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Taksin the Great By History World
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During his reign, Taksin fought various wars. The new Burmese invasions were successfully repelled by his forces. He subjugated the northern Thai kingdom of Lanna, and he defeated the Laotian... More > principalities. In those days, Cambodia was a threat to his country, so consequently he successfully subjugated Cambodia. Taksin the Great Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Early Years and Education Chapter Three: Early Career Chapter Four: Establishment of Capital Chapter Five: Taksin’s Reign Chapter Six Economy, Culture and Religion Chapter Seven: Final Years and Death Chapter Eight: Critics< Less
Saladin the Great By History World
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In the Western world he is better known as Saladin. He was a Kurdish Muslim. He was the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria. Saladin was the founder of the Ayyubid Dynasty. Saladin was the leader of the... More > Muslim opposition to the Franks and other European Crusaders in the Levant. When he was at the top of his power, his empire included Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen, and some parts of North Africa. Under the leadership of Saladin, his armies successfully subdued the Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin, and consequently he was able to recapture Palestine. The land of Palestine had been seized from the Fatimid Egyptians the Crusaders 88 years before. Saladin the Great Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Childhood and Early Life Chapter Three: Saladin’s Early Expeditions Chapter Four: Domestic Issues during His Rule Chapter Five: Expansions of the Empire Chapter Six: Death Chapter Seven: Saladin’s Legacy< Less
Great Lives 16: Genghis Khan By History World
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He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he started the Mongol invasions that resulted... More > in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the Kara-Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in Khwarezmia. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.< Less
Great Lives 5: Ashoka the Great By History World
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In the history of India, Ashoka is referred to as Samraat Chakravartin Ashoka – the "Emperor of Emperors Ashoka". His name "aśoka" means "painless, without... More > sorrow" in Sanskrit (the a privativum and śoka "pain, distress"). In his edicts, he is referred to as Devānāmpriya (Pali Devānaṃpiya or "The Beloved Of The Gods"), and Priyadarśin (Pali Piyadasī or "He who regards everyone with affection"). Along with the Edicts of Ashoka, his legend is related in the later 2nd-century Aśokāvadāna ("Narrative of Asoka") and Divyāvadāna ("Divine narrative"), and in the Sri Lankan text Mahavamsa ("Great Chronicle").< Less
Timur the Great By History World
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Timur the Great Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Early History Chapter Three: Timur’s Personality Chapter Four: Timur as a Military Leader Chapter Five: Rise to... More > Power Chapter Six: Period of Expansion Chapter Seven: Timur’s Campaign against the Tughlaq Dynasty Chapter Eight: Campaigns in the Levant Chapter Nine: Timur’s Attempts to Attack the Ming Dynasty Chapter Ten: Timur as a Patron to the Arts Chapter Eleven: European Exchanges Chapter Twelve: What Europeans Think about Timur Chapter Thirteen: Timur’s Legacy< Less
Literature Companion: The Red and the Black By History World
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“The Red and the Black” by Stendhal is a historical novel, divided into two books. It was first published in 1830. It was originally written in French and its title was “Le Rouge et... More > le Noir.” According to literary scholars and critics “The Red and the Black” can also be called a psychological historical novel. Literature Companion: The Red and the Black Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: History and Background Chapter Three: Plot Summary Chapter Four: Characters Chapter Five: Complete Summary Book One Book Two Chapter Six: Critical Analysis Chapter Seven: Structure and Themes< Less
Great Lives 17: Justinian I By History World
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One of the most important figures of Late Antiquity and the last Roman Emperor to speak Latin as a first language, Justinian's rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the Eastern Roman... More > Empire. The impact of his administration extended far beyond the boundaries of his time and domain. Justinian's reign is marked by the ambitious but only partly realized renovatio imperii, or "restoration of the Empire". This ambition was expressed by the partial recovery of the territories of the defunct Western Roman Empire. His general Belisarius swiftly conquered the Vandal Kingdom in North Africa, extending Roman control to the Atlantic Ocean. Subsequently Belisarius, Narses, and other generals conquered the Ostrogothic Kingdom, restoring Dalmatia, Sicily, Italy, and Rome to the Empire after more than half a century of barbarian control.< Less
Great Lives 18: Kublai Khan By History World
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Kublai Khan was the second son of Tolui and Sorghaghtani Beki, and a grandson of Genghis Khan. He succeeded his older brother Möngke as Khagan in 1260, but had to defeat his younger brother Ariq... More > Böke in a succession war lasting till 1264. This episode marked the beginning of disunity in the empire. Kublai's real power was limited to China and Mongolia, though as Khagan he still had influence in the Ilkhanate and, to a far lesser degree, in the Golden Horde. If one counts the Mongol Empire at that time as a whole, his realm reached from the Pacific to the Black Sea, from Siberia to modern day Afghanistan – one fifth of the world's inhabited land area.< Less
Literature Companion: All Quiet On the Western Front By History World
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Paul Baumer is the central character of the story. He happens to be a student at a school. His school teacher inspires him through his rhetoric on patriotism to join the German Army shortly after the... More > First World War. The novel portrays the soldiers during and after the war. It describes the mental trauma and changes that the soldiers experience when they come back from the war. Unlike earlier novels that presented war as heroic and glorious, the present novel depicts the atrocities of the war and their effect on the minds of young soldiers. Literature Companion: All Quiet On the Western Front Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: More about the Book Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Plot Summary Chapter Five: Thematic Analysis Chapter Six: Main Motifs Chapter Seven: Symbolism Chapter Eight: Other Mediums< Less
Literature Companion: The House of the Spirits By History World
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Before being published, several other Spanish language publishers had rejected the novel, but when it was, eventually, published in Barcelona in the year 1982, it became an instant best seller. It... More > was very well received by both readers and reviewers. The Spanish title of the book is “La Casa de los espíritus.” The book was highly acclaimed by the literary critics around the world. It made Allende a literary star overnight. In the year of its publication, the novel was declared the Best Novel of the Year in Chile. Allende was awarded the country’s Panorama Literario Award. Literature Companion: The House of the Spirits Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Epilogue Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less