Carthage: The Rise and Fall of a Phoenician Trading Powerhouse

Situated on the eastern shore of the Lake of Tunis in what is now Tunisia is Carthage. This city was at one time the...

The Suez Canal: Europe’s Artery of Trade to the East

The Suez Canal’s opening in 1869 brought fundamental change to the international trade system. The waterway eliminated an estimated 10,000 kilometers and 24 days...

Why Did the Ottoman Empire Join WWI: A Historical Study 

The Ottoman empire join WWI because of their personal interests and welfare, or so they thought. The history reveals all the positives and negatives of...

How Long Did the Egyptian Empire Last — Between Excellence and...

For how long did the Egyptian empire last? From its unification by Menes around 3100 BC until its conquest by Alexander the Great in...

Why Did the Phoenicians Establish Carthage and How Did Carthage Grow?

The Phoenicians establish Carthage to serve as a trading post on the western Mediterranean. The strategic location of Carthage meant that all major trading...

Algeria: A History of Struggle and Independence

The state of Algeria is a relatively modern creation. It has a long history that connects the Ottoman Turks and the French empire. In this...

County of Edessa: The First Crusader City to Rise and Fall

The County of Edessa was one of the states under crusader rule in the 12th century. Today, the county of Edessa will be somewhere...

Ottoman Empire Slavery: Men, Women and Children Slaves

Ottoman empire slavery was a legal and rampant practice in the empire, and it has been one of the biggest concerns of the civilized...

Qadi: Understanding the Role & Function of A Sharia Law Judge

A qadi is a Sharia law judge who interprets and passes judgments following Sharia law. Find out more about these Muslim magistrates by reading...

The Punic Wars: The Battle for the Ancient Mediterranean

Many people have surely heard of names like "Hannibal" and "Carthage" from high school history, but the colossal legacy of the Punic Wars has...