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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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Hittite Languages - The Hurrian Name of Tudhaliya IV

Posted May 19th, 2018 at 08:11 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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Wars of the Ottomans and Safavids

Posted January 20th, 2017 at 04:11 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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The conflicts between the Ottoman and Safavid empires, as well as their successor dynasty the Afshars, lasted from 1514 until 1747. These series of wars were the result of expansionism and the desire for control of the Middle East by both sides, specifically the threat that the Safavids posed to Ottoman territory. The Ottoman-Safavid Wars were also waged as a continuation of the...
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Sources on the Ottoman and Safavid Wars

Posted January 20th, 2017 at 03:17 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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-Michael Axworthy. A History of Iran: Empire of the Mind. Basic Books, 2008.

-Michael Axworthy. The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah. IB Tauris, 2006.
A study of the collapse of the Safavid state in the 18th century. The text goes into detail about the invasion of Shia Iran by the Sunni Ottomans and Afghans as well as their defeats by Nader. This was the last true confrontation between these two powers for regional hegemony as well as the last attempt to reconcile Sunnism with Shiism....
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The Artillery of Nader Shah

Posted October 12th, 2016 at 02:02 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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The Safavids had already been known to have established an artillery corp as a result of their defeat at Chaldiran in 1514. Though that is not to say that they were unfamiliar with cannons. Their founder Ismail Safavi had used some cannon during his career. The need for a permanent artillery corp became evident after threat of Ottoman invasion and constant incursions from the...
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