801 Things You Should Know by David Olsen

By David Olsen

Notice how the world's largest principles, innovations, and activities replaced the process history!
What could existence be like if the Age of cause by no means challenged others to imagine another way, if the commercial Revolution by no means occurred, or if the recent York inventory alternate by no means got here into existence?

801 stuff you should still be aware of offers the lowdown on suggestions and occasions that reworked earlier civilizations into the cultures that we all know this day. each one access explains a game-changing suggestion or second in time, detailing the way it assisted in shaping societies around the world. You'll discover attention-grabbing info you'd by no means heard earlier than, and be stunned to profit how those significant affects have without delay impacted how you live.

David Olsen is the writer of The phrases you have to comprehend and coauthor of the large publication of phrases you might want to be aware of and Roget's glossary of phrases for Intellectuals. He attended Brigham younger collage and is the president of industry developers, a advertising and marketing and public kinfolk consultancy that works with shopper product businesses to release items and types to the general public.

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Leo Africanus is more well known. Like al-Bekri, he was a Muslim from Spain, but he came into the world just seven years before the Christian rulers Ferdinand and Isabella drove out all Muslims in 1492. Therefore he and his family fled to Morocco, where his uncle became an official in the Islamic government. Thus the young man had an opportunity to travel throughout northern Africa, but on one trip in 1517, when he was thirty-two years old, he was captured and enslaved by European pirates. Up to this point, he had been known by an Arabic name, but when his reputation as an extremely learned slave gained him an introduction to Pope Leo X (ruled 1513–21), the pope took such a liking to him that he gave him his own name.

New York: Delacorte Press, 1999. Anna Comnena. D. Translated by Elizabeth A. S. Dawes. New York: AMS Press, 1978. Encyclopedia of World Biography, second edition. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Krey, August C. The First Crusade: The Accounts of Eyewitnesses and Participants. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1921. ” Medieval Sourcebook. html (last accessed July 28, 2000). Cultures in Conflict: Anna Comnena 13 Usamah ibn Munqidh Excerpt from The Memoirs of Usamah ibn Munqidh Published in An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades: Memoirs of Usamah ibn Munqidh, 1987 I n 1095, armies from Western Europe marched on Palestine, intent on gaining control of the Holy Land—that is, the area where most of the events recorded in the Bible took place.

Disposition: Attitude. Shrewd: Clever. Ostentatious: Conspicuous, like a show-off. Liberality: Generosity. , yes. Disclosed: Revealed. Raiment: Clothing. Bestows: Gives. 9 Ignominy: Humiliating or disgraceful conduct. ): Low. Surpassing: Above everyone or everything else. Malice: Bad intentions. Intrepidity: Fearlessness. Inconstant: Unpredictable, changing. Spurned: Rejected. Pretext: A reason one claims for doing something, when in fact the real reason is secret— and usually less admirable. Lord’s Sepulchre: The place in Jerusalem where Jesus was said to have been buried.

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