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Roman Warfare in the Age of Pyrrhus
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Roman Warfare in the Age of Pyrrhus

The Roman army fought many conflicts throughout its long history, though perhaps none so indelible as the Pyrrhic War from 280-275 BCE. This war between...
Renaissance Altarpieces
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Renaissance Altarpieces

During the Renaissance (1400-1600) just about any artist of worth found themselves commissioned at some point in their careers to produce an altarpiece...
The Punic Necropolis of Mahdia
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The Punic Necropolis of Mahdia

The Punic funerary remains of Mahdia, a series of tombs carved into the rock, date back to a period between the 5th and the 2nd century BCE and are...
Seven Notorious Women Pirates
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Seven Notorious Women Pirates

In this article, we look at the lives and deeds of seven notorious women pirates. There is Teuta, the Balkan enemy of ancient Rome; Alwilda, the Scandinavian...
Legions of Noricum, Raetia & Dacia
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Legions of Noricum, Raetia & Dacia

The provinces Noricum, Raetia, and Dacia served as a buffer protecting Roman Empire against any possible outside threat. However, the region posed several...
Ten Notorious Dutch Pirates
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Ten Notorious Dutch Pirates

While there have been pirates and privateers of all nationalities, some Dutch mariners were particularly troublesome in the early modern period, targeting...
Interview with Gordon Campbell
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Interview with Gordon Campbell

In this interview, World History Encyclopedia talks to author and scholar Gordon Campbell all about his new book Norse America: The Story of a Founding...
Gallery of Elizabeth I Portraits
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Gallery of Elizabeth I Portraits

Elizabeth I of England (r. 1558-1603) carefully controlled her image, whether it be through costume, processions, literature, coinage, or the annual...
Tyre
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Tyre

Tyre (in modern-day Lebanon) is one of the oldest cities in the world, dating back over 4,000 years, during which it has been inhabited almost continuously...
The Norse in America: Fact and Fiction
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The Norse in America: Fact and Fiction

The idea that it was the Norse who discovered America first emerged in the late 18th century, long before there was any public awareness of the sagas...
Saint Sophia Cathedral, Kyiv
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Saint Sophia Cathedral, Kyiv

Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine is a monument of 11th-century architecture, painting, and mosaic work. The cathedral was named after Hagia Sophia...
Jan Zizka
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Jan Zizka

Jan Zizka (l. c. 1360 – 1424) was a Czech general and one of the most brilliant tacticians in military history. In the Hussite Wars (1419-c. 1434...
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