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Alexander Standjofski

Alexander Standjofski
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Alexander holds a BA in history and political theory from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He has studied the historical narrative of the western world as well as pre and post-Christian political thought and ideology spanning from 500 BCE to 1800 CE.

The Great Westernizer: How Peter the Great Earned His Name

  Innovative, intelligent, and physically imposing: these are a few adjectives that describe Russia’s great Emperor Peter the Great (r. 1682-1725). Known as the Great...

The Grandmother of Europe: How Queen Victoria Rules the Continent

Queen Victoria (r. 1837-1901) proposed to her first cousin Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in 1839 and they married in 1840.  Their loving and prolific marriage...

Here are 5 of the Best Breakthroughs of Aristotelian Philosophy

  The work above depicts a scene of ancient Greek philosophy. Aristotle walks with his teacher and mentor Plato (whose appearance is modeled on Raphael’s...

The Emperor of the French: Who Was Napoleon Bonaparte?

  Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 on the island of Corsica – situated between the coasts of southern France and northwestern Italy – a...

Ancient Warfare: How the Greco-Romans Fought Their Battles

  From culture to culture, each kingdom of the ancient world conducted warfare by its own means. Ancient warfare tactics would be broadly applied in...

The Battle of Tours: How Europe Could Have Been Islamic

  Despite both faiths being Abrahamic, the Christian and Muslim dichotomic relationship has yielded many conflicts through the historical narrative of both the Western and...

What Do The Days Of The Week Have In Common With Germanic Gods?

  As the Roman Empire expanded north, it came into more contact (and conflict) with the Germanic sphere of influence. Though the two cultures clashed,...