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    Flamenco is an art of great persistence. Its traditional form is truly battle-born and has surpassed centuries of being shunned, social-hierarchical marginalization, and political retribution. Despite originating in Andalusia amongst socially marginalized groups of people, today flamenco is recognized as a national symbol of Spain. Initially it seems difficult to understand how the music of social and political catharsis could transform to a larger national symbol and tradition. But, looking at the history of flamenco, there are a number of significant events that led to not only the development of the new style in Andalusia, but also fusion of flamenco styles across Europe, which allowed the art form to become representative of a larger nation.…

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    Flamenco Culture

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    paella. The first formula mixed home developed vegetables (normally beans) with off-cuts of rabbit and the short grain rice that was make in big quantity around the city of Valencia. Indeed, even today this customary Valencian paella can be found in a huge number of towns. (culture,2013) Bullfighting: Ancient bullrings in Seville and ronda attract many tourist. But some visitors express the sport as bloody and cruel practice on animals whereas other people love the artful moves of the matadors…

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    worlds.” When walking through the Great Mosque, you will find a small church situated in the center of the structure, known as St. Mary’s Cathedral. You might ask yourself: why a cathedral is at the heart of a mosque? In this essay, I aim to support the idea that the chapel’s location in the Great Mosque was an assertion of Spanish rule and Christianity in Andalusia. It is necessary to address the region 's history during the eighth through twelfth centuries to comprehend the significance of St.…

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    Flamenco Dance Culture

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    their arrival, cities like Sevilla, Cordoba, and Andalusia, flourished in cultural life. The city became an attraction to outsiders as it thrived in science, literature, poetry and music. Musicians and dancers were imported from Bagdad. Approximately about a million people were living in Spain; an incredible blend of races and nationalities, of folk groups with different life styles, languages and cultures. During the years to come, music and dance developed from this union. Spain had reached…

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    Peyton Feuer ARHS 1010-03 Lucia Abramovich March 23, 2018 Court of the Lions Towering over the city of Granada, Spain, sits what is left of the Alhambra, a palace left over from the Nasrid dynasty in Islamic Spain. The palace is built like many Islamic palaces in that each of its pavilions and small buildings surrounded one or more central courtyards, the most famous of which being the Court of the Lions. The Court of the Lions is follows the style of the Alhambra itself in that it is…

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    citizens, which can also be translated to an urban middle class that had access to multiple professional and administrative careers. They collaborated closely with Muslims to urbanize the empire and be recognized as a global economic power. Attracting millions, cities of intellectualism were among the first to develop into major urban centers, followed by several others. By the 10th century, Cordoba was home to a population of more than 500,000–the largest European city until then. Great…

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    The years leading up to the Spanish Civil War were marked by social and economic instability. The War lasted from 1936 to 1939 and resulted in a new leader and a new government. Conditions in Spain continued to decline creating a poor social, political, and economic state after the establishment of autarky. The new regime and barriers like censorship made it difficult for filmmakers to produce new movies, especially with the emergence of CIFESA. Raza and Locura de amor were two films in…

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    Cordoba Research Paper

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    Cordoba is located on the Iberian Peninsula on a northern bank of the Guadalquivir river, within Spain. From early in the 2rd century Cordoba was part of the Roman empire. Under Roman rule it became a place that was the centre of Roman intellectual life in Iberia and was referred to as Colonia Patricia, for the class of its citizens With the invasion of the Roman Empire through the 3rd and 5th centuries by the Germanic Visigoths, Cordoba was under Visigothic rule between the 6th and 8th…

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    Although Dr. Susanne Skyrm used technical musical terminology to explain what makes Spanish music distinctly Spanish, one can still gain a better perception of a distinguishing the cultural aspects without being a music major. Skyrm started her presentation by playing a brief piece, which she later dissected further. Skyrm touched a bit on the history of Spain prompting its musicality. For example, she explained how Andalucía is the melting pot region of Spain where most of its musical…

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    The Alchemist Book Report

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    oasis's tribal chieftain because attacking an oasis is a violation of the rules of the desert. Soon afterward the alchemist propose to cross the desert with Santiago. With the help of the alchemist was able to get through of the tribal warfare however Santiago have to return to the oasis by himself so he could obtain his treasure. Santiago was unhappy when he arrives at the Egyptian pyramids since him to dug in the ground and found nothing. Santiago was beaten by thieves and rob him his money.…

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