Justinian’s Plague and Ebola

The Roman Emperor Justinian had started to rebuild the Roman Empire when the Mediterranean was hit by a plague that wiped out a third of the empire’s population. It had a similar devastating impact on the Persian Empire which made the rise of Islam much easier. Isolated and in small communities the population of the Arabian Peninsula were less More...

by Tristan Fischer | Published 5 years ago
By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

China has many of the characteristics of an emerging colonial power. How does it compare historically?

Dutch East India Company shipyard – the technological basis of Dutch maritime superiority. History, Future. Now. had dinner earlier this evening with two Kenyans of Indian origin.  Indian-Kenyans make up More...