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    Latin American presents an account of the conquest from a different perspective, one that proposes that the acquisition of the territory of the New World by Spain and Portugal was a result of “interactions of many actors that caused territorial division in both Iberia and the Americas” (Herzog, 6). Hence, I conquer that one of the reasons of the conquest was the desire to possess territory, so how Spanish and Portuguese solved to divide these territories took more than just the treaty of Tordecillas, and “military confrontations”. With this intention, the accounting of territorial formation in the Americas by Europeans historians has been approached from the Iberian Peninsula territorial formation experience. This approach focuses on a religious matter as the cause of territorial division in the peninsula. In like manner, the history of formation of territorial division in the Americas, in the European scholarly sustains the same appeal. Although, this method is not wrong altogether, the way Herzog develop the history of territorial formation and division is opposite to the common design of some scholarly historians. Herzog proposes that in order to understand the territorial division of Spain and Portugal in the Americas, it is necessary to look at it inversely. In other words, analyze the history of this territorial formation from the Americas experience. Why may this approach be useful? One reason, I can think of, if that it allows answering the question of how…

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    Spain Research Paper

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    A little background of Spain is both Spain and Portugal occupy the Iberian Peninsula. Spain occupies 85% of the Iberian Peninsula. Each group that first settled in Spain left a trademark behind. The periods start from the Iberians, the the Roman, Visigoths and the Moors. The Roman established themselves in the Peninsula roughly in 200 BC for over 600 years but they were not alone in the land there were tribes who were already there and the Romans fought the tribes which took them two…

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    Many know the power of the Greeks and Romans on our modern culture, but few reminisce the significance of an equally great people: the Moors. In the book, The Moors of Spain, Stanley Lane-Poole reminds the world just how significant the Moorish culture was to the formation of the modern world. Lane-Poole retells how the Moorish Empire took hold of Spain when the Muslim leader, General Tariq Ibn-Ziad and his 7000 men and voyaged to the Iberian Peninsula. The army was “led by a hero”(hhhh) and…

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    They extend for the space of forty miles, and are traversed by...streams. Around it on every side are orchards, gardens, flowery meads, noble buildings, and vineyards. (“On to al-Andalus and Morocco”) Considering that the golden age of Islamic Spain took place during the medieval period, it impressed many that the Iberians managed to accomplish such an impressive feat of cultural excellence and urbanization; this could have only been done through considerable work and the synergy of the…

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    Flamenco Dance Culture

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    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…

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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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    Spain Research Paper

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    July 7 at 8am the first bull is released . every morning during the festival an another bull is released. The rules of the event is that the participants have to be over the age of 18, run in the same direction of the bull , and can’t be under the influence.The origin of “ El Encierro “is northeastern Spain in early 14th century. When a trader would transport a herd of cattle to the market to be sold, men would tend to speed the process up with fear. over time the process of transportation…

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    Research Paper On Spain

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    Did you know that Spain is the third largest country in Europe? When viewed on a map of Europe, you can see Spain prominently sticking out on the Iberian Peninsula of Europe Spain is a beautiful country with a diverse and unique culture, recognized widely throughout the world. I chose this country because of the deep appreciation I hold for the culture and values upheld by the Spanish people, some of which everybody could stand to incorporate into their daily lives. So here is what you need to…

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    Most of the historical events and cultural influences in Spain are due to its geographical location. Third biggest country in the Western Europe is located in Iberian Peninsula that serves as a bridge between Africa and rest of the Western European countries. Each period in Spanish history carried the great influence in the formation of their beliefs and their lifestyle. Long time before Christians and Muslims came to the Spanish land, Sephardi (Jewish Spain) was the leader in Judaism was also…

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    in all of Europe. Think of walking through a perfectly preserved little village among the hills of a mountain range that is akin to the amazing Swiss Alps. Inside of the little town, the dwellings are just as they were 400 years ago. Equally important, the villagers are wearing the clothing style of their ancestors. Above, on an emerald green slope, a Great Pyrenees dog watchfully guards his sheep (Great). This simple, pastoral environment with hard-working and honest inhabitants is truly…

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