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5 08, 2017

Commune and Third Republic – France

By |2019-04-21T08:12:29-07:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Napoleon III - his capture led to the Third Republic Germany against France By the 1860s, France was nervously watching as the German states and Prussia combined into one country under Bismarck's control. In 1866, Napoleon III, the ruler of France, declared war on Germany, thinking to limit Germany's power. Bismarck and Germany Napoleon III [...]

24 07, 2017

Hafsid Dynasty – Medieval Islam

By |2019-08-01T10:07:11-07:00July 24th, 2017|Africa, History, Islam|0 Comments

The Hafsid Dynasty minted gold coins like this one The Hafsids replace the Almohads In the early 1200s AD, the Almohad empire fell apart into Marinid, Christian, and Hafsid kingdoms. The middle of North Africa broke away from the Almohad dynasty in 1229 AD. Modern Tunisia, western Libya, and eastern Algeria came under the leadership of Abu Zakariya. People called his [...]

23 07, 2017

Almohad Caliphate – Medieval Islam

By |2019-01-22T20:56:07-07:00July 23rd, 2017|History, Islam|0 Comments

Rabat gate, Morocco, about 1200 AD Who were the Almohads? During the 1100s AD, while the Ayyubids were taking over Egypt, the Almohad dynasty managed to conquer and rule the rest of North Africa (modern Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco) and Iberia (modern Spain and Portugal). Saladin and the Ayyubids Before the Almohads: the Fatimids Islamic North Africa All [...]

19 05, 2017

Ibn Khaldun

By |2019-09-07T16:09:20-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Economy, Literature|0 Comments

Palace of the Hafsids in Tunis (now the Bardo Museum) - where the economist Ibn Khaldun spent time Ibn Khaldun's childhood The economist Ibn Khaldun was born in Tunis, in North Africa, in 1332 AD, not long after the birth of Ibn Battuta. Like Ibn Battuta, Ibn Khaldun was from a rich Muslim [...]

19 05, 2017

Early African Pottery

By |2018-04-09T10:31:08-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Art|0 Comments

Early African pottery: Vase from Nubia (modern Sudan), ca. 3000 BC The idea of making pottery got started in China and Japan about 14,000 BC. People probably used clay pots as a way of storing food or fermenting fish. Pottery-making slowly spread west to India, Iran, Mesopotamia, and then from there to Africa. [...]

18 05, 2017

Carthage – Berbers and Phoenicians – North African History

By |2019-02-13T09:19:42-07:00May 18th, 2017|Africa, History|0 Comments

North African history: Punic houses in Carthage (146 BC) Who were the Berbers? The first people to live along the North African coast were Berbers. The Berbers were nomadic shepherds and cattle herders. These people spoke a Hamitic language related to Ancient Egyptian. Early African history History of cattle History of sheep More [...]