My new research in the project concerns medieval legends referring to the East. The first part deals with Alexander’s Wall and Enclosed Nations. I’d like to expose the core of the legend: the construction of the Iron Gate by Alexander the Great to repel barbarian nomads and various conflations. For example, an association of imprisoned peoples with Gog and Magog of the Apocalypse. The link between their liberation and the Last Days. The identification of the oppressed people with different monsters: the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, the Turks, and the Mongols. The confusion between the Caspian Gates and the Gates of the Caucasus.
My second project is devoted to links between the Latin West and the East. The first three chapters are available at my page at the academia.edu site:
As I see from statistical reports, different readers have begun to get interested in my blog. You’re welcome to make comments concerning my project.
You can also visit another blog at my site http://www.michaelbaizerman.com/
where I discuss my first book “Dawn and Sunset” whose second edition was published by Authorhouse this year.