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Old October 12th, 2017, 09:34 AM   #1
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Hi folks.

I'm writing mini books on historic characters (explaining who what where why ect)

I thought I'd start with one of the earliest known figures to history Sargon of Akkad. I have read little on him, as there is not much available online. Could you guys point me the way towards a good source?

And also does anyone have any interesting facts about him that you would like to share?

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Old October 13th, 2017, 05:20 AM   #2

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Sargon of Akkad Research Papers - Academia.edu

Worldcat results sorted by date:
https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su...ced&dblist=638

I'm sure there is more out there! Also try forums dedicated specifically to Akkadian history. Good luck!

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Old October 13th, 2017, 10:28 AM   #3

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Hi folks.

I'm writing mini books on historic characters (explaining who what where why ect)

I thought I'd start with one of the earliest known figures to history Sargon of Akkad. I have read little on him, as there is not much available online. Could you guys point me the way towards a good source?

And also does anyone have any interesting facts about him that you would like to share?

Thank You
Online, free at JSTOR, some links:

https://www.jstor.org/stable/4163630...n_tab_contents
https://www.jstor.org/stable/4200000...n_tab_contents
https://www.jstor.org/stable/1359335...n_tab_contents

There are more articles there, you just have to take a look.

But, Renard, I would like to ask you a question:

Why to write a mini-book about a character that seems out of your comfort zone? You could begin to write about a character that you already know something.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 04:02 PM   #4
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Thanks guys , much appreciated.

When i started with the idea to write about Sargon, I overestimated how much actual information there was out there/ i could find on my own... and i thought I knew more about Sargon then I actually did.

I am writting about other characters simultaneously. Its just that I decided to have Sargon at the front of my book because he is one of the oldest prominent figures and I wanted the books to be in historical order.

Also what are some of your favourite characters Tulius?
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Also what are some of your favourite characters Tulius?
Well, too many… but since much of my study and my work was about Portuguese history, many of my favourite characters are or Portuguese or at some point they interacted with the history of Portugal, or with the territory that today is Portugal.

Here are some, simultaneously the less obscure and avoiding deliberately some of the most known; For most their influence was in the political and military field:

Viriathus – Lusitanian warrior and leader that fought against the Romans;

Diego Gelmírez – first Arcebishop of Santiago de Compostela;

Urraca I de León – queen of Leon (1109-1126);

D. Teresa – first Portuguese queen; half-sister of the previous;

D. Afonso Henriques – first Portuguese king, “the founding father”, son of the previous;

D. Gualdim Pais – First Grand Master of the Portuguese Templars; fought on he Holy Land and in the Iberian Peninsula;

Geraldo Geraldes, “O Sem Pavor” (The one without fear) – Warrior, Bandit, Mercenary, conquered half of Alentejo to the “Moors”, then possible after a quarrel with D. Afonso Henriques went to Morocco;

D. Pedro, duke of Coimbra – intellectual and writer, prince, mercenary. Participated in the conquest of Ceuta (1415), travelled for all Europe, fought in the Balkans against the Turks; gave a great impulse to the Portuguese discoveries; was regent in Portugal; died probably assassinated in a battle against his nephew that he raised and against his brothers;

D. João II – Prince and king of Portugal. He could be the “Prince” portrayed by Machiavelli. A cunning man. Gave an important contribution to the Portuguese discoveries. Had a network of spies. Sent several to the East by land. Invented personally a naval shoot take made ricochet in the water. Killed personally the Duke of
Viseu, his cousin and brother in law;

D. Isabel and D. Fernando, the catholic kings – they don’t need many presentations. D.
Fernando is quite a character! Probably the “Prince” by Machiavelli.

Timoji (Timayya) – An Indian pirate that worked with the Portuguese;

D. Cristóvão da Gama – Son of Vasco da Gama, commander of a military expedition in Ethiopia.

Fernão Mendes Pinto – Soldier, adventurer, slave, liar. His book “Pilgrimage” is mandatory for those who want to have a perspective of the life of an European in Asia in the 16th century;

Luíz Vaz de Camões – probably the greatest Portuguese poet, wrote the epic the “Lusíadas”, soldier and adventurer;

… I could go on, but the list is already quite extensive… and I am still in the 16th century…
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