Santiago de Compostela

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  • Pre-Reliquary Baptism

    Religion and pilgrimage to holy sites was developed into an integral part of the society during the 12th century. The Christian believed in the resurrection of Christ and the afterlife that depended on the actions of an individual over the course of their lifetime. In order to gain salvation Christians at the time made pilgrimages to holy sites in order to please their God and attain salvation from hell and find a place in the abode of God; the heavens. As the favored place of pilgrimage was Jerusalem, the unsafe path and the costs of travel discouraged many Christians from taking that route and forced them towards the Way of Saint James shrine located in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. The pilgrimage was made to pay their respect…

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  • Why Was Conques Abbey Important

    In the seventh century, a Carolingian church had been constructed and stood for many years. Prior to that, it was considered a holy land by people living in the surrounding forests.3 Around the same time that the Benedictine monks had founded the abbey, the relics of Saint James had been discovered in Spain. This discovery sparked a movement and many pilgrims began to make their way to the shrine at Santiago de Compostela in hopes of seeking forgiveness for their sins or cures for their…

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  • The Fifth Mountain

    plus mile Road of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. From drugs to activist to lyricalist, Paulo Coelho found purpose in his life by writing and it is demonstrated in many of his books such as “The Pilgrimage”, “The Alchemist” and this novel, “The Fifth Mountain”. The common theme and message was appreciating life and doing what you want. In “The Fifth Mountain”, the novel contains many ideas of faith, religion, and self belief which are some of the skills we need to possess in life. “Stop…

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  • Oumar's Journey

    Resting on the edge of the Niger River in the usual searing heat of Timbuktu, Fatima, daughter of a village trader Oumar and his wife Awa, quietly ponders about her father and his current pilgrimage to Mecca alongside Musa Keita I and 72,000 other men. Oumar was individually selected by the Mansa himself for this journey, and as important as the pilgrimage is, Fatima cannot help but to feel perturbed by her father’s absence. Awa and Fatima have uniformly quarreled with each other for the past…

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  • Tourism And Virtual Tourism

    lack of attraction in one’s own nation – seen on the beaches and nightlife environments where most tourists seek jineteros, female escorts. Additionally, the excitement and anonymity of such encounters makes sexual activity while travelling very appealing. 2) Existential tourism: Roland is highly motivated by the authenticity and general curiosity. She seeks an alternative by embracing the nation. This is illustrated in discussion of Mantanza, the capital city, and through her studies of the…

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  • Gender Roles In Cuban History

    on active lives beyond the expected familial role of wife/mother, the Campaña de Alfabetización marked a definitive change in the way the young literacy brigadista would begin to view her world.” This quote talks about the women who made up more than 50% of the 250,000 maestros voluntaries in Cuba’s National Literacy Campaign. They were allowed to roam the rural areas of Cuba by themselves while educating the people of Cuba. Of the three different brigades, the Patria o Muerte workers’ brigade…

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  • Rough Riders: The Battle Of San Juan Hill

    The Battle of San Juan Hill was the engagement between the United States and Spain that concluded the Spanish colonial control. The most acclaimed unit that was in Cuba at the time was the “Rough Riders”. Led by Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt and Colonel Leonard Wood. The Rough Riders were camped along the Santiago Road in Cuba during the first day of July of 1898 getting ready for battle. The Battle of San Juan Hill was a pivotal battle for both antagonist. Teddy’s “Rough Riders” was a…

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  • De Beers Diamond Company Case Study

    movements to finance wars against legitimate governments (De Beers Group, 2012). Business Action for Africa is an International business and organization from Africa. As Business Action for Africa in support of three primary objectives: positively influence policies needed for growth and poverty reduction, promote a more balanced view of Africa, development, and showcases good business practice. De Beers encourages sustainable business to ensure long-term positive development for Africa; this…

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  • De Beers Corporation: Diamond Trading Co.

    Since the early 20th century De Beers Corporation has had a monopoly on the world’s diamond supply. This monopoly has essentially enabled them to set the price for diamonds as they made up the largest market share, thus at their peak they controlled up to 80% of the worlds rough diamond supply. Through their tactic of restricting the supply of diamonds, the De Beer Corporation has made diamonds, into a luxury good. Over the past 100 years they have consolidated their vast share of the market…

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  • Critical Imaging Technology

    Question 1 Managing the Art of Innovation Assignment Question 1 One of the world's leading diamond mining companies (De Beers), was struggling to find ways to control and minimise diamond theft. As a result, this threatened their business viability due to substantial profit losses at many of the mines at the time. In attempts to start mitigating this problem, De Beers used a combination of physical body searches and conventional x-rays to detect any smuggled diamonds. According to Brian…

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