Historical European martial arts

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  • Linguistic Devices In Romeo And Juliet

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    Act II, Scene IV of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, opens with an exchanged between Romeo’s companions, Benevolio and Meructio. Having attended Capulet’s party the night before, Benevolio informs Meructio that Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin and sworn enemy of the Montague’s, has sent Romeo’s father a letter. Meructio declares it a challenge, asking, “… is he a man to encounter Tybalt?” Benevolio retorts, “Why, what is Tybalt?,” Meructio elaborates by declaring: “More than Prince of Cats. Oh, he is the coura-

  • Muay Thai In Thailand

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    respect and self-control. These three characteristics are the very core of martial arts. Through the training and teachings of martial arts, individuals are able to key into their mind, body and soul to honor and protect themselves from opponents, either, on the field of war and/or play. Different types of martial arts focus on the use of body parts with or without any additional weapons. Muay Thai is an example of a martial art that uses just the body as a weapon. It trains the mind to depend on just

  • Politics And Art Has Been An Important Tool For The Chinese Rulers

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    Politics and art have always gone hand in hand in China. Be it the terracotta army of the first emperor of China (late 3rd BCE) or the propaganda posters during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), art has been an important tool for the Chinese rulers to pursue their political agendas to reach the common man. The interaction between art and politics was perhaps at its peak during the Qing period (1644-1911). The Qianlong emperor (乾隆, r. 1735 – 1799) is considered to be the forerunner of the project

  • Culture of India

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    Culture of India From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Bharatanatyam, one of eight designated classical dance forms of India. The culture of India refers to the religions, beliefs, customs, traditions, languages, ceremonies, arts, values and the way of life in India and its people. India's languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, food, and customs differ from place to place within the country. Its culture often labeled as an amalgamation of these diverse sub-cultures

  • The Renaissance Era Was A Prosperous Time For Art From

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    The Renaissance era was a prosperous time for art from the 15th century to 17th century. Europe had reached the end of the middle ages. The middle age is often defined by characteristics such as martial order and absolute hierarchy. European countries did not thrive in terms of technology nor have any advancements in terms of the economy either. The Renaissance period which came after the middle age completely contrasts its preceding era. A new philosophy that later on came to be known as ‘humanism’

  • Unity in Diversity

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    Unity and Diversity: Finding the Proper Balance       Unity and diversity are both qualities to be desired within society. Both, when balanced with one another, provide for the strongest form of society in which all are unified under some ideas, but differences are tolerated and accepted. One of the strongest factors of determining the present status of unity and diversity is the current state of affairs within a community. The current state of affairs can be altered by a number of issues, some planned

  • The Identity Of Capoeira And Ballet Dance

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    This essay sets out to show how the identity of capoeira and ballet dance has been encompassed within multiple different countries. The historical themes of globalisation and adaptation will prove to deepen ones understanding into the history of ballet and capoeira dance. Through the classification of Ballet and Capoeira dance the cultural traditions of the dance styles will be projected. Haskell explains the significance of the word ‘classical’, “it implies a set of rules that are rigid, that have

  • Laozi : Literary Criticism In Chinese Culture

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    have a high sense of literary analytic competency as well as an informed historical background (Wagner). The personal history of Laozi is shredded in mystery as most historical records about Laozi are questionable. According to the Shiji of the Han dynasty by the historian scribe Sima Quian, Laozi was born in Chu, Zhou dynasty. His surname was Li but was also nicknamed Dan (Laozi, & Hilmar Klaus). He was a keeper of historical

  • Sikh and Punjabi

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    HandicraftsPunjab has a rich tradition of its colourful handicrafts and richly embroidered hand woven textiles. Silk, woolen and cotton fabrics are used for the purpose. | Phulkari work is one of the most fascinating expressions of the Punjabi folk art. Women have developed this art at the cost of some of their very precious moments of leisure. They have always been very fond of colour and have devoted  a lot of their time to colourful embroidery and knitting. It has also been customary for parents and relatives

  • Thre Views of Social Darwinism

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    To Treitschke, society would only have a place for Jews if they decided to convert to Christianity and assimilate to the culture of their respective European nation – implying that the Christian European was superior to that of the Jew. English liberal Herbert Spencer gave his own defense of Social Darwinism and conflict between human beings. Spencer believed that competition between animals helped advance their spieces