Mercantilism was a system of political economy that was predominant in Western Europe from the 16th century through the late 18th century. It was dedicated to bolstering exports, limiting exports and building robust cent... More »

The value of mercantilism in Western Europe from the 16th through 18th centuries includes advancing a monetary system based on gold and silver currency and engaging in trade with nations further away. The rise of mercant... More »

Important aspects of Turkish history include first settlers in the area around 2000 B.C. followed by a series of empires starting in the 3rd century B.C. and lasting throughout 1157 A.D. The Ottoman Empire rose in 1299 a... More » History Ancient History

B.C. is an abbreviation for "Before Christ," used to indicate that one is speaking about the historical period preceding the estimated year of the birth of Jesus. The abbreviation A.D. may be used to refer to the period ... More »

Mansa Musa was emperor of the Mali Empire in the fourteenth century. He is famous for being the first Muslim ruler in West Africa to make the journey to the holy city of Mecca, four thousand miles away. More »

Persia became an empire during the rule of Cyrus the Great in the middle of the sixth century B.C. However, Persian society was evident in the ancient Middle East as early as the ninth century B.C. More » History Ancient History

Christianity developed out of Judaism during the 1st century A.D. It is founded on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, who followers believe to be a living incarnation of God and the fulfillment of Jewish prophe... More »