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All About Shinto: The Indigenous Religion of Japan By College Guide World
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Shinto or Shintoism, also kami-no-michi, is the indigenous spirituality of Japan and the people of Japan. It is a set of practices, to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between... More > present day Japan and its ancient past. Shinto practices were first recorded and codified in the written historical records of the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in the 8th century. Still, these earliest Japanese writings do not refer to a unified "Shinto religion", but rather to disorganized folklore, history, and mythology. Shinto today is a term that applies to public shrines suited to various purposes such as war memorials, harvest festivals, romance, and historical monuments, as well as various sectarian organizations< Less
Reflections of My Life By Mollies World Reflections
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When a loved one has passed on, there is no calling them back. All that remains behind are their material possessions, and surviving relatives who carry their memories, which are most precious. ... More > With Reflections of My Life, here is a chance to hold fast to those memories, to protect and cherish them, and to have an existing heirloom to past onto those generations that may not have shared in the distinct pleasure of creating the memories recorded therein. Our future is rooted in our past -- this is a must in every family home.< Less
Reflections of My Life By Mollies World Reflections
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When a loved one has passed on, there is no calling them back. All that remains behind are their material possessions, and surviving relatives who carry their memories, which are most precious. ... More > With Reflections of My Life, here is a chance to hold fast to those memories, to protect and cherish them, and to have an existing heirloom to past onto those generations that may not have shared in the distinct pleasure of creating the memories recorded therein. Our future is rooted in our past -- this is a must in every family home.< Less
Quick Guide: Measure for Measure By College Guide World
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Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. It was (and continues to be) classified as comedy, but its mood defies those expectations. As a... More > result and for a variety of reasons, some critics have labelled it as one of Shakespeare's problem plays. Originally published in the First Folio of 1623 (where it was first labelled as a comedy), the play's first recorded performance was in 1604. The play deals with the issues of mercy, justice, and truth and their relationship to pride and humility: "Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall".< Less
Quick Guide: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows By College Guide World
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Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in January 2007. Before its release, Bloomsbury reportedly spent GB£10 million to keep the book's contents safe before its release... More > date. American publisher Arthur Levine refused any copies of the novel to be released in advance for press review, although two reviews were submitted early. Shortly before release, photos of all 759 pages of the U.S. edition were leaked and transcribed, leading Scholastic to look for the source that had leaked it. Released globally in 93 countries, Deathly Hallows broke sales records as the fastest-selling book ever. It sold 15 million copies in the first 24 hours following its release, including more than 11 million in the U.S. and UK alone. The previous record, 9 million in its first day, had been held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The novel has also been translated into over 120 languages, including Ukrainian, Swedish, and Hindi.< Less
Quick Guide: Twelfth Night By College Guide World
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Twelfth Night; or, What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The... More > play expanded on the musical interludes and riotous disorder expected of the occasion, with plot elements drawn from the short story "Of Apollonius and Silla" by Barnabe Rich, based on a story by Matteo Bandello. The first recorded performance was on 2 February 1602, at Candlemas, the formal end of Christmastide in the year's calendar. The play was not published until its inclusion in the 1623 First Folio.< Less
Quick Guide: Henry VIII By College Guide World
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The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight is a history play by William Shakespeare and (allegedly) John Fletcher, based on the life of Henry VIII of England. An alternative title, All is... More > True, is recorded in contemporary documents, the title Henry VIII not appearing until the play's publication in the First Folio of 1623. Stylistic evidence indicates that the play was written by Shakespeare in collaboration with, or revised by, his successor, John Fletcher. It is also somewhat characteristic of the late romances in its structure. It is noted for having more stage directions than any of Shakespeare's other plays.< Less
Quick Guide: Saint Joan By College Guide World
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Saint Joan is a play by George Bernard Shaw, based on the life and trial of Joan of Arc. Published not long after the canonization of Joan of Arc by the Roman Catholic Church, the play dramatises... More > what is known of her life based on the substantial records of her trial. Shaw studied the transcripts and decided that the concerned people acted in good faith according to their beliefs. He wrote in his preface to the play: There are no villains in the piece. Crime, like disease, is not interesting: it is something to be done away with by general consent, and that is all [there is] about it. It is what men do at their best, with good intentions, and what normal men and women find that they must and will do in spite of their intentions, that really concern us.< Less
Quick Guide: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin By College Guide World
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have... More > called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuous publication history after Franklin's death, this work has become one of the most famous and influential examples of an autobiography ever written. Franklin's account of his life is divided into four parts, reflecting the different periods at which he wrote them. There are actual breaks in the narrative between the first three parts, but Part Three's narrative continues into Part Four without an authorial break (only an editorial one).< Less
Place of Women In Iran By College Guide World
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There is no doubt that the women in Iran enjoy better rights than the Muslim women in most of the Arabian countries. Iranian women have been historically very active members of the Iranian... More > society. The historical records suggest that the women in Persia had almost equal rights and they were equally involved in politics, education, and social acts as men. Place of Women In Iran Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Historical Background Chapter Three: Travelling to Foreign Countries Chapter Four: Women under Pahlavi Dynasty Chapter Five: Under the Islamic Republic Chapter Six: Women and Politics in Iran Chapter Seven: Women’s Role in Economy Chapter Eight: Famous Iranian Women Chapter Nine: Women’s Movements in Iran Chapter Ten: Culture and Iranian Women< Less

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