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  1. J

    Discussions around Presidential Pardon by writers of the Constitution

    Does anyone know of a source that records the discussions of the delegates during drafting of the Constitution regards Article II Section II (1) " . . shall have the power to grant reprieves and pardons. .?" I find arguments that it is tied to the British idea of Divine Right of Kings and also...
  2. James Cook

    A list of Classical medical writers

    I've been researching topics related to ancient medicine recently, mostly to learn what kind of medical knowledge Romans and Greeks possessed in different times, but it rapidly got hard to find new sources. The ones I had some contact with are Galen, Hippocrates, Cornelius Celsus, and Oribasius...
  3. Kapyong

    List of Early Writers Who Could Have Mentioned Jesus

    Gday all, I have been looking into the evidence of the early writers around the time of Jesus who could have mentioned him, but did not. Here is my essay on the subject. (Sorry about the colours - I wrote this in a light-coloured editor and forgot it was dark background here. Because on this...
  4. S

    For Writers Interested in History

    As my first post was deleted with no explanation, I'll try again in much shorter form. If anyone would like to have thier work read and frankly reviewed by fellow writers, or would like to read some of the work my coworkers and I produce, please drop me a PM. If nothing else, I would love to...
  5. G

    Travellogues and Travel literature by Indian writers in history

    Did India produce travellogues/travel writing similar to Biruni, Marco Polo, Fahien, Xuanzang etc. who wrote accounts of places they travelled. Were these in Sanskrit or other local languages? Were their accounts of pilgrims as I am sure many would have travelled across India. It would be...
  6. G

    Female writers, poets, dramatist and intellectuals from pre Islamic India

    Were there many great female writers, poets, dramatist and intellectuals from pre Islamic India? Were there women who wrote on Sanskrit or in regional dialects? What kind of issues did they cover and did they write about the feminine psyche and through a female gaze. Was it common (please dont...
  7. B

    Were Confederate mistakes papered over deliberately by the lost cause writers?

    The story is that the Confederates fought better, but were defeated by superior northern resources. Most posters here don't agree with that. Was the emphasis on how brilliant Lee was and so on developed to cover up for Confederate mistakes? Many white southerners were angry after the Civil...
  8. Jax

    Is Keeping the Fictitious Names of the NT Writers Misleading?

    By far the vast majority of Biblical scholars have come to the agreement that the names assigned to the bulk of the New Testament literature are not who actually wrote them. Except for seven letters that have been attributed to a person named Paulos the rest of the material is either anonymous...
  9. R

    croyland chronicle writers.

    Croyland chroncle covered the years 1459-1486 2-3 writers were used for the work, any chance one of them could have been Elizabeth Wydvilles secretary John Gunthorpe?
  10. jegates

    Grant - One of the best American Writers!

    I find this incredible and fascinating to think he was such a prolific writer. And, if Mark Twain backed him, who am I to disagree? I continue to admire Grant more and more as a man of many talents. Found this article and wanted to share it: (CBS News) Ulysses S. Grant, the man who led Union...
  11. RonPrice

    A note on diaries

    There are a host of electronic journals online--available on the world-wide-web to enrich the reading of retirees like myself---to say nothing of some of the two to three billion readers who now have internet access. One such journal that I was reading this morning is entitled IDEA. As I was...
  12. RonPrice

    Arnold Toynbee's Opus and Edward Gibbon's Opus

    OLD FRIENDS Part 1: I want to write here about my experience with two historians and my own still amateurish and formative efforts in the domain of history-writing influenced as this writing has been by these two historians. One of the two historians I will be writing about here saw...
  13. Maia

    Why did no SF writers predict the internet?

    There's not even a hint of anything like it in any of the classic SF stories I've read, Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke, etc. They are acclaimed as great visionaries, but none of what they predicted has really come true. We don't have robots as household servants, we don't have colonies on the moon or...
  14. sylla1

    The Amazon Queen & Alexandros' earlier writers; do you know them?

    This famous quotation may well be the most heavily referenced Classical historical passage on Alexandros III: (Bios Alexandou, XLVI, I-II). Writing more than four centuries after the facts, LM Plutarchus was wisely comparing here several earlier historians on this fascinating and already...
  15. ælmyrca

    Medieval sources & writers?

    Which are the most accurate and reliable contemporary English history sources for the medieval era, in particular the writers regarding the Wars of the Roses? For example, for the information about Roman Britain, we have Julius Caesar, Tacitus and Dio Cassius. For the 1066 era we have various...
  16. Germania_Echoes

    Writers: How Do You Choose Names?

    Not sure if this is the right place to put this thread ... I checked out the Lounge, etc, but none seemed quite right, so I hope this is OK. For those of you who turn your love of history into written form, how do you choose names for your characters? Are you more likely to choose a really...