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Thomas Morton
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Thomas Morton

Thomas Morton (l. c. 1579-1647 CE) was an English lawyer, poet, writer, and an early colonist of North America who established the utopian community of Merrymount, sparking conflict with his separatist neighbors at Plymouth Colony and the...
Pre-Columbian America
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Pre-Columbian America

This video is the first of a trilogy about the American continent. We retrace on maps the evolution of Pre-Columbian America since the first settlements until the arrival of Europeans. English translation & voiceover: Rahul Venkit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD1XPJHuYqsq4bTsULWz6XA...
House of Burgesses
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

House of Burgesses

The House of Burgesses (1619-1776 CE) was the first English representative government in North America, established in July 1619 CE, for the purpose of passing laws and maintaining order in the Jamestown Colony of Virginia and the other settlements...
Middle and Southern English Colonies
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Middle and Southern English Colonies

The establishment of the Middle and Southern English Colonies of North America was encouraged by the earlier English settlements of Jamestown Colony of Virginia in the south (founded 1607) and Plymouth Colony and, especially, Massachusetts...
Battle of Marj Ayyun, 1179 CE
Articleby Amin Nasr

Battle of Marj Ayyun, 1179 CE

The Battle of Marj Ayyun was a military confrontation fought near the Litani River (modern-day Lebanon) in June 1179 CE between the Christian Crusaders under the leadership of the king of Jerusalem Baldwin IV (r. 1174-1185 CE) and the Muslim...
Etowah Mounds
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Etowah Mounds

Etowah Mounds (also known as Etowah Indian Mounds) is a National Historic Landmark and archaeological site near Cartersville, Georgia, USA, enclosing the ruins of a prehistoric Native American city whose original name is unknown. The present...
Edessa
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Edessa

Edessa (modern Urfa), located today in south-east Turkey but once part of upper Mesopotamia on the frontier of the Syrian desert, was an important city throughout antiquity and the Middle Ages. A city within the Seleucid Empire, then capital...
Chinese Warring States, 3rd century BCE
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Chinese Warring States, 3rd century BCE

A map showing the principle state of the Warring States Period in China c. 260 BCE.
The Assassins
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

The Assassins

The Assassins (aka Nizari Ismailis), were a heretical group of Shiite Muslims who were powerful in Persia and Syria from the 11th century CE until their defeat at the hands of the Mongols in the mid-13th century CE. Secure in their fortified...
Warring States Helmet
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Warring States Helmet

A bronze helmet from the Yin state. Warring States Period (481-221 BCE).
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