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The Promise of EnlightenmentThe Promise of Enlightenment
In the summer of 1766, Empress Catherine II (“the Great”) of Russia wrote to Voltaire, one of the leaders of the Enlightenment
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Bourgeois Deeds: How Capitalism Made Modernity 1700-1848Bourgeois Deeds: How Capitalism Made Modernity 1700-1848
Notes in bold or in Lucinda Calligraphy typeface are reminders to myself of some merely some of the many things that need to be accomplished to make the draft into a proper book. I would very much appreciate any comments you may have
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Reconstruction (pbs documentary)Reconstruction (pbs documentary)
Even with the South defeated, Lincoln warned, the future would be "fraught with great difficulty." He called the task ahead reconstruction a word that returned to American headlines nearly a century and a half later
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Marco Polo was born in Venice, Italy in 1254Marco Polo was born in Venice, Italy in 1254
Marco’s father, Niccolo and his uncle, Matteo were merchants who began their first journey east in 1260
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Marco Polo and His TravelsMarco Polo and His Travels
What impact did Marco Polo’s account of his travels have on European interest in China?
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Marco Polo and His TravelsMarco Polo and His Travels
His journey through Asia lasted 24 years. He reached further than any of his predecessors, beyond Mongolia to China. He became a confidant of Kublai Khan (1214-1294)
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Mary Rowlandson, The Narrative of the Captivity and the Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682)Mary Rowlandson, The Narrative of the Captivity and the Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1682)
Christianity. For the settlers' part, nothing reinforced their negative associations with Indians like the tradition of captivity narratives which emerged in early American letters
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Directions: Underline at least 7 facts about Ghengis Khan and the MongolsDirections: Underline at least 7 facts about Ghengis Khan and the Mongols
In the remaining years of his life, he followed that Sprit Banner to repeated victory across the Gobi desert and the Yellow River into the kingdoms of China, through the central Asian lands of the Turks and Persians
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