Category: History

Thursday

Kontent from the Kindle As March Madness heats up, it’s interesting to remember what group of people used to dominate the sport. From A Renegade History of the United …

Rominations

Ruminations on the Fall of Rome So holy men left. They left for the desert and became the forerunners of the monks, though these early counter-culture revolutionaries were “in …

Rominations

Ruminations on the Fall of Rome The Anchor Atlas of World History (1974) shows the following “German states” in the areas that comprised the western portion of Roman Empire …

Rominations

Ruminations on the Fall of Rome “he violence of the barbarian invaders of the empire is a literary trope.” Chris Wickham, The Inheritance of Rome. I assume by “trope,” …

Rominations

Ruminations on the Fall of Rome Belloc’s Europe and the Faith highlights two angles of the height and fall of the Roman Empire that do not receive much explicit …

Thursday

Ruminations on the Fall of Rome Belloc wrote, “The Catholic Church was the only subsidiary organism that had risen within the general body of the Roman Empire.” Belloc’s idea …

Wednesday

I’ve pretty much accepted Belloc’s premise that the Roman Empire was an act of Providence: By providing a coherent, unified, stable, and cultured environment, news of the Lord’s birth, …

Thursday

Some things never change. Writing about Bacon’s Rebellion (1676) in his People‘s History, Howard Zinn discusses Nathaniel Bacon’s “Declaration of the People,” saying it “shows a mixture of populist …

Tuesday

Kontent from the Kindle Perhaps the most interesting passage from my Memorial Day Weekend reading. The author is writing about the shocking dearth of archeological remains from approximately 630 …

Thaddeus on Howard

I still haven’t gotten through Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States, partly because my attention has been diverted to early medieval history and partly because I bought …

The Fascist

H.I.F. For those who haven’t made it over the TDE Twitter account, fascinating excerpts from Thaddeus Russell’s Renegade History: “hen the New Deal was created, few of its supporters …

GKC

Background: When I was the editor of Gilbert Magazine, I was responsible for the “Tremendous Trifles” column. It was occasionally hard to find a sufficient amount of interesting GKC …