World History

View:  
Sorted by:  

Ancient Egyptians For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Ancient Egypt is famous for its history, architecture, religion . . . the list goes on! Here you’ll find a timeline detailing important periods that shaped this fascinating civilization. [more…]

People of the Templar Order

Every organization has a chain of command, and the Knights Templar were no different. This alphabetical list shows the different people who made up the Templar Order and the duties they performed for the [more…]

Templar Architecture

The Templars were ambitious builders who modeled much of their architecture after Byzantine examples. The following list shows elements of Templar architecture and explains their uses: [more…]

Important Dates in Templar History

The following timeline highlights historical events and people that shaped the Templar Order, established the Templars' place in history, and eventually led to its dissolution: [more…]

The Templar Code For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Knights Templar hold an interesting place in the history of Europe. The hierarchy of the people of the Templar Order was as well-structured as their architecture, both of which you'll see below. You'll [more…]

A Brief History of Palestine

Palestine was a common name used until 1948 to describe the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. In its history, the Assyrian, Babylonian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman [more…]

Obstacles to a Palestinian State

Since 1948, Israel has controlled most of Palestine. Throughout a decades-long conflict, several critical issues have prevented Israel and the Palestinians from concluding a lasting peace. Here are the [more…]

Israeli Response to Palestinian Call for State of Palestine

On September 23, 2011, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered an address to the United Nation’s that expressed Israel’s response to efforts by the Palestinian National Authority to seek United [more…]

Why the Titanic Still Fascinates

The story of the Titanic’s demise is achingly dramatic and keeps audiences and readers spellbound even a century later. The Titanic disaster wasn’t the greatest maritime disaster in history, but it’s by [more…]

Timeline of Key Titanic Events

The events surrounding the construction, voyage, and sinking of the Titanic — and the people involved in those events — have been a source of fascination for a century. Here are some of the key dates in [more…]

2012 Titanic Centennial Commemorations

April 15, 2012, marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. Lots of cities, people, and companies want to commemorate its loss. Following are ten [more…]

Waking Up to the Enlightenment

The page you are looking for was recently moved. Don't worry, it's still here; it just has a new address: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-the-enlightenment-affected-politics-and-govern.html [more…]

A Rough Timeline of the Universe

Probing back to the origin of the universe involves a lot of estimation and guesswork. Imagine that the word ‘roughly’ is written before each date! [more…]

The Origins of the Universe Glossary

Understanding the technical jargon that makes up the science behind understanding the origins of the universe is made a little simpler with this helpful glossary. [more…]

The Origins of the Universe For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

One of the most fundamental questions of all time is: where do I come from? Delving into the science of the origins of the universe, this Cheat Sheet gives you a rough timeline of the Big Bang and a glossary [more…]

A World War II Timeline

For a brief rundown of World War II, check out the following chart, which highlights critical political events, leaders, and military action in the years preceding, during, and following the war: [more…]

World War II For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A number of people and events influenced the course and outcome of World War II. This helpful timeline of World War II (WWII) maps out those key figures and actions in the years surrounding the war. [more…]

Key Dates in Indigenous Australian History

Indigenous peoples have lived in Australia for an estimated 60,000 years — but it’s impossible to cover all of that history in such short space! Instead, the following timeline starts from European colonisation [more…]

Learning about Indigenous Cultures in Australia

Indigenous cultures around Australia vary in their traditions, values and histories; each group of traditional owners have their own histories and stories to share. To find out more about the traditional [more…]

Indigenous Australia For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Australia’s Indigenous peoples have been in this land for over 60,000 years, making their cultures the oldest living race on Earth. To better understand the recent history of Indigenous communities in [more…]

Queen Elizabeth and Her Constitutional Monarchy

As she celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in 2012, you may ask what role does Queen Elizabeth play in British politics. Here’s a brief history lesson.

For much of Britain’s history, the monarch — not parliament [more…]

Diamond Jubilee Schedule of Events

The Central Weekend of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 takes place over the four-day bank holiday weekend from Saturday 2nd June to Tuesday 5th June.

The U.K., the Commonwealth and much of the world celebrate [more…]

Diamond Jubilee Pub Quiz

To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, test your knowledge of the Queen and the royals by taking part in a great British institution.

Each week, the UK is home to 22,445 pub quizzes! That’s [more…]

Ten Great British Places to Visit

If the Diamond Jubilee 2012 in celebration of Queen Elizabeth or the London Olympics inspires you to visit the UK, here are some suggestions for your trip. [more…]

Queen Elizabeth’s First Jubilee

This 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrates the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth. But the Queen also celebrated a Silver Jubilee (25 years) and a Golden Jubilee [more…]

Sign Up for RSS Feeds

Education & Languages
Win $500. Easy. Enter to win now.

Inside Dummies.com

Dummies.com Sweepstakes

Win $500. Easy.