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Battle of Edgehill
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Battle of Edgehill

The Battle of Edgehill in Warwickshire on 23 October 1642 was an early engagement in the English Civil Wars (1642-1651) and the first major battle of that conflict. The Royalist forces loyal to Charles I of England (r. 1625-1649) met an army...
Interview with Greg Woolf
Interviewby Kelly Macquire

Interview with Greg Woolf

Join World History Encyclopedia as they talk to author and professor Greg Woolf all about his book Rome: An Empire's Story, Second Edition, published by Oxford University Press. Kelly (WHE): Do you want to just tell everyone what the book...
Christmas Through the Ages
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Christmas Through the Ages

The Christmas holiday has gathered around it customs and traditions for over two millennia, some of which even pre-date the Christian festival itself. From gift-giving to the sumptuous spread of a Christmas dinner table, this article traces...
Luther's 97 Theses
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Luther's 97 Theses

Martin Luther's 95 Theses, credited with sparking the Protestant Reformation in Europe, have become a cultural touchstone since he posted them 31 October 1517, but the little-known 97 Theses, posted only a month earlier, are equally significant...
Capitals of the Roman Empire: Constantinople & RomeĀ 
Articleby Oxford University Press

Capitals of the Roman Empire: Constantinople & RomeĀ 

Constantinople at first had much in common with the temporary capitals of the 2nd and 3rd century CE and the tetrarchic capitals. It was an existing city of medium size, well located on the road network, and unlike most of them, it was also...
Martin Luther's 95 Theses
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Martin Luther's 95 Theses

Martin Luther's 95 Theses of 31 October 1517, although they have since come to represent the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, were not written to challenge the authority of the Roman Catholic Church but were simply an invitation to...
Origins of World Agriculture
Articleby James Hancock

Origins of World Agriculture

Agriculture arose independently at several locations across the world, beginning about 12,000 years ago. The first crops and livestock were domesticated in six rather diffuse areas including the Near East, China, Southeast Asia, and Africa...
Roman Warfare in the Age of Pyrrhus
Articleby Christopher L. Serafin

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 to 275 BCE. This war between Rome and a league of Greek colonies in southern Italy led by the city of Tarentum...
Renaissance Altarpieces
Articleby Mark Cartwright

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. Some of the greatest names in European art were so called upon, from Jan van Eyck to...
The Punic Necropolis of Mahdia
Articleby Njim Adel

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 located in the northeast of Tunisia. These tombs are useful for us to understand the acculturation...
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