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History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness

by Lucian Boia

Based on the idea that there is a considerable difference between reality and discourse, the author points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythicized from the perspectives...

Tutankhamen: Amenism, Atenism and Egyptian Monotheism

by Ernest A. Wallis Budge

First published in 1923, "Tutankhamen: Amenism, Atenism and Egyptian Monotheism" is a collection of essays and translations by Ernest A. Wallis Budge about the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egypt, particularly Amenhotep...

The Life and Times of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt

by Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall

First published in 1914, "The Life and Times of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt" by Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall is a comprehensive treatment of Cleopatra and the political and social world in which she lived. It is...

Gobekli Tepe Alien Contact

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

The stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe are arguably one of the most visual and thought evocative pieces of pre-civilization architecture.

However there are many smaller versions of T shaped pillars similar to Gobekli...

The story of the last days of Jerusalem

by Alfred J. Church

"Then Titus took with him six hundred horsemen, and went forth to spy out the strength of the City. Also he had hopes that it might submit itself to him without a siege. For he had heard, as indeed was true,...

History of the Zaza people

by Olivier Aymar

The Zaza people are one of the first inhabitants of Anatolia (present-day Turkey), Asia Minor and Mesopotamia. Today, this indigenous people is forgotten by history.

Who are the Zazas?

In what part of the world...

Mythologies Without End

by Jerome Slater

The history of modern Israel is a fiercely contested subject. From the Balfour declaration to the Six-Day War to the recent assault on Gaza, ideologically-charged narratives and counter-narratives battle for...

Educating Palestine

by Yoni Furas

Educating Palestine, through the story of education and the teaching of history in Mandate Palestine, reframes our understanding of the Palestinian and Zionist national movements. It argues that Palestinian...

Turkey In Europe

by William Milligan Sloane

A series of three articles, "Turkey in Europe," originally published in Political Science Quarterly, by American historian William Milligan Sloane (1850-1928), talks about the Balkans, an area of southeastern...


by Anonymous

This article, "Orientalism," from the June 1853 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, is an indepth discussion of the impact of Western civilization and technological innovation on areas of the Orient previously...

Rambles in Bulgaria

by J.O. Noyes

This article, "Rambles in Bulgaria," by Dr. J.O. Noyes, published in the July 1856 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, tells of the doctor's travels in Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Empire, where he served...

Moslem Traditions

by Anonymous

This article, "Moslem Traditions," from the February 1859 issue of The Knickerbocker magazine, retells some traditional stories about the patriarch Abraham and King Solomon. 

Auto-Emancipation: An appeal to his people by a Russian jew

by Leon Pinsker

The early Zionist pamphlet Auto-Emancipation was written by Leon Pinsker, a Zionist pioneer and activist. His visit to Western Europe led to his famous pamphlet Auto-Emancipation in which he urged the Jewish...

Path of Blood

by Thomas Small & Jonathan Hacker

Path of Blood tells the gripping and horrifying true story of the underground army which Osama Bin Laden created in order to attack his number one target: his home country, Saudi Arabia. His aim was to conquer...

The Last Crusaders

by Barnaby Rogerson

The Crusades were the bridge between medievl and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the lttle explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for thy made the crisis...

The Grand Turk

by John Freely

Sultan Mehmet II, known to his countrymen as 'the Conqueror' and to much of Europe as 'the Terror of the World,' was once Europe's most feared and powerful ruler. Now, Turkey?s most beloved American scholar,...

The War Within

by Yuval Elizur & Lawrence Malkin

For many Israelis, it is the internecine conflict with the ultra-orthodox Haredim that impacts their lives the most. The majority of Haredim -- raised with an intense focus on religion at the expense of all...

The Invention of Jewish Theocracy

by Alexander Kaye

The tension between secular politics and religious fundamentalism is a problem shared by many modern states. This is certainly true of the State of Israel, where the religious-secular schism provokes conflict...

The Temple

by Alfred Edersheim

Alfred Edersheim (1825 - 1889) was a Jewish convert to Christianity and a Biblical scholar known especially for the books "The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah" (1883) and "The Temple" (1874).

The Persian Mirror

by Susan Mokhberi

The Persian Mirror explores France's preoccupation with Persia in the seventeenth century. Long before Montesquieu's Persian Letters, French intellectuals, diplomats and even ordinary Parisians were fascinated...