Hellfire Club
Frat boys don't have a lock on hard partying. Check out 18th century English nobility and learn something!
Historical Significance of the Price Revolution
Significance of the price revolution
The sudden increase in the rate of inflation between the 15th and 17th century in western Europe is commonly known as the price revolution. In this Buzzle article, we will look at the causes and effects of this phenomenon, and its...
Brief History of the Moors in Spain
Example of moorish architecture
Originally from the North African country of Morocco, the Moors were medieval Muslims who once ruled over areas that currently comprise Spain, Portugal, and Septimania. This Buzzle article provides a brief history of the Moors in...
The Glorious Revolution
One of the least violent revolutions in world history was the Glorious Revolution, which took place in England in 1688. Supported by a large segment of the parliament, William of Orange and his wife Mary invaded England and took...
Portugal's Carnation Revolution of 1974
The Carnation Revolution, which ousted the fascist government of Portugal in 1974, is a remarkable example of the level of political change that even a repressed people can achieve without the use of violence. Unlike many other...
Elizabethan Era
The following article provides a quick peek into the lifestyle of people during the Elizabethan era. Read on to know about the life, food, clothing, means of entertainment, music, and famous names of this golden age...
Enlightened Absolutism
The age of enlightened absolutism saw many reforms taking place in the European society around the eighteenth century such as the abolition of serfdom. Read on to know more about this reformist age...
Line of Demarcation
Treaty of Tordesillas signed between Spain and Portugal laid one of the earliest and historically significant lines of demarcation.
Enlightenment Period
Western philosophy has gone through considerable change in recent centuries. The Age of Enlightenment is an important time period in Europe and North America. It is one of the most important eras in the history of mankind.
Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution
Not all revolutions are violent. In the wake of changes and liberalization within eastern bloc countries in the late 1980s, the people of Czechoslovakia held protests, demonstrations, and a general strike, and their patience led to...
What Was the Enlightenment
An era that triggered intellectual and critical thinking, the Enlightenment is regarded to be one of the best phases of social transformation. Read more about it in this Buzzle article...
Young Plan
Written in 1929, the Young Plan was written to settle the issue of German reparations post-World War I. Read on to know more about this influential plan...
Feudalism in Europe: Feudal Pyramid
At the heart of the social, political, and military structure of medieval feudalism, lies the feudal pyramid. This Buzzle article provides more information about the development of feudalism and the feudal pyramid in Europe.
History and Significance of Mercantilism
Significance of mercantilism
Mercantilism believes in a zero-plus policy, where trade benefits one country and harms another. Buzzle helps us understand what mercantilism is, with the help of its definition, history, and significance.
Treaty of Utrecht: Summary, Results, and Significance
Significance of Treaty of Utrecht
In the early 18th century, the Spanish Empire was divided among Europe's superpowers. This was brought about by the Treaty of Utrecht, which is explained in this Buzzle post, through its summary, results, and significance.
Albigensian Crusade: Facts and Timeline
Albigensian crusade fact
The Albigensian Crusade was a war to eliminate the followers of Cathar who resided in the south of France. We summarize the facts about the Albigensian Crusade and gives you a timeline of the same.
Summary and Significance of the Berlin Conference of 1884-85
Impact of Berlin conference on Africa
Here is a look at the significance of the Berlin Conference of 1884-85. This conference was organized by the first Chancellor of unified Germany, Otto von Bismarck.
Peace of Westphalia: Summary and Significance
Significance of Peace of Westphalia
Europe was drowned in religious blood battles for over thirty years, and to end this tussle for sovereignty and religious dominance, a peace treaty was signed by the European powers in 1648. The Peace of Westphalia promoted...
Summary and Significance of the Edict of Nantes (1598)
Significance of the Edict of Nantes (1598)
France was torn amidst the religious conflicts between two major Christian sects that left a bloody legacy in French history for more than 36 years. The Edict of Nantes became a negotiating decree and brought about a peaceful...
Flag of Portugal: History, Meaning, and Other Interesting Facts
Flag of Portugal meaning
The origins of the Portuguese national flag date back to the year 1095. Along with the country, the flag too evolved with changes in its colors and symbols, and each representing different emotions and historical events.
History of the Habsburg Jaw and Other Deformities of Royal Inbreeding
Habsburg jaw history
In history, there are many examples of people who have married their relatives, a rather prevalent practice among most of the royal families. The limited gene pool, a result of inbreeding, has been a major cause for many genetic...
History and Timeline of Russian Czars
History of Russian Czar
Did you know that during the reign of the Russian Czars, Russia had become a European superpower? Czar (also spelled as tsar) literally means an emperor or a male monarch. It was the imperial title of Russian rulers, who ruled...
Absolutism Vs. Constitutionalism
Absolutism vs. Constitutionalism
During the late 1600s, the monarchic system of governance of both England and France were undergoing a change. In England, the shift was away from an absolute monarch towards a more powerful parliament. In France, Louis XIV...
Brief Information about the Single European Act of 1986
Single European Act of 1986 significance
The Single European Act helped in establishing Europe as a single largest market in recent years. It was signed in 1986, by a group of countries that belonged to the European Economic Community, known today as the the European...