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Charles Martel – Battle of Tours

Carolus-Martell

 

From wikipedia.org:

It was under one of their ablest and most renowned commanders, with a veteran army, and with every apparent advantage of time, place, and circumstance, that the Arabs made their great effort at the conquest of Europe north of the Pyrenees.
—Edward Shepherd Creasy, The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World

Mitochondrial DNA Study Reveals Origins of Minoan Civilization

The study highlights the high affinity of the Minoans to the current inhabitants of the Lassithi plateau of Crete as well as Greece. This image shows Minoan Palace of Knossos (Bernard Gagnon / CC BY-SA 3.0)

From the sci-news.com website:
A new study reported in the journal Nature Communications indicates that the Minoans, who 5,000 years ago established the first advanced Bronze Age civilization in present-day Crete, probably were descendents of the first Neolithic humans to reach the island around 7,000 BC and that they have the greatest genetic similarity with modern European populations.

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article01078-dna-minoan-civilization-crete.html

The Revolution

The_Revolution

 

From: history.com

They came of age in a new world amid intoxicating and innovative ideas about human and civil rights, diverse economic systems, and self-government. In a few short years, these men and women would transform themselves into architects of the future through the building of a new nation unlike any that had ever come before. From the roots of the rebellion and the signing of the Declaration of Independence to victory on the battlefield at Yorktown and the adoption of The United States Constitution, THE REVOLUTION tells the remarkable story of this important era in history.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_American_Revolution_(miniseries)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States

Amon Amarth – The Pursuit of Vikings

 

The warming sun returns again
And melts away the snow
The sea is freed from icy chains
Winter is letting go

Standing on the ocean side
We can hear the waves
Calling us out with tide
To sail into our fate

Odin! Guide our ships
Our axes, spears and swords
Guide us through storms that whip
And in brutal war

Our ships await us by the shore
Time has come to leave
Our country, family and homes
For riches in the east

Some of us won’t return
But that won’t bring us down
Our fate is written in the web
Woven by the Norns

A ram is sacrificed
Across the longship’s bow
And as we set our sails
A strong breeze starts to blow

It carries us out to sea
With hope of fame and pride
And glorious all will be
That with sword in hand will die

Odin! Guide our ships
Our axes, spears and swords
Guide us through storms that whip
And in brutal war

Odin! Guide our ships
Our axes, spears and swords
Guide us through storms that whip
And in brutal war

Five Common Historical Misconceptions Explained

Vikings, Lady Godiva, Napoleon, Vomitorium, Columbus

VIKINGS Coming to History Channel

history-vikings

From collider.com:

HISTORY has announced their cast for the scripted series, Vikings. Hoping to bank on the success of HBO’s Game of Thrones, writer Michael Hirst (The Tudors) created the series based on real life figures of Scandanavian history.  The story follows the family saga and rise to power of Ragnar Lothbrok, a great hero who pushed the limits of exploration and rose to become King of the Viking tribes.

Read more here.

The History of The Frankfurt School

 

The Frankfurt School, the name of Western Civilization’s Cancer.


Western Paradigm

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