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115 Topic Pages Found in History and starting with the letter P
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Papal States

Ital. Lo Stato della Chiesa, from 754 to 1870 an independent territory under the temporal rule of the popes, also called the States of the Church and

Paradise Lost

Poem by John Milton , published in 1667. A revised edition (1674) rearranged the 10 books as 12. Paradise Lost was begun in 1658 and completed in

Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590

Place : France Subject : biography, physics French surgeon and prolific writer justifiably described as the founder of modern surgery. Paré was born

Open Parmenides (5th century BC)
Parmenides (5th century BC)

Translated by Jeannine Routier Pucci and Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings Greek philosopher from Elea, in Italy (fl. early 5th cent. bce ). He wrote only a

Open Parthenon (Athens, Greece)
Parthenon (Athens, Greece)

Over the past two and a half millennia the Parthenon has been temple, church, mosque, ruin, reconstruction, and icon. Built as a temple to the goddess

Open Parthia

( pär'thēə ), ancient country of Asia, SE of the Caspian Sea. In its narrowest limits it consisted of a mountainous region intersected with fertile

A Passage to India

A novel (1924) by E.M. Forster (1879-1970) whose three parts represent respectively the Muslim, Western and Hindu approaches to truth, rationality and

Paterson, William (1658 - 1719)

1658–1719, British financier. By the time of the Glorious Revolution (1688–89, which he supported), he had acquired considerable wealth and influence

Open Patristic studies
Patristic studies

Patristics (from the Latin genitive noun patris , “of” or “pertaining to a father”) is the discipline of Christian theological studies that is

Open Paul, the Apostle, Saint
Paul, the Apostle, Saint

Paul (Saul of Tarsus) was the early Christian leader who is often considered to be the person responsible for making Christianity a world religion