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Ashoka's pillar

Ashoka's pillar erected in the district of Vaishali, located in the Bihar state, India. This is one of the nineteen surviving columns erected or at least inscribed with edicts by the Emperor Ashoka...
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Why Medieval? with Patricia Bracewell

My transformation into a medievalist was like falling in love with an old friend. I’ve always been a great reader, and in high school I used to curl up with books by Rosemary Sutcliff, Jean Plaidy, and J.R.R. Tolkien although I gave little conscious thought to the history that infused them. For me the books were all about plot.
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Stradioti: Balkan Mercenaries in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Italy

Stradioti: Balkan Mercenaries in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century ItalyBy Nicholas C. J. PappasPublished OnlineIntroduction: The stradioti, mounted troops of Albanian and Greek origin who initially entered Venetian military service during the Republic’s wars with the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth century, were among pioneers of light cavalry tactics in European armies in the early modern era.
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Al-Gazali’s Concept of Prophecy: The Introduction of Avicennan Psychology into As’arite Theology

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Horatio Nelson - History

Celebrated English naval commander, Nelson joined the navy at age 12. He participated in a number of missions, and saw action in San Juan, America, the West Indies, and the Mediterranean. He initiated his famous affair with Emma Hamilton, wife of the British ambassador to Naples, during the Mediterranean campaigns of the French revolutionary wars.
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