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  Thoughts on the Historical Causes of Secularization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
It is difficult to exaggerate the harm that was inflicted on Christian culture by the century of religious strife that followed the Reformation.
It was during this century of sterile and inconclusive religious conflict that the ground was prepared for the secularization of European culture.
This is a fight of serious, committed Christians of all stripes against the postmodernist, humanist culture of death and all that it entails.
ic.net /~erasmus/RAZ32.HTM   (3008 words)

 Culture of England - History and ethnic relations, Urbanism, architecture, and the use of space
England is also a culture of many smaller regionalisms, still centered on the old governmental unit of the county and the local villages and towns.
Scots were present in England by the 1700s and settled in England in large numbers during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, often for economic reasons.
SE OF England's urbanism and notions of landscape and countryside are closely tied to the movement of people and economic sectors from major metropolitan areas into new towns, extensions of older towns, smaller towns, villages, and remote rural areas.
www.everyculture.com /Cr-Ga/England.html   (8662 words)

 Lynndie England reveals a culture of warped violence
Lynddie England, the young woman associated with some of the most notorious photographs to emerge from Abu Ghraib, has offered new insights into the abuse scandal that rocked the US military and revealed how she acted to please her former lover.
England, 23, described how her sexually charged relationship with Graner - who she now describes as a "shithead" - focused on her efforts to please him.
In September 2005, England, who has a two-year-old son fathered by Graner, was sentenced to three years in jail by a court martial after being convicted of conspiracy, maltreating detainees and committing an indecent act.
www.infowars.com /articles/iraq/abu_ghraib_lynndie_england_reveals_culture_of_warped_violence.htm   (485 words)

For England and the rest of Europe, the Death meant a startling decrease in labor and a subsequent rise in the value of labor.
This new anti-clerical culture led a number of theologians, writers, and poets in England to begin to speculate about the nature of society, government, economics and human institutions and to forge radically new ideas on all these fronts.
The anti-clerical culture was not so much a theological or even a doctrinal culture—it was a moral and political culture in part forged out of the increasing role that all individuals were playing in English government.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/MA/ENGLAND.HTM   (5600 words)

 England Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Until recently England was generally thought of as a gentle, fabled land freeze-framed sometime in the 1930s, home of the post office, country pub and vicarage.
When To Go Anyone who spends any extended period of time in England will sympathise with the locals' obsession with the weather, although in relative terms the climate is mild and the rainfall is not spectacular.
King of England is an awful job: Harold II copped an arrow through the eye, Edward II was killed by his wife and Edward V murdered by his uncle.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/england   (468 words)

 Culture of England | London Travel
The culture of England is sometimes difficult to separate clearly from the culture of the United Kingdom, so influential has English culture been on the cultures of the British Isles and, on the other hand, given the extent to which other cultures have influenced life in England.
England being the first industrialised country in the world, urbanised workers were in many cases cut off from regional food traditions.
England abounds with folklore, in all forms, from such obvious manifestations as the traditional semi-mystical Arthurian legends and semi-historical Robin Hood tales, to contemporary urban myths and facets of cryptozoology such as the Beast of Bodmin Moor.
goto-london.com /travel/39/culture-of-england   (1201 words)

The word "England" evokes many different images: great cities with their imposing Georgian, Victorian and modern architecture; the Mediaeval castles and cathedrals of country towns; and the delightful villages and rolling hills that the poet and visionary William Blake called "England's green and pleasant land".
And now the modern England, where innovation and dramatic new architecture in London, such as the London Eye and Canary Wharf, illustrates the constant collision of old and new that fuel England's (and the UK's) vibrant creativity.
This consists of a directly elected Mayor who is able to influence policy on transport, economic development, strategic planning, the environment and culture, and a separately elected Assembly of 25 members with powers to question the Mayor on his or her activities and to investigate issues on behalf of Londoners.
www.britainusa.com /sections/index_nt1.asp?i=41105&L1=41105&L2=41105&D=0   (729 words)

 Center for New England Culture - About the CNEC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
New England's museums, state historical societies, and libraries have renowned collections of New England materials, but opportunities are rare for these institutions to collaborate on broad investigations of regional culture.
Despite these difficulties, New England is known as a place in which people make sense of their lives and times by assembling the fragments of experience as part of the region's cultural mosaic.
A defining characteristic of New England culture is the importance of memory.
www.unh.edu /users/unh/acad/libarts/cnec/about.html   (1114 words)

 England's Culture, Attractions and Places of Interest
It is the Cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Primate of All England and leader of the Church of England.
Whilst weekday breakfasts in England often consist of a brief meal of cereal and/or toast, the fry-up is commonly eaten in a leisurely fashion on Saturday or Sunday mornings.
England is part of the United Kingdom, which is a constitutional monarchy, with a Queen (or King) as the head of state, and a Prime Minister as the democratically elected head of government.
www.magicaljourneys.com /England/england-interest.html   (1779 words)

 England History | iExplore.com
England's history - especially during its empire years - had a tremendous influence worldwide.
Over the years, England continued to expand its reach around the globe, reaching its height of power during the reign of another great queen, Victoria, who ruled for 64 prosperous years in the 19th century.
The 20th century was a troubled time for the British: Two costly wars and the loss of empire took their toll on the economy and the national psyche.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/England/History   (335 words)

 Culture Department | SGI New England
From its early years, the Culture Department has been composed of members actively working in the areas of health, law, and education — professions that greatly influence society.
Culture Department members will discover support not only in their district meetings, home visitations, and seeking guidance from leaders, but find it as well with professional peers in dialogues important to becoming respected and trustworthy in their work environments.
For this reason, Culture Department activities will focus on developing the faith of individual members, especially in interaction with members of the same culture department division.
www.sginewengland.org /culture_dept   (185 words)

 England -- an alien culture
Nevertheless, the cardinal's words remain relevant in the wake of the attacks, which pundits keep describing as a "clash of cultures." Britain is a symbolic player in these events.
In part, this is because statistics have been even bleaker in the Church of England, with only a quarter of the population now identifying with the state church.
The key, he said, is that modern England worships at the altar of moral consumerism and absolute personal freedom.
tmatt.gospelcom.net /column/2001/10/24   (643 words)

 New England Online
New England's zoos tend to be very park like, giving animals a large amount of space to roam around and therefore be likely to act as they would in the wild.
Royal New England Zoological Gardens - The largest zoo in New England, the RNEZG is spread over two hundred acres and is located in the Armidale suburb of Laureldale.
The University of New England operates the New England Institute of Zoology at the RNEZG which is the largest publicly funded zoological research facility in the southern hemisphere.
www.newenglandonline.info /culture/natural/index.html   (854 words)

 Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University : IFSA-Butler Programs : England
This country has a hip, urban edge that undercuts its watercolor image, and England’s many cities offer renowned art, culture, and nightlife that attract visitors and immigrants from all corners of the world.
Although beautiful countryside and lovely villages still abound, England is more likely to give you an urban academic experience than cottages and cozy tea parties with the vicar.
Outside of London, twelve universities, some of which are among the most prestigious in the world, allow you to immerse yourself in the culture of England while living in locations that range from small cities to large metropolises.
www.ifsa-butler.org /programs/england   (224 words)

 Culture Briefing England - Your guide to English culture and customs
Culture Briefing England gives you current, in-depth information to help you understand the culture, customs, values and beliefs of the English people.
Culture Briefing: England helps you figure out the English by penetrating below their society’s surface to reveal the customs and established ways of life in England.
It is produced by a team that brings together backgrounds in cultural geography and cultural anthropology as well as extensive experience living for extended periods in a variety of foreign cultures and writing about travel, geography and culture for both the popular press and college-level textbooks.
www.culturebriefings.com /Pages/pubstore/pscben.html   (1325 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: United Kingdom: England: Society and Culture: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
England Under the Tudors - Full text of the work by Arthur D. Innes', published in 1913.
English Culture - Discover the fads, foibles, history and eccentricities of England and the English.
Times of Change in the History of England - A brief history of the periods of transition in England, including the Norman Conquest, the Plague, and the Reformation.
dmoz.org /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Society_and_Culture/History   (807 words)

 England: Culture Shock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The difficulties and emotional insecurities that you experience can be a direct result of what is termed "culture shock" -- an often painful feeling of being "out of synch" with how people in different cultural environment carry out their everyday lives.
There are five fairly distinct phases to culture shock, each experienced in turn for various amounts of time, depending on your general adaptability, amount of experience away from home and other individual factors.
Sometimes you are unaware that the frustrations and emotions you are experiencing are effects of culture shock; in retrospect, this becomes apparent.
www.cccd.edu /studyabroad/england/culture.htm   (858 words)

 Bibliography - Language and Culture
Mediating languages and cultures: Towards an intercultural theory of foreign language education.
Culture bound: bridging the cultural gap in language teaching (pp.
Culture bound: Bridging the cultural gap in language teaching.
carla.acad.umn.edu /culture/bibliography/language.html   (1036 words)

 The Culture of England - Living in the UK - UKinfocus - British Council
'Culture is all pervasive and almost impossibly diverse in England.
There are thousands of forms of cultural pursuit, many of which we pursue to globally recognised levels.
Read all the information about England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and then do comparison activity (1) and comparison activity (2), which look at different icons and typical things from the four regions.
www.britishcouncil.org /learnenglish-ukinfocus-regional-england-culture.htm   (513 words)

 SGI New England | Peace, Culture, & Education
We are the New England region of the Buddhist lay-persons' organization Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a Buddhist association that promotes world peace and individual happiness based on the teachings of Nichiren Buddhism.
The purpose of this website is to support SGI members' activities in New England and to introduce who we are and what we do.
Monthly World Peace Prayer Meetings (Kosen-rufu Gongyo) will be both in Waltham at the Culture Center and in Boston at The Roxbury Center for the Arts (Hibernia Hall, 182-186 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA) for 2007 unless otherwise noted.
www.sginewengland.org   (256 words)

 Center for New England Culture, University of New Hampshire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Center for New England Culture promotes understanding of the region’s diverse culture and rich history, and it fosters an appreciation of the value of regional culture in contemporary American life.
Professor David H. Watters serves as the Director of the Center for New England Culture.
The Center was established with the assistance of a planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and it is part of a consortium of regional culture centers.
www.neculture.org   (236 words)

 Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Main Page
It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
To present a diversity of source material in modern European, American, and Latin American history, as well as a significant amount of materal pertinent to world cultures and global studies.
Although the history of social and cultural elite groups remains important to historians, the lives of non-elite women, people of color, lesbians and gays are also well represented here.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/modsbook.html   (951 words)

 Culture in the UK, traditions in england, kingdom culture, culture of great britain
Culture in the UK, traditions in england, kingdom culture, culture of great britain
England perhaps differs from the other countries of the UK in that it is much harder to identify culture that is specifically English rather than British.
'English culture is generally quite anti-establishment — there’s a big tradition in our arts that attempts to question and challenge authority.
www.nriol.com /welcome2uk/culture-in-uk.asp   (486 words)

 Travel and Culture: England
You could assume there are reasons behind these names, but when you see pubs called The Elusive Camel and traffic signs that actually say, and I quote, "Humped Pelican Crossing," you really start to wonder.
Oh, and the history of England is a little odd, too.
Let me tell you a story which has to be true, because the guy who told it to me was wearing a fur hat: A long time ago, in a continent far, far away, there lived a prince.
teenink.com /Past/2002/March/Travel/England.html   (717 words)

 Elizabethan England
Elizabeth's defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 established England as a great naval power, a prowess that was legendary until after World War I ("Rule Britannia, Britannia Rule the Waves").
Another plot to place her Catholic cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, on the throne was also firmly ended with the execution of the Scottish Queen.
Though the Renaissance may have come late to England, it ended with an awesome roar of creativity.
www.culturalresources.com /Liz.html   (507 words)

 titusonenine » England
The number of couples getting married in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest since records began in 1862 according to official records released Wednesday.
The heads of a university closely aligned to the Church of England plan to ban civil partnership ceremonies on campus.
Tony Blair was last night struggling to prevent a collapse of his authority and being forced to stand down within weeks after it was disclosed that he had been interviewed for a second time by police in the cash for honours affair.
titusonenine.classicalanglican.net /?cat=91   (1082 words)

 Shakespeare’s Colors: Race And Culture In Elizabethan England
Habib’s research has led to a significantly new understanding of the role of cultural politics in Shakespeare’s time, with close examination of the ways race and colonialism affected, and were affected by, Elizabethan society.
Because of laws mandating the banishment of papal Catholicism and the establishment of the Church of England, documentation is exhaustive.
Habib believes Shakespeare’s fl characters struggle between the twin dangers of cultural catalepsy and historical petrifaction; that is, between colonial subjugation and assimilation and anti-/post-colonial resistance.
www.odu.edu /ao/instadv/quest/shakespeare.html   (1509 words)

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