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Jordan Artifact Analysis – Ceramics

The artifact I’ve chosen to analyze is the picture of the woman doing ceramics. I chose this artifact because I’m familiar with ceramic art and can appreciate how difficult it is. Also how beautiful the outcome is as well. It’s an art that takes a lot of patience and leeway to mess up. When an […]



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Family Matters: Italian Organized Crime’s Effects on Local Economy and Abroad

One of the staples of Italian history is the legendary organized crime families, especially the Sicilian Mafia, thanks to pop culture spotlight in movies such as “The Godfather”. To this day, organized crime has a significant impact within Italy itself and the European Union as a whole. Europol indicates there are four major prevailing OCGs […]



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Byzantine Coinage

I started the Byzantine module of the course looking into the Byzantine monetary system, as the Byzantines were exceptionally gifted administrators. Of particular interest to me was the coinage used throughout the long history of the Byzantine Empire. The coin, called a Bezant (or later, a solidus), was a peculiar piece of coinage. For its […]



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Brexit: A Small Word with Big Consequences

Brexit is term that can be seen floating all over European current news.  While it’s a seemingly simple word, the power behind its meaning holds major ramifications for Britain, Europe and the world as a whole. Among issues facing the European Union, of which there are many, a few stick out like sore thumbs. The […]



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Soy Production and Distribution in Mato Grosso

This policy brief explores the history, practices, economics, and environmental effects of soy production and distribution in Brazil’s state of Mato Grosso. Mato Grosso is located in the western part of Brazil, deep into the heart of the Amazon River Basin. A mixture of plains and plateaus, Mato Grosso is not what is typically thought […]



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