The Pocket Guide to World History

Jacquerie Revolt. 1358. French peasants revolt vs tax increases to support Hundred Years War. Marcel. [Read more ...]

Jade Emperor. Taoist supreme god of the universe, lives in jade palace. [Read more ...]

Jaffna. 14C Tamil kingdom in Sri Lanka. 1617 Portugal. 1656 Dutch. 1796 British. [Read more ...]

Jagatai. -1242. Mongol conqueror. Son of Genghis Khan. [Read more ...]

Jagiello. 14-16C. Dynasty ruling Bohemia, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania. [Read more ...]

Jagirdar System. 13C-. Indian feudal system granting tax revenues to officials. [Read more ...]

Jahn, Friedrich. 1778-1852. German “father of gymnastics”. Turnverein. [Read more ...]

Jainism. 6C BC-. Pacifist ascetic Indian religion incorporating elements of Hinduism. [Read more ...]

Jalal ad-Din ar-Rumi. 1207-73. Persian Sufi poet. Founded Whirling Dervishes. Spiritual Couplets. [Read more ...]

Jamaica. Arawak. 1494 Columbus discovers. 1509 Spanish. 1655 British. 1959 Self-government. 1962 Independent. [Read more ...]

James, Henry. 1843-1916. US psychological novelist. American 1877. Washington Square 1881. Turn of the Screw 1898. Compared innocence of New World with corruption of Old.-“It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature”. [Read more ...]

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