history

angels

What Is Demonology?

Demonology, as its name suggests, is the study of demons, which raises the question of what demons are. The word itself is derived from the Greek daimon and means “deceptive” (discretio spirituum) or “spirit of the devil,” which means the spirit of deception, the deception of the spirit and deception in general. Since the evil

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ancient legend

What Is A Dream Catcher?

The Native American Dream Catcher (or Dreamcatcher) was invented by a group of native American Indians from Woodland. Dream catchers look like a spider web and are constructed from wooden hoops attached to a woven web or loose web, as in the spider web design. The dream catcher is supposed to protect a person from

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business

What Is The History Of The Cecil Hotel?

The Cecil Hotel is a budget downtown Los Angeles hotel located at 640 S. Main Street, which opened in 1927. The Cecil was rebuilt in 1924 by hotelier William Banks Hanner as a destination for business and leisure travelers. It had more than 600 rooms and was renovated in 2017 and converted into the Cecil

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Africa

What Is The eighth Continent / Zealandia?

By most standards, the Earth has had its share of natural disasters over the last millions of years. Its hidden continent is said to be a largely submerged land mass in the Pacific, nicknamed Zealandia. It is said that it is a distinct geological entity, which meets all the criteria applied to the other continents

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bones

What Are The Catacombs?

The catacombs of Paris, erected at the end of the 18th century, contain the remains of more than six million Parisians whose bones were taken from cemeteries that had been deemed unhygienic and overcrowded. The ossuaries were created to extend south and to remove the city’s overcrowded cemetery. They were largely forgotten until they became

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17th century

What Is The Baroque Period?

It may seem strange today to compare the greatest masterpieces of music history with misshapen pearls, but the term “Baroque” today simply refers to the period between the 17th and 18th centuries and the early 19th century. Derived from Portuguese Barroco, or strangely shaped pearl, it was used to describe the musical styles of Bach

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battle

What Is The Battle Of Saint Scholastica Day?

Six centuries ago a group of students and a whole number of townspeople were killed in a riot over a pint. The riots began on St Benedict’s Day, which happens to be known as St Scholastica Day (which is known as a celebration in honor of perhaps the better known – St Benedict), but also

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authoritarian

What Is Tyranny?

The terms “authoritarian” and “totalitarian dictatorship” are well suited to describe the most despotic and tyrannical forms of government. Although they speak of the same general concept of tyranny, authoritarian and totalitarian dictatorships, despotism and tyranny behave with slightly different connotations. It is not limited to constitutions and laws, but to all forms of government,

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Britain

What Is The Regency Era?

It was the time of King George III, who was considered incapacitated due to his illness, and his son ruled over him. The term regency itself can refer to different periods, but in the strict historical sense it only encompassed the reign of the future King George IV, who, due to his growing mental instability,

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civilization

What is Imperialism?

Imperialism is the practice of extending the rule and authority of an empire or nation to a foreign country. It is also a way to increase a country’s power and influence by acquiring and maintaining colonies and dependencies. Imperialism, sometimes called Empire Building, is the practice of a nation that forcibly imposes its rule and

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