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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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A Calling Forged by Enemy Fire: Max Lauker and Antonio Garcia on Life of Deception and War on Terror 

These lines are from a fascinating story about a man whose career was shaped by the War on Terror, a real-life concept that existed for a while. The story is in a book called “Number 788,” written by Max Lauker and Antonio Garcia. It’s all about his time in the Swedish Special Operations, getting ready for NATO and the War on Terror.

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