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Just Me And The Night

Posted June 2nd, 2017 at 04:19 AM by caldrail

As I type this blog entry it's nearly half past four in the morning. The blackness of the night is giving way to that pale blue twilight before dawn, the amber street lights still shining . It's too warm to sleep anyway. With the window open, I can hear birdsong outside in the street.

Birdsong? There used to be a time when you never heard birds until the sun was up. These days I hear them chirping all night and I find it very hard to get used to it. A couple of weeks ago there was...
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Frankenstein Book Review

Posted May 28th, 2017 at 11:45 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated May 28th, 2017 at 08:52 PM by ghostexorcist

Frankenstein Book Review

3/5 Stars

By Jim R. McClanahan

I just finished reading Frankenstein (1818) for the first time. The novel was nothing like I expected. The movies Iíve seen took great liberties with the actual storyline, and having read the novel, I can see why they did it. The book is for the most part boring fluff. Itís almost like Mary Shelley, the author, was running short on length and decided to beef the narrative up with overly long descriptions...
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Konrad von Hochstaden. Man who founded Cologne Cathedral

Posted May 27th, 2017 at 10:21 PM by angeladondanville

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Hi, everyone. It's my first post on Historum, so it' important to choose the right topic. It's gonna be about Mr. Konrad von Gochstaden. Do you known him? Of course not. So...

Von Gochstaden was an offspring of a cleric in the city of Cologne. Almost nothing left about his youth and we can only guess about year when this guy was born: 1198 or 1205. But, in 1216 the guy was appointed canon,...
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Captain's Log Entry 4: Crisis

Posted May 23rd, 2017 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 Dominion Over Animals

Posted May 16th, 2017 at 03:51 PM by ghostexorcist
Updated June 3rd, 2017 at 01:57 PM by ghostexorcist

The Archaeological Origins of Man's 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. However,...
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