Charles the Great. Ring a bell? Not exactly with the immediacy of Frederick the Great…
Just when Hollywood was on the verge of potentially losing the battle to dominate world cinema due to its commitment to crushing homogeneity of product, Hitler unexpectedly saved the day by sending us the greatest directors and writers of the 1930’s.
Although the Catholic and Protestants were both quite hearty in their pursuit of witches, in the countries where witch hunting really flourished there was also a strong secular government backbone. The lesson to be gained from this correlation of a strong religious and secular movement to accept the idea that witchcraft really existed despite not one iota of evidence is that when religious leaders and government leaders become too intimately intertwined, well, seriously scary scat happens!
There has always been a question to how so few Spanish soldiers could have dominated so many Aztec warriors, as well as questions to why Aztec emperor Montezuma acted in such an indecisive manner that probably sealed his fate. The answer may just lay in his belief in this creation myth and how the Spanish soldiers may have represented destruction of yet another world at the hand of Quetzalcoatl.
A minimum of 6,000 votes in favor of ostracism was required and whichever citizen received the most votes for banishment would then be exiled for a ten year period.
Likewise, Thomson (1994) believes that prior to the nineteenth century war as well as preparation for war had played a significant part in the formation of states in Europe. War was operating in contradictory fashion as it created similarities in the organisation of a state and dissimilarities in international power. In this way, war also impacted the creation of the state as an external factor.
Not that I was particularly splenetic about the appearance of a long dead French revolutionary looming over me in the middle of the night. Splenetic? Hardly. Perhaps a little scared, but nothing compared to the terror and dread experienced whenever I see those two little girls from The Shining.
What Munch may actually have been painting was far less metaphorical than a realistic portrayal of what he saw when Munch painted The Scream in the early 1890’s, but the genesis behind that peculiar aspect of that sky quite possibly took place a decade earlier and half a world away.
Plop-plop, fizz-fizz, oh what a relief it is. And relief from an upset stomach is…
After the emasculation through self-mutilation, the priests were still heavy into re-enactment mode. They shed their male clothing and attired themselves in traditional female garb. They would also wear female jewelry.