This couple replaced James II & VII as he fled the country. This joint reign began in February 1689. The differences and similarities of Ivan IV and William & Mary. Ivan IV , also known as Ivan The Terrible was the Tsar of Russia. He wanted complete control and he got it .He rose to power at the age of 3 when his father died and at 16, he crowned himself as the Czar of Russia.
In 1459, when diplomats came to visit, they declined removing their hats due to religious reasons. Vlad then commended them on the devotion to their religion and to ensure they would never take of their hats again he had the hats nailed to the diplomats skulls. During one of his successful military campaigns against the Ottomans Vlad
Dracula was created by the myths of ancient worlds, with some influence from the Romanian Prince Vlad and quite possibly the Countess Elizabeth Bathory. Today I'm going to discuss the history and people who's personality and actions influenced Stoker's creation of the name, characteristics, and
After Julius Caesar was murdered, Augustus became his heir and raised an army to challenge Mark Antony who had taken control after Julius Caesars death. In 43 B.C. Antony was defeated and Augustus seized military power over Rome. For the following thirteen years Antony and Augustus had battles until 30 B.C. when Antony killed himself.
Shadow of the Vampire Essay Shadow of the Vampire is a post-modern appropriation of the past texts Dracula by Bram Stoker and the silent film Nosferatu. Through omission, subversion and transformation a new text is created for a new context. This is done through both the use of gothic elements and post-modernist techniques. These aspects shape and modify the characterisation, the plot and the setting. The films story line is based around the creation of the silent film Nosferatu, and the director Murnau’s lust for modern-day immortality with an underlying conceit of the traditional vampire who is embodied by Max Schreck.
Two of the three leaders of the Young Turk triumvirate, Enver Pasha, middle, accompanied by Djemal Pasha, right, in a visit to Jerusalem in 1915, then a part of Ottoman Syria. On July 24, 1908, Armenians' hopes for equality in the empire brightened once more when a coup d'état staged by officers in the Turkish Third Army based in Salonika removed Abdul Hamid from power and restored the country to a constitutional monarchy. The officers were part of the Young Turk movement that wanted to reform administration of the decadent state of the Ottoman Empire and modernize it to European standards. The movement was an anti-Hamidian coalition made up of two distinct groups: the secular liberal constitutionalists and the nationalists; the former was more democratic and accepted Armenians into their wing whereas the latter was more intolerant in regard to Armenian-related issues and their frequent requests for European assistance. :140–1 In 1902, during a congress of the Young Turks held in Paris, the heads of the liberal wing, Sabahheddin Bey and Ahmed Riza, partially persuaded the nationalists to include in their objectives to ensure some rights to all the minorities of the
This arrangement was finalised by the Treaty of Greenwich, 1543. However, the engagement was broken by the Scots, and it was arranged that Mary would marry the Dauphin. With the possibility of an alliance with France totally removed, Somerset began his campaign against Scotland. Things went well initially. Somerset and Dudley led their armies on Berwick, and with the aid of a number of foreign mercenaries marched up into the lowlands to defeat the Scots in the Battle of Pinkie (September 1547).
Bram Stoker’s Dracula was written in a time of great change. His story had many interesting themes that where symbolic. According to shmoop.com, blood may be one of the most symbolic themes in the story (shmoop.com). The character, Renfield, says, "I tried to kill him for the purpose of strengthening my vital powers by the assimilation with my own body of his life through the medium of his blood – relying, of course, upon the Scriptural phrase, 'For the blood is the life.” He is referring to the idea that by drinking another’s blood you are able to, in some way, take their vital powers. We can relate this passage to the Christian faith and taking communion.
[...] Forgiven! God bless you". In the final paragraph of the passage, Van Helsing speaks and endorses once again the role of the clergyman, with a strong reference to marriage "And now, my child, you may kiss her". Here, like many elements in Dracula , the proper order of things is changed: Arthur has symbolically consumed his marriage even before being allowed to kiss the bride. This shows that vampires overturn everything in the Victorian society, altering every concept and values to make them
Its first mention, in Chapter III, comes when the count tells Harker that “blood is too precious a thing in these days of dishonorable peace; and the -glories of the great races are as a tale that is told.” The count proudly recounts his family history, relating blood to one’s ancestry—to the “great races” that have, in Dracula’s view, withered. The count foretells the coming of a war between lineages: between the East and the West, the ancient and the modern, and the evil and the good. Later, the depictions of Dracula and his minions feeding on blood suggest the exchange of bodily fluids associated with sexual intercourse: Lucy is “drained” to the point of nearly passing out after the count penetrates her. The vampires’ drinking of blood echoes the Christian rite of Communion, but in a perverted sense. Rather than gain eternal spiritual life by consuming wine that has been blessed to symbolize Christ’s blood, Dracula drinks actual human blood in order to extend his physical—but quite soulless—life.