The Medieval Affair with the Race

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My new article, The Medieval Affair with the Race, https://scriggler.com/DetailPost/Opinion/36560

tells about the attitude of medieval Western Europeans to racial problems. Though contacts with the black population were very rare and the info about the sub-Saharan Africa was virtually non-existent, representatives of the Latin Europe possessed an inherited virus of their racial superiority based on their white supremacy and religious exclusiveness.

You may also read other chapters from my second manuscript https://scriggler.com/Profile/michael_baizerman

and join nearly 9,000 readers of my previous extracts.

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Weekly Update-January 22nd, 2016

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I am making progress on the British Council course “Exploring English: Shakespear”. This week we focused on Romeo and Juliet, reading extracts, listening to interviews with the actress, and appreciating Shakespear’s contribution to the English language. This is my second course on FutureLearn.

I published a new version of my article “The Generation of Exodus”, which tells about the origin of Israel as a nation. Read it at  https://scriggler.com/DetailPost/Opinion/26251

This is an extended version of the same article published on https://www.academia.edu/4059657/_The_Generation_of_Exodus_

A series of seven chapters from my history book “Dawn and Sunset” is available on the same site and estimated by more than 2,500 readers. See my page https://scriggler.com/Profile/michael_baizerman

An extract from the first edition of Dawn and Sunset has achieved more than 2,800 hits, my second best so far: http://www.ibuzzle.com/articles/sumerian-foreign-trade.html

I also continued collecting materials for my second book. My current project is Prester John and his impact on East-West relationship throughout the Middle Ages and early modern era. I begin to understand that we’re dealing with the myth which has many faces and adapts various historic circumstances to prolong its survival. One of the “parallel worlds” that I need to examine is the origin and expansion of the Church of the East.

 

Dawn and Sunset: New Developments

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Authorhouse advertised my history book, Dawn and Sunset, in New York Times Sunday Book Review Magazine. Seven chapters from the book are available at  https://scriggler.com/Profile/michael_baizerman

This is a new site where I am looking for a new reader community. My extracts have already been viewed by more than 2,400 readers. Soon I am going to upload two passages from my project on Biblical History.

Scriggler.com

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I have discovered a new site for my articles https://scriggler.com/Profile/michael_baizerman

On this profile page you can view several chapters from my history book “Dawn and Sunset: A Tale of the Oldest Cities in the Near East”. The Tower of Babel is taken from Introduction: this is an essay comparing the famous Bible legend with the early Mesopotamian civilization. The Birth of Proto-writing is borrowed from Unit III; it describes the early steps of writing as an accounting experiment serving the needs of emerging urban bureaucracy. The Divine Round Dance belongs to Unit IV; it explains the role of the Sumerian calendar. In the Workshop of a Sumerian Sculptor represents Unit V; it traces some trends in monumental sculpture in Sumerian and Akkadian art.

I am going to upload three more chapters on this site and then start publishing articles from my new manuscript.

History Forums

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I thought about a new way of building a platform. Many history fans are gathered at various forums, and while entering this field, I can promote my own ideas. At first, I took part in several discussions and realized that it is much more useful to lead them. So I started launching my own threads.

On Historum, http://historum.com/, I opened two threads. In Ancient History, a thread called Civilization, on p. 2. In Medieval and Byzantine History, a thread named Geography During the Middle Ages, on p. 1. In all, I have more than 1,000 views and almost 50 replies.

On World Historia, http://www.worldhistoria.com/, I also opened two threads. In Europe, a thread dubbed Medieval Geographical Development, on p. 1; in West Asia and North Africa, a thread called The Origin of Israel, on p. 1. Overall views are approaching 200, with 20 replies.

I assume, my efforts are going to be a success, even greater than the number of my followers on http://www.ibuzzle.com/authors/56614/

This is my additional plus in building the author’s platform.