Ay: Mayıs 2014

  • William Faulkner

    William Faulkner

    William Faulkner (1897–1962) is considered the greatest literary voice of the American South. In his novels and short stories, he broke new stylistic ground while confronting the South’s considerable ghosts—the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the decline of the old aristocracy. Faulkner was born and raised in Mississippi, which is the […]

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  • Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan (1162–1227) was a Mongol warrior, who in the span of two decades led his ruthless army of nomadic tribesman to conquer vast stretches of Asia. At the time of his death, the Mongol Empire he founded was the largest contiguous empire in the history of the world. Although […]

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  • King Solomon

    King Solomon

    King Solomon was King David’s second son with Bathsheba and successor to the throne of Israel. During his reign, Solomon consolidated his power through political marriages and friendly relations with Egypt and Tyre, and he became known for his abiding wisdom and sense of justice. Solomon’s reign as king was […]

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  • The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons

    Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741) wrote The Four Seasons in 1725, each of the four concertos representing a season of the year. Written for solo violin and a small orchestra, each concerto is further divided into three movements: the first, an allegro, or fast section; the second, a slow section called adagio […]

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  • The Birth of Venus

    The Birth of Venus

    The Birth of Venus by the Italian painter Sandro Botticelli (1445– 1510) captures the moment when Venus, the goddess of beauty, is being blown to shore after her birth from the sea. The work was painted in tempera on wood around 1485 for a villa in Castello owned by the […]

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  • Magna Carta

    Magna Carta

    In 1214, England’s King John was defeated in a war with France’s King Philip II. John returned home and attempted to rebuild his royal treasury by levying heavy taxes on the barons who had not supported his overseas campaign. The barons rebelled and by summer 1215 captured London. With the […]

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