dynasties

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    What Were the Longest Lasting Dynasties In Europe?

    What were the longest lasting dynasties in Europe? If part of a dynasty's length was legendary, when was the division between the legendary and the historical periods of the dynasty? If answering, be sure to distinguish between the length of time a dynasty lasted as a ruling or reigning...
  2. M

    What are the longest lasting dynasties in Asia?

    What were the longest lasting dynasties in Asia?. If part of a dynasty's length was legendary, when was the division between the legendary and the historical periods of the dynasty? If answering, be sure to distinguish between the length of time a dynasty lasted as a ruling or reigning dynasty...
  3. M

    The longest lasting middle eastern and African dynasties.

    What were the longest lasting dynasties in the Middle East and Africa? If part of a dynasty's length was legendary, when was the division between the legendary and the historical periods of the dynasty? If answering, be sure to distinguish between the length of time a dynasty lasted as a...
  4. S

    What kind of value did men place on fertile women in the earlier dynasties of China?

    The numerous articles I've read about daily life in Ancient China confuse me a little. They make it clear it was a very patriarchal society. But go even further and paint a picture of a society where women are often disregarded and sometimes even killed at birth for not being male. This confuses...
  5. F

    Dynasties or "lines of succession" making good history?

    I hope people out there already have an idea about what is asked for: Long lines of " succession" either as in a regular bloodrelated dynasty or else as other lines of succession(could be pope's, abbots or whatever) as stuff for good stories as well as history. It could be for books or films...
  6. V

    Brahmin dynasties of South India

    How did Satavahanas, Pallavas, Salankanayakas, Vishnukundins and Vakatakas establish their kingdoms in South India? Were they really Brahmins? I thought Brahmins should not rule but only take up religious activities. Why do we see no Brahmin kingdoms in South after 900 AD or so?
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    heirs of overthrown dynasties regaining the throne

    Somewhere I thought I saw a thread asking about historical cases of the heirs of long overthrown dynasties regaining the original throne or a different one. If anyone can find that thread and link this one to it I would be grateful. In the mean while I guess I can start another discussion...
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    Is there any book focuses on the history of 28-30th Dynasties of Egypt?

    The independence of Egypt from Persia in this period looks interesting, especially for how did the Egyptians succeed in protecting themselves from the Persian invasion. But I cannot find many sources or books that focuses on this period (I'm totally unfamilar with Egyptian history), so could...
  9. U

    Egyptian Dynasties timeline

    I just started Durant's "Story of Civilization," volume 1 and I absolutely love it. I plan on reading "Our Oriental Heritage" and "The Life of Greece" before I tackle Landmark Thucidides. Reading Durant's work on Egypt has made me very interested on the topic. I am trying to find the most...
  10. Haardrada

    Chinese Dynasties

    Forgive my ignorance but I have a question about how different Dynasties are perceived as being Chinese or Barbarian Dynasties in some descriptions. For example Chin, Han, T'ang, Sui and Ming are known Chinese Dynasties., But Dynasties after the fall of the Han and the begining of the T'ang...
  11. G

    Lets discuss the history of late medieval/pre modern Kurdish dynasties

    Attached is the map of the medieval/pre-modern Kurdish dynasties. Major ones being Dozhik, Bokhti, Hakkari, Bayazid, Soran, Babban, Ardalan,Jelali, Biltis, Khalidi, Milan and Milan. Of these the first six were the largest ones with a stronger power apparatus. I have been trying to find books...
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    Why medieval Kurdish dynasties not help develop/standardize Kurdish language

    There were multiple Kurdish dynasties and chiefdoms (Rawadids, Marwanids,Ayubids,) since medieval to pre World War 1 times. In 1835 (as shown in the map in this link https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a5/Kurdish_states_1835.png ) there were an entire setup of Kurdish chiefdoms...
  13. Megas Basileus

    most influential families

    I would like to know which European families/dynasties you all regard as the mightiest or most influential through history. I think for example of House Habsburg, the Medicis, the Bourbons, Romanovs, Borgias,... looking forward to hear your opinion :)
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    Indian royal dynasties whose story cud be made into a good TV series like Tudors

    The Tudors had the most entertaining history that was very adaptable into a historical TV series due to their twists and turns across generations. Are there any Indian royal dynasties whose stories have similar value that can produce a great adaptation on TV.
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    Timeline of the Chinese dynasties

    Do you wonder which Chinese dynasty invented the gunpowder? I wrote a post about the greatest Chinese dynasties and their biggest accomplishments. So if you've wanted to know everything about them here's the post :) https://ninchanese.com/blog/2016/04/14/chinese-dynasties/ There's also a funny...
  16. CoolioTree

    Ancient Greek dynasties and the blood of gods

    Did any Greek dynasties and/or kings claim descent from a god? What are the stories behind these claims? I hope I'm not :deadhorse: Thanks
  17. HackneyedScribe

    Post Han dynasties who claim to be the Han dynasty

    After the Han disintegrated, I am aware of three successive dynasties that were named the same as the Han dynasty, ie the word "漢". First is the Shu Han dynasty of the Three Kingdoms period. Not only did they claim to be a legitimate successor to the Han dynasty, but they claimed to be...
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    Naming conventions for Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties

    Someone posted here a while ago about the meanings behind these dynasty names. Song - Wood Yuan - Gold Ming - Fire Qing - Water That each of these dynasties represented one of the five elements and that each successive dynasty was the element that defeated the previous dynasty's element...
  19. Changezi

    Who are Seraikis? List of Seraiki Dynasties.

    This thread about Seraikis. Are there any Seraiki Dynasties? Islamic & Un-Islamic? What's the difference between Jutt, Rajput & a Seraiki?
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    True Territorial Integrity of Chinese dynasties

    I would like the ask the members of this sub-forum to verify the claims of these maps. These maps are most often posted on the Japanese internet, and are the main maps of their Japanese wiki articles. This surprises me as I've never seen these kinds of map for any other civilization or Empire...