Mehmed V Proclaimed Sultan
Mehmed V (r. 1909-1918 CE) was proclaimed Sultan of the Ottoman Empire after the Young Turk Revolution. (Le Petit Journal, 1909 CE)
Topkapı Tile Panel Depicting Mount Arafat
A tile panel in Topkapı Palace depicting Mount Arafat
Ottoman fortress Rumelihisarı, Istanbul, built by Mehmed II (1432-1481 CE), Sultan of the Ottoman empire, in 1452 CE.
Gennadious Scholarios and Mehmed II
Depiction of Gennadious Scholarios interacting with Mehmed II
Detail of a contemporary portrait of Justinian I in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna. The emperor's robe is of Tyrian purple.
Emperor Justinian & His Court
A 6th century CE mosaic depicting Emperor Justinian and his court in the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna.
Justinian II & Tiberius
A gold coin depicting Byzantine emperor Justinian II (r. 685-95 & 705-11 CE) and his son Tiberius (d. 711 CE).
John II Komnenos Hunting
An illustration from a 13th century CE manuscript depicting Byzantine emperor John II Komnenos (r. 1118-1143 CE).
Paul the Apostle
Paul was a follower of Jesus Christ who famously converted to Christianity on the road to Damascus after persecuting the very followers of the community that he joined. However, as we will see, Paul is better described as one of the founders...
The Puritans were English Protestant Christians, primarily active in the 16th-18th centuries CE, who claimed the Anglican Church had not distanced itself sufficiently from Catholicism and sought to 'purify' it of Catholic practices. The term...