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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.
The Defining Concept of the Renaissance
The defining element of the Renaissance was the humanist movement. It was this single concept that affected every area of the Renaissance society and closed the door on the Middle Ages. Humanism was the essence of the Renaissance.
Palestine and the Arab Israeli Conflict Review
Reading a book on the history of an area is great, but just reading secondary sources always leaves a true history lover feeling like they have missed something. But when an author incorporates primary source documents and not just quotes here and there, you have stumbled on a gold mine.
The Need for a Jewish Haven
Through primary sources beginning in the late 1800s, the desire and need of a safe Jewish haven was at the forefront of many displaced Jewish nations thoughts.
The Modern Middle East Book Review
Studying the Middle East is not always easy. James L. Gelvin’s The Modern Middle East is a must for history lovers
The Absence of Concern for Palestine
As those in the Middle East looked for guidance from Britain to create nations that would survive after the fall of the Ottomans, Britain began establishing their official policy in the Middle East in particular Palestine.
Medieval Medicine and the Roman Empire
Like any profession or area of study, medicine has developed and changed over the years. From the earliest of times, it has involved with a little bit of basic science mixed with a little bit of magic or hope. Medieval times were not any different.
Washington's Speech to Prevent His Army Revolting
The American Revolution was about over. Discontent spread throughout the revolutionary troops when they saw the promise of pay and other things being disregarded by the new government. The great general pulled his troops together and put out the rising fire with this speech.
Refreshing Honesty in the Algerian Resistance
Memoire Algerienne by Henri Alleg gives the reader a glimpse into the lives of the resistance movement in Algeria during WWII where many were fighting for independence from France and prevention of Nazis occupation.
Martha Washington's First Marriage
Martha Washington is known as the very First Lady of the United States and the wife of the famous President George Washington. Many people don't realize is that this regal woman was once married to another man and her only children came from that union. Martha Washington was once Martha Custis.
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