Tag Archives: Mongols

In The News This Day


I’ve always been a great admirer of the institution of news and in this spirit, here’s my take on the events of this day, 26/06/19. Columnist @Sarahditum asks why writers are still sniffy about SF. As an SF writer, I … Continue reading

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The Tau Device – first draft


The Tau Device reached first draft. That’s today. 82,000 words. In real pages that comes to around 250pp. What’s a real page? Conan the Conqueror: 44 lines per page , 200 pp. Conan, a real hero – a man’s man, from … Continue reading

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Chinese University Bans Christmas


Chinese University Bans Christmas is a headline ripped from the Guardian. It’s at times like these I feel the urge to dig into background. Here’s their photo. Christianity has a long tradition in China. It turns out that its original form … Continue reading

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History – archive


I’m interested History. This covers the Origins of the West and the Collapse of the Old World Civilisations at Mongol hands. I’ve put up a static page linking to some of my posts on this. You can find this at https://tparchie.wordpress.com/history/

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The Origins of the West


The Origins of the West are complex.

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What is Zaporozhian?


I was going to deal with this today but a number of pressing business issues came up leaving me with very little time. The answer to this question is more than just a question of history. Of necessity, I’m going … Continue reading

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In Case you weren’t Paying Attention in Class


Here’s a couple of maps and some notes to follow on from Who were the Khwarezmians? In Context… at this time, the last city of the Romans; Byzantium, had just been sacked by the Fourth Crusade. It was incredibly wealthy … Continue reading

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The Silk Road and the Karakorum Highway


Originally posted on Harjazes:
While moving my office crap, I took a break to browse the New York Times. Being a wannabee word traveler, I was drawn to an article (Taking The High Road) about the Karakorum highway. This highway follows the Silk-Road (if history turns…

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