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Saladin the Strategist: An Underappreciated Commander

Posted May 26th, 2018 at 01:00 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated May 30th, 2018 at 07:05 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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"Salah ad-Din" Yusuf ibn Ayyub, Sultan of Egypt and Syria

Was it strong and grizzled knights with combat experience what dominated Medieval wars or was it their skilled commanders? It could be that the two were indistinguishable in the Medieval period. At least in the cases of Saladin he was a more scholarly and strategically minded commander with a skill for organization....
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The Military Career of Cao Cao

Posted May 20th, 2018 at 09:31 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated May 26th, 2018 at 08:55 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

Cao Cao 155 - 220
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*note: "x" marks a defeat

-175 Cao Cao completed the district examinations, he became "Filially Pious and Incorrupt"
-176 District Captain of North Luoyang
-177-178 Magistrate of Dunqiu county
-180 Court Counselor

Yellow Turban Revolt in Yu Province (Huangfu Song & Zhu Jun)
-Battle of Changse (184...
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Hittite Languages - The Hurrian Name of Tudhaliya IV

Posted May 19th, 2018 at 08:11 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated May 19th, 2018 at 08:17 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Hittite reliefs of Tudhaliya IV in the sanctuary discovered at Yazilikaya, this one depicts the king embraced by the god Sharruma

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This relief shows Tudhaliya IV with his ceremonial Hurrian name written in Hurrian glyphs "Hishmi-Sharruma"...
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Notes - Oda Nobunaga: Conqueror of Owari (3)

Posted May 19th, 2018 at 07:53 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

Notes - Oda Nobunaga: Conqueror of Owari

Claiming Owari Province
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Notes - Oda Nobunaga: Fool of Owari (2)

Posted January 10th, 2018 at 07:28 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

Notes - Oda Nobunaga: Fool of Owari

The Fool of Owari
-Arguably the death of Nobuhide gave the Imagawa a chance to make incursions into Owari itself. This was not an issue in the reign of Nobuhide. What was more they received support from some lords within Owari which they capitalized on early in Nobunaga's reign.

-Nobusada and his son Nobuhide were patrons of temples. They supported the Ryusen temple in Owari and Nobuhide had constructed the Bansho temple....
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