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Ancient Greece - A Book Review
The study of ancient civilizations can be overwhelming. There is so much information along with strange and exotic names and customs. It takes a well laid out book like Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History to help explain it.
Ancient Greek Atlas - A Book Review
In the study of Ancient Greece, there should always be reference material that helps guide the reader/student through the history in a way that helps the historical events sink in and take root. The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece by Robert Morkot is one of those valuable resources.
The legend of Troy has intrigued people for hundreds of years. Did this city really exist?
Andrew Jackon and Charles Dickinson's Duel
The duel between Charles Dickinson and Andrew Jackson centered around horse racing and loose tongues.
Andrew Jackson - Indian Hater?
Andrew Jackson has obtained the reputation as one who despised and treated the native tribes of America horribly. Was that really who the man was or does history have a slanted look?
Andrew Jackson as a Common Man
The surprise rise of Andrew Jackson as a political favorite was not due to his experience or connections. He was the man Americans felt represented them the best.
Andrew Jackson Made a Name for Himself
Law was the perfect place for somebody with nothing to find something. It was a developing profession that was considered a new wilderness that was to be shaped. It was a position that did not make friends and was not for the weak of heart. In fact, it could prove deadly if the wrong moves were made
Andrew Jackson's Common Background
Andrew Jackson was the first man to look toward the highest office of the new country that was not part of the gentry that had since been the leaders.
Are Homer's Works Historical?
Homer wrote two of the greatest epics that have lasted for centuries. The Iliad and the Odyssey have given us the most wonderful stories and the most human of characters. But are these fanciful stories just stories to tell children before the midnight fire? Or are these stories founded in history?
Armenian Genocide and Turkish Denial
The first act of genocide in the twentieth century is one that is still hotly debated today: Turkey’s genocide of the Armenian people. By denying the genocidal actions on Armenians in 1915, Turkey leaves no room for closure on one of the twentieth century’s biggest black spots.
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