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The Komnenian reform; why did it fail

Prior to the 12th century, writers of the Eastern Roman Empire had described the west in terms delineating the region as being comprised of a series of distinctly different peoples, cultures and territories (Spaniards, Italians, etc.). 1,224 more words


What led the Komnenian Emperors to embrace aspects of the Western Way of War

Despite modern interpretations of the Empire, it was not without military dynamism throughout its 800-year hold on the East. 1,510 more words


BEN-HUR (1959)

This film came with a reputation – of being, shall we say, a lot. I had never seen Ben-Hur and part of why I delayed watching it was that I knew it would be long. 1,754 more words