Cabeza de Vaca
directed by Nicolas Echevarria
(Mexico, U.S., Spain, 1990, 108 mins.)
Background Readings: Key words from WW
(1996): Cabeza de Vaca (l: 499), Pnlo de Narvez (4: 160); other texts: W
W (1993), ed by Enrique Pupo- Walker, tr
A word used by scientists to differentiate between pre-human and "true human" species.
The nickname of an early human remain discovered in 1931 by a team of archaeologists named the
Leakeys. They discovered an almost totally intact skull. Ot
Greek legendary king who founded Greek naval supremacy
(1) large-scale with use of keel (2) olive oil (3) wine (4) metalware (5) magnificent pottery
mainland based with citadels/castles at Mycenae, Pylos, and Thebe
"return to the mother" in Sumerian bureaucracy
Code of Hammurabi
1750 BC - ancient Sumerian law code with an "eye for an eye" premise
capital and god of old Assyria, resembled Sumerian god Enlil
north of Sumeria and
The "leading man" or city governor of a Sumerian city-state during its
reputedly (quasi-) democratic phase was called what?
Government 'headed' or immediately directed by god or gods is known
The most famous law code of the very la
silver mines in Thrace
provided raw materials for Athenian currency
Festival of Dionysus/Great Panathenaic festival
community identification encouraged by Peisistratus to enculturate Athens + new temples,
encouragement of city-wide cults
Hippias (son of P
Which Athenian reformer was associated with the outlawing of loans
guaranteed or based on one's personal liberty?
In his reforms, Solon created a new Council to act as a steering
committee for the Assembly. The Council had how many members?
Style of painting characterized by an emphasis on spontaneous brushwork, feeling, and the
incorporation of western influences into classical Chinese pieces.
(1866-1925) Chinese revolutionary and founder of the Nationalist Party
Temples were thought of as homes of the gods and symbols of Sumerian imperial identity. They also
represented the ability of the gods to hoard wealth at sites where people exchanged goods and services.
In addition, temples distinguished t
In order of importance, what were the three classes of society beneath
the pharaoh and nobles?
Priests, soldiers, and slaves
What circumstance or event of Ikhnaton's life suggests his choice of
Aton as a 'creator' god was ill advised?
Ikhnaton's failure t
(1949) Intergovernmental military alliance.
The dividing line between North and South Korea
A mutual defense treaty between eight communist states in Central and Eastern Europe. Reaction to
Cultural Collision and Catholicism in Nicholas Echeverrias Cabeza de Vaca
It is a small hut and there is a man lying on the ground in the pain. The man yells in pain
and his eye is blackened and burnt. All of a sudden, Alvar Nuez Cabeza de Vaca, a Spanish
Christianization of Latin America
Since the Age of Discovery led by Christopher Columbus, Latin American has had their
religious rights violated. With Pope Alexander VI as the head of the charge to expand the