Chapter 1. SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHANGES IN KOREA, THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES
In modern historiography, in most cases the XVII century is defined as the beginning of a new history of Korea.
In Soviet historical literature of the new countdown time in Korea is from the XVII century. Any special discussions on this occasion, despite the fact that in the early 1970s, several authors have related the time until the mid-nineteenth century to the “late feudalism”.
In the Korean historical science approach to a new periodization of Korean history is more complex. In South Korea, the time from the beginning of the XVII century until the 1860s, called the period of “transition to a society of the new time”. Meanwhile, the popular reference edition of the mid-1990s, it belongs still to the period of the middle ages. A similar North Korea and the approach to the periodization of the new history of Korea: from one side, until the mid-nineteenth century historians North Korea date from the middle ages, and on the other they celebrate in Korea in XVII-XVIII centuries, the development of commodity-money relations and the emergence of capitalism.
Relative to the upper turn of the new history of Korea in world historiography has been controversial. In the Russian historical science is still the modern history of Korea starting Continue reading
The tale of pragmatism and dryness of the Germans in the Affairs of not only money, but love and obviously came up with the neighbours envious. Of course, a respectable citizen of Germany will not be to throw every last penny for the wedding ceremony, rather it will simply delay it for a year or two to get the opportunity to truly enjoy their holiday.
Despite the fact that Hungary is situated in the heart of Europe, the peculiarities of this people we know very little. And traditional Hungarian wedding is an illustrative example of an unknown Treasury of legends and traditions. For example, the fact that “walk in the bachelors or the maidens” was shameful. Marriage was obligatory for every self-respecting and their relatives person.
The existence of this nation and its identity is known in every country of the world, but about the peculiarities of the national Jewish wedding – units. Maybe because the Jews don’t strongly advertise “the ceremony under the hula”, and maybe because this allowed for a Jewish wedding is only an approximation, but a stranger should not be here. However, the very Jewish wedding is very complex and intricate ceremony, where every movement of the newlyweds verified by history and religion.
Japan, like many other Eastern countries, Continue reading
KOREA. LAND OF THE MORNING CALM
Most Ukrainians mention of South Korea is associated with cheap electronics,
spicy carrots with our markets and the stories about dog meat as a local delicacy. Unfortunately, myths often hide from us the reality…
One look at Seoul, the capital of South Korea, enough to agree: the state is indeed full of surprises! The first thing that catches your eye – hundreds of groups and placed singly skyscrapers. Here and there giant piles of they rested in a small haze of the sky – different configurations, different design, dressed in huge plasma screens or billboards. And in the shadow of modern architecture surrounded by a delightful hiding the silence of Buddhist temples or Palace complexes colorful former rulers of the country. But from the collision of past and present does not occur dissonance – different eras seamlessly intertwined, durmana sounds, smells, the tempo.
OH, THE ROADS…
The second pleasant shock – it’s expensive. Their perfectly smooth surface, without patches and potholes, causes unconcealed envy. They were modelled on the American highways, because often have four rows in each direction. In addition, the city is shrouded in a web of interchanges of air, Continue reading