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The Chivalric Ideal in the First Crusade
As Pope Urban II called for troops to initiate the First Crusade, the chivalric ideal was at the heart of many who stepped forward. What truly happened during the military/religious operation was a mixture of chivalry and madness.
Abacination - Torture Methods in History
History is fully of examples of torture used for political, religious, and personal reasons. It is meant to inflict pain and terror. There are hundreds of ways a person can be tortured with each one of them highly effective. One method of torture used in history was abacination.
Atrocities Toward Women During Egyptian Revolution
In early 2011, Egypt found itself in the midst of a revolutionary change. The steps women took in the Egyptian revolution and the months following could be a contentious tsunami that would sweep across the Arab world at a very high price forcing the status of women to come into question.
Charlemagne as Germanic King and Roman Emperor
Charlemagne was a ruler that has left his mark on the annals of history. In reality, Charlemagne was not just a Germanic king or a Roman Emperor. He was the perfect combination of both.
The Need for Seclusion and Oneness
All too often a person, a community, or a culture wants to eat their cake and have it, too. They want to hold onto tradition while using the advances in technology while not giving up anything. In the end, it is discovered that it is an impossible dream.
History of the Foster Care System
Fostering a child is not something new. It has been around since the Middle Ages and beyond. During that time, the term ‘fostering’ had a different meaning.
Mandate of the Palestinian Conflict
In carving out a home for the displaced Jews of the twentieth century, the United Nations sparked a feud that shows no decrease in hostilities. The claims stretched beyond religion and centered around a place they both call home, and were recognized as being a contention that would find no peace.
Humanism Effect on the Rensaissance
Humanism was the single most revolutionary concept the Renaissance gave the world. It touched all aspects of society and lifted mankind up.
Roman Sunset - A Book Review
One area of history that is not neglected but not really focused on is the Roman occupation of Britain. Fiction or nonfiction, this period is very interesting. Elizabeth May approaches this period with a story you’ll fall in love with in Roman Sunset
Columbus Letter to the Spanish Crown
Too often, the actual letters of famous are ignored. Only intense historians take the time to look at them. The following is a letter from Christopher Columbus to the King and Queen of Spain sometime during the 1490s.
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