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  • My Visit to the San Mateo Buddhist Temple

    My Visit to the San Mateo Buddhist Temple

    Jasmine Ben Rached Dr. Delaporte Religions of the World Religious Service Report My Visit to the San Mateo Buddhist Temple It was a mostly clear, windy, Sunday Morning on February 9th- I had a warm cup of coffee in hand as I drove to The San Mateo Buddhist Temple. I typed in 2 South Claremont Street, San Mateo CA 94401 into google maps on my phone, and then proceeded to drive a little over the

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    Submitted: October 21, 2015 By: Jasmine Ben Rached
  • My World

    My World

    According to Benjamin Barber, the future of International Relations is dominated by a conflict between McWorld and Jihad. The world is being simultaneously pulled together by McWorld and apart by Jihad. McWorld is working towards globalization and commodification by using the forces of capitalism to create human needs. Jihad, on the other side, is a sort of retribalization, where humanity is being divided and subdivided into exclusive units. Through retribalizing, Jihad tries to create a

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Jon
  • Mythological "trickster"

    Mythological "trickster"

    Mythology is perhaps one of the oldest customs of the human race. Myths are stories. They are stories that, through oral presentation and written documentation, have been passed down through centuries and are even still being created today. These stories carry themes and characters that are used to relate those themes. One prominent type of character in most myths is that of the "trickster". Two of the perhaps more well known tricksters throughout mythology are

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    Submitted: June 5, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Mythology Compartive Essay: Norse Vs. Greek

    Mythology Compartive Essay: Norse Vs. Greek

    Norse and Greek myths have similarities and many differences between them. The Norse myths have powerful, but human-like Gods who fight many battles and die, but there's always new life and lessons being learned throughout their stories. Greek myths have Gods who seem more interested in power and self-pleasure, there seems to be no new life or lessons learned in these stories. In the creation myths both cultures have the similarities of the beginning of

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Myths

    Myths

    Myths are entertaining stories; they cover the basis from Heroin adventures, tales of heroism, passionate love stories, Monsters, Gods and much more. In their time myths would serve many important functions for the society and culture that believed in them. Myths attempt to explain the unanswerable questions to provide reasons that things are the way they are. Classical myths are terrific entertaining stories, the most common are of the Greek and Romans. For the ancients,

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    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Mike
  • Myths and Legends of Japan

    Myths and Legends of Japan

    Myths and Legends of Japan Japan has many myths believed to be true by the Japanese culture. Such as: "You can tell a person's character from their blood type". The Japanese creation myth starts off with brother and sister gods Izanagi and Izanani. They dipped a spear into the churning sea and when they pulled it out the drops that fell on the water surface became the islands of Japan. Next the sun goddess Amaterasu,

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    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Myths of Asian Womanhood

    Myths of Asian Womanhood

    When we think of the woman's role in Chinese society, we often look to the Neo-Confusion ideas of womanhood. The time when all women in China had the feet bound. When women were expected to be loyal, to there father or husband. There were times in Chinese societies when women had greater freedoms. If you examine stories from before the Song era, you can see some of these freedoms. Some of these powerful stories include;

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Nadine Gordimer - Author

    Nadine Gordimer - Author

    Nadine Gordimer is a white author who lives in the country of South Africa. She is known for her excellent characters and the vivid details of her books. Her stories are written in the context of her South African experiences. She also writes about the previous challenges of South Africa under apartheid, at a time when society was split by race. South Africa's racial problems began when the white people came and discovered South Africa

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Nagpra

    Nagpra

    1. The debate of the reburial of excavated Native American sites has been going on for quite some time now. I believe that the wealth of knowledge gained from these discovered artifacts and bones yield much more valuable information than simply placing them back into the ground, causing them to be lost forever. The remains of Pre-Columbian Native Americans should not be reburied and should be studied and documented for the sake of history and

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Max
  • Nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology is a field of applied science and technology covering a broad range of topics. The main unifying theme is the control of matter on a scale smaller than 1 micrometer, normally between 1-100 nanometers, as well as the fabrication of devices on this same length scale. It is a highly multidisciplinary field, drawing from fields such as colloidal science, device physics, and supramolecular chemistry. Much speculation exists as to what new science and technology

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: David
  • Napeolan

    Napeolan

    1) "Napoleon's Art of War." In The Campaigns of Napoleon. New York: Macmillan, 1966. CARL 940.27 C455c. This section of Chandler's classic and highly readable The Campaigns of Napoleon evaluates Napoleon's philosophy of war, his strategic and battle methods, and the sources of his ideas. While Napoleon was not an original military thinker, he refined the ideas of others to develop sophisticated combined arms attacks against enemy armies. Chandler assesses Napoleon as a strategist and

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Napier Biography

    Napier Biography

    John Napier John Napier was born in the year 1550 and was the son of Sir Archibald Napier and Janet Bothwell. Born to Scottish nobility Napier lived his youth in Edinburgh, Scotland. John Napier started his education when he turned the age of thirteen was soon believed to have dropped out. Instead Napier went to Europe to further his education. At the ripe age of twenty-one he returned to Scotland and married Elizabeth Stirling. This

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Napolean

    Napolean

    In the vast history of war, there has never been, and will not be for a long time after, a battle as big as the one in Leipzig. Beginning October 14 through the 19th, 1813, this is the battle that finally destroyed the rein of the great Napoleon, and of course the largest battle in the Napoleonic Wars. POWER OF NAPOLEON Possibly no other person has had such a great impact on nationalism in Germany

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Artur
  • Napolean Bonaparte

    Napolean Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte, who is also known as the "little Corsican", was born on August 15,1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. His family had moved there from Italy in the 16th century. His original name was Napoleone. He had 7 brothers and sisters. His original nationality was Corsican-Italian. He also despised the French. He thought they were oppressors of his native land. His father was a lawyer, and was also anti-French. One reason Napoleon may have

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Napolean Bonaparte

    Napolean Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon Bonaparte, who is also known as the "little Corsican", was born on August 15,1769 in Ajaccio, Corsica. His family had moved there from Italy in the 16th century. His original name was Napoleone. He had 7 brothers and sisters. His original nationality was Corsican-Italian. He also despised the French. He thought they were oppressors of his native land. His father was a lawyer, and was also anti-French. One reason Napoleon may have

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    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Mike
  • Napoleon

    Napoleon

    "A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights." This is a statement made by Napoleon. Little did he know it was being applied to his life as his advanced further along. He has a short family life at home, an extensive education, great military training and experience, and married a beautiful, strong woman. Carlo "Charles" Maria Buonaparte and Letiza Ramolino were married in 1764. Together they produced eight children. Napoleone "Nabulio"

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Napoleon

    Napoleon

    Napoleon was one of the greatest military minds in the history of warfare. He expanded the conquests of France from her revolutionary borders to that of an Empire that stretched from Spain to the edges of Russia. Napoleon's genius lay not in revolutionizing of warfare itself, but in the refinement of existing means. He did not propose any drastic changes in tactics nor did he invent a new method of waging warfare. Instead he excelled

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Mike
  • Napoleon

    Napoleon

    Napoleon was considered one of the greatest and youngest generals of all time. When he was younger he'd been enrolled into a military school - a career choice that was perfect for him. Napoleon conquered many countries, making himself well known in Europe. Many people from conquered countries idolized him and eventually joined his army, making his enemies into allies. By doing that he had accomplished peace with others nation, such as Russia, and many

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • Napoleon

    Napoleon

    Rise & Fall Soft fog fell over the southern hills; stars rose above the heavens as a gentle breeze blew the light smoke across the top of the mahogany pipe. Frigid air and piercing frost steadied the rustling leaves and there he sat, pipe in hand, staring into the darkness for answers. He was set in his age, his face like the rippling water. His eyes as cold as the very air itself and as

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    Submitted: March 4, 2010 By: Max
  • Napoleon

    Napoleon

    There were many positive aspects of Napoleon's reign. Napoleon had supported the changes brought about by the Revolution. He accepted the Declaration of the Rights of Man and did not restore feudalism. He improved the French system of laws by installing the Napoleonic Code, which made the laws more equal. Napoleon also increased the French education by establishing public high schools, universities, and trade schools. He also used his incredible gift of persuasion in order

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    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: David
  • Napoleon

    Napoleon

    I love power, but I love it only as an artist loves his art. I have only one passion and one mistress–France. I wake with her. I sleep with her. My only mistress is power, and I work too hard in winning her to allow myself easily to be robbed of her or even envied for possessing her. Ambition is so much a part of me and my temperament, of my constitution, that is has

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    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Napoleon - an Enlightened Despot

    Napoleon - an Enlightened Despot

    Enlightened despotism is when there is an absolute ruler, in some cases a tyrant, who follows the principles of the Enlightenment through reforms. Permitting religious toleration, allowing freedom of the press and speech, and expanding education are a few main guidelines to being and enlightened despot. Napoleon I is often referred to as one of the greatest enlightened despots. Although, he did not follow the ideas of the enlightenment entirely, he managed his country in

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Janna
  • Napoleon - Guidance to Freedom or Just Another Tyrant?

    Napoleon - Guidance to Freedom or Just Another Tyrant?

    Guidance to Freedom or Just Another Tyrant? When most people think of Napoleon Bonaparte they think of either a tyrant emperor or a brilliant war strategist. Maybe both are right but in whatever conclusion any person comes to, they will know he was a small man who accomplished many great things. Napoleon conquered countries and developed a mass empire, which led to his celebrity like fame. He was a man that respected cultures and every

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Bred
  • Napoleon and Italian Unification

    Napoleon and Italian Unification

    To what extent was Napoleon III responsible for the unification of Italy? Napoleon III's contribution to the unification of Italy was decisive but inadvertent. He and Cavour had no intention of unifying Italy; Cavour was interested in Piedmontese augmentation, while Napoleon was concerned to put French interests and his family before anything else. He had several reasons to help Cavour, none of which included his desire for a unified Italy. To a great extent, he

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Top
  • Napoleon and Some of His Contributions

    Napoleon and Some of His Contributions

    Napoleon's main contribution to the French economy was the Continental system. At that time, France ruled many countries and had control over most of Europe so in theory, it should have had a fairly large impact on Britain considering that Britain would lose many of it's trading partners. The continental system was a system where by France forbade France, her allies and neutrals to trade with Brtain on the basis that British blockades were against

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    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Jack
  • Napoleon and the Spanish Resistance

    Napoleon and the Spanish Resistance

    Napoleon and the Spanish Resistance Throughout time, the military has been considered one of the key features in a civilization. It has been considered the heart and soul of many countries and empires and has been the center of many cultures. Throughout history we have seen many military leaders and military powers. We have seen military techniques and technology change as we progress. Our schools are filled with legends of great war heroes and hard-fought

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Edward
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte is regarded as one of the greatest military and political masterminds in the history of man. Napoleon's brilliance led him through extremely successful Italian campaigns, major battles against the Third Coalition and helped him rule politically to keep the gains of the revolution. Napoleon, through his military conquests and political alterations, made France a great nation. Napoleon Bonaparte was born on August 15th, 1769 in small town of Ajaccio on the island of

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    Submitted: March 17, 2009 By: David
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon was one of the most important figures in European history. As one of the greatest military leaders, Napoleon did many things to modernize the European nations he ruled. In 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Ajaccio, Corsica. His middle class family was of Italian descent. After completing his education, Napoleon went to France to become a solider. In Napoleon's first battle as leader of an army, he became famous. By pointing artillery at the

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    Submitted: March 17, 2009 By: David
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Life of Napoleon Bonaparte Few individuals have come along that have totally captured the imaginations of their historians. Perhaps the most known of these characters is Napoleon Bonaparte. The part of his life often found most interesting was his modest beginnings. Here, like some Hollywood movie is the tale of an exceptional man whose intelligence and rise from the bottom is eventually defeated by his flaws, which cause him to fall from power. He was

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    Submitted: March 18, 2009 By: David
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte, a Corsican born in 1769, was a natural leader, and was brought up learning war tactics and studied firearms technology in school. At age 9 he started military school, and although he was not the most popular child, he had a natural tendency for war. He was made an officer in the French Army at age sixteen, and he worked his way up through the ranks, fighting for the side of the revolution.

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Mike
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