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Historical context is the political, social, cultural, and economic setting for a particular idea or event. In order to better understand something in history, we must look at… its context--those things which surround it in time and place and which give it its meaning. In this way, we can gain, among other things, a sense of how unique or ordinary an event or idea seems to be in comparison to other events and ideas.
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The caste system was an oppressive hierarchical social system designed by the ancient rulers and religious leaders of India. That system was economically similar to other equi…valent systems of the highly developed civilizations of the world. The caste system is equivalent to the class system that is practiced in most developed nations of the world. That system was designed to function in a similar manner as honeybees and army ants. The caste system was more rigid and oppressive than the class system. The superior caste/class established rigid social separations between the working class and the masters. Religion was used to endorse this bigotry by proclaiming that the divisions were established by their Gods as part of a graduation process called reincarnation. Approximately five thousand years ago there was a rebellion among the religious heads with respect to the crude rituals which involved animal and human sacrifices. These leaders also held significant differences of opinions regarding the social oppression practiced under the corrupt caste system. The rebel group eventually created their own belief system known as Jainism. Another religious leader came along at around 500 BC creating his own belief from samplings of other systems and it was called Buddhism. Then there came Emperor Asoka who reigned over most of India. Emperor Asoka was a follower of the Buddhist belief and consistent with the practice of imperialism, he introduced his beliefs as the superior religion to the old oppressive Vedic religious practices. His actions significantly reduced the horrible atrocities of the Vedic religion for some time. The new religious teachings had more respect for human rights and equity it also made the citizens more docile through the concept of non-injury and nonviolence. The dismantling of the social structure resulted in many divisions within the society which eventually made it easy for the Islamic Mongolian invasion. The various factions of beliefs that existed before the Islamic invasion, came together against a common enemy that threatened to annihilate their cultures and beliefs. A modified version of the old oppressive Vedic religion was created to include some aspects of Buddhism and the caste system was further weakened. Gandhi came along as the ultimate human rights activist under the terrorism of British Christian imperialism and he condemned the caste system for creating divisiveness among his people. Science and civil rights activists have become the ultimate nemesis against the oppression, terrorism and bigotry of religion, exposing the deceit and injustice of religion and its various forms of bigotry. As a result the caste system and all other forms of bigotry will eventually be outlawed
The historical context of change is essentially what the environment does to change due to historical events or trends. For example, how the world changed when dinosaurs b…ecame extinct.
An account of a historical event by someone who witnessed the event.
I couldn't find much, but the most I could get is that at the time England had colonies everywhere, and when people from the colonies would visit England they would tell stori…es of where they came from.
ths historical context in this play is the idea of socialism and capitalism, the Russian revolution and social unrest during the time
It was around the time of the great deppression and World War I.
set in the 1930's before world war two american dream the great depression i am also doing an essay on this but these arethe only points that cinstantly came up
The literary context: It was a reaction to realism/naturalism. Realism, as you might have guessed, based its ideas on the notion that there is such a thing as an absolute trut…h, and that it can be described objectively. Modernism can be seen as a reaction against that because one of the major themes is using multiple viewpoints. It follows that there is no such thing as an absolute truth when two people see things differently. Examples: Picasso's work, Faulkner's As I Lay Dying and many others.
Government accounting has been viewed historically as a key element in the movement from absolute power, (i.e., the government or a king or emperor) to relative power (i.e., a… shared model of government).
none. just none maybe if you pulled your head out of your a$$ and actually read the back you'd know
In Animal Farm
"Historical context" can be interpreted in two ways: In a literal sense - the story takes place in roughly the mid-1900s as demonstrated by the technology and events mention…ed. Since the story is an allegory for the Russian Revolution of 1917 creating the Soviet Union and events in the Stalin era, its historical context would be from just prior to the Russian revolution (pre-1917) up to just before WW II or up to when it was published (1945) depending on your perspective. Since no allegories to the war appear in the book, it might be argued that it ends prior to the war, but Orwell was deeply troubled by the cooperation of the Allies with Stalin during the war and very critical of Stalin, it can be argued that the end of the book was meant to reflect the cozy relations between Stalin and the Allies at the end of the war.
Historical context helps readers better understand the meaning of a text.
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