Sunday, May 26, 2019

What was the Urabi Revolt?

Urabi Revolt displayed a resolved of a people to resist against economic and political incursion of a foreign power.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Who was Ismail Pasha?

A visionary desiring to transform Egypt into a beacon of modernization in North Africa, but Ismail Pasha left a legacy of debt that brought his country to the hands of imperial powers.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

What was the Fronde?

Battle of Faubourg Saint-Antoine
A civil war (1648 – 1652) in France that pitted feudal rights and absolute monarchy of King Louis XIV.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

The War of Devolution

Betrayal, bribery, and ambition plagued European politics in the 17th century. Alliance came and go and war remained constant to grab as much territory as much as possible for whatever the reason. The War of Devolution (1667 -1668) illustrated this.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Rise and Fall of King Louis XIV

To write about the life of King Louis XIV (1623 – 1715, r. 1651 – 1715) paralleled writing of a novel. He did not became the most renowned King of France for nothing. His reign had tumultuous event that shaped French and world history.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Persian Achaemenid Architecture

Bird eye view of Persepolis
The Achaemenid Persians established the greatest land Empire in the ancient world commanding vast wealth and power. This brought about the development of Persian architecture that blended the architectural ideas from its diverse population and merged it to its own unique style that inspires awe from then and now.