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  • F Engels
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    KARL MARXGerman political theorist and revolutionary. He studied humanities at the Univ. of Bonn (1835) and law and philosophy at the Univ. of Berlin (1836-41), where he was exposed to the works of G.W.F. Hegel. Working as a writer in Cologne and Paris (1842-45), he became active in leftist politics. In Paris he met F. Engels, KARL MARXGerman political theorist and revolutionary. In Paris he met F. Engels, who would become his lifelong collaborator. Expelled from France in 1845, he moved to Brus...
  • Support From The People Of Paris
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    The Reign of Terror History is said to be written by the winners, but is it possible to rewrite history? In a way, the French, like many who have preceded them, and many who will proceed them have done the impossible, rewriting history. From trivial folklore, such as George Washington chopping down a cherry tree, to the incredibly wrong, the African slave trade; people's views of history can be shaped and molded. The French have done a superb job of instilling all of us with the concept that the...
  • Switzerland And Germany
    558 words
    Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed about traveling overseas. Strange lands, exciting places, and new cultures have always fascinated me. I've always wondered what it would be like to speak another language, to grow up learning different customs, or to live in a completely different way than I do now. This past summer my dream finally came true. I got to travel to England, France, Switzerland, and Germany with Mme. Kelly and five other girls, and suddenly the world was at my fingertips. Eng...
  • Jules Hetzel And Verne
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    Jules Verne Going to moon, a balloon trip around the world, adventure under the sea, all this in the late 1800's? All this was possible in the writings of Jules Verne. Jules Verne was born in Nantes on February 8, 1828. He had a vivid imagination and as a child, he often sailed down the Loire River with his brother. He always wondered about air and undersea travel. In the 1800's, none of these advances were discovered. His father was a lawyer and wanted young Verne to be one, too. Jules was sent...
  • Novel Colonel Chabert By Honore De Balzac
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    After the revolution there were many novels written and in which portray Paris and its culture. Novels such as Colonel Chabert and The Red and the Black both portray views of Paris and its culture but from opposite ends of society. Colonel Chabert shows more of the poorer class and The Red and The Black show more of the higher class. The novel Colonel Chabert by Honore de Balzac portrays Paris in several ways. Much of the overall representation of the city of Paris is that of a low, retched, and...
  • Eastern End Of The Champs Elysees
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    Champs Elysees The Champs Elysees is a beautiful avenue in Paris, connecting the place de letoile to the place de la Concorde. It is 1.17 miles long, and divided into two parts by the rond-point. The Champs Elysees is laden with hundreds of shops, ranging from fashion stores, to restaurants and movie theaters. It even hosts a couple of dance clubs. The Champs Elysees is host to the Arc De Triumph and the Place Charles de Gaulle. The Champs Elysees, Elysian fields is Paris most famous avenue. It ...
  • Zola's La D B Cle
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    Zola's La D b cle, first planned in 1868, was the penultimate chapter in Les Rougon-Macquart. Warfare was something Zola had always meant to give full play in Les Rougon-Macquart, and his 1868 scheme had provided for a novel that will have the military world as its framework; an episode in [Napoleon s] Italian campaign. But after the calamitous Franco-Prussian War, this installment acquired special significance. What had originally been envisaged as one tale among others came to be seen as the d...
  • St Petersburg In 1856
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    Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleleyev was born in the town of Tobolsk, Siberia on February 8, 1834. He was the youngest of the 14 children. His father was the principal of a gymnasium (a school where there is not only body development but there is also the development of the mind). His mother was very smart and self-educated. She used her brothers stuff who went to a university. In 1847 his father became blind of the cataracts on his eyes and was forced to retire. In order to support this very large fam...
  • Known Quartier's In Paris
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    Obviously, before answering such a question it is important to reach some definition of a quartier. Speaking to an englishman who had lived in Paris for a number of years threw some light on the issue. He loosely described a quartier as "an area with a common-thread running through it". Although undoubtedly vague this definition does convey the flexibility of the quartier concept. A 'common-thread', in this sense, could refer to any uniting characteristic a population may exhibit, the interrelat...
  • Orwell Leaves For England And Boris
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    Book report 1 Author: Charles Dickens Title: David Copperfield Year: 1850 Su marry: Six months after the death of his father, David Copperfield is born at Blunder stone together with his mother and their loyal female help Peggotty. He has no complaints about his youth. The relationship with his only parent, his mother is quite good. But after his mother secretly marries Mr Murdstone it starts to get worse. Mr Murdstone is a cold, mean man who dominates the relationship between David and mum. Mr ...
  • French Prison In The Middle Of Paris
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    Paris occup e un en droit tr's sp cial dans le acquis culture du monde: tous les hommes et femmes, part out o ils vienne nt de, d couvrent un petit morceau de leur imagination ici, quelque chose comme une r silence second aire. T voici Paris de l'histoire: le site a t habit depuis des temps de Paleolithic. La ville a cr d'une le sur la seine arrange e par une tribe galli que, le Parisi i (2 me si cle B.C. ), par cons quent son nom. The city of Paris, in France, probably has the greatest single h...
  • Elie Wiesel
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    Eliezer Wiesel was born in 1928, a native of Sight, Transylvania (Romania) which is near the Ukrainian border; He grew up experiencing first-hand the horrors of the Holocaust, this started when at fifteen years old Wiesel and his family were deported by the Nazis to Auschwitz. His mother and younger sister perished there, his two older sisters survived. Wiesel and his father were later transported to Buchenwald In 1945, at the end of the war, Elie moved to Paris, where he studied literature, phi...

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