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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wizard
    Has this link been added to the collection yet?

    It's an excellent collection of essays and book reviews by a certain F. E. Smitha. It's not superb -- some of the essays' factual accuracy I personally dispute, as well as the articles' neutrality. But further quite a good resource.

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    I have never heard of the site, but then there are many things I have never heard of.

    Smitha (if that is his real name) is clearly not a professional historian, but most of the sites I link to are not professional and some amateur sites are far better than professional ones. As long as the origin of the content is transparent and the site doesn't contain obvious propaganda or gaffes, it's okay with me. But I'm open to suggestion and if members find obvious fault with a site I'll scrap it.

    So please tell us, what inaccuracies or bias did you find in Smitha's?
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    Excellent list

    Here a few links relating to the Classical world, I didn’t notice (or perhaps missed, I hope these are not repeats).

    http://www.stoa.org/projects/demos/home Demos, Excellent site covering the Democracy of Classical Athens. A nice collection of articles covering the structure of the Athenian government, references, and links to Perseus. It's also slowly adding related article that are normally only available in subscription journals.

    http://www.stoa.org/sol/ Suda On-Line, Project to provide and online annotated version of the Suda (both greek and translated versions). Project to provide an online annotated version of the Suda (both Greek and translated versions). The only problem here is that more such projects for other texts are not being funded.

    http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/ Early Church Fathers and some other Late Texts, The site has a 19th century collection of translations by T. & T. Clark, with some additional related works now out of copyright. The site includes a couple of non-Christian authors that were apparently included in the collections. For example the only translations of Cornelius Nepos and Justinus I have found are here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conon394
    Here a few links relating to the Classical world, I didn’t notice (or perhaps missed, I hope these are not repeats).
    "For Attic phrase in Plato let them seek,
    I poach in Suidas for unlicens'd Greek."
    -- Alexander Pope, The Dunciad --
    Hehe, where have you been all my life Conon394!? Love you! Promising sites, I'm going to 'work' them and see where'll insert them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianII
    For Russia for instance, I gave preference to Pappas' web site which you will admit is pretty comprehensive, well-written and rich in original sources.
    yes, but the background hurts my brain!
    But late last week TosaInu gave me permission to split the sticky into two parts, and both are easy to handle (and expand) now.
    i noticed it had split, but i figured it was because of the smilies lol.. don't ask me why, but i knew there was a per-post limit to smilies (images).

    here's a odd little site maintained by associate professor of history at hillsdale college, dave stewart. it's mostly a collection of personal accounts (or translations thereof) from various military conflicts throughout history. the collection is biased towards modern times. maybe that's to be expected.
    http://www.hillsdale.edu/personal/stewart/war/index.htm

    some examples:
    louis the 14th's declaration of war against the dutch (the pike & musket mod covers this time-frame, right?)
    http://www.hillsdale.edu/personal/st...V/1672-War.htm

    egyptian account of the battle of kadesh (are there any ancient-egpyt era mods? i mean besides vanilla rtw lol)
    http://www.hillsdale.edu/personal/st...294-Kadesh.htm

    french marshall michel ney's account of waterloo (unfortunately most of the nepoleonic accounts are british)
    http://www.hillsdale.edu/personal/st...o/1815-Ney.htm
    now i'm here, and history is vindicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianII
    So please tell us, what inaccuracies or bias did you find in Smitha's?
    Well, I must admit that those faults I've found in his essays concern areas that I happen to know a lot about, such as Mongol history and Persian history. Especially in the Mongol history he does not attempt to take away hindsight all that much, leaving the reader with an impression of a brutal people who's favorite pasttime was killing, while that is certainly not true.

    It's a small fault though, as far as I'm concerned. Many of the articles have brought new and logical insights into things I knew relatively little about before, such as the reasons for the final decline of the Byzantine empire. It's quite a good site.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_John
    yes, but the background hurts my brain!
    Wait till you see the shirt on that man.



    i noticed it had split, but i figured it was because of the smilies lol.. don't ask me why, but i knew there was a per-post limit to smilies (images).
    Yeah, I had a problem with those, too. I didn't ask TosaInu, but I believe there is a smiley maximum per post or a smiley/text ratio or sompin'. Anyway it doesn't bother me.

    here's a odd little site maintained by associate professor of history at hillsdale college, dave stewart.
    Yum yum, more goodies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wizard
    Well, I must admit that those faults I've found in his essays concern areas that I happen to know a lot about, such as Mongol history and Persian history. Especially in the Mongol history he does not attempt to take away hindsight all that much, leaving the reader with an impression of a brutal people who's favorite pasttime was killing, while that is certainly not true.
    Many links suffer from occasional lapses into romanticism, nostalgia, anachronism or out-dated info, but so do most books and journal contributions. The more you know about a subject, the more obvious they are, and the more it irritates you.
    Many of the articles have brought new and logical insights into things I knew relatively little about before, such as the reasons for the final decline of the Byzantine empire. It's quite a good site.
    I'll take that as a nil obstat then. Thank you very much, Wizard! Anything else to declare, you know where to find me.
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    yo adrian!

    here are some readings from a middle east history course taught at michigan state.
    the first three are about mongols, the rest are about the ottomans.
    some are pertinent to TW games and mods. some, not so much.
    i've decided to leave the selection process entirely up to you.
    again, these are for people who absolutely love to read more than life itself.
    note: you are not required to answer the questions at the end of the articles.


    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...gs/golden.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi.../saunders.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi.../marshall.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...ngs/cahen.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi.../inalcik5.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...s/lindner.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...tamerlane.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...inalcik10.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...ngs/sugar.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...ngs/nicol.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...s/miller1.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi.../bedestan.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi.../inalcik3.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi.../inalcik8.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...s/fleisch.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi.../inalcik1.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...s/fisher1.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...gs/soucek.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...gs/morgan.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi.../murphey1.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...s/bacque1.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi.../arjomand.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi.../ortayli2.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...ings/levy.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi.../inalcik7.html

    http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/%7Efi...gs/barkey.html
    now i'm here, and history is vindicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_John
    yo adrian!
    Thou rangstethetsth, brother John?
    here are some readings from a middle east history course taught at michigan state.
    Laudamus domine, brother. Bring me thy poor and huddled links and I will sort them out according to the Lord's bias, amen!
    i've decided to leave the selection process entirely up to you.
    Why doesn'thesth thou go reproduce thyself monosexually, brother John? Hallelujah!

    (tnx, Bubba)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianII
    Why doesn'thesth thou go reproduce thyself monosexually, brother John? Hallelujah!
    so there will be more of me? that's not a bad idea...

    i'm not there yet though. so here are a couple of baby links.

    a tiny essay about the longbow by amateur robert sanderson. it's kinda lame.
    http://www.o-r-g.org/~azaroth/university/longbow.html

    not as lame, although for some reason i think you already have this linked. but, try as i might, i could not find it in your list. probably just didn't look hard enough, but just in case: an overview of strategy and tactics of medieval warfare by dillon burke, a kiwi member of the society for creative anachronism.
    http://www.sca.org.nz/collegium/cg36/medieval_war.php

    a few pictures of some medieval siege weapons. available in english et la langue la plus plaisant et civilisée.
    english: http://xenophongroup.com/montjoie/armed_en.htm
    civilisée: http://xenophongroup.com/montjoie/armediev.htm

    oh and a quick question. just wondering why marathon was the only creasy you've included in the list? several of his fifteen fall within the frame of TW games and mods (all but 10 and 13, imo). just curious if there was something about his archaic essays that did not agree with you? peace out homie.
    now i'm here, and history is vindicated.

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    I wonder if you can use this:

    http://www.jop-kriegskunst.de/inhalt.htm
    (a very good description of battles and campaigns from tha ancient to 20th century. German - however)

    http://infos.aus-germanien.de/Liste_von_Schlachten
    (an alomost complete list of battles - German too)


    http://www.iremember.ru/index_e.htm
    (Russian veterans telling about WWII - Eng and Russian)

    http://luthier.stormloader.com/home.html
    (the original Russian fighter manual from WWII - English)

    http://www.usaaf.net/
    (website of the United States Army Air Force; excellent articles about WWII operations - only English)

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    Thanks, brothers Big John and Franconicus. I have some technical issues with my computer at the moment which I am determined to settle in my favour. As soon as I'm done I will sort out your links.
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    Hi Adrian,

    I found some links in my bookmarks which haven't been included yet.
    They fall into the category sengoku.
    Electric Samurai
    Iga Ninja

    Woodblock-print Art
    http://www.surimono.com/
    Library of Congress Woodprints
    Jap. Art & Culture
    Jap prints
    Woodblock prints again



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    Quote Originally Posted by R'as al Ghul
    Hi Adrian,

    I found some links in my bookmarks which haven't been included yet.
    Great! Thank you very much. I have a backlog of links waiting for me. I've set apart the whole of tomorrow night for updating the sticky.
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    Have Fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R'as al Ghul

    Have Fun!

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    I reduced all of this to a single link: professor Fisher's 373 course on Ottoman history.
    Yay, onto greener pastures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by R'as al Ghul
    This rather special link with strange language, but images most beautiful. Must include in list. Sample offered for delectation. Can also order T-shirt "been there, shot that".

    Jimmu Tenno
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    Quote Originally Posted by R'as al Ghul
    Woodblock-print Art
    Also most obliged for woodblock print links, but already included oldest and overarching woodblock print link of Johansson-san.

    Sticky now updated to n-th degree. Awaiting n+1.

    On behalf of management, here is one for road:

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    http://www.kurdistanica.com/english/...ticles-10.html
    Amazing article about the Kurdish enterprises in the Black Sea and Indian Ocean. Especially the latter is hugely interesting. Posted about this a year back, but this article is much more complete than the concise version (by Cyrus Shahmiri at All Empires) I posted.



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wizard
    http://www.kurdistanica.com/english/...ticles-10.html
    Amazing article about the Kurdish enterprises in the Black Sea and Indian Ocean. Especially the latter is hugely interesting. Posted about this a year back, but this article is much more complete than the concise version (by Cyrus Shahmiri at All Empires) I posted.



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    Interesting stuff focused around Pontus; Michael Izady has been assimilated...

    Thanks, The Wizard!
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    Here are a couple more classical resources:

    If you ever wanted everything that Plutarch wrote besides the Parallel Lives (in pdf)….
    http://oll.libertyfund.org/ToC/0062.php


    This site has a rather nice chorological timeline starting around 320, with source links for events.
    http://www.attalus.org/index.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by conon394
    If you ever wanted everything that Plutarch wrote besides the Parallel Lives (in pdf)….
    http://oll.libertyfund.org/ToC/0062.php
    Between the Online Library of Liberty, Gutenberg, Perseus and MIT people should be able to find most available online classical texts. Maybe I'll add the OLL as such, I'll look into it.
    This site has a rather nice chorological timeline starting around 320, with source links for events.
    http://www.attalus.org/index.html
    That's interesting, too. I'm going to worry their links for a few days to see what comes up and where it would fit into the sticky. Good suggestions, my friend. Anything else is welcome too. Post em if you got em.

    Thank you very much, Conon394!
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    Shadowed Realm

    This site contains a medieval glossary with hundreds of terms, maps, quotations, quizzes, a timeline, links, articles, and more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricker
    Shadowed Realm

    This site contains a medieval glossary with hundreds of terms, maps, quotations, quizzes, a timeline, links, articles, and more.
    And a great little site it is! Good find, brother Ricker.

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    * I love that glossary..
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    Hello sailor long time no see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony
    Hello sailor long time no see
    Is that your Blitzkikker acting up, or are you happy to see me?

    Anyway, see you in the Backroom for a good brawl, Frag!
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    Welcome back!

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    Some new links. They might have already been posted, but I just couldn't check this whole fantastic thread :

    A study of the Roman Empire from 146BC to 1204 AD

    Emese Saga : Hungarian Prehistory from the beginings to King St. Stephen.

    History of Crimea, Russia, the Balkans, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianII
    And a great little site it is! Good find, brother Ricker.

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    * I love that glossary..
    No problem. Glad you like the glossary.

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