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Moorish Architecture

Architecture in Andalusia Who were the Moors? The Moors were a group of Arabs, Berbers, and Iberian Muslims, who in the 8th century, conquered most of what is now modern day Spain and Portugal. My purpose for writing this paper is to inform the reader of one of many cultural contributions the Moors gave “Andalusia” (modern day Spain, Portugal, and bits of France). Much of Andalusia’s architecture was greatly influenced by Moorish architecture. The Moors had a history of complex and beautiful architecture...

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Causes and Consequences of the Spanish Civil War

conservative small holders, Catholics, and allies of landowners. Then also came the movement of ‘regenerationism’ as a reaction against the local political corruption (such as rigged elections), the followers of which sought to restore justice to Spain. Then in 1921 came a military defeat in Morocco, which cost the Spanish forces over 10,000 men (Sheelagh 1991). Sheelagh describes how, in the succeeding events, military governor General Miguel Primo de Rivera was summoned by King Alfonso XIII...

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Mercantilism

Mercantilism is an economic system. It was applied from 16th century to end of 17th century with the collapse of feudal system. Mercantilism was applied in European countries. Countries that applied this are especially England, France, Holland, Italy, Spain and Germany. Import-substitution industrialization (ISI) is an economic model. This model was applied after the Second World War until the 1970’s. It was applied by Latin American countries like Ecuador, Dominican Republic, and Peru; by Middle Eastern...

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The Warm Culture of Colombia

cities and take advantage of the desire of Colombians to work and make big things, the opportunities that offers its land and its strategic position for trading any kind of product or service. The official language of my country is Spanish, not like Spain Spanish but it is Spanish and it is said that Spanish from Bogota is the most elegant type of spoken Spanish. Of course in Colombia there are a lot of slangs because people from each city have a unique accent and use different slangs. For example,...

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St. Augustine Anthropology

The Spanish Military Hospital was established during the second Spanish period, from 1784 to 1821. It is located in St. Augustine, Florida. The Spanish doctors were experts in the field of medicine. When the Moors invaded Spain, they taught the Spanish important skills that would make their medical procedures much more successful. They were required to go through 11 to 13 years of education before becoming a practicing physician. The technique of washing their hands before treating a patient...

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Analysis of Telefonica case

is also not a reasonable way for Telefónica. Then FDI is a good strategy for the home-country of Telefónica to choose. Spain’s balance of payments benefits from the inward flow of foreign earnings and outward FDI also raises the employment rate in Spain. Comparing to greenfield, Telefónica should better use acquisition. First, acquisition is quicker to execute based on the previous successful experience. If Telefonica had used greenfield ventures, it would have spent years to build the whole new...

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America Before Columbus

that sustained that. In the 1500s, Europe was as tense as ever. Kings and popes raise armies to fight against one another. The population capacity of Europe at this time was around one hundred million people. At this point, Isabella, the Queen of Spain, is the most powerful woman in Europe as well. Livestock and agriculture grown in Europe became important as the Columbian Exchange slowly overtook the Americas. Water and wind were harnessed for power on farms, and domesticated animals were...

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Medical Studies in UST

Leonor Valenzuela Then came Leonor Valenzuela, a tall girl from Pagsanjan, Laguna.Rizal send her love notes written in invisible ink, that could only be deciphered over the warmth of the lamp or candle. He visited her on the eve of his departure to Spain and bade her a last goodbye. Ms. Leonor Rivera His cousin from Calamba She was the pretty daughter, a student at La Concordia College She had a beautiful romance with Rizal They became engaged She usually signed her name as Taimis. Victim...

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Social Division in Latin America

and postcolonial period in Latin America. Colonial “castas” system Colons developed a complex caste system based on race. This determined a person’s position in the. They created over one hundred miscegenation. * Peninsular: Spaniard from Spain * Criollo; criolla: Spanish descendant born in Latin America * Indio; India: Indigenous descendant * Negro; Negra: African descendant. Ethnic Mixing in Spanish Colonial Times | African | ——— | Spaniard | ——— | Spaniard | ———...

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General Antonio López de Santa Anna: My Final Grief

ambition began to take root. It was this inner drive that lead me, against my parents’ will, to join the Veracruz infantry at the tender age of sixteen (1810). Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla had just started Mexico’s first attempt at independence from Spain; seeking prestige I joined the colonial Spanish Army under José Joaquín de Arredondo. I learned so much in those first years of service, mostly how to deal with Mexican nationalist rebels. I also endured physical pain like never before, suffering a...

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