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Slave, Soldier, Lord, and Sovereign: The Story of Baybars

By Adam Ali“We brook no opposition: if anyone takes a sown field of ours, in its place we capture a lofty citadel; and for any peasant of ours captured we seize a thousand armed warriors. If they destroy a wall of a house, we destroy walls of cities…Whoever wishes to pick a quarrel with us must know what he is about; and whoever wishes to take something from us will find disasters such as these ordained for him.
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How today’s wars are similar to the medieval wars in Scandinavia

By Fillip-André BaarøyThere are many ways in which to understand present-day warfare. One way is to look at the wars that took place in the Middle Ages.Most wars since 1989 have not been fought between states. The divisions associated with classical types of warfare – between soldiers and civilians, soldiers and criminals, war and peace – are not that clear anymore.
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1952 Presidential Elections - History

1952 Elections Eisenhower VS stevensonBoth the Republican and Democratic parties actively courted General Dwight D. Eisenhower. However, Eisenhower was a Republican at heart. He agreed to run as the Republican nominee for the & 34;good of the nation.& 34; Senator Robert Taft, of Ohio, opposed Eisenhower for the nomination.
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Land Battle of Vella Lavella, 15 August-7 October 1943

Land Battle of Vella Lavella, 15 August-7 October 1943The land battle of Vella Lavella (15 August-7 October 1943) was one of the first examples of the leapfrogging strategy that carried the Americans across the vast distances of the Pacific.In the aftermath of their defeat on Guadalcanal the Japanese entered the defensive stage of their war plan.
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King João II of Portugal “O Príncipe Perfeito” and the Jews (1481-1495)

King João II of Portugal “O Príncipe Perfeito” and the Jews (1481-1495)Soyer, François (University of Southampton)Sefarad (Sef) Vol. 69:1, enero-junio (2009) págs. 75-99 AbstractKing João II (1481-1495) is chiefly remembered in Portuguese historiography as the first “modern” King of Portugal and a monarch who vigorously worked to restore the status of the Portuguese Crown, weakened during the reign of his father Afonso V (1438-1481).
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Traditio vel Aemulatio? The Singing Contest of Samarra, Expression of a Medieval Culture of Competition

Traditio vel Aemulatio? The Singing Contest of Samarra, Expression of a Medieval Culture of CompetitionBy Agnes ImhofDer Islam, Vol.90:1 (2013)Abstract: There is hardly any evidence suggesting that the singing contest of Samarra deals with traditio. Music is mainly performance, and the significance of improvisation allows the singer, male or female, to assume a key position.
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