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The Adyghe People and Their Language

The Adyghe are fascinating people that live in the Caucasus region of the Russian Federation. Not only does the Adyghe language have a wide...

The Talysh People, The Forgotten People of Old Northern Iran and...

The Talysh is a tiny minority group of people in northern Iran and southern Azerbaijan who speaks a language called Talysh and has a...

The Suez War: A Canal and its Crisis

The Suez war, or popularly known as the Battle of Suez Canal, was a historical turning point in geopolitics. The dispute over access to the...

The Sipahi: Ottoman Knights

The Sipahi or Ottoman cavalry troops were effective, well-armed, and dangerous were knights that met enemies on their army's flanks or when they got...

Mosul: The Historic Northern City of Iraq

Mosul, Iraq is one of the few cities in the Kurdish region that experienced diversity in its ethnic groups over time. The people of this...

Leontius – Byzantine Empire

You could almost miss Leontius of Byzantium with such a short reign, but if you did, you would miss out on a mystery. Who...

Karaite Judaism: A Guide Through Historic & Modern Karaism

Karaites have a historic religious lineage that dates back to the 1st and 2nd centuries. For as long as the religious movement exists, there...

Ibn Tumart: Charismatic Religious Leader

Ibn Tumart was a North African Muslim leader who founded the Almohad movement in North Africa. Tumart led a Berber tribesmen's organization to end...

Who Was Adonis the Poet?

Syria has a long and illustrious literary history. Adonis, the poet, is one of the most respected figures in the history of Middle Eastern...

Ahmed Ben Balla: Icon of Algerian Independence

Historians will tell you everything you need to know about Algeria's first leader after its independence from French colonial rule, Ahmed Ben Balla. Ahmed Ben...

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