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Black Wind - Book Review
There isnít a Clive Cussler novel I donít like. Each one gets me sucked in and refuses to let me go until the book is completely read. What makes the action packed novel even better is the way Cussler incorporates history into each of his books. He didnít disappoint me in Black Wind.
Henry II vs. Thomas Becket
Many eyes throughout history have zoomed in on the conflict between the English king, Henry II, and the archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket. Most observers are unaware of this conflict was the reflection of what was happening in mainland Europe between the Church and the State.
Middle Eastern Political Topics After WWI
Since the close of the first World War, five major components have made up the spine and the heart of Middle Eastern politics. They include religion, European imperialism, oil, desire for Islamic purity, and the nature and power of the jihad.
The Cluniac Reforms and St. Augustine
Looking closely at the Cluniac reform and the ideas that St. Augustine promoted, it seems that the reform by the Cluny order was neither a reflection nor a contradiction of St. Augustine.
Beatings - Torture Methods in History
When one thinks of torture, images of the rack and other dungeon torture pieces of equipment come to mind. Those instruments were used, but plain old beatings have out lasted all modes of torture down through the years.
Brave Women During the Egyptian Revolution
While Middle Eastern papers are not as vocal about the abuse of the Egyptian women during and after the revolution, they are not completely ignoring the problem either.
Christianity's Contribution to the Fall of Rome
The great Roman Empire was large and intricate. As Christianity grew, church officials taking over the administration of areas of the Empire helped to cripple the awe-inspiring civilization and took Christianity from a matter of the soul to that of running nations.
The Brank - Torture Methods in History
Many torture methods make you cringe. Others can make you sick. Then there are those that almost make you laugh and wish they were used today. AlmostÖ. The Brank is one such device.
Abuse of Women During Egyptian Revolution
Both American and Middle Eastern papers reported the surge of womenís involvement in the Egyptian revolution.
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.
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