Monthly Archives: May 2014

Women during the High Middle Ages

In the early days of the High Middle Ages a new form of art, mainly poetry, began to develop based on chivalry and courtly traditions.  There were a good number of poems by both men and women, known as troubadours … Continue reading

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Cross-Cultural Contact during the Renaissance

Cross-cultural encounters, during and after the Renaissance, gave Europeans exhilarating possibilities. It allowed them the ability to explore new lands and meet new people. The lands of China, India, The Americas – both north and south – and West Africa … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples

The word indigenous reminds people of something or someone who is rooted in an area they live, as if “digging” into the ground. In the case of culture, we are referring to a group of people who are original to … Continue reading

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