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The following three lectures were originally delivered by Russel Tarr to students at the International School of Toulouse.
You may also wish to download the Essential Historiographical Terms handout.
Events (500 years ago today): 1516 - The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Syria at the Battle of Marj Dabiq.
Events (200 years ago today): 1816 - The Treaty of St. Louis is signed in St. Louis, Missouri.
Births (100 years ago today): 1916 - Léo Ferré, Monegasque-Italian singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1993)
Births (50 years ago today): 1966 - Nick Denton, English-American journalist and businessman, founded Gawker Media
Commemorations:Ukraine National Day
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JFK and the Diem Coup: To what extent was Kennedy responsible?
Kennedy and Latin America: The Alliance for Progress
The 1960 Election Campaign: The TV Debates and the Inaugural Address
JFK: Introduction and Overview
SOLO Hexagons: The Rise of Hitler
Model Essay: To what extent were conflicting views about Germany the main cause of the Cold War up to 1949?
Cold War Historiography
A revision summary grid of historiographical terms
Origins of the Cold War: Essay Writing Advice
Schools of History
Historians and Theory of Knowledge in History
How successfully did Elizabeth deal with the problems of her reign?
To what extent was Elizabeth I to blame for Spain