Status Update

Well, things are proceeding along well–I think so at least.  I’ve just released chapter nine of the Gregory Samuels miniseries of which there are a whole twenty-eight chapters.  Should keep you stolid lot busy for a while.  Meanwhile, I did take a little sabbatical from the Western Civilization series I have renamed “Europa Laevicula,” which…

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Medieval Politics Are Byzantine

It’s 1204 AD and Constantinople is burning.  This is not the first time, and sadly it will not be the last, but matters are somewhat graver than most.  They’re up there on the battlements whirling a singed banner; they’re down there in the Hagia Sophia performing obscene acts of rape and murder against the body…

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Not Istanbul It’s Constantinople

The Eastern Roman Empire had been viciously mauled, raped, and robbed of her far-flung provinces by the Arab caliphates, provinces that had long worn the Roman eagle, but for centuries the empire held on, waxed and waned, against the various forces on either side of the Bosporus that menaced its continued existence, whether that be the Empire…

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