Humanities 18 Flashcards

Humanities
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frugal
thrifty
asylum
shelter
Dictatorial
adj, overbearing
submissive
yeilding; obedient
509 BC
Roman republic
cherubic
angelic, seraphic, beatific
apollo
laurel (dolphin and crow)
Invoke
v, to call upon
Paul
Apostle to the gentiles
Landscape with a rainbow
Rubens1636
colonialism
exploration and expansion, 16th century world had been circumvented, euro culture was disseminated throughout the world
scholasticism
-refers to philosophical and theological system of medieval schools
-emphasized rigorous analysis of contradictory authorities
-often used to try to reconcile faith and reason
-method --> posing a question, presenting contradictory authorities on question, and arriving to conclusions
3 Time Periods
*Byzantine *Romanesque *Gothic
incoherent
jumbled and making no sense
muscle tissues
specialized for contraction, which brings about movement.
rummage
to search through, investigate the contents of; an avtive search; a collection of odd items
S: delve into, sift through, poke around
bask
to expose oneself to pleasant warmth
symmetrical
arrangements in a painting create visual layouts that are generally balanced
caligraphy
art of producing artistic, stylized handwriting
A. boisei
2.3-1.4mya. Robust species found throughout East Africa. Brain size 500-550cc. Discoveries include Zinjanthropus in Olduvail and FLK Zinj site
Hades
the underworld inhabited by departed souls, also the god ruling the underworld
Original
Work created firsthand to which copies are made
Confided
to discuss a private matter or problem
terrestrial
pertaining to the earth and its inhabitants
Cavil
to find fault in a petty way
Mandala
A diagrammatic map of the universe used as a visual aid to meditation
The first patriarch to settle in Canaan
Abraham
Augustines philosophy of History
Linear view of History
uninterested
having or showing no feeling of interest; indifferent.
gustavus adolphus
(1594-1632) - Swedish Lutheran who won victories for the German Protestants in the Thirty Years War and lost his life in one of the battles
Zhang Hua
Who created a series of photographs that challenge the stereotype of women as submissive by featuring them holding duns?
bishops
In the early Christian Church, who had jurisdiction over territories called dioceses?
Sunni
one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
the mystery play
dramatized biblical history from the fall of Lucifer to the last Judgment.
Samuel de Champlain
French explorer who founded Quebec, the first permanent French settlement in North America
primogeniture
the principle by which a fief was passed from father to eldest son
optimistic
disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome.
James Baldwin
Which of the following is NOT among the founding members of The Last Poets?
decimate
1) to destroy or kill a large part of
2) to kill one in every 10
The Great Schism
two popes were chosen; divided europe; damaged church - people didn't know who to worship; ended with election of one new pope
Novels of Virginia Woolfe
stream of coinciousness, taught no morals, did not follow traditional form
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floor plan of Saint Sernin
Nastagio
who sees the ghost of a knight and a naked girl?
Minotaur
a monster that had the head of a bull on the body of a man housed in the Cretan Labyrinth, it was fed on human flesh until Theseus killed it
effects of immigration on receiving nations
-innovative and good workforce
-o jobs not popular in the country
-drain on gov't resources
-exploitation and fear in migrants
Tennessee Williams won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1947 play ____ ______________ _________ ________, about sisters Blanche and Stella
A Streetcar Named Desire. Out of his over 70 plays, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie stand out as two of his finest (and earliest) works.
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