The 6th of February 1918 marks a pivotal date in British history as people across the country will rejoice in celebrating the centennial anniversary of the enfranchisement of women over the age of thirty being granted the right to vote. This important landmark in British history may have happened over three generations ago, but it … More From Seneca Falls to the Nineteenth Amendment: The American Women’s Movement.
The path to emancipation can be seen through the American Civil War which was in effect fought over slavery. The conflict procured a sense of rebelliousness amongst the slaves as they began to sense their impending liberation. Many became uncontrollable as they refused to obey orders and challenged to their masters. This resulted in approximately … More The Emancipation Proclamation: How Far Did it Really Change the Position of African-Americans?
This January is the 100th anniversary of Woodrow Wilson’s 14 points. Wilson addressed to congress a 14-point programme to aid with universal peace on January 8th, 1918. These peace negotiations were intended to take affect after World War I. On the face of it, the 14 points looked as if they were a “cure” to … More Woodrow Wilson & the 14 Points
Always divine, aren’t you Alexander? This depicts the relief of Alexander the Great as Pharaoh, the new ruler of Egypt. Here we witness Alexander receiving the crowns of lower and upper Egypt with the formal titles of the pharaohs before the god Amun- Ra, an Egyptian god worshipped by the Greeks as Zeus Ammon. This … More Alexander the Great as Pharaoh,
As this month is African History month, I decided to take my historical specialty; warfare, and see how it worked in Africa. While there is plenty of information out there, warfare in Africa isn’t a generally well known topic, at least outside of Egypt, Carthage, and post-colonial periods. So my goal is to take a … More Warfare In Precolonial Africa
In the late 19th century there was a period known as the scramble for Africa, during which almost the entire continent was placed under colonial rule. Ethiopia has the distinction of being one of only two countries who retained their independence. This blog will discuss the work of one of the great emperors during this … More Menelik, Ethiopia (and Italians)
The Library of Alexandria was not the first library, that honour belongs to those libraries in Iraq and Syria, but it is the first to capture the imagination of historians. One of the largest libraries of the ancient world, it was renowned as a centre of scholarship and part of the Musaeum of Alexandria, home … More The Ancient Library of Alexandria
To start off, I wish all a happy and prosperous new year to those who read and take an interest in our blog. My first post of 2018 will look at the enslaved Zanj peoples of East Africa and reasons as to how rebellion ensued from 869 to 883 AD. for this January’s African History … More The Road to Rebellion- Zanj Rebellion
To start of the New Year, and as my first post on this blog and the first post on African History month, I thought I would start with the last remaining wonder of the Ancient World: The Pyramids of Giza, situated in Egypt, Northern Africa. I would also just like to clarify that i am … More Wondering at Wonders
But first, Merry, Happy Christmas, it is after all the 25th of December. When thinking about what to write on Asia; many thoughts came to mind, from a classical point of view, I could have presented to you Alexander the Great’s venture into Asia but I’ll save that for another time. For now, I bring … More Happy New Year: The year of the Dog.