Monthly Archives: August 2014

Quote of the Day

“Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay its price.” Sun Tzu. Advertisements

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“I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne…”

Good news…if you’re a fan of Paradox Interactive’s bestselling grand strategy masterpiece Crusader Kings II, that is! There’s a new DLC on the cards, and it’s all about Charlemagne: For those who don’t know who Charlemagne was, here’s a link: … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Never mistake motion for action.” Ernest Hemingway.

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What’s Next?

I just uploaded the final part of the blog series I’ve been writing for the last seven months, Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes. It took a lot longer to complete than I anticipated, mostly because as I progressed … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes – Final Part

Mopping Up “Over the span of about a century, as the remnants of their empire crumbled around them, the partnership between these Byzantine teachers and their Italian students literally saved ancient Greek literature from destruction at the hands of the … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes- Part 12

The Final Decline and the Fall of Constantinople “To surrender the city to you is beyond my authority or anyone else’s who lives in it, for all of us, after taking the mutual decision, shall die out of free will … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the … Continue reading

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Tides of War: Byzantium’s Vacillating Imperial Fortunes- Part 11

Reclaiming the Capital “There was a time, a far distant time, when the Roman empire extended to the Adriatic, the Tigris, and the confines of Æthiopia. After the loss of the provinces, our capital itself, in these last and calamitous … Continue reading

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