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    Benin is a country located in West Africa. It is bordered by the country of Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, and Niger. The country’s capital is Porto-Novo, although the government is based in Cotonou, which is the country’s city. Benin is run by its president, Thomas Boni Yayi. In the country of Benin, the president is both the head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. The executive and legislative power is exercised in the government, although the legislative power is also

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    geography Benin is one of the smallest country in Africa. It is a key-shaped country. It lies in West Africa and is between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer. It is surrounded by the countries Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo (see Figure 1). The coordinates of the country is 9°20’N 2°15’E. Benin is about the size of Tennessee. Benin is located near the equator which makes the temperature to be higher than average. The area of Benin is 44,310 mi2. Benin is 98.2% land and 1.8% water. Benin is a

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    Using the Hofstede model of comparison, I will be comparing the culture of my home country, that is, the Republic of Benin and the United States of America. First, I will do a little background of Benin and the USA. Benin is located in West Africa and is in between Togo and Nigeria. Its official language is French mainly because it was colonized by France during the colonial period. Its population is 10 million and it is considered a developing country. On the other hand, the USA is located in North

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    to some extent larger than Bulgaria, or somewhat smaller than the U.S. state Pennsylvania”, my country Benin a French colony from the late 19th century until 1960 with Cotonou the largest city as its capital, is the place where I grew up. Not very well-known around the world certainly because of its tranquility, and its uniqueness that I am about to illustrate in the rest of this essay, Benin Cotonou precisely, is one of the best West African itineraries to include in a travel plan if one ever

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    Essay about The Benin Bronzes

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    This essay deals with the nature of a cross cultural encounter between the Benin people and Portuguese traders in the 15th and 16th centuries, which resulted in the depiction of Portuguese figures in Benin brass plaques. It will propose that this contact between people with different cultures was on the basis of 'mutual regard' (Woods, K. 2008, p. 16), and although the Portuguese had qualms about idolatry in Benin it will show that assumptions by Europeans up to the 20th century of the primitive

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    Benin Art in Museums and Galleries Essay

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    The display of Benin art in museum and galleries reflect the attitudes and perceptions of Europeans towards non-western artefacts, especially African. Thus as European attitudes change towards non-western art since the discovery of Benin art in 1897, Benin art has been revaluated and re-categorised. Initially there was a great deal of debate about Benin art and its display, as it did not equate with the perceptions then held about Africa. Until the British conquest of Benin in 1897, little was

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    chamber within the pyramid and below the level of the Great Plaza. Tikal was once a city with around 90,000 people. This civilization was created during the “Classical” period of the Mayan civilization. Photo 2: Waist pendant of a Queen Mother, from Benin, Nigeria The Queen mother was also known as Queen Idia. She was the mother of Esigie, who ruled from 1504 to 1550. Idia played an important role in the rise and reign of her son. Idia was a strong warrior. As the mother of the king she had no other

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    Europe and kingdom of Benin was on fifteenth century. Carry with it a lot of changes. One of

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    Cotonou Research Paper

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    larger than Bulgaria, or somewhat smaller than the U.S. state Pennsylvania”, (Nationalonline.org) my country Benin a French colony from the late 19th century until 1960 with Cotonou the largest city as its capital, is the place where I grew up. Not very well-known around the world certainly because of its tranquility, and its uniqueness that I am about to show you in the rest of this essay, Benin is one of the best West African itineraries you should include in your travel plan if you ever wish to visit

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    Benin Art

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    look at the Benin plaque, the oba with Europeans, and compare and contrast it to art encountered in primary source assignment 2. I will then consider what role isolationism played in relationships between Portugal and communities in the East and West African coasts. Finally, I will look to answer the question on who discovered whom, and conclude by looking at the long term effects of Portuguese contact with Africa. When taken out of its specific region, and time period, what can the Benin plaque the

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