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European History

Napoleon—The Rise to Power and History of Napoleon Bonaparte

March 21, 2017

Napoleon Bonaparte stands as one of the greatest self-made men in the history of the world. But exactly how did the second son of a minor noble on Corsica turn himself into Emperor of France and, arguably, the most influential figure of the 19th century? […]

European History

Machiavelli: Cruelty Well Used

February 21, 2017

By William R. Cook, Ph.D., State University of New York at Geneseo One of the questions we might ask Machiavelli is how important is glory as […]

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American History

Remember the Alamo

January 8, 2017

By Allen C. Guelzo,PhD, Gettysburg College As Americans swarmed into the territories of the Louisiana Purchase, they triggered a major conflict with Mexico over American […]

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European History

The Impossible First Crusade

December 14, 2016

By Kenneth W. Harl, PhD, Tulane University In 1099, at the culmination of the First Crusade—an event that became a watershed moment for Western Civilization—a […]

Barbarossa and his German knights on the Third Crusade (Image: By Unknown author - Scan aus Buch: Johannes Laudage: Friedrich Barbarossa. Eine Biographie. Regensburg 2009, S. 208, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11605322/Public Domain)
European History

The Third Crusade: Three Great Kings

December 13, 2016

By Kenneth W. Harl, Ph.D., Tulane University The Third Crusade is perhaps the most memorable Crusade, even more so than the First Crusade, because it […]

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