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History of the Samurai: Outsiders to Legends

Paragons of virtue, exemplars of honour, beacons of integrity and masters of warfare – the knights of the east. This is what we generally picture when we think of the infamous Samurai. While it is an attractive view of these legendary warriors, it is nevertheless quite a misleading one. In this video we shall do …

The Alphabet – Origins of Writing – Extra History

As the world ended with fire and sword, and one by one, the lights of civilization were snuffed out, old ideas died, and from their ashes, new ideas came. Ideas that would change the world. (intro) As we’ve talked about the Bronze Age Collapse, we’ve mentioned time and again that, across much of the ancient …

Caesar as King? (45 to 44 B.C.E.)

Caesar as King? (45 to 44 B.C.E.)

Julius Caesar’s old friend Titus Labienus had been defeated. The Roman Civil War was officially over, and Spain had been pacified. After a few weeks of housekeeping, Caesar headed back to the capitol. On the road to Rome, he met up with Marc Antony, who at one time had served as Caesar’s political point-man. A …