Category: History

The Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther

The Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther
Scope: This
lecture will begin by discussing how we might understand the Reformation as a
historical phenomenon. Then, we will turn to the life of Martin Luther: Who was
he? Where and what did he study? What motivated him? What did he write? What
were

UTOPIA AND TERROR IN THE 20TH CENTURY

UTOPIA AND TERROR IN THE 20TH CENTURY
From the trenches of World War I to Nazi Germany to
Saddam Hussein’s Iraq,
the 20th century was a time of unprecedented violence. According to best
estimates, in that 100-year span more than 200 million people were killed in
world wars, government-sponsored per

“Western,” “Civilization,” and “Foundations”

“Western,” “Civilization,” and
“Foundations”
Scope: This
lecture will explore the three seemingly simple words “Western,”
“civilization,” and “foundations.” We ask, “Where is the West? Who is Western’?
How have our understandings of the West changed over time?” The lecture will
then turn to c

Muhammad and Islam

Muhammad and Islam
Scope: This
lecture inaugurates a set of three that explores the world after Rome. We begin with the
least predictable of Rome’s
heirs: the Islamic faith and the Arab peoples. We will star 17217w228r t with a look at the
Arabian peninsula and
the Arab peoples before Muhamma

Amen of Thebes

Amen of Thebes
Of the early
history of the worship of Amen we know nothing, but as far as the evidence
before us goes it appears not to have been very general, and in fact, the only
center of it of any importance was the city of Thebes. Under the XIIth Dyn 13413j96n asty
we find that a sanctuary an

LEXANDER THE GREAT WALKTHROUGH

“ALEXANDER THE GREAT WALKTHROUGH”
ALEXANDER BUILDS SOLID BASES:
Visit the Oracle to be
proclaimed king. Once Pella
opened its gates proceed south and take the green whirlpool. You will be
teleported near Pella,
speak to the mage and enter the town. From now you have to be quite fast in
your moves,

World War I

World War I,
military conflict, from 1914 to 1918, that began as a local European war
between Austria-Hungary and Serbia on July 28, 1914; was transformed into a
general European struggle by declaration of war against Russia on
August 1, 1914; and eventually became a global war involving 32 nations

ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW OUT OF AFRICA

ALWAYS
SOMETHING NEW OUT OF AFRICA
The
controversies surrounding Java man and Beijing
man, what to speak of Castenedolo man and the European eoliths, have long since
subsided. As for the disputing scientists, most of them are in their graves,
their bones on the way to disintegration or fossilizatio

THE SELENKA EXPEDITION

THE
SELENKA EXPEDITION
To
resolve some of the questions surrounding the Pithecanthropus fossils and their
discovery, Emil Selenka, professor of zoology at MunichUniversity in Germany, prepared a full-fledged
expedition to Java, but he died before it departed. His wife, P 444p1524e rofessor Lenore
S

Introduction and Acknowledgements – human history

Introduction
and Acknowledgements – human history
In 1979,
researchers at the Laetoli, Tanzania, site in East Africa discovered footprints in volcanic ash
deposits over 3.6 million years old. Mary Leakey and others said the prints
were indistinguishable from those of modern humans. To these scienti