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How Vikings Got Their Name – Etymology of the Vikings

Some researchers derive the word "Viking" from the Old Norse "víkingr", which means "man from the bay " or "man from the port". Earlier,...

The Cyprus Crisis

Cyprus was plunged into Chaos on the 15th of July, 1974 when the Greek Junta of Ioannides staged a successful Coup and took over...

Some of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in History

Anna Komnene Anna Komnene was the daughter of Alexios Komnenos, the first Byzantine emperor of the Komenian line that ruled from 1081-1118 and became on...

Tigranes the Great (95–55 BC) – King of Armenia

Tigranes II the Great 140 BC - 55 BC was the king of Great Armenia, a great commander, and conqueror of the Hellenistic era,...

East Germanic Tribe – The Gepids

The Gepids was an ancient Germanic tribe, akin to the Goths. According to the Geography of Ptolemy, Gepids lived among the Baltic tribes, on...

The Portuguese Colonial Empire

The Portuguese Empire is a collection of overseas territories that were colonized by the Portuguese from  the 15th to the 20th century. The precondition...

Ottoman–Mamluk War (1516–17)

The Ottoman-Mamluk War of 1516-1517 was the second war between the Ottoman Empire and the Mamluk Sultanate, which led to the complete destruction of...

The Great Migration Period

The great migration is a conditional name for the ethnic change in Europe in the 4th-7th century, mainly from the periphery of the Roman...

The History of the Mamluk Sultanate (1250–1517)

The Mamluk Sultanate was a medieval feudal state in the Middle East, which existed from 1250 to 1517. The sultanate was formed as a...

Henry VI, the King of Germany, and Holy Roman Emperor

Henry VI (German Heinrich VI) was the King of Germany from 1169, the Holy Roman Emperor from 1191 and the King of Sicily since...

History of The Kingdom of Sicily (1130 -1861)

The Kingdom of Sicily existed in the south of modern Italy from 1130 to 1861. It included the actual island of Sicily, and also,...

The History of the Fatimid Caliphate (909–1171)

The Fatimid caliphate 909-1171 was a medieval Shiite Arab state centered in Cairo from 972. In the era of its power, the Fatimid caliphate...

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Italo-Turkish War (1911-1912)

Causes Italy as a newly-formed power was looking for markets and tried to expand its colonial possessions. The Italians began to conduct diplomatic preparations for...

How Vikings Got Their Name – Etymology of the Vikings

Some researchers derive the word "Viking" from the Old Norse "víkingr", which means "man from the bay " or "man from the port". Earlier,...

The Colonial Italian Empire

The colonies of Italy are a combination of European and overseas territories of Italy in relation to Italy, which in the 19th and 20th...

First Italo-Ethiopian War (1894-96)

Introduction and War By 1895, the African continent was largely divided between the European powers, but Ethiopia, remained independent. Italy, which was late to the...

The Hungarian War of Independence

Background Based on the national guard created in the first days of the revolution, the Hungarian government began to create its own army. This caused...