Category Archives: History

The Modern Middle East and the 30 Years War

Imagine it is some time in the 1620s and you are a member of a council of top advisors to the Ottoman sultan discussing if intervention in the European war could be beneficial to the empire. An expert in European … Continue reading

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Worshiping Mass Murder

The following was tweeted by the University of Michigan athletic department: A B-17 & B-25 will conduct the flyover for the @umichfootball Military Appreciation game on Sat. #GoBlue #MGoTroops pic.twitter.com/viisURhBJn — Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) November 5, 2015 The two bombers … Continue reading

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From EurekaAlert!: UC team discovers rare warrior tomb filled with Bronze Age wealth and weapons

‘On the floor of the grave lay the skeleton of an adult male, stretched out on his back. Weapons lay to his left, and jewelry to his right. Near the head and chest was a bronze sword, its ivory hilt … Continue reading

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From Discovery: 22 Shipwrecks Found in Single Location in Greece

‘Underwater archaeologists have discovered 22 shipwrecks around a small Greek archipelago, revealing what may be the ancient shipwreck capital of the world. Hailed as one of the top archaeological finds of 2015, the discovery was made by a joint Greek-American … Continue reading

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Domestic Politics and Foreign War: The Case of the Imjin War

I recently read The Imjin War: Japan’s Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China by Samuel Hawley. The Japanese invasion of Korea and failed attempt to use Korea as a springboard for the conquest of Ming China was … Continue reading

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Brief Book Review: The Imjin War: Japan’s Sixteenth-Century Invasion of Korea and Attempt to Conquer China by Samuel Hawley

Pros: All aspects of the entire war were covered. Background information about the protagonists, Korea, Japan, China, put the war in historical context. Complicated political maneuvering of all three combatants were described well. Cons: The author is a journalist. At … Continue reading

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From Livius.org: Chronology of the Diadochi

The era of the diadochi, the successors of Alexander the Great, is one of the most fascinating and confusing in ancient history. Events took place on a vast geographical scale from Greece to India. The resulting cultural contacts witnessed Indian … Continue reading

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