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Mongols: Resurrectors of Silk Road and Precursors of Modern Trade

Mongols: Resurrectors of Silk Road and Precursors of Modern Trade

The Mongol Empire is famously recognised to be the largest land empire in all of history. The fearsomeness of the Mongol warriors, the terror tactics they employed and their signature horseback archery are often the topics discussed when it comes to the aspects of the Mongol Empire. However this blog post would like to introduce a crucial impact left by the Mongol, international trade. It was the Mongols who revived the Silk Road trade and brought it to new heights thus paving way to the beginnings of global trade that we see today.

Khan You Live Like a Mongol?

Khan You Live Like a Mongol?

The early Mongols did not understand the culture and lifestyle of settled living. Their nomadic lifestyle meant that land could not be owned, much like air, or the ocean. Viewed by settled societies as barbarians, the Mongols were first united and conquered by Temüjin in 1206, where he eventually went on to form the largest neighbouring empire in history known as the Mongol empire.

Confucian Practices in the Han Dynasty

Confucian Practices in the Han Dynasty

Confucianism impacted the lives of Han people in many ways, but mainly through the practices such as marital expectations, rituals and inheritance laws. Coupled with the booming economy and technology during the Han Dynasty, the lifestyles of the Han Chinese were nothing like previous dynasties had experienced before. This blog delves further into certain key Confucian practices that the Han Chinese carried out in their times…

In-N-Out: HAN DYNASTY STYLE

In-N-Out: HAN DYNASTY STYLE

When i say "history" what words come to mind? Apart from “boring” and “long long time ago”, one word that would probably come up is “culture”! We normally associate it people living during a specific time period. It usually includes ideas such as societal norms, rites and rituals, and social behaviour of the particular people/society. However, one category that we often overlook is food and drinks!

In this post, we will not only show the different types of food and drinks eaten by the Han Dynasty Chinese, but also how the internal/external (In-N-Out) influences affect their food consumption!

BOMBASTIC BRILLIANT BYZANTINE BOYAGE

BOMBASTIC BRILLIANT BYZANTINE BOYAGE

Author’s Notes: The story recounts the interactions between a girl living on Mars in 2075 and the sassy AI developed by her grandmother. Danielle Gryce, the girl, had made a drunken promise that she would experience the Byzantine Empire simulation designed by her grandmother. Virginia, an old-school artificial intelligence who exists only as a voice, had locked up some of Danielle’s programs to coerce her into abiding by her promise. Through this adventure, Danielle will learn about how Byzantine art and architecture served as vessels through which religion and political messages were expressed. She will also realize how relatable an ancient civilization can be to Martian society.

Cruise Through the Crusades

Cruise Through the Crusades

So, what were the crusades? They were portrayed as laudable, sacred missions to reclaim the Holy Land, Jerusalem. However, as most things are, there is always more than meets the eye. The crusades are important to understand due to the vastness of its impact on the lives of different groups of people. We will focus on explaining how the crusades impacted the Jews, Muslims and Crusaders, examining the motivations and consequences.

Naaa sowhenyaaa having fun in africa

Naaa sowhenyaaa having fun in africa

Ever wondered what life is like for those living in Africa under the Mali Empire during the 13th Century? Well, if all you can think of is the boring lives of people struggling to make ends meet, you are so wrong! Africa is home to various ethnicities and comprise of a diverse culture.

Needless to say, entertainment play a huge role when various groups of people mingle with each other. However, it was not all fun and games and entertainment even led to the formation of identity, close bonds and religious affiliations.

Sounds intriguing? Click on the READ MORE button below and enjoy an eye opening experience of the great purposes of entertainment in medieval Mali Empire.

Lienü Zhuan: Nurturing the Ideal Woman in Han Dynasty

Prior to the Qing Dynasty (1644), education for women in China was scarce and even if provided, they were restricted to the teaching of moral values and family traditions (p.277). This was also the case during the Han Dynasty (206 BCE to 220 CE), by which the Lienü Zhuan (Categorized Biographies of Women), assembled by Han scholar Liu Xiang, was one of the few books dedicated for women’s moral education. Thus, Lienü Zhuan was influential in teaching women ethics during the Han Dynasty, as the exemplary biographies of honorable women found in this book demonstrated the expected virtues that women ought to cultivate and learn from during that period.

Black Death: A Test of Faith

The Black Death was a period of turmoil and hardship, especially for the Church. Many Christians struggled with their faith in God, as they sought for an explanation to the horrors and tragedies they experienced during the Black Death. Follow Gordon and Curious Chloe on their journey to discovering the truth about Christianity during the Black Death.  

A Crash Course on Food&Wine in Ancient Rome

A Crash Course on Food&Wine in Ancient Rome

Introducing to you what the Ancient Romans from different classes eat and drink. From their normal day-to-day meals to exotic food found during fancy parties held by the rich. You may be surprised with the type of food they eat just to flaunt their wealth. Also, shout-out to alcoholics, you probably wish you were from that time period. (-: