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International Topics

Topics are not in chronological order.

  • Prehistoric Hands and Their Messages from the Past: Paleolithic Cave Art at Lascaux
  • Proclaiming the Law of the Land: The Code of Ur-Nammu
  • The Rosetta Stone: Champollion and the Decipherment of Hieroglyphics
  • Reward Retribution: The Last Judgment as Described in the Egyptian Book of the Dead
  • Cracking the Cretan Code: Michael Ventris and the Deciphering of Linear B
  • The Introduction of Vowels: Greek Additions to the Phoenician Alphabet
  • Good and Evil Personified: The Zoroastrian Concepts of Ahura Mazda and Ahriman
  • Athenian Drama as Communication: Greek Cultural Values as Communicated by Euripides
  • Recounting the Miracle at Marathon: Herodotus-The Father of History
  • Discovering More of the Sacred in the Written Past: The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • The Chinese "Way of Nature": Lao Tsu and the Tao Te Ching
  • Communication on Three Continents: Persia's Royal Road and the Great King's Mounted Messengers
  • Early Plebeian Victory: The Publication of the Twelve Tables of Roman Law
  • Graffiti as Communication: The Walls of Pompeii and What They Tell
  • Outpost of Empire: Hadrian's Wall and the Recent Recovery of Its Legionaries' Letters
  • The Christian Use of Symbolism during Roman Persecutions
  • Messages of Hope: Inscribed Prayers and Christian Art in the Roman Catacombs
  • Pope Damasus, St. Jerome, and the Canonization of the Christian Bible
  • Order out of Legal Chaos: Justinian and the Corpus Juris Civilis
  • Rights of the Accused: The Enduring Legacy of Magna Carta
  • The Mahabharata: Hindu Classic of Good and Evil
  • The Tripitaka: The Moral Teachings of Siddhartha Gautama
  • Guide for Western European Monks: The Rule of St. Benedict
  • Early Monastic Musical Notation: The Roots of Modern Sheet Music
  • Feudal Japan and The Tale of Genji: The World's First Novel
  • From Hindus to Arabs to Europeans: The Appeal of the Base·Ten Number System
  • Muhammad, the Qur'an, and the "People of the Book"
  • Masterpiece of Jewish Scholarship: The Leningrad Codex
  • Masterpiece of Irish Scholarship: The Book of Kells
  • The Invention of Paper: China's Gift to the World
  • The Trivium and the Quadrivium: Medieval Precursors of our Educational System
  • Alcuin of York: Charlemagne's Palace Schoolmaster and Teacher of Letters I
  • The Ottonian Renaissance: The Morality Plays of the German Nun, Hroswitha II
  • Communication in the Thick of Battle: The Origins of Medieval Heraldry and Escutcheon Design I
  • Fragile Fabric of History: William's Victory at Hastings as Recounted on the Bayeux Tapestry
  • Brother Sun and Sister Moon: The Poetry of St. Francis of Assisi
  • II Comedia Divino: Dante's Masterpiece and Its Influence on the Rise of Florentine Italian
  • The Travels of Marco Polo: Inspiration for Discovery
  • The Travels of John Mandeville: History or Hoax?
  • " ...We All fall Down": The Deadly Serious Content of English Children's Rhymes
  • The Canterbury Tales: Geoffrey Chaucer's Pilgrimages Rendered in the King's English
  • Medieval Voice for Gender Equality: Christine de Pizan's The City of Ladies
  • The Genesis of European Movable Type: The Printed Bible of Johann Gutenberg
  • The Early Use of Propaganda: The Reformation and the Origin of Modem Political Cartoons
  • The Role of the Printing Press in Spreading the Protestant Reformation
  • Utopia: Sir Thomas More's Dream of a Just Society
  • Recounting the Great London Fire: The Diary of Samuel Pepys
  • Stirring the Souls of Les Citoyens: The Role of La Marseillaise in Inspiring French Revolutionary
  • Fervor
  • "England Expects Every Man to Do His Duty": Nelson's Coded Orders at Trafalgar
  • Napoleon's Master Spy: Karl Schulmeister's Use of Counterfeit Newspapers to Deceive the Enemy
  • Speeding Combat Dispatches: The Crimean War, Telegraphy, and Instant News from the Front
  • Reporting Events by Telegraph and Pigeon: Paul Julius von Reuter and His News Agency
  • Critics of Capitalism: Marx, Engels, and Their Predictions in the Communist Manifesto
  • Connecting the Continents: The Laying of the Undersea Trans-Atlantic Telegraph Cable
  • Bismarck and Realpolitik: How His Manipulation of the Ems Dispatch led to the Franco-Prussian
  • War
  • Dawn of the Age of Radio: Guglielmo Marconi and His Trans-Oceanic Wireless Transmissions
  • "SOS": The Repeated Radio Distress Messages of the Doomed Passenger Liner, RMS Titanic
  • Hasty Communications: Kaisar Wilhelm's Carte Blanche to Austria and its Devastating Result
  • All Quiet on the Western Front?: The Role of Censorship in World War I
  • Prophet of the Coming World War and Carpet Bombing: Giulio Douhet and His Command of the Air
  • The Threat That Too Few Read: Adolf Hitler and Mein Kampf
  • Obstructing Dissention: Hitler and the List of Books He Burned
  • The Serious Business of Humor: Piet Hien's Anti-Nazi Grooks
  • Cracking Hitler's Code: The Dedicated Group at "Station X" -Bletchley Park, England
  • Hitler's World War II Secret Code Computer: The Enigma and How It Fell into Allied Hands
  • Japan's Codes Unmasked: The Role of Decipherment in Defeating the Japanese in World War II
  • Che Gueverra: Diary of a Revolutionary
  • China's Red Guards: Taking Inspiration from Mao's Little Red Book
  • Pulitzer: Prizing Publications Worldwide