Often overlooked or even confused with that of its Greek neighbor, the story of Alexander the Great and ancient Macedonia is currently on display at the Louvre museum around some five hundred works ranging from the 15th century BC to Rome. imperial. An astonishing exhibition revealing a rich heritage recently discovered and little known to the general public.
Dimitri Casali, historian, specialist in historical popularization (former teacher in ZEP and creator of the Historock concept combining History and rock), offers us a new book in the "Documents of History" collection at Larousse. Flip through this wonderfully produced synthetic book, marvel at the abundance of illustrations, hold in your hands copies of real period documents (letters, engravings, bulletins of the Grande Armée ...) and immerse yourself in this Napoleonic era where the genius of a man models France and permeates Europe for a long time.
In this second volume we find Eleanor of Aquitaine, sensual queen of France, manipulator and ambitious, manipulating her royal husband Louis VII the Younger completely prisoner of her love. Following the episode of the marriage and preceding that of the crusade, this volume plunges us into the armed conflicts between the king and his vassals in Poitou, in the county of Toulouse and in Champagne, as well as between the kingdom of France and the Papacy.
The invention of the computer was the fulfillment of man's desire to develop a universal calculator, an idea that originated in Britain in the 20th century thanks to Charles Babbage and then perfected by Alan Mathison Turing in 1936. It is the improvement of many techniques, in particular in the field of electronics, which thus allows in 1943 to lead to the design of the real first computer.
French colonial history is most often approached through the prism of relations of domination, notably the conquest and then the exploitation of territories and colonized populations. Postcolonial studies, supposed to deconstruct the East / West relationship, if they have allowed a new look at colonization, have also displayed their limits by tending to essentialize the West.
On June 29, 2014, Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri proclaimed, from the top of the minbar of the Al Nouri Mosque in Mosul, the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate. He does so under the fabricated identity of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Husseini al-Qurashi fictitiously claiming filiation with the al-Qurashi clan, that of the Prophet and misappropriating the first name of Abu Bakr As Siddîq (573 -634) the first Caliph Rashidun (well guided).