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Cultural history

Cultural history combines the approaches of anthropology and history to look at popular cultural traditions and cultural interpretations of historical experience. It examines the records and narrative descriptions of past matter, encompassing the continuum of events pertaining to a culture. Cultural history records and interprets past events involving human beings through the social, cultural, and political milieu of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors. Jacob Burckhardt 1818–1897 helped found cultural history as a discipline. Cultural history studies and interprets the ...


Ancient aesthetics

Aesthetics is defined as the perception of art, design or beauty. Aesthetics is derived from the Greek word aisthetikos" defined as a perception of the senses. In aesthetics, there is a process of individual analysis, perception and imagination. Perception is defined as an individuals neurophysiological process of awareness and interpreting external stimuli. Therefore, aesthetics is highly subjective and differs by individual. Aesthetics can also be used as a synonym to define taste or style encapsulating artistic expression and activities such as rhetoric, tone, harmony, painting, composi ...


Captivity (animal)

Animals that are held by humans and prevented from escaping are said to be in captivity. The term is usually applied to wild animals that are held in confinement, but may also be used generally to describe the keeping of domesticated animals such as livestock or pets. This may include, for example, animals in farms, private homes, zoos and laboratories. Animal captivity may be categorized according to the particular motives, objectives and conditions of the confinement.


History of the chair

Chairs are known from Ancient Egypt and have been widespread in the Western world from the Greeks and Romans onwards. They were in common use in China from the twelfth century, and were used by the Aztecs. Surviving examples of chairs from medieval Europe are often ornate works associated with royalty and nobility. During the Renaissance, chairs came into more common use, their design reflecting the changing costumes and furnishings of the period. Distinctive designs developed in France and England. In modern times the range of chair designs and materials has increased enormously.


Commemorative plaque

A commemorative plaque, or simply plaque, or in other places referred to as a historical marker or historic plaque, is a plate of metal, ceramic, stone, wood, or other material, typically attached to a wall, stone, or other vertical surface, and bearing text or an image in relief, or both, to commemorate one or more persons, an event, a former use of the place, or some other thing. Many modern plaques and markers are used to associate the location where the plaque or marker is installed with the person, event, or item commemorated as a place worthy of visit. A monumental plaque or tablet c ...


Concepts of magic per society

The ancient Mesopotamians believed that magic was the only viable defense against demons, ghosts, and evil sorcerers. To defend themselves against the spirits of those they had wronged, they would leave offerings known as kispu in the persons tomb in hope to appease them. If that did not work, they also sometimes took a figurine of the deceased and buried it in the ground, demanding for the gods to eradicate the spirit, or force it to leave the person alone. The ancient Mesopotamians also used magic to protect themselves from evil sorcerers who might place curses on them. They had no disti ...


ⓘ Cultural history

  • property of great importance to the cultural heritage of every people, such as monuments of architecture, art or history whether religious or secular archaeological
  • Cultural heritage of Serbia Serbian: Културна добра Србије, romanized: Kulturna dobra Srbije lit. Cultural Goods of Serbia represents the totality
  • Cultural Judaism encourages individual thought and understanding in Judaism. Its relation to Judaism is through the history civilization, ethical values
  • Cross - cultural studies, sometimes called holocultural studies or comparative studies, is a specialization in anthropology and sister sciences sociology
  • Cultural anthropology is a branch of anthropology focused on the study of cultural variation among humans. It is in contrast to social anthropology, which
  • A cultural center or cultural centre is an organization, building or complex that promotes culture and arts. Cultural centers can be neighborhood community
  • Cultural cringe, in cultural studies and social anthropology, is an internalized inferiority complex that causes people in a country to dismiss their own

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