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  • Jews And Christians
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    The Spanish Inquisition officially started in the mid- to late- fourteen hundreds. The Spanish Inquisition was a country wide persecution of Jews for which there are several different reasons as to why it began. The actual reason, or reasons, that motivated the King and Queen are not known at this time, and may never be known for sure. Depending on whom you ask, there are different reasons of that vary in importance for the start of the Spanish Inquisition. Most historians seem to stress three i...
  • Fascist Support Of Germany And Italy
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    The Spanish Civil War: An Ignored Revolution The Spanish Civil War is often ignored by many nations, for the simple reason of them supporting those who would eventually declare war on them. In the early 1930's, a miniscule republic emerged in the country of Spain. At this time most of Europe was already a republic, but this was Spain's first attempt at this. Spain had always been a monarchy since before medieval times. It was the last monarchy in a major European nation. In 1936, the Spanish Arm...
  • Very Entertaining And Popular Sport In Spain
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    Spain is located in southwest Europe. Spain official name is Reino de Espana, which means, Kingdom of Spain. The capitol of Spain is Madrid, which is the largest populated city in the country. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, which also is greatly populated. Official language spoken is Castilian Spanish, others Catalan, Galician, and Basque. The majority of Spanish religion is 97% Roman Catholicism, others i.e. Protestantism Islam & Judaism. Their currency is Spanish Peseta. A hist...
  • 202 Bc Scipio
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    SCIPIO Africanus 236-184 BC Roman General Publius Cornelius Scipio, The Elder, was a Roman general who fought theCarthagian armies in Spain and defeated them. Then he invaded Africa from Sicily. This act caused Hannibal to leave Italy and return to Africa to fight Scipio. In 202 BC Scipio defeated Hannibal at Zama. Carthage capitulated and had to surrender her war fleet. For his victory in North Africa Scipio was called Africanus Major. Until the rise of Julius Caesar, Scipio Africanus was Rome'...
  • Sixteenth Century Colonialism
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    European overseas expansion evolved from sixteenth-century colonialism driven by mercantilism to nineteenth-century nationalistic imperialism. Both had different forces compelling them; thus different countries-although most the same-participated in each phenomenon with unique, but largely similar goals. These two forces that overtook the world are comparable as they both have the same objectives; however, mercantilism compelled colonialism while nationalism drove imperialism. Colonialism Beginn...
  • Spanish Inquisition
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    Cecil Roth was a Jewish historian and teacher he earned his Ph. D from oxford in 1924. He would do Jewish studies at Oxford from 1939-1964. Cecil Roth has written many other books such as "The Dead Sea Scrolls (1965) and Jewish Art (1961) ". After he finished at oxford he became the editor of Encyclopedia Judaica in 1965 and did so until his death in Jerusalem 1970. (web) (web) (web) The Spanish inquisition takes place from the 1600's to the late 19th century it was to covert, kill or band all J...
  • Wars Between England And Spain
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    The wars between England and Spain was a shifting of power in Europe. A cause of the wars was the imprisonment and execution of Mary Stuart Queen of Scots. The Netherlands wanting to break away from Spain was a cause of the war. Elizabeth sending aid and troops to the Netherlands was another cause of the war. Mary Stuart was the direct heir of Scotland. She was a Catholic. Many people in England wanted to see Mary the Queen and make England a Catholic nation. This worried Queen Elizabeth and had...
  • Spain And The Inquisition
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    THE SPANISH INQUISITION The word "inquisition" means to examine. Inquisitors would "examine" suspected Heretics, people whose ideas do not match those of the Roman Catholic Church, and punish them accordingly. This included torture and burning. The great inquisition movement that took place in Spain, or Hispania as it was called before Spain united. It was called The Spanish Inquisition. It took place for approximately five hundred years, from the late 15th century to mid 19th century. Many iron...
  • Muslims And New Christians In Spain
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    Ferdinand and Isabella used the Inquisition to eliminate opposition in Spain. Their thoughts were that by eliminating the Jews, Muslims, and New Christians in Spain they would gain unity, wealth, and power. They wanted to make a Christian and only a Christian Spain. Since Ferdinand and Isabella were married they strived to make Spain a whole. With Ferdinand ruling Aragon and Isabella ruling Castile they united Spain as one. Soon Ferdinand and Isabella had the regions of Granada and Portugal as p...
  • King And Spain
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    The first form of government was a monarchy known as the Visogothic Kingdom. The kingdom first started in 587 A.D. and lasted until 712 A.D. One of the rulers of this period was King Rodrigo. He was defeated at the battle of Guadalete. The total number of years for the kingdom was 125 years. Muslim Spain was started by the Wit iza Family. They caused the down fall of the Visogothic Kingdom. By the middle of the 8th century the muslims had made a strong hold in Spain. They put king Abd al-Rahman ...
  • Cortes In Spain
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    Hernan (also Hernando or Fernando) Cortes was born in Medellin, Estremadura, in Spain in 1485 to a family of minor nobility. Cortes was sent to study law at the University of Salamanca. In 1501 He left school to fight in a military expedition but became ill and was forced to stay behind. In 1504 he left to seek fortune in the West Indies, eventually joining Diego Velazquez in the conquest of Cuba. Velazquez was a Spanish soldier and administrator who would later become governor of Cuba. Cortes p...
  • Spain Queen
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    Columbus: Spain Combination of circumstances rise from Merchants. Big events: conquistadors wanted gold, Silk, spices etc. Fall of the Mongol Empire Fall of constinobleGrowth of the middle class Columbus needed to prove route to india Knew nothing of North and south America Japan would build in almost total isolation Invention of the Compass-So this lead to the no need of saying insight of land anymore-sailors were very superstitious Navigation and the condition of ship building was much more ad...
  • Support From Spain's Fascist Party
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    Circa 1930, an anti-monarchial movement developed in Spain. This pro-republic group consisted of liberals and socialists who were tired of the monarchy. In 1931, Spain's leader, Alfonso, called for elections throughout the country. There was unprecedented support for the republicans, therefore, Alfonso fled. Consequently, the republicans, also known as the loyalists, took control. They developed a democratic constitution and elected a president. However, although there was widespread support for...
  • Bourbon Reforms And The Political Structure
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    I agree with the statement that the growing acceptance of ideas and attitudes associated with modernization and Europeanizism that essentially caused the movement toward Spanish American Independence, but disagree that, no other factors were involved. There was a huge underlying factor involved and that was the resentment of Peninsulars by the Creoles. The resentment of the Peninsulars by the Creoles has been fermenting over a century and more. Where the Peninsulars under a Pre-Bourbon Crown hel...
  • Unified Kingdom Of Spain
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    IMPORTANT DATES about 1100-1000 BC Phoenicians began colonizing Spain. Modern cities such as C diz and Malaga were founded by the Phoenicians around this time. 400's BC The Carthaginians conquered much of Spain. 200's BC Spain became an important part of the Roman Empire following the Punic Wars. AD 573 The Visigoths completed their conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. 711-718 The Moors conquered most of Spain. Many Spaniards converted to Islam, and Moorish culture began to flourish. 1000's The Ch...
  • Belonging To Spain And The Catholic Church
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    The Black Legend During the late 15th and early 16th centuries Catholic Spain was beginning a vast movement in efforts to dominate Europe by conquering lands about the New World. Lands in Mexico and areas near the Yucatan known as New Spain became the focal point of Spain's conquest. Being the first country to distribute their colonies throughout the New World, Spain was ridiculed by neighboring countries like England and France. However this type of ridiculing was largely due to the religion of...
  • Jews From Spain
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    Cause and Effect of the Spanish Inquisition The Spanish Inquisition was the most famous of the numerous Papal Inquisition that took place during the Middle Ages. In three hundred years that it lasted, the accused, which included Jews, Moors, Lutherans, and those who were accused of practicing witchcraft, had their possessions taken by the state, their fates tried in the papal courts, and their dignity trodden by the public. Nearly forty-five thousand cases were tried in Spain and its territories...
  • Web A Site On Spain
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    Medieval Spain is a complex but fascinating period to research, with various cultural influences from the Visigoth Kingdom in the 5th century AD to the Arab invasions in 711, to the final episode of the Reconquest, with the fall of Granada in 1492. I decided to put the Golden Age in the fifteenth century aside, and to concentrate on the Middle Ages in Spain before the arrival on the scene of Ferdinand and Isabella. The research on the web was quite disappointing: there were not many websites on ...
  • Mexican War Against Mexico
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    Mexico was filled with various civilizations that had sprung up throughout the years, but the Aztecs were the most memorable. When looking at the numbers, it seems near impossible that Hernan Cortez and his four hundred men could conquer a great empire. The Spaniards, however, had many advantages. One of the main things that they had going for them was that they were more advanced in technology. The Aztecs had never seen a horse before, so they were naturally frightened when they first saw these...
  • Family Moves Into The House
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    In the story? Barn Burning? one question that sticks out to me is at what point should a person make a choice between what his parents and / or family believes and his own values. In this story Colonel Sartoris is faced with the decision of either going along with the views and actions of his father or making the decision of running away and leaving his family behind. Abner is a angry and inconsiderate man who has hate for almost anybody who is not blood-kin, and stays that way throughout the st...

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