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This Week in History: West Vs East in the Battle of Lepanto

This week saw arguably one of the greatest naval battles of the Renaissance period, as the Ottoman Empire’s fleet suffered their first major defeat at the hands of Christian forces. 253 more words

This Week In History

Back to Croatia: 1968...2013...2016

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Looking back… En Route to Cavtat in 2013

The clouds below look like whipped cream.

We just flew over the mountains of Eastern Europe en route to Frankfurt from Dubai. 600 more words

Creative Writings From Members

Gramsci and Braudel

I recently borrowed a book called Gramsci’s Historicism: A Realist Interpretation by philosopher Esteve Morera. Because I knew a couple of points I wanted to explore immediately, I hurriedly read the introduction and pushed into the index. 1,091 more words


Off the Coast of Ischia

For the first time in 5 years neither military nor tragedy impeded on Tony’s birthday. It was a happy happy birthday, long over due! 84 more words


sunset and childhood

There is something about childhood memories of the sea. They stay with you forever. Something archetypal. These are taken in Italy. The epitome of freedom….forever pursued till the end of days.


The Highlight of Camogli, Italy

It was October by the time we reached Camogli, located on the west side of the peninsula of Portofino, Liguria, northern Italy. The days were still warm but it was not exactly swimming weather. 68 more words