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    Ibn Rushd Summary

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    Alex Joy CORE 2101AP 2/10/2016 Dr. E. Redwine Reconciliation of Greek Philosophy and Monotheistic Religions “On July 19, 711, an army of Arabs and Berbers unified under the Islamic Umayyad caliphate landed on the Iberian Peninsula” (M 'Bow 2). Over the next several decades, through diplomacy and warfare, they brought the entire peninsula under Islamic control. The new territories, were referred to as al-Andalus. This region of southern Europe produced a wealth of great thinkers which would influence the development of the modern world. Two such thinkers were Maimonides and Ibn Rushd. Both Maimonides and Ibn Rushd sought to reconcile pagan Greek philosophy with the monotheistic religions of al-Andalus, Islam in Ibn Rushd’s case, Judaism in Maimonides’ case. Ibn Rushd, better known in the West as Averroes, was born in 1126 A.D. in Cordoba. He was the descendant of a distinguished Cordovan family of scholars, and the third generation of his family to hold the office of judge. “Ibn Rushd owes much of his success in life to the patronage by two enlightened caliphs, Abu Yaqub Yusuf and Abu Yusuf Yaqub al-Mansur. Caliph Abu Yaqub, brought him to Córdoba and made him chief judge and his personal physician” (M’Bow 14). Under his sponsorship, Ibn Rushd took on the task of commenting on Aristotle’s works. “Ibn Rushd was able to discuss Greek philosophy freely with Abu Yaqub who encouraged him to write his commentaries on the works of Aristotle” (M 'Bow 14). One of those commentaries…

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    and falls of power. Each fall and rise was typically due to an awful king, war, or chaos: and sometimes it was a product of all three. Egypt excelled in most things to build a powerful empire; government, trading, leadership and a strong sense of religion (or belief in gods). All of these qualities could either build or destroy an empire; in which Egypt experienced both. Egypt tremendously influenced the Chinese way of leadership in relation to the rise and fall type of dynasty. In early Egypt…

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    Suzanna Blier’s Art and Risk in Ancient Yoruba: Ife History, Power and Identity examines the creation and expression of sculptures and other arts in the ancient city of Ife. The novel provides an interesting lens into the early civilization’s culture by examining the often perplexingly technical sculptures that have intrigued historians for centuries. The first chapter specifically address Blier’s theory that the looming potential of different risks bolstered the quality and technical complexity…

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    The development of sculpture are closely associated the emergence of human society. It is the history of human identity recording the thoughts, culture, and aesthetic concept of the people at that age, also reflects the pursuit of one generation to another generation. Commemorative Portrait of a Chief (Lefem), an African wood sculpture from 19th to early 20th century, is a portrayal of one of the ruler of Bangwa chiefdoms . In contrast, The Marble Statue of a Youthful Hercules, a Roman marble…

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    Chinggis was not the only Mongol leader to seek order and structure in the Mongolian empires. Later, Khubilai Khan and the Yuan dynasty, “…built canals to improve transportation and communication,” (Doc. J) as stated by Charles J. Halperin in his publication Russia and the Golden Horde. It may not be the most reliable information on its own, but given that it is widely accepted historical fact that past Chinese rulers built and expanded on the canal systems in place, it is reasonable to believe…

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    Footbinding Symbolism

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    Footbinding is the Chinese traditional custom of binding young girls four smaller toes into narrow and arched shape using long strips of clothes in order to keep their feet from growing. As one of the girls who experienced foot binding recalled, “ It [was] extremely painful to bind, and at first it [made] you sick… you are unable to walk at all” , when another girl “ couldn’t sleep at night” . From the memories of those who had bend their feet, it is clearly that the process of Footbinding was…

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    Sometimes I am curious about what the many different groups of minorities feel like in the United States. For example, their struggles, emotions, and actions they choose to make while trying to adjust to a new environment. Eric Liu’s memoir The Accidental Asian demonstrates just that. It depicts the double consciousness, social structures, instances of identity confusion, and the agency a second-generation Chinese American experiences. In high school, he experiences the social structure of…

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    As the title suggests, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon refers to what lies beyond the eyes can perceive in a being. The movie illustrates characters that are relatable to self and Asian society. As we explore the Chinese ancestry in the class we watch the movie as a reflection of Confucianism and Taoism prevailing in traditions of China. The characters in the movie portray various attributes to paint the picture of China as a self-regulating society. As the movie begins, Li Mubai returns from…

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    religion. Two major civilizations that developed during the classical period were China and the Indian subcontinent. During their development and existence, several rulers and dynasties controlled the large civilizations. The Han dynasty of China and the Gupta dynasty of India were two of the most successful and effective rulers of the Chinese and Indian civilizations.…

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    The Shang and Zhou Dynasties were considered two of the greatest time periods in all of China. This was the period in time were China started to become a more civilized and technologically advanced culture and people as a whole. This period in Chinese history came to be known as the Bronze Age of China due to the archaeological find that the people of the Shang and Zhou Dynasty began to learn how to work bronze and create art and fashion tools and other useful items from it such as weapons and…

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