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Captain's Log Entry 4: Crisis

Posted Today at 01:29 AM by Junius

As I mentioned in my last post, by 1761, Britain was easily the foremost European power in India. While the Treaty of Paris returned France's Indian possessions to her, she was not allowed to rebuild the fortifications in Pondicherry and Chandranagar destroyed by the British. The French were forced to give up the game for the time being.

On the other side of the English Channel, Britain was also reeling from the effects of the Seven Year's War. Annual expenditure had more than doubled...
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The Archaeological Origins of Man's God-Given Dominion Over Animals

Posted May 16th, 2017 at 03:51 PM by ghostexorcist

The Archaeological Origins of Man's God-Given Dominion Over Animals

By Jim R. McClanahan

Genesis 1:26 states:
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
This passage has long been cited or paraphrased by people claiming man is superior to animals....
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Interesting Facts About Journey to the West

Posted May 15th, 2017 at 03:46 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated May 21st, 2017 at 05:20 PM by ghostexorcist

Interesting Facts About Journey to the West


By Jim R. McClanahan

This will be an informal survey of facts I find interesting about the famous Chinese Classic Journey to the West (1592) (JTTW, hereafter). It is based on a series of posts I've made on a Facebook group page dedicated to the novel's main character, the immortal monkey demon-turned-Buddhist guardian Sun Wukong. The point of the original posts was to enlighten people who have surely...
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Han Dynasty Agriculture

Posted May 8th, 2017 at 08:36 PM by HackneyedScribe
Updated May 21st, 2017 at 08:18 AM by HackneyedScribe

Agricultural had always been stressed by the Chinese literati as the foundation of the state, and under the Han dynasty agricultural production reached its first peak. The founding emperor, Liu Bang, was once a commoner himself. Although Liu the commoner showed no interest in agricultural pursuits, as emperor he soon realized the importance of agronomy for state building. It is without question that his heirs also adopted similar viewpoints. Canals were dug, fields were irrigated, and incentives...
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the Luwians

Posted May 5th, 2017 at 11:55 AM by Geralt97

interesting article

Who are the Luwians?

The Luwian culture thrived in Bronze Age western Asia Minor. It has thus far been explored mainly by linguists, who learned about Luwian people through numerous documents from Hattuša, the capital of the Hittite civilization in central Asia Minor. Only a few excavations have thus far been conducted in formerly Luwian territories. Therefore, excavating archaeologists have not been taking Luwians into account in their reconstructions...
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