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  • Flamenco Dance Culture

    just adopted the genre and gave it their own touch. This paper will not only answer the questions that were mentioned earlier, but will evidence that the gypsies, along with the Jews and the Moors, gave birth to flamenco. Not much is known as to where Flamenco originated from; although some historians define their written work as “approximate” or “uncertain,” because so little about the history of the art form has been written down. Moreover, surviving elders in the tradition have kept the stories alive, “yet they contradict one another and themselves, and take on the character of the author, complete with prejudices and biases” (Heffner). For instance, if one decides to interview a flamenco professional from Granada, the interviewee will more likely state that Granada is where flamenco originates. In order to fully know where Flamenco was born, let us begin tracing back when Spain was known as Iberia. The first people to settle in the Iberian Peninsula were the Phoenicians and the Jews. Almost 900,000 Jews were living in Spain; to a great extent, they were responsible for the prosperity and greatness of the country. Between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries, the Jews were treated very well by the king and citizens of Spain. Some held high office and even married into Christian families. The next to come to the coasts of Spain were the Greeks, who founded many colonies deep in the interior of the country, where they built temples and theatres. Spanish dance from that…

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  • Analysis Of Granada Capitulations By Christopher Columbus

    For whom, colonization was “not a goal for almost a century, and even then their colonies were designed primarily to provide a quick return on investment, not to transplant Europeans onto foreign soil.” King and Queen Isabella of Spain saw opportunity, even when their original intentions were to find land in Asia, they planned colonization. This is evident in the document, “Granada Capitulations,” as it states: “Because, you Christopher Columbus, are going at our command with some of our ships…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Granada, Nicaragua

    A few years ago, I traveled to Granada, Nicaragua to do humanitarian work. At the end of the week, the team and I decided to venture out to one Nicaragua's active volcanoes, as it near where we were staying. Once we arrived at the national park, the tour guide happily greeted us and advised that if we needed food, water, or to go to the restroom, we should do so before the hike began. 5 minutes later, I found myself jerking the handle on the bathroom door in a futile attempt to get it open and…

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  • Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner

    When your freedom is thievery stolen from your own home country, nothing feels like home anymore. Khaled Hosseini is an Afghani-American novelist born in Afghanistan. Living in Afghanistan he had said that he grew up in a very peaceful place which made the author get the inspiration to write most of his stories settings in Afghanistan. One of his stories that had been drawn to the reader’s attention was “The Kite Runner’’. Radwa Ashour is an Egyptian author born in Cairo. Many of her writings…

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  • José Celestino Mutis Research Paper

    Introduction José Celestino Mutis (1732-1808) is mostly known for his work as Director of the Royal Botanical Expedition to the New Kingdom of Granada. Established in 1783, the Botanical Expedition had the purpose of carrying out a complete natural history of Spain’s «equinoctial» territories in America. Thereby, Mutis led the project of gathering a vast collection of flora and fauna specimens, and of illustrating them, for both theoretical and practical purposes. Likewise, the Botanical…

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  • The Tibyan Analysis

    He had done so by controlling what was incorporated in the Tibyan to ensure that his family was viewed in a picture perfect manner. He incorporated quotes from the holy book the Quran to appeal to the Islamic people of the Iberian Peninsula. In addition, to picking and excluding, which historian events get recorded to ensure that his family always looks respectable. When a dynasty falls people begin to question what the dynasty did erroneous to be fallen. Some people of Granada viewed the Zirid…

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  • Menunier And Granger's Methods

    Likewise Abu Sa'ad (1987) argues that the majority of Arabic idioms are influenced by certain linguistic phenomena such as: synonymy, homonymy, and antonym (p. 47). Therefore Arabic idioms are clearer than English idioms, yet they cause confusion among translators. For instance, In the first chapter of Granada, Ashour describes the status of Arabs during surrendering Granada. They not only paid attention for every word, but they also interpreted any command had come from Al Hamra. She…

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  • Mestizo Analysis

    mestizaje is the unique analysis and reproduction that she gave to the social and racial categories. Unlike, the contemporaneous models of historiography that focus on "la raza", or social history with a cultural insight, or the systems of castas as the sole authority of social identification in the colonial time. What she does is to step away from the epistemological division between raza and social history, and develops a type of the intermediate approach to understand mestizaje. To…

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  • Sherlock Holmes Watson Essay

    Throughout various television adaptations of Arthur Connan Doyle’s legendary Sherlock Holmes, Watson's, Sherlocks’s close companion’s, general charectaristics have largely remained the same in all of the series that are considered for the purposes of this essey, on the flip side, all of them have taken some liberties with him and his backstory, personality, and other aspects of his person. In Granada Television’s „Sherlock Holmes“ – a TV series where the action takes place in London of our past…

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  • Why Is The Alhambra Important

    The Alhambra the complete form of which was Calat Alhamra, is a palace and fortress complex located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. On a rocky hill that is difficult to access, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and surrounded by woods, among the oldest quarters in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with reddish tones in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty they enclose. It was originally constructed as a small…

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