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Louis XIV of France Moves His Court to Versailles

Louis XIV moved his court and government offices to Versailles in an effort to undermine nobles' efforts against the centralization of his power. The palace, one of the most lavish ever built, was the work of Louis Le Vau, J. H. Mansart, and Charles Le Brun. The park and gardens contain fountains, reservoirs, and sculptures, and the park contains two smaller palaces, as well as temples, grottoes, and decorative structures. What is the historical significance of the palace's "Hall of Mirrors?"

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Tanglewood

Tanglewood is an estate and music venue in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts and is the home of the annual summer Tanglewood Music Festival and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. It has been the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home since 1937. The name "Tanglewood" pays homage to what American author who spent time in the Berkshires?

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Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud founded psychoanalysis, a system of interpretation and therapeutic treatment of psychological disorders based on the idea of the unconscious. Psychoanalysis attributes neurosis to the barring of libidinal ideations from consciousness, and, as a means of treatment, it proposes that patients become aware of these unconscious thoughts through the free association of ideas. According to Freud, what are Eros and Thanatos?

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