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Can’t Buy Me Love: How Romance Wrecked Traditional Marriage

3 Nov

Can’t Buy Me Love: How Romance Wrecked Traditional Marriage

 “Love was considered a reason not to get married. It was seen as lust, as something that would dissipate.”

For most of recorded human history, marriage was an arrangement designed to maximize financial stability. Elizabeth Abbott, the author of “A History of Marriage” explains that in ancient times, marriage was intended to unite various parts of a community, cementing beneficial economic relationships. “Because it was a financial arrangement, it was conceived of and operated as such. It was a contract between families. For example, let’s say I’m a printer and you make paper, we might want a marriage between our children because that will improve our businesses.” Even the honeymoon, often called the “bridal tour,” was a communal affair, with parents, siblings, and other close relatives traveling together to reinforce their new familial relationships.”

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WORLD HISTORY MATTERS

23 Oct

WORLD HISTORY MATTERS

 

World History Matters History websites developed by the Center for History and New Media”

 

“This portal to world history on the web offers direct access to two projects—World History Sources and Women in World History—that provide resources to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from primary sources and further their understanding of the complex nature of world history, especially issues of cultural contact and globalization. Use the search engine from the portal to search both sites at the same time or visit and each site separately.”

 

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Faith and Fate

14 Sep

“Perhaps no other century in human existence experienced the terrible and remarkable contrasts of the 20th Century. The century was heroic and tragic, progressive and reactionary, forward-looking, and frighteningly regressive – a century of contradiction, confusion, and massive change. Faith and Fate focuses on how all these events and occurrences impacted on one specific group of people – a people whose survival has defied the ravages and challenges not only of this century, but of the over 40 centuries that have led up to it. Rabbi Berel Wein will take you on a remarkable journey into Jewish history. Faith and Fate powerfully and emotionally tells the story of how the events of the century impacted on the Jews – and the impact the Jews had on the century.”

 

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Digitizing the Hanging Court

30 Aug

Digitizing the Hanging Court

“Cutpurses! Blackguards! Fallen women! The Proceedings of the Old Bailey is an epic chronicle of crime and vice in early London. Now anyone with a computer can search all 52 million words…The Old Bailey (in 1809) was the venue for more than 100,000 criminal trials between 1674 and 1834, including all death penalty cases.”

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Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH)

28 Aug

Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH)

Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History

  HEARTH is a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines. Titles published between 1850 and 1950 were selected and ranked by teams of scholars for their great historical importance. The first phase of this project focused on books published between 1850 and 1925 and a small number of journals. Future phases of the project will include books published between 1926 and 1950, as well as additional journals. The full text of these materials, as well as bibliographies and essays on the wide array of subjects relating to Home Economics, are all freely accessible on this site. This is the first time a collection of this scale and scope has been made available”http://hearth.library.cornell.edu/h/hearth/subjects.html

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Shuhe ancient town: a taste of a thousand-year history

25 Aug

Shuhe ancient town: a taste of a thousand-year history

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Located 53 kilometers to the east of Xunyang county, Northwestern China’s Shaanxi province, Shuhe ancient town was once a famous port in China’s maritime history, and is known as “little Hankou”.

Entering the ancient town, you can feel the flavor of old streets full of stores and visitors, touch the stone walls of the thousand-year-old castles, enjoy the beauty of ancient dwellings, and sigh at the remains of magnificent ancient buildings.”

Shuhe ancient town: a taste of a thousand-year history

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A Brief History of Humankind Dr. Yuval Noah Harari

25 Aug

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https://www.coursera.org/course/humankind

“This course will explain how we humans have conquered planet Earth, and how we have changed our environment, our societies, and our own bodies and minds. The aim of the course is to give students a brief but complete overview of history, and to answer some basic historical questions such as:

What is religion?

What is an empire?

What is money?

What is science?

What is capitalism?

Why did almost all societies believe that women are inferior to men?

Does history have a direction?

Did people become happier as history progressed?

And what is the likely future of humankind?

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