became emperor Gaozu, the first emperor of Tang. He had defeated the armies of the declining Sui dynasty, led by the fatuous emperor Yang Ti. In this he was actively and ably assisted by his sons, prominent among which was Li …

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Steppe Nomads and Central Asia: Do Uygur Turks have

Details: Sad thing is Vasili died for not renouncing his education in Judo which is 80% of his Sambo techniques comes from. FACT! Brazilan Jiujitsu- a variation of Judo which still uses the Gi and Black rank and every technique Judo ever had before the 1924 judo rule change. Still oriental Former and currect MMA champs who are known Karate-kas

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Early Modern & the Imperial Age: Liberation of Bulgaria

Details: There was an absolute lack of will to give the minorities in Southern/Eastern Thrace and Macedonia political rights, local autonomy and self-management, good education. Bulgarian revolutionary ‘terrorism’ is not the cause and an excuse for the decadence and brutality of the Ottoman state, it’s a direct consequence of Ottoman state politics.

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Mary Wollstonecraft, Vindication of the Rights of Women

Details: A Late Eighteenth century debate’ in British Journal of Education Studies 20 pt 3 (1972) [passim] 7 ibid page 302 . 8 Wollstonecraft, M A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) – all quotes are taken from the 2004 Penguin Classics version of the text and page numbers will henceforth be put in brackets within the text.

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East Asia: Would China have been better off under Ming

Details: If thats not enough assertion i made then what about during Tang dynasty, they opened education allowing from all countries from the east (japan,korea) and the west (the arab world) how wouldn't this be integrating with other people. Hope you understand what integrate means:

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The Mauryan Empire

Details: The Mauryan Empire. In the year 327 BC Alexander crossed the Hindu Kush. With great difficulty, he conquered pieces of land along the Indus and fought the famous king Poros at the river Hydaspes, where his army encountered elephants for the first time. Alexander won the battle and wanted to move on to the Ganges, the end of the known world.

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The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Details: Hundreds of schools were founded and the standard of education was raised. Partitions of Poland Taking advantage of Russia's involvement in a war against Turkey, the King launched a reform programme (1788-1792) and the task was carried out by the "Four-Year" or "Great Seym" which established a new Constitution; the Constitution of the Third of May.

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The Importance of King Alfred to English Literature

Details: The Importance of King Alfred to English Literature. King Alfred is the only king in English history to be deemed worthy of the title of ’the Great’. There are reasons for that and these reasons lie not only in his campaigns against the Vikings and the establishing of the navy but also much deeper, in the reforms Alfred passed in his lands

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History of the Americas: How would the Brittish, French or

Details: The Italian High Renaissance is around 1500, at a time when places like England and Germany were still more or less medieval societies. The great centres of finance, technology, science, high craftsmanship, philosophy, and education were concentrated in Catholic countries, particularly Italy.

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Women and Explanations for European Witchcraft Beliefs in

Details: Women and Explanations for European Witchcraft Beliefs in the 16th and 17th Century. Belief in European witchcraft has been described as an ‘elaborate fantasy that has no foundation in reality.’. Questions have been raised over whether witchcraft just produced large numbers of criminals, innocent victims of a ‘deluded judiciary system and

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Intellectual discussions

Details: Notice: This is the official website of the All Empires History Community (Reg. 10 Feb 2002)

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Archaeology & Anthropology: TURANIANS

Details: The encyclopedia's version of Ataturk's education, however, is somewhat at variance with his own. Here is his account of it as quoted by his biographers: "My father was a man of liberal views, rather hostile to religion, and a partisan of Western ideas.

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General World History: Did Attila encounter racism while

Details: You are projecting too much of yourself onto him. Attila did not act on emotional sentiment, on the contrary he was an intelligent and calculating warlord who merely did what Hun chieftains were supposed to do, albeit more successfully than his predecessors.

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The Rites of Spring

Details: The Rites of Spring. By Decebel. Category: 20th Century. The question of how the spirit of the modern world has come into being has concerned many historians and philosophers throughout the last few decades. Modris Eksteins, in his book “Rites of Spring, The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age”, points to the First World War as the

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General World History: Statue of Liberty, the Sun-god Mithra

Details: The sun also represents this enlightenment. Zoroasterian held the individual free will and dignity high, and Cyrus freed slaves. Later Muslims influenced by Zoroastrian, treated their slaves very differently from Christian. Muslim slaves to enjoy education and achieve positions of power.

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The Ottoman Empire

Details: Mahmud's sons, Abdulmecid I (ruled 1839-61) and Abdulaziz (ruled 1861-76) carried out further reforms, especially in education and law. Nevertheless, by mid-century it was evident that the Ottoman cause was hopeless. Czar Nicholas I of Russia commented on the Ottoman Empire in 1853: "We have on our hands a sick man, a very sick man."

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Early Modern & the Imperial Age: Imperialism and Racism

Details: Just recognising that people belong to different races isn't 'racism' - or if it is then 'racism' isn't necessarily bad, if, for instance, it leads people to increase their efforts to educate racial groups that have been denied, or not had access to, education in the past.

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BRITAIN S POST -WAR DECLINE 1945-50

Details: education, health care and social services, and an extensive programme of nationalisation, all intimately connected to Attlee and Bevin’s socialist principles. Although the Labour Government wished to implement a domestic welfare policy, a lack of strong economic capacity limited the choices available, and therefore affected

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Post-Classical Middle East: Makkah (Mecca)

Details: In fact land campaigns are much easier to conduct than by sea. It was the Indians who ruled the entire West Asian region from Karachi to Hedjaz and who gave Sanskrit names to those lands and the towns therein, introduce their pantheon of the fire-worship, imparted education and established law and order.

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History of Oceania, South-East Asia and Pacific: Kingdom

Details: Kingdom of Lin-Yi (Lam Ap) was recorded in Chinese annals. Lin-Yi raided Viet Nam and Southern China in 248. 543. Champa attacked Viet Nam but was defeated by Pham Tu, a general of king Ly Bon. 982. Viet Nam force led by Ly Thuong Kiet attacked and pushed Champa's border to south of Hoanh Son (Thanh Hoa) 1069.

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Neo Conservatism

Details: The biggest problem that the neo-conservatives face is the actual implementation of these policies in a democratic society. This is especially the case in Canada and the UK, which by the early 1980s were virtual welfare states, with massive social programs, free healthcare and education.

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