Essays Tagged: "gold and silver"

The Shield of Achilles. From the Illiad.

is the smith whom forged Achilles' shield. He begins with twenty hot bellows and fires bronze, tin, gold, and silver in his kiln. He then proceeds to hammer the metals upon his anvil to create a massi ... re and sings a lovely dirge. A herd of longhorn cattle is also shown. The bulls are engraved in the gold and tin along with the rest of the pasture's swaying reeds and rippling stream. A pair of lions ...

(3 pages) 148 0 3.8 Nov/1994

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Quicksilver

s produced around 1900.In the later twentieth century people developed a increasing 'need' for pure gold and silver. European and American scientists developed a new advanced way for this- amalgams. A ...

(1 pages) 33 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Cash Crops: The Devastation of Latin America. L.A.contains two valuable commodities,one being cocaine,and sugar, the people will continue to suffer due to the lack of distribution of wealth

Devastation of Latin AmericaWhen Columbus first set foot on the new land his inspiring forces were gold and silver. On his second voyage he planted sugar cane in what is now known as the Dominican Re ... gar cane in what is now known as the Dominican Republic. The crop would later become know as "white gold" which suites the crop perfectly considering the quantity of wealth it would produce. For three ...

(4 pages) 569 12 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Islam, Osama bin Laden, Priciples of Islam.

ullness [and] will neither spit nor blow their nose, or defecate therein, their utensils will be of gold, their combs of gold and silver, their censers of aloes wood, their sweat will be must, and eac ... lso follows some of the same morals that made Christianity so popular, the most apparent being 'the golden rule'. 'He who does not show tenderness will not have tenderness shown to him' (Sterns 184). ...

(3 pages) 128 1 3.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

This essay explains the motives for Spain, France, and England exploring and expanding to the New World.

that Columbus brought back to Spain enticed many adventurous explorers and sent them searching for gold and silver. Missionary clergymen sought to serve God by converting the natives to Christianity. ... ver there were more differences in their motives than there were likenesses. Spain was motivated by gold and silver, spreading Christianity, El Dorado, and the thrill of adventure. France was motivate ...

(3 pages) 125 0 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Throughout the colonial period, economic concerns and religious concerns shared the responsibility for the settling of British North America.

0 and 1600, a price revolution was established in England which was significantly influenced by the gold and silver that they were obtaining from Spanish America. During that time there was a large gr ...

(2 pages) 41 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Spanish Armada. How did it start, what happened, how many people died?

land in 1588. Bad feelings between Spain and England had existed since the 1560's. Spain was taking gold and silver from lands it had claimed in the Americas, and England wanted some of this wealth. W ...

(1 pages) 33 1 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

This is a short essay on why the Roman empire fell.

y on luxury items from places like China, India and Arabia, which depleted the empire's treasury of gold and silver. The government raised taxes to pay its mounting expenses. The government also minte ...

(2 pages) 93 1 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Describe the creation of the United States.

come together to be united as one.There were many reasons why England wanted to establish colonies. Gold and silver were prominent, so economic opportunities lured them the most. English sailors hoped ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Segment of a longer science fiction essay.

lf, these were money, the money gaiuses parents had given him, and the same for tillen also, it was gold, and silver coins, and copper, more in abundance than that of the others, because it was the pa ...

(4 pages) 22 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Termpaper on the nonacceptance of native american culture

d and treated like beasts. Arriving on the coast of the Cuban islands with the intention of finding gold and silver, Columbus found a culture which he didn=t understand and therefore proclaimed savage ... he backs of the Native Americans, and hunted them for dog food. Columbus also made the Arawaks mine gold for him. He would reward his officers with women for them to rape. Conditions became so abhorre ...

(14 pages) 293 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A good biography of John Keats

The poetry of John Keats contains many references to physical things, from nightingales to gold and silver-garnished things, and a casual reader might be tempted to accept these at face value ...

(5 pages) 67 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Illuminated Manuscripts- This was an oral report describing the significance of the illuminated manuscripts.

prophet reading from a manuscript before King Jechonias and all the people in the city of Babylon. Gold and silver was often used as part of the decoration, making these manuscripts valuable. As you ... decoration, making these manuscripts valuable. As you can see, this Gospel book was decorated with gold. People would actually steal these manuscripts and sell the gold and silver. In the photo, the ...

(2 pages) 34 1 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

A Third Journal written as if you were a serf or farmer back in Medieval Times

to get back in the negatives so he can have an even easier life. He already has 100's and 100's of gold and silver coins so why does he want so much from a poor little farmer like me?The King is gree ...

(1 pages) 37 2 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Colonization of the New World between the English and the Spanish. Which groups ( Plymoth or Jamestown) more closely resembled the Spanish model of conlonization.

nd new economic opportunities. The Spanish, on the other hand, exploited the New World in search of gold and silver, greed navigated their search. Although both the English and the Spanish experienced ... voyage was to search for shorter passage from Portugal to China. The Spanish thought they had hit a gold mine and decided to exploit the New World for its gold and silver. Conquistadors hoped to make ...

(5 pages) 120 1 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

India's Foreign Trade

account for 66 percent of country's total imports. Other product groups include pearls, machinery, gold and silver, electronic goods and organic & inorganic chemicals. In six years (1994-95 to 20 ... increased by 10.84 percent; pearls by 3.97 percent; and electronic goods by 6.43 percent. Share of gold and silver in country's total imports during this period dropped by 6.79 percent at 8.24 percen ...

(7 pages) 143 1 2.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Age of Exploration and its effects on slave trade and America

e world.European prominence in the Americas can be viewed as a catastophe. These newcomersexploited gold and silver from the native americans. A more severe consequence to the nativeamericans was the ... Therehas never been an epidemic this large in human history.The Spanish conquistadors thirsted for gold and power. A famous conquistador Cortesconquered the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan. He set out for ...

(3 pages) 60 0 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Principle of the Mercantile System" (1776) Summary

According to Adam Smith in this article, the basis of England's wealth is gold and silver, not in the lands, houses, or resources. He goes on the explain through the article ... ortation of the money they receive from their colonies. The wealth is only considered to consist of gold and silver and, "that those metals could be brought into a country which had no mines only by t ... is not for the people, but rather against them. It is built for the rich man to make his silver and gold and not for the working class families who survived on "cottage industry" or home-industry. He ...

(1 pages) 27 0 2.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Mexicos Fight for Independence

on of deprived and destitute criollos.Between the years 1740 and 1803 the prime export to Spain was gold and silver, amounting to 12 to 18 millions pesos. The management of this was in hands of both t ...

(9 pages) 74 2 4.2 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Mercantilism vs. Laissez-faire

especially through the use of tariffs. A nations wealth, when it comes to mercantilism lays in its gold and silver amounts. Many physiocrats of the time opposed mercantilism because they saw it as ex ...

(1 pages) 27 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History