Portrait of Sayyida al-Hurra

The Establishment of the Barbary Region

May 13, 2022

The Barbarossa Brothers allied with Sayyida al-Hura in order to both establish the Ottoman authority in the region and to make the Barbary states independent of Spain. […]

Table flags of France and Haiti.

Haiti: World’s First Black Republic

May 11, 2022

The social transformation that many in Haiti dreamed of at the beginning of the 19th century was never accomplished. The Haitian people have yet to free themselves of their country’s history of poverty and corruption. […]

Image of the Great Wall of China
Content Spotlight

Palace Life in Medieval China

May 9, 2022

The Chinese people tend to preserve traditions and their heritage, and respect the past. This gives legitimacy to their present. The palace structures, the clothes, and the food are all reflection of Chinese history. […]

Painting of Jane Austen
British Literature

The Passage of Time in Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’

May 7, 2022

Jane Austen’s last novel ‘Persuasion’ focuses on the passage of time: on age and aging. Time has brought about differences in financial and social status, and also on physical appearances of the novel’s characters. […]

The Ueda Theater, a movie theater in Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Japanese Cinema in the Postwar Period

April 30, 2022

Turmoil, humiliation, crushing defeat, and poverty were what the Japanese people had experienced during the wartime. No wonder that postwar films reflected the same themes. […]

Illustration of pirate skull

Some Famous Elizabethan Sea Dogs

April 28, 2022

The sea dogs were roguish privateers who were authorized during Elizabeth’s reign to carry anti-Spanish commissions. Sir Martin Frobisher and Sir John Hawkins were two famous sea dogs. […]

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