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From Anna Bijns, “‘Unyoked Is Best! Happy the Woman without a Man.’” WoH, #25 (#18 in Blue version) “Fine girls turning into loathly hags--/’Tis true! Poor sluts! Poor tramps! Cruel marriage!/Which makes me deaf to wedding bells./Huh! First they marry the guy, luckless dears,/Thinking their love just too hot to cool./Well, they’re sorry and sad within a single year./Wedlock’s burden is far too heavy.” From Svat Soucek, “Piri Reis and Ottoman Discovery of the Great Discoveries,” E- Reading “In other words, exploration, discovery, development, were Europe’s ideas and undertakings; the Ottoman Empire had perfected a system whose virtue was stability and which appeared capable first of preservation and then of conventional, cyclical change as portrayed by a philosopher of history whom the Turks knew and admired, Ibn Khaldūn. In the last analysis, it is the Ottoman system that honored history’s norm, whereas Europe’s multifaceted revolution may have been an exception whose ultimate consequences still remain to be seen.” From Benjamin Franklin, Letter on a Balloon Experiment , WoH #33 (#126 in Blue version) “I had a pocket-glass, with which I followed it, till I lost sight first of the men, then of the car, and when I last saw the balloon, it appeared no bigger than a walnut. I write this at seven in the evening. What became of them is not yet known here. I hope they descended by
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daylight, so as to see and avoid falling among trees or on houses, and that the experiment was completed without any mischievous accident, which the novelty of it and the want of experience might well occasion. I am the more anxious for the event, because I am not well informed of the means provided for letting them down, and the loss of these very ingenious
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  • Fall '09
  • Friedlander
  • Ottoman Empire, Edicts Regulating Religion, ottoman dynasty, Blue Version, China Discovered America

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