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
Ancient Samarkand was a major trading center of the silk Road. Merchants passed these places transporting silk from the East to the West. The Silk Road was located several hundred cities. But in the middle of the XIV Century Samarkand became the stand out among them with its magnificence and wealth. This town owes its prosperity to the great conqueror, the descendant of Genghis Khan – Amir Temur. His Empire stretched from North India and almost to the shores of the Pacific ocean and to Turkey. But during his campaigns was unichtojena more than 17 million people. Amir Temur was a despotic and cruel government Telem. But this cruel man was a patron of the arts, scholarship and craft.
The beauty of the palaces of Amir Temur’s times is not their size but their amazing finish. Simple materials the ancient builders were able to create architectural masterpieces. A characteristic feature of buildings in the Timurid era is the widespread use of izraztsov tiles that came, must be from the architecture of Iran. Buildings are literally covered by it. The tiles are very bright and saturated colors. The combination of blue, yellow and green colors creates ineffable beauty of the pattern. Tile and tile products from green glass became a symbol of the heyday of Eastern, Central Asian Continue reading