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The Roman Saga - a historical roman about legionaries

Posted May 23rd, 2016 at 02:29 PM by eigor

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The idea of this book is based on real historic events as well as a number of David Harris and H. Dubs’ studies, who found out that there was the city of Lijiang built in the I century BC in the province of Guangxi, which corresponds to the Chinese name of Rome. The same name is found in the list of cities dated 5 AD. The city was supposedly built by the Roman legionnaires, who came to China after the Crassus’ army defeat in 53 BC....
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The rise of Ming and their conquest of China

Posted May 23rd, 2016 at 11:41 AM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
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Zhu Yuanzhang, younger days

Unfortunately when it comes to the Yuan and Ming dynasties I can't seem to find very many sources compared to other topics (in English at least, especially for the Yuan Dynasty). If I happen to find more than one chances are they are mostly the same in their content. Though I will always search for more. I have also yet to find any book that goes into the Red Turban Revolt with...
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The Early Career of Marcus Antonius

Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 10:46 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Little is truly known about this man Mark Antony other than that which Augustus and the Roman Empire wanted to be known. Indeed he is more a painful memory in the back of the Empire’s mind, the amphora which Augustus sought to break apart when he needed to redecorate his legacy. For centuries he remained a phantom which...
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Shapur and the first Sassanid-Roman war

Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 10:42 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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The conflict between Shapur and the Romans stems back to the reign of his father Ardashir, the first King of Persia from the Sassanid dynasty (crowned in 226).
Shapur had taken part in his father's campaigns against the Arsacid Parthians and helped his father Ardashir take the throne of Persia. Ardashir began to expand his empire in the north and east as well as in the west so that his glory...
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Hideyoshi by Mary Elizabeth Berry, summary and review

Posted May 22nd, 2016 at 09:41 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

A Review and summary of the historical book "Hideyoshi" by Mary Elizabeth Berry; one of the only English books and perhaps the best on this topic and historical personage.
Berry, Mary Elizabeth. Hideyoshi. London: Harvard University Press, 1982. 241 pages in all.

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Hideyoshi was the first book published by Professor Mary Elizabeth Berry in 1982. This book was similar...
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