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The Historian

Kostova’s tale about the vampire that started it all is elegantly written, unsettling, and often evocative – but it ultimately gets mired in its own intricacies while building up to a denouement that doesn’t quite justify the effort taken to reach it. 921 more words

Fiction

Haunting Hallowe'en Countdown: Dracula

Join me – if you dare – as I track the King Vampire down to his Transylvanian lair…

Do you know what the place is? Have you seen that awful den of hellish infamy – with the very moonlight alive with grisly shapes, and every speck of dust that whirls in the wind a devouring monster in embryo? 856 more words

Horror

The birth of the idea of establishing janissary corps

The early Ottoman chroniclers including Aşıkpaşazade, Neşri, Kemal, Oruç, and
the anonymous chronicles agree that the Janissary Corps was established by Murad I after the conquest of Edirne (1361) . 507 more words

Ottoman

Notes on: Rome and the Nomads: The Pontic-Danubian Realm in Antiquity

Batty, Roger. Rome and the Nomads: The Pontic-Danubian Realm in Antiquity.  

p. 9     Two premises to the work: 1) due to the fragmented sources there should not be narrow geographical or temporal limits to the work, 2) “in any quest to establish cohesive trends in the region, espesial attention should be given to less obvious factors than the political or military narrative of various states and peoples. 5,208 more words

Nomads

FREE BOOK - The First Vampire by John Davies

Hi Vamps,

Available right now through to 20th September 2015 Amazon have The First Vampire by John Davies for FREE on their Kindle version of the book. 215 more words

Vampire

Bucharest break up.

I couldn’t breathe! It was like being in the northern Indian enviromental disaster that is Faridabad all over again only this time there was no barcode of factory chimneys scarring the horizon, this disaster was nothing more than a queue of people waiting for a bus! 1,375 more words

Romania