Category: Humanities

The humanities are academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences. The humanities include ancient and modern languages, literature, history, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theatre. The humanities that are also regarded as social sciences include technology, history, anthropology, area studies, communication studies, cultural studies, law and linguistics. Scholars working in the humanities are sometimes described as “humanists”.

Origin of Santa Claus – Did Coca-Cola Invent Santa Claus?

Origin of Santa Claus – Did Coca-Cola Invent Santa Claus? Although the Coca-Cola Company helped popularize Santa Claus, it cannot take credit for creating the ubiquitous Christmas image. Nothing says Christmas like the image of a white whiskered fat man

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Henry David Thoreau said “government is best which governs least” or “not at all”

Henry David Thoreau said “government is best which governs least” or “not at all” Thoreau wrote these words in Civil Disobedience published in 1849, his renowned essay about the necessity of individual resistance to unjust government. Thoreau wrote, “ I

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Tibet and Mongolia, Bon and Buddhism, closely linked by Ancient Religion,Traditions and Culture

Tibet and Mongolia, Bon and Buddhism, closely linked by Ancient Religion,Traditions and Culture The roots of Tibet’s Mythology lie in shamanistic pagan traditions of the distant past that gradually codified into the indigenous Bon religion. Bon had a crowded pantheon

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Ancient Egypt, a woman’s world – Women’s Rights better than many modern countries

Ancient Egypt, a woman’s world – Women’s Rights better than many modern countries When feminists today talk about women’s rights and equality with men, they may do well to look to the good old days of ancient Egypt to see

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (Poetry Reading-Audiobook) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

********************************The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (Poetry Reading)by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow1807-1882Poem written April 19, 1860; first published in 1863 as part of “Tales of a Wayside Inn” Listen my children and you shall hearOf the midnight ride of Paul Revere,On

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