Apologies for being away for so long, I’m back with a glance at at the league of Corinth, throwing in some ancient history. The league of Corinth was a federation of Greek states established by Philip II of Macedon in 338-7 BC used to unify the Greeks in peace and avenge the crimes … More At a Glance: League of Corinth, Macedon’s rise to power
To start of the New Year, and as my first post on this blog and the first post on African History month, I thought I would start with the last remaining wonder of the Ancient World: The Pyramids of Giza, situated in Egypt, Northern Africa. I would also just like to clarify that i am … More Wondering at Wonders
But first, Merry, Happy Christmas, it is after all the 25th of December. When thinking about what to write on Asia; many thoughts came to mind, from a classical point of view, I could have presented to you Alexander the Great’s venture into Asia but I’ll save that for another time. For now, I bring … More Happy New Year: The year of the Dog.
This week in Asian history month I will be covering one of the important events in the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) – the Long March. The Long March ensured the survival of the CCP and capitulated Mao Zedong to the front of the party’s leadership. Due to this importance, the events of … More China’s Long March: The Facts and the Myths.
With the Korean Peninsula being ever present in current media I feel it is necessary to understand some background of both North and South Korea. The Korean War is perhaps the greatest level of tension the world has experienced since World War II. As Malkasian argues it was the closest the world has ever been … More The Korean War
When it comes to Musical History, it is undeniable that Ludwig van Beethoven is one of its greatest icons. Ill-tempered, rough, deaf (it all could be linked, of course) we know just that side of his personality which was, surely, richer. Yet we all (maybe not all: while writing this, I have VH1 running on … More Beethoven and the traitors: new boy band in town
Bronze age, Homer, Mycenaean Civilisation. Do we learn anything from the Epic poetry that has held modern Western Civilisation since it was first sung? It is widely understood that the epics of Homer were composed in the late Bronze age. A feudal society ruled by a King in each region supported by an aristocracy shown historically … More The Bronze Age: Homer
This year marks the 100-year mark of the October Revolution in Russia, a revolution which changed the course of history in Russia. It is arguably one of the most explosive and important political events in Russian history. This revolution marked the end of centuries of Russian imperial rule. During the Russian Revolution, Lenin led the … More The 100 Year Anniversary of The 1917 Russian Revolution