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Chinese Society in the Late Imperial Period: the Great Qing

Posted February 22nd, 2017 at 03:27 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated February 22nd, 2017 at 05:10 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Khan Nurhaci (1559-1626) (founder of the Jin state)

During the 1500's the Ming empire was likely at it's strongest; culturally and economically they outproduced Europe and those around them (paper, porcelain, lacquered paint). The Ming also had a prosperous system of urban and commercial society. They exported their wares to the other Asian countries and the Chinese language...
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Captain's Log Entry 2: Britain and France

Posted February 13th, 2017 at 05:33 AM by Junius

Perhaps the greatest rivalry of the Modern Era, the Anglo-French rivalry has literally encompassed the entire history of both these nations bar the last hundred years. They fought the famous Hundred Years' War against each other and were bitter antagonists throughout the Middle Ages. This entry, however, focuses primarily on the Long 18th century, from the Glorious Revolution in 1688 until the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 (although the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars shall be saved for a later...
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Captain's Log Entry 1: An Anglo-German Alliance

Posted February 13th, 2017 at 02:15 AM by Junius

This article covers the time period from 1890 until about 1914. It highlights the main reasons why an alliance between Britain and Germany did not take place and how such an alliance could have changed the course of world history and politics. In my mind, it proved impossible to marry the surprisingly convergent interests of Britain and Germany due to the following factors:

1. The German Navy- Wilhelm may have had sound strategic reasons to establish a navy (such as Germany's huge...
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Almost Nothing

Posted February 12th, 2017 at 04:32 AM by caldrail

Good grief. It's nearly half way through February and my poor deprived readers have had no news and whinges from me since the festive season. Fear not, brave public, you are not forgotten. At no cost to the country's economy and tattered finances, without the need for UN convoys and airlifts, without the need for drone and bombing attacks to clear obstructions, I bring the latest, and I mean late, news from the Rushey Platt Villa.

Snowfall
There I was, knee deep in cardboard...
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Christianity and the Roman Empire - Part One

Posted February 8th, 2017 at 01:27 PM by Valens
Updated February 19th, 2017 at 09:50 AM by Valens

Introduction

There has rarely been a question so popular and controversial among historians, researchers, philosophers and theologians, as the relationship between the Roman state and Christianity.

Without doubt, the very importance of the matter for the world history makes it a heated, and sometimes even divisive subject among both scholars and laymen.

This blog post will provide my personal perspective on this particularly complex topic. I will not
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