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Goulash: Culinary Icon of the Hungarian Puszta

There is always something special about the history of a certain dish, a unique blend of flavors, savors, and tastes. When you try Hungarian goulash, its enticing flavor and smell lead back to a bygone era when the vast Hungarian Puszta echoed with the calls of nomadic herders and shepherds. It was during these times, around the 9th century, that goulash emerged as a humble yet healthful dish, marking the inception of a culinary legacy that would endure for centuries.

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Splendors of the Adriatic: Seaside Inspiration in Alluring Jewelry

Picturesque little towns, turquoise-clear waters, and calming landscapes that fill you with some inner calm are just some of the reasons why the Adriatic Sea has been a source of inspiration for artists and artisans throughout history.

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Enlightened Absolutism: The Nature of Power and The Role of the State

Enlightened absolutism, also known as enlightened despotism, was a form of government in the 18th century in which absolute monarchs pursued legal, social, and educational reforms inspired by the Enlightenment.

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The Peninsular War (1808-1814) vs. Spanish War of Independence: A Historiographical Battleground

The main dispute within the historiography of the Peninsular War has always been (and remains) a competing narrative between British and Spanish historians.

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Benjamin Franklin, “The Morals of Chess,” and History’s “Most Universal Game”

One of the most popular and novel games among educated citizens in colonial America was chess, and one of its most prominent advocates was the polymath and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

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