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History Of A Nation: Samaria (Northern Kingdom Of Israel)

930 BC – 720 BC The exciting real world developments in the past few weeks have led to a lack of history posts but it’s in my Twitter handle so I’m not giving it up just yet. Or ever. I love this. I really do. And so I’m going to go to a nation that…… Continue reading History Of A Nation: Samaria (Northern Kingdom Of Israel)

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History Of A Nation: Neo-Assyrian Empire (Part 2 – The Terror of Ashurbanipal)

721 BC – 609 BC This will be a carrying on from the previous Neo-Assyrian post as I wasn’t able to finish it all in one day and I wanted a bit of time to focus in on the two halves of Neo-Assyria, the part before Tiglath Pileser when Assyria was growing and expanding and…… Continue reading History Of A Nation: Neo-Assyrian Empire (Part 2 – The Terror of Ashurbanipal)

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History of a Nation: Neo-Assyrian Empire First Part (Assyria Part 3)

911 BC – 727 BC Probably the Empire most associated with the Assyrian name, seeing as it came the latest and expanded Assyria’s power the furthest it had ever been, Neo-Assyria, as we now call it to distinguish it from the older Assyrian Empires, was one of the first big Iron Age empires and one…… Continue reading History of a Nation: Neo-Assyrian Empire First Part (Assyria Part 3)

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History Of A Nation: The Western Zhou Dynasty

1046 BC – 771 BC We’re back in China for the third installment of ‘what a great pre-Chinese dynasty we have here’. Dens of opulence, some fighting, barbarians at the gates, China the centre of civilisation, the Zhou actually lasted longer than any other Chinese dynasty in all of history, at least in name. What…… Continue reading History Of A Nation: The Western Zhou Dynasty