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A History Of Japanese Religion: From Ancient Times To Present, Shannon Reed Symonds Dec 2005

A History Of Japanese Religion: From Ancient Times To Present, Shannon Reed Symonds

History Master's Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to discuss the progression of Japanese religion from its earliest inception to the present day. In the United States, religion is considered to be a very personal phenomenon, one totally disassociated from any government control. My intention is to demonstrate that this has not always been the situation in Japan, and to explain how and why the state became so influential in the religion of its citizens. I will also attempt to explain why the disassociation of religion and the state coincided with a general wave of religious apathy that spread across the country ...


Royal Diplomacy In Renaissance Italy: Ferrante D’Aragona (1458–1494) And His Ambassadors, Paul M. Dover Dec 2005

Royal Diplomacy In Renaissance Italy: Ferrante D’Aragona (1458–1494) And His Ambassadors, Paul M. Dover

Faculty Publications

This article examines the diplomatic challenges faced by the king of Naples, Ferrante d'Aragona (1458-1494) and the activity of his ambassadors in meeting those challenges. It identifies Rome, Florence and Milan as the three most important nodes of Ferrante's diplomacy and looks in detail at the activity of the ambassadors who served in these postings. In the area of diplomatic praxis, Ferrante enthusiastically embraced changes pioneered by Francesco Sforza, the Duke of Milan (1450-1466), including the use of permanent resident ambassadors and diplomatic chanceries. This was very much in keeping with Ferrante's pragmatic approach to statecraft and ...


Atlantic Intersections: Early American Commerce And The Rise Of The Spanish West Indies (Cuba), Linda K. Salvucci Dec 2005

Atlantic Intersections: Early American Commerce And The Rise Of The Spanish West Indies (Cuba), Linda K. Salvucci

History Faculty Research

An Atlantic approach to the history of early American trade challenges traditional British opinions and, indeed, much Anglo-American scholarship regarding the commercial prospects of the new United States. Contemporary Spanish observations, in contrast to the more familiar and widely cited ones in English, correctly predicted the post-Revolutionary War integration of American and Spanish imperial markets. As political, diplomatic, and economic upheavals broke down the old mercantilist system, U.S. merchants quickly succeeded in exploiting their comparative advantage in the expanding Atlantic economy. The debate over the "decline" of the British West Indies is amplified by examining the concurrent "rise" of ...


Multigenre Report Writing: The Final Ride, Heidi Call, Nancy G. Mack Nov 2005

Multigenre Report Writing: The Final Ride, Heidi Call, Nancy G. Mack

Nancy Mack

Images and captions from a multi-genre report called the Final Ride about the final ride of the Swingline Trolley service to Cincinnati.


Landmark Report (Vol. 25, No. 2), Kentucky Library Research Collections Nov 2005

Landmark Report (Vol. 25, No. 2), Kentucky Library Research Collections

Landmark Report

Newsletter published by the Landmark Association; this local group advocates the preservation, protection and maintenance of architectural, cultural and archaeological resources in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky.


Clinical Kidney Transplantation: A 50th Anniversary Review Of The First Reported Series, Vivian Charles Mcalister Sep 2005

Clinical Kidney Transplantation: A 50th Anniversary Review Of The First Reported Series, Vivian Charles Mcalister

Surgery Publications

BACKGROUND: Histories of kidney transplantation rarely mention a series reported by Gordon Murray of Toronto and published by the American Journal of Surgery 50 years ago.

METHODS: The papers and biographies of Gordon Murray were reviewed in the context of knowledge at that time about renal failure management to determine their contribution to transplantation research and to current practice.

RESULTS: Murray proceeded from a unique leadership position in vascular surgery, anticoagulation therapy, and dialysis to undertake a rational series of animal experiments and human trials of kidney transplantation that led him to the practices of graft irrigation, cold storage, pelvic ...


Historical Studies And Creational Development: Constructing A History Program In Light Of A Reformed Perspective, Paul Otto Sep 2005

Historical Studies And Creational Development: Constructing A History Program In Light Of A Reformed Perspective, Paul Otto

Pro Rege

Dr. Otto presented this paper at Covenant College in the spring of 2002.


Sandra Cisneros As Chicana Storyteller: Fictional Family (Hi)Stories In Caramelo, Sally Marie Giles Jul 2005

Sandra Cisneros As Chicana Storyteller: Fictional Family (Hi)Stories In Caramelo, Sally Marie Giles

Theses and Dissertations

My thesis discusses the ways in which Sandra Cisneros makes historical claims from a Chicana perspective by telling fictional family stories in Caramelo. Not only have Chicanas traditionally been marginalized ethnically by the Anglo mainstream, they have also suffered disenfranchisement as women in their own male-dominated cultural community. Both elements have contributed to the cultural silencing of Chicanas outside of domestic spaces, and particularly in historical discourse. Cisneros introduces storytelling as a means of empowering Chicanas through language that allows them to speak historically and still signify culturally. By telling stories from the site of the family, she ingeniously utilizes ...


Landmark Report (Vol. 25, No. 1), Kentucky Library Research Collections Jul 2005

Landmark Report (Vol. 25, No. 1), Kentucky Library Research Collections

Landmark Report

Newsletter published by the Landmark Association; this local group advocates the preservation, protection and maintenance of architectural, cultural and archaeological resources in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky.


Longhunter, Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society Newsletter Volume 28, Number 3, Kentucky Library Research Collections Jul 2005

Longhunter, Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society Newsletter Volume 28, Number 3, Kentucky Library Research Collections

Longhunter, Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Essential Highlights Of The History Of Fluid Mechanics, Kurt A. Rosentrater, R. Balamuralikrishma Jun 2005

Essential Highlights Of The History Of Fluid Mechanics, Kurt A. Rosentrater, R. Balamuralikrishma

Kurt A. Rosentrater

To achieve accreditation, engineering and technology programs throughout the United States must meet guidelines established by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). One of these requirements is that departments demonstrate that they provide students with an understanding of engineering in a broad, societal context. Examination of engineering history can be an essential element to this endeavor, because the development of modern theories and practices have diverse and complex evolutions which are often intimately intertwined with the development of societies themselves. Fluid mechanics is a key field of engineering, whose body of knowledge has had a significant influence on ...


Sacred Disease Of Our Times: Failure Of The Infectious Disease Model Of Spongiform Encephalopathy, Vivian Mcalister May 2005

Sacred Disease Of Our Times: Failure Of The Infectious Disease Model Of Spongiform Encephalopathy, Vivian Mcalister

Vivian C. McAlister

BACKGROUND: Public health and agricultural policy attempts to keep bovine spongiform encephalopathy out of North America using infectious disease containment policies. Inconsistencies of the infectious disease model as it applies to the spongiform encephalopathies may result in failure of these policies.

METHODS: Review of historical, political and scientific literature to determine the appropriate disease model of spongiform encephalopathy.

PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Spongiform encephalopathy has always occurred sporadically in man and other animals. Hippocrates may have described it in goats and cattle. Transmission of spongiform encephalopathy between individuals is too uncommon for it to be usefully considered an infection. Spongiform encephalopathy is ...


Sacred People, A World Of Change: The Enduring Spirit Of The Cherokee And Creek Nation On The Frontier, Marjory Grayson-Lowman Greenbaum May 2005

Sacred People, A World Of Change: The Enduring Spirit Of The Cherokee And Creek Nation On The Frontier, Marjory Grayson-Lowman Greenbaum

History Theses

This documentary outlines the experiences on the frontier between the Creek and Cherokee Nations and the European settlers between 1763 and the Indian Removal by 1838. A final section is devoted to the Creek and Cherokee descendents today and issues that they address and lives that they live.


Special Citation, State Of New York May 2005

Special Citation, State Of New York

Brooklyn College History

Special citation conferred by New York's Governor Pataki in honor of the 75th An+D212niversary of Brooklyn College.


Drunken Sailors And Fallen Women, Eve Southworth May 2005

Drunken Sailors And Fallen Women, Eve Southworth

History Honors Papers

There is no abstract for this paper.


Congressional Record: A Tribute To Brooklyn College, Congressional Record Apr 2005

Congressional Record: A Tribute To Brooklyn College, Congressional Record

Brooklyn College History

Document from House of Representatives honoring Brooklyn College on its 75th Anniversary.


New York State Senate Resolution No. 1459, New York State Senate Apr 2005

New York State Senate Resolution No. 1459, New York State Senate

Brooklyn College History

New York State Senate Resolution commemorating the 75th anniversary of Brooklyn College.


From Courtly Curiosity To Revolutionary Refreshment: Turkish Coffee And English Politics In The Seventeenth Century, Alexander Mirkovic Apr 2005

From Courtly Curiosity To Revolutionary Refreshment: Turkish Coffee And English Politics In The Seventeenth Century, Alexander Mirkovic

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Why was coffee so fashionable yet so divisive a political symbol during the latter half of the seventeenth century? Historians have offered several answers, including the suggestion that the nascent Orientalism generated its popularity. Undeniably seventeenth century England imported exotic commodities, including coffee and tea, and began to appropriate them for the English culture. Did that also imply maintaining the cultural superiority over the natives? I argue that coffee was symbolically transformed during the political and revolutionary turmoil of the seventeenth century. Coffee was first introduced in the early part of the century to the Stuart court where it was ...


Kieft's War And Tributary Politics In Eastern Woodland Colonial Society, Nicholas Klaiber Apr 2005

Kieft's War And Tributary Politics In Eastern Woodland Colonial Society, Nicholas Klaiber

Honors Theses

From the earliest interactions between the Dutch and native groups in the New World, cultural differences regarding the ideas of property and governmental jurisdiction created societal conflict. When native tribes in the vicinity of New Netherland began to consolidate into traditional political alliances based on tribute and protection during the mid-1630s, thereby undercutting theoretical European dominance in New Netherland and New England, the English and Dutch both aggressively used the native system by forcing tributary status on local tribes through armed conflict, ritualized violence, and the use of tribal extermination as symbols of power. For the Dutch, this movement was ...


Landmark Report (Vol. 24, No. 3), Kentucky Library Research Collections Apr 2005

Landmark Report (Vol. 24, No. 3), Kentucky Library Research Collections

Landmark Report

Newsletter published by the Landmark Association; this local group advocates the preservation, protection and maintenance of architectural, cultural and archaeological resources in Bowling Green and Warren County, Kentucky.


Longhunter, Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society Newsletter Volume 28, Number 2, Kentucky Library Research Collections Apr 2005

Longhunter, Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society Newsletter Volume 28, Number 2, Kentucky Library Research Collections

Longhunter, Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Russian Orthodox Presence In Australia: The History Of A Church Told From Recently Opened Archives And Previously Unpublished Sources, Michael Alex Protopopov Jan 2005

The Russian Orthodox Presence In Australia: The History Of A Church Told From Recently Opened Archives And Previously Unpublished Sources, Michael Alex Protopopov

Theses

The Russian Orthodox community is a relatively small and little known group in Australian society, however, the history of the Russian presence in Australia goes back to 1809. As the Russian community includes a number of groups, both Christian and non-Christian, it would not be feasible to undertake a complete review of all aspects of the community and consequently, this work limits itself in scope to the Russian Orthodox community. The thesis broadly chronicles the development of the Russian community as it struggles to become a viable partner in Australia's multicultural society. Many never before published documents have been ...


Curves, Conflict And Critical Points: Reformulating Power Cycle Theory For The 21st Century, Dylan Kissane Jan 2005

Curves, Conflict And Critical Points: Reformulating Power Cycle Theory For The 21st Century, Dylan Kissane

Dylan Kissane

This thesis provides a reformulated power cycle methodology to enhance the utility of power cycle analysis in the twenty-first century, while also pointing to future research which might develop the reformulated model further, particularly in measuring soft power.


Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, And Monuments In Slovenia, Samuel D. Gruber Jan 2005

Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, And Monuments In Slovenia, Samuel D. Gruber

Religion

2005 report from the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad on historic Jewish sites in Slovenia. Includes information on the history and current conditions of synagogues, cemeteries, and holocaust memorials.


Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, And Monuments In Slovenia, Samuel D. Gruber Jan 2005

Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, And Monuments In Slovenia, Samuel D. Gruber

Religion

2005 report from the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad on historic Jewish sites in Slovenia. Includes information on the history and current conditions of synagogues, cemeteries, and holocaust memorials.


Mayoral Proclamation, City Of New York Jan 2005

Mayoral Proclamation, City Of New York

Brooklyn College History

Mayoral proclamation designating May 10, 2005 as "Brooklyn College Day" in honor of the college's 75th anniversary.


Brooklyn Borough President Proclamation, Borough Of Brooklyn Jan 2005

Brooklyn Borough President Proclamation, Borough Of Brooklyn

Brooklyn College History

Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz's proclamation designating May 10, 2005 as "Brooklyn College 75th Anniversary Day, Brooklyn, U.S.A." in honor of the college's 75th anniversary.


Cake Plans, Kip Marsh Jan 2005

Cake Plans, Kip Marsh

Brooklyn College History

Plans for the cake designed in honor of Brooklyn College's 75th Anniversary


Nisby Family: James (Jim) Santana (Elder), Christopher Anderson Jan 2005

Nisby Family: James (Jim) Santana (Elder), Christopher Anderson

African American Stories

James Santana spent his teen years on a farm. His parents stressed self-sufficiency. He learned to cook, clean, iron, and even sew. Living on a farm generated chores most children did not have. James learned to take care of chickens, rabbits, ducks, and turkeys. Despite being the youngest of four siblings, his workload was never adjusted downward. During school breaks and summer vacations, he was expected to help his father, who was a carpenter…


Nisby Family: John Nisby (Middle), Christina Conrardy Jan 2005

Nisby Family: John Nisby (Middle), Christina Conrardy

African American Stories

Imagine the sun shining high overhead. There is nothing but you, the bright blue sky and the musky smell of hay. You focus on the task at hand—bucking hay. Your physical exertion, combined with the knowledge of hard work, meld into a great sense of satisfaction and sweaty accomplishment. For young John, this imagined scene was a daily occurrence…