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548 wordsCarolingians Charlemagne could not visit or directly rule various lands local and regional aristocracies remained Bavarians fought as Bavarians establishment of a son in a sub-kingdom recognition of regional power more than an attempt to control more tension from relationship of son to ruler (Charlemagnes reorganisation of Louis fisc) and ruled than resentment to central directives few and far between. Royal household structure managed by a leading aristocrat who used positions of household as p...
794 wordsThick as thieves In books and journalism, if we " re honest, everyone steals a little. Originality is literature's most testing requirement, as Shakespeare acknowledged in sonnet 76: 'So all my best is dressing old words new / Spending again what is already spent. ' The flipside of imitation and theft, deliberate or unconscious, is that plagiarism lurks in the bloodstream of the book world like the unappeasable strain of some deadly virus. Damaging accusations can erupt at any moment. Last month...
Absolutism As Primary Form Of Government Absolutism
894 wordsAbsolutism as Primary Form of Government Absolutism became the primary form of government for many Europeans in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It appealed to so many for reasons the same as other governments. "Absolutists contended that social and political harmony would result when subjects obeyed their divinely sanctioned rulers in all aspects" (Text 594). Absolutists rulers felt God gave them their ability to teach the masses the proper ways to live. Absolutist rulers had several m...
316 wordsThe Chinese mandate of Heaven was established by the Zhou dynasty as a description of how an emperor could rule or be deposed. It said that as long as the emperor behaved well, then he would be in favor of God and his rule would continue. However, if another clan should receive word the gods that they were displeased with the current dynasty, then you had the right to be overthrown. These signals, (that an dynasty was not being 'good') could be shown through nature with floods, hurricanes, famin...
669 wordsContempt of Cop: The Rodney King Beating On March 3, 1991, Los Angeles police officers attempted to stop a white sedan traveling at a high rate of speed through Lake View Terrace, a residential neighborhood in northern Los Angeles. After a short pursuit, King was ordered out of his vehicle at gunpoint. King refused to comply and became belligerent and uncooperative. The use of open-hand controls, pepper spray and tasers were ineffective, as King continued to assault officers while resisting arre...
God's Punishment To The King Of Assyria
2,082 wordsTHE ASSYRIAN CRISIS, A TIME OF GROWTH The Assyrian Crisis in Judah appears, from the surface, as a time of great luck for the people of Jerusalem. However, by examining the situation with a more powerful lens, one can see the powerful religious influence such an event could have on a resident's theology. If I were a Judean during this time, my faith would have faced the toughest test of my life. Going into such a conflict with a nation as strong as Assyria, I could not help but be afraid. My bon...
King Of Cormyr
1,085 wordsBy: Josh Castillo I chose this particular book mainly because of the authors. I have read previous books written by them and I liked their works. Another thing that caught my attention was the size of the book. I have never read anything larger than 300 pages. The name of this book is called Cormyr, the book was called this because it is the entire the history and present happenings of Cormyr. Cormyr sticks to a general plot that highlights many problems that eventually "spell the end of Cormyr"...
Charlemagne's Political Authority
3,011 wordsCharlemagne There was relatively little commerce in Western Europe. Roads, bridges, and the infrastructure generally were non-existent. Furthermore, the countryside was unsafe for travel due to a lack of organized law enforcement. Small villages had to take care of themselves; therefore, manufacturing was carried on only to the extent that was needed to supply local needs. In the little kingdoms or principalities, the lands over which a King ruled were regarded as no different from other propert...
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