Of recent years great strides have been made in the culture of new varieties of water-lilies in the open air.
The Ibn Tibbon family thus rendered conspicuous services to European culture, and did much to further among Jews who did not understand Arabic the study of science and philosophy.
But why intellectual activity is considered by the historians of culture to be the cause or expression of the whole historical movement is hard to understand.
Though much land previously devoted to grain culture has been planted with vines, the area under wheat, barley, beans and maize is still considerable.
The humanistic movement had created a common culture, a common language and sense of common nationality.
To obtain an absolutely pure culture with certainty it is necessary, even when the gelatin method is employed, to start from a single cell.
They have attained the highest culture, profess the purest forms of monotheistic religion, and have brought all the people of the black type and many of those of the yellow under their domination.
In fact, if you stayed sick long enough in that culture, the doctor had to pay you!
All this points to a temporary occupation by a race at a far higher stage of culture than any known Australians, who were certainly never capable of executing even the crude works of art described.
Ionian culture and art, though little known in their earlier phases, derive their inspiration on the one side from those of the old Aegean civilization, on the other from the Oriental models which penetrated to the coast through the Hittite civilization of Asia Minor.
By learning Spanish in high school, I found it was much easier to integrate into the culture of Spain when I traveled there as an adult.
The low stage of culture of the Australians when they reached their new home is thus accounted for, but their stagnation is remarkable, because they must have been frequently in contact with more civilized peoples.
The European country which had come the most completely under the influence of Arab culture now began to send forth explorers Spanish to distant lands, though the impulse came not from the Moors but from Italian merchant navigators in Spanish explora- service.