History's Great Untold Stories: Obscure Events of Lasting Importance
Allen & Unwin, 2006 - 367 pages
'History's Great Untold Stories' opens readers' eyes to important places, events and peoples that have been ignored, yet directly affected our history.
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Robert Browning , The Ring and the Book URING 1868 AND 1869 , ENGLISH POET ROBERT BROWNING PUBLISHED The Ring and the Book , a long dramatic narrative poem - twenty - one thousand lines in all - in four instalments .
Although leprosy has been around for thousands and thousands of years , it was only in 1873 that the Norwegian ... there was less than one case for every ten thousand people , bringing the disease to a level of near extinction .
Ten arbans made a squadron called a djaghoun , ten djaghouns became a mingan of one thousand troops . And ten mingans became the largest Mongol combat unit , the touman of ten thousand men . Soldiers did not move back and forth between ...
When at last the Jin became aware of Subotai and his thirty thousand cavalry , they sent troops to strengthen the wall against his expected attack . And attack he did , drawing the Jin's full attention to the north , while Genghis Khan ...
The shah's forces numbered perhaps four hundred thousand , many times those of Genghis Khan . At first , peace overtures were made by the khan , who sent a caravan of merchants to trade with the shah . But the latter , suspecting the ...
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An interesting, well-written book that broadly delivers on its title. Sure, I'd heard all about the Armenian Genocide, the Cadaver Synod, Tasmania's Black War, the Taiping Rebellion and others, there ... Read full review
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The San Francisco Plague
Blessed Assassin of the Armenian Nation
Father of American Civil Liberties
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The British Abolition Movement
North Americas Greatest Geographer
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A Lesson Not Learnt
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