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  • BBC's: The Story of Ireland 1of5 Age of Invasions

    04.08.2015 3 0

    mpriore

    BBC's: The Story of Ireland 1of5 Age of Invasions

    Documentario sull'Irlanda pubblicato dalla BBC 

    C'è un'Irlanda avvolta da cliché


    di eroi e cattivi,


    battaglie perse e canzoni tristi.


    Arroccata sui margini dell'Europa,


    è un'isola claustrofobica 

    tagliata dal resto del mondo,


    le cui genti si sono ripiegate su se stesse,


    vittime del proprio astio del passato

    e di un potente vicino.


    Quella non è l'Irlanda di questo viaggio.


    Le nostre prime scritture mostrano che puntavamo

    lo sguardo verso mondi oltre l'isola verde.


    Dalla composizione del nostro paesaggio

    alle radici delle nostre città,


    siamo stati plasmati da ondate

    di migrazioni ed invasioni.


    Nuove lingue, religioni, culture

    vennero dall'esterno,


    e succede ancora così.


    Viaggerò attraverso il vero paesaggio,

    le idee e le persone


    di una storia meravigliosa

    perché così imprevedibile.


    Ma è anche un viaggio attraverso altri mondi,

    la storia dei quali ha cambiato l'Irlanda.


    Attraverso i continenti - dall'Europa,

    all'America, all'Africa -


    la vecchia idea che vedeva la

    complessa storia dell'Irlanda


    solamente all'interno dei confini

    di ciò che è successo su quest'isola,


    o semplicemente attraverso il prisma


    del conflitto tra

    inglesi ed irlandesi,


    è errata ma, soprattutto, auto-limitante.


    La vera storia dell'Irlanda

    è molto più ampia.


    Ricordo che camminavo in questo Garden

    of Remembrance con mio padre nel 1966.


    Era il 50° anniversario

    della Rivolta del 1916


    ed una grande ondata di sentimento

    patriottico aveva colpito il paese.


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  • John Adams - Declaration of Independence

    08.08.2014 1 0

    mcohen

    John Adams - Declaration of Independence

    Congress approves the Declaration of Independence, brilliant scene from John Adams mini-series.

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  • ANZACS

    04.05.2014 2 0

    smichalke

    ANZACS

    The landing of Australian Troops in Gallipoli is an important part of Australian History.

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  • Revolutionary War

    05.15.2013 4 0

    bbillingsley

    Revolutionary War

    Tell us about your course

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  • Revolutionary War

    05.15.2013 3 0

    Stone Memorial High School

    Revolutionary War

    Tell us about your course

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  • Easter

    03.26.2013 1 0

    Holidays

    Easter

    A history of Easter and its traditions

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  • Passover

    03.26.2013 1 0

    Holidays

    Passover

    The story of passover through song.

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  • The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or...Which Was It?: Crash Course World History #10

    03.15.2013 1 6

    mcohen

    The Roman Empire. Or Republic. Or...Which Was It?: Crash Course World History #10

    The Mongols Shirt is available for pre-order now! http://dft.ba/mongols In which John Green explores exactly when Rome went from being the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. Here's a hint: it had something to do with Julius Caesar, but maybe less than you think. Find out how Caesar came to rule the empire, what led to him getting stabbed 23 times on the floor of the senate, and what happened in the scramble for power after his assassination. John covers Rome's transition from city-state to dominant force in the Mediterranean in less than 12 minutes. Well, Rome's expansion took hundreds of years, he just explains it in under 12 minutes. The senate, the people, Rome, the caesarian section, the Julian calendar and our old friend Pompey all make appearances, but NOT the Caesar Salad, as Julius had nothing to do with it. Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler? Like us! ??http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! ??http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com

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  • Las pirámides

    01.18.2013 2 0

    jgmez

    Las pirámides

    http://www.artehistoria.com/civilizaciones/videos/212.htm Los antiguos egipcios estaban convencidos de que su vida eterna dependía de la conservación del cuerpo del difunto, por lo que la sepultura donde es enterrado tendrá una gran importancia, especialmente para los grandes personajes. El tipo normal de sepulcro es la mastaba, enorme banco en forma de pirámide truncada, cuyo modelo ideal mostramos aquí. Bajo el nivel de tierra se encuentra la cámara funeraria, donde se deposita el sarcófago. En la estructura superior se hallaban la capilla para las ofrendas y el serdab, espacio cerrado en el que había una estatua del difunto. En la III dinastía se emplearán como sepulcro pirámides escalonadas, de las cuales la más antigua y conocida es la de Zoser, en Saqarah, construida algunos años después del 2630 a.C. El recinto, rodeado por una muralla rectangular, presenta una puerta que da acceso al conjunto, un gran patio y la tumba sur. En el lado sur del templo se encuentra el recinto Heb-Sed, en el que el faraón celebraba la fiesta de regeneración de poderes. Al norte del patio se hallan dos estancias, "La casa del Sur y la Casa del Norte". La pirámide, que preside el conjunto, está construida como una superposición de mastabas, con un total de 6 cuerpos, una base rectangular de 140 x 118 metros y 58 metros de altura. Tras ella, adosado a la pared norte, está el serdab y, junto a éste, se encontraba el templo funerario norte. En la IV dinastía se emplearán ya pirámides perfectas, integradas también en conjuntos funerarios. En esta reconstrucción de un complejo funerario ideal vemos a la pirámide rodeada por un recinto amurallado. Una larga rampa comunicaba el templo del valle o templo bajo con el recinto, al que se pasaba a través de un vestíbulo y un patio con columnas. La estancia más cercana a la pirámide era llamada santuario. Dentro del recinto se situaba además el templo mortuorio, pudiendo haber pirámides secundarias, en el ángulo izquierdo de la entrada, as

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  • Preamble (Principles of the Constitution Series)

    11.20.2012 1 9

    Basic US History

    Preamble (Principles of the Constitution Series)

    This is the introduction to our Principles of the Constitution Mini-Series. In this lesson we focus on the Preamble, also known as the introduction to the US Constitution.

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  • Ancient Ink - Blood and Tattoos (History Channel)

    11.13.2012 1 1

    Ink Academy

    Ancient Ink - Blood and Tattoos (History Channel)

    Host Craig Reynolds travels around the world to document traditional methods and styles of tattooing, and has himself tattooed in traditional ways by several artists.

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  • Course | History of the World Since 1500 CE

    10.10.2012 9 0

    Demo University

    Course | History of the World Since 1500 CE

    This course presents and at the same time critiques a narrative world history after 1500 CE. The purpose of the course is to convey an understanding of how this rapidly growing field of history is being approached at three different levels: the narrative textbook level, the theoretical-conceptual level, and through discussion sections, the research level.

     

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  • THE FLEET ADMIRAL CHESTER W. NIMITZ MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP

    10.10.2012 5 0

    Demo University

    THE FLEET ADMIRAL CHESTER W. NIMITZ MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP

    The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship annually brings to the University of California at Berkeley a distinguished scholar, professional military person or government official for a series of lectures on specific national security subjects. It provides a better and fuller understanding and awareness of national security concerns in the light of geopolitical balance, world economics, advanced technology, and other critical factors. Past guest lecturers have been Dr. Sam Huntington, Admiral Bobby Inman, Dr. Ed Luttwak, Dr. Hans Mark, Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, Dr. John F. Lehman, Jr., General Fred F. Woerner, General John R. Galvin, and Lt. General Bernard E. Trainor. The Lectureship series is normally held during the month of March. This time is filled with lectures, discussion groups and social functions, providing numerous opportunities for the lecturer to meet with students, midshipmen, and faculty as well as the public at large. The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecturship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. An endowment has been set up through the support of the friends of the University, the Navy, and the general public to ensure continuation and growth of the Nimitz Lectureship, and establish a tradition of commitment toward the study of the political-strategic problems which our nation confronts in the contemporary world. The lectures commenced in 1985, and have covered a wide range of topics and subject matter from many different view points. Topics covered have included: "Strategic Considerations in Planning for the Twenty-First Century", "The Role of the Military in National Policy", "An Appraisal of the U.S. National Security Apparatus", "Economy and Military Security", "The Paradoxical Logic of Strategy", and "The Future of NATO". The Nimitz Lectur

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