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32 Topic Pages Found in World History and starting with the letter P
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Open Paine, Thomas (1737 - 1809)
Paine, Thomas (1737 - 1809)

1737–1809, Anglo-American political theorist and writer, b. Thetford, Norfolk, England. The son of a working-class Quaker, he became an excise officer

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Panama Canal

waterway across the Isthmus of Panama, connecting the Atlantic (by way of the Caribbean Sea) and Pacific oceans, built by the United States (1904–14)

Open Pan-American Highway
Pan-American Highway

Keywords Pan-Americanism Economics and Trade The Pan American Highway (Carretera Panamericana) is a 15,714-mile system of roads spanning the Americas

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pan-Slavism

theory and movement intended to promote the political or cultural unity of all Slavs . Advocated by various individuals from the 17th cent., it

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Papacy

( pā'pəsē ), office of the pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church. He is pope by reason of being bishop of Rome and thus, according to Roman Catholic

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

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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

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 Pavlov, Ivan (1849 - 1936)
Pavlov, Ivan (1849 - 1936)

Due to his industrious studies on classical conditioning, Ivan P. Pavlov (1849–1936) is considered one of the most prominent researchers in

Pedro I

(Dom Pedro de Alcântara) pā'drō , 1798–1834, first emperor of Brazil (1822–31); son of John VI of Portugal. Dom Pedro was a child when the Portuguese