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  1. Jan 2022
    1. The men, they noted, wereprimarily occupied in hunting and, occasionally, war, which meantthey could in a sense be considered natural aristocrats. The idea ofthe ‘noble savage’ can be traced back to such estimations.Originally, it didn’t refer to nobility of character but simply to the factthat the Indian men concerned themselves with hunting and fighting,which back at home were largely the business of noblemen.

      The idea of the "noble savage" can be traced back to early French encounters with indigenous Americans who felt that because the men occupied themselves with hunting and war that they were more like the French noblemen who employed themselves in similar pursuits.

  2. Dec 2020
    1. I find it very interesting that they refer to Mansa Musa and Musse Melly. I wouldn’t have understood they were referring to the same person if it wasn’t for the fact they stated about his riches and wealth. In addition, it confirms the fact that he was very wealthy which is stated in many texts. He was wealthy for extracting of riches, but he also was influential leader in Africa.

  3. Apr 2019
    1. technology companies have made it work that way. Ebook stores from Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo, Barnes and Noble all follow broadly the same rules. You’re buying a licence to read, not a licence to own.

      Bear in mind that this "ownership" is common practice with Amazon, Apple, Google, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and other ones as well.

      It's not this way with non-DRM books, that you can download, and reuse as with physical books.

  4. Mar 2018
  5. Nov 2017