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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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Busbecq’s Orientalism and Montaigne’s New World Paradise: the European Perspectives

Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 09:30 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated May 20th, 2018 at 08:26 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Ogier de Busbecq, Austrian diplomat to the Ottomans
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Michel de Montaigne, French Philosopher

The letter of Ogier de Busbecq and the Essais on the Cannibals of Michele de Montaigne are both documents which deal with the European perception of other cultures. In the case...
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A Beginner's Guide to the Matchlock Musket

Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 09:19 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated May 20th, 2018 at 08:21 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

This will talk about the use of the musket and harquebus matchlock weapons in Europe and Japan. Japan can be viewed as the country most influenced by European ideas which stands in stark contrast to many other empires of the time that were resistant to Western influences. The warfare in Europe and Japan were similar as the political situation provided for regions that were not politically unified. Both regions had warfare which involved mostly long attrition wars in mountainous and otherwise...
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