TimeMaps - World History Blog http://www.timemaps.com Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:54:23 +0000 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:54:23 +0000 Some beads in African and World History A small collection of beads is testament to long-distance trade in Africa and world history http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/beads-in-african-world-history Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:34:33 +0000 A further shock to Western civilization: encountering other civilizations When European explorers discovered the world, they were shocked to find other civilizations more advanced than their own http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/chinese-and-western-civilization Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:40:41 +0000 Great historical families are a mirage The more you study historical families, whether in British, Roman or Chinese history, the more you realise that they are a mirage http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/historic-families-in-british-roman-chinese-history Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:05:57 +0000 Some Anglo-Irish ancestors Repeated marriages between cousins within a group of gentry families in Northern Ireland makes for uncomfortable reading for their descendant - me! http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/gentry-ancestors-in-ireland Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:17:27 +0000 A new article on the Ottoman empire A new article has gone up on the Timemap of World History; it's on the Ottoman empire, one of the great empires in world history http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/ottoman-empire-article Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:19:37 +0000 A wonderful attempt at a visual overview of world history The Histomap of the 1930s is a wonderful attempt at a visual overview of world history http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/visual-overview-of-world-history Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:28:14 +0000 How to get at the history of Austria Our Timemap of World History covers the histories of individual countries as well as civilizations, empires and the big regions of the world. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/history-of-countries-in-timemap-of-world-history Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:53:10 +0000 A new article on the Mongol Empire Read a new article on the rise and fall of the Mongol Empire on our Timemap of World History http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/mongol-empire Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:25:29 +0000 The second great shock to Western civilization: the Renaissance The second shock to Western civilization was the Renaissance. This was a direct result of the first shock, the fall of the Roman empire, even though it came a thousand years later http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/renaissance-western-civilization Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:20:18 +0000 Article on Ancient Greece gets a new look I am starting to put images into our articles on civilizations; the one on Ancient Greece is the first http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/images-ancient-greece Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:24:10 +0000 The first great shock to Western civilization Western civilization received a huge shock after the end of the Roman empire, whereas China did not after the fall of the Han. This fact had an enormous impact on world history. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/western-civilisation-fall-of-roman-empire Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:41:27 +0000 The most unstable civilization in world history! Unlike other great civilizations in world history, such as those of China or India, Western civilization has experienced a series of transformational changes which each fundamentally altered the very nature of Western civilization itself http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/chinese-indian-western-civilizations-in-world-history Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:36:24 +0000 Progress report on civilization essays I am working on a series of new essays on civilisations: western civilisation, the mongol empire and others http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/new-civilization-essays Mon, 02 Feb 2015 19:20:52 +0000 My mother's place in world history My mother was an ordinary person who lived an ordinary life, but that does not mean she left no mark on world history http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/my-mother-and-world-history Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:44:55 +0000 Horror in Paris, civilisations clash - and world history moves on The atrocity in Paris is the result of new developments in world history - civilizations which have emerged in different regions of the world, each shaped by its own history, are now having to share the same geographical space. Violent tensions are inevitable. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/civilization-in-recent-world-history Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:01:07 +0000 Happy Christmas! See 2015 in in the light of Christmas, not of world history http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/happy-christmas-2015 Wed, 24 Dec 2014 23:06:50 +0000 Were south Indian cities autonomous in ancient and medieval times? Were south Indian cities in kingdoms and empires such as the Chola, Pandya and Chera, autonomous, like medieval Europe ones were? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/south-india-cities-medieval-europe Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:03:52 +0000 Medieval Europe - a civilization unique in world history I'm in the process of putting up an article on medieval Europe - it was a civilization completely unique in world history http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/medieval-europe-in-world-history Sat, 06 Dec 2014 19:22:04 +0000 The world history timeline is now complete The information to go with the world history timeline in our TimeMap of World History has at last been completed - I've just put up the information for the world map dated 2005. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/world-history-map-information-2005 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:03:45 +0000 A tribute to Colin McEvedy, author of great history atlases Colin McEvedy was the author of some wonderful historical atlases of different parts of the world - simple, clear and very accessible. I thoroughly recommend you look at them. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/world-history-atlases-by-colin-mcevedy Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:22:52 +0000 Democracy, the worst form of government... World history bears out Winston Churchill's saying, that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/democracy-autocracy-china Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:29:54 +0000 New information - world history in 1960 There is new information to go with the map of world history in 1960 http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/new-information-world-history-1960 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:38:44 +0000 A missed admiral The Korean admiral Yi Sun-sin may have been the finest naval commander in world history - but we in the West know nothing of him. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/yi-sun-sin-korean-admiral Sat, 01 Nov 2014 18:11:34 +0000 Naval warfare in World War I was not plain sailing British admirals in World War I had to face situations for which their experience did not prepare them. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/world-war-i-naval-warfare Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:53:07 +0000 Did British admirals of World War I lack the "Nelson Touch"? Nelson was one of the great naval commanders of history, but his achievements were of a particular time and place. World War I was very different from the Napoleonic Wars. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/admiral-nelson-british-navy-world-war-i Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:21:16 +0000 Did the magnificent setting of Bretton Woods influence world history? The Bretton Woods conference had an enormous impact on post-World War 2 history, but what impact did the magnificent New England setting have on the conference? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/bretton-woods-conference-and-world-history Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:48:46 +0000 New England - reflections on a wilderness Much of New England is covered by wilderness -why is this? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/new-england-usa Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:51:35 +0000 Information has been added for the map page 1914 I have uploaded the information to go with the world history map for 1914 http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/world-history-map-page-1914 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:18:27 +0000 What should I include in a timeline of world history? What were the key events that shaped world history? Deciding what to include in a timeline of world history, and what to leave out, is a tricky business. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/timeline-world-history-items Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:56:28 +0000 Which civilization to choose? For our world history map pages, we can only choose one civilization, empire or episode to go in the page's description for Google - picking which one to include is not easy http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/which-civilization Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:53:24 +0000 The world history map page for 1871 had been upgraded We have upgraded the world history map page for 1871 in our TimeMap of World History, by adding a chunk of information covering the global history from 1837 to 1871 http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/world-history-map-information-1871 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:45:41 +0000 Update news: civilization pages are being upgraded The pages in the Timemap of World History to with civilizations are being upgraded: so far I've completed Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/civilization-pages Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:34:11 +0000 What an "Empire" is is hard to pin down Many different kinds of state throughout world history have been called an "Empire" - but, from the Roman through to the British empires, they have been so different in every way that it makes it hard to know what the word actually means http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/empires-in-world-history Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:50:42 +0000 The Rise of Islam iPad History App FREE for on the App Store For one week only we are offering a free download of our Rise of Islam History App for iPad.. get it now! http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/free-rise-of-islam-app Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:40:14 +0000 What if World War 1 had not occurred? A recent book explores alternative worlds which might have arisen if World War 1 had not occurred http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/if-world-war-one-had-not-happened Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:54:32 +0000 The drift to war was slower - and much faster - than we might think There was a month of peace between the assassination of the archduke Franz Ferdinand and the outbreak of World War 1 - and then all hell broke loose http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/the-drift-to-world-war-1 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:40:37 +0000 An update on the TimeMap of World History New information has gone up on the TimeMap of World History, to go with the world map on 1837 http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/new-information-world-map-1837 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:54:37 +0000 Men with funny moustaches How can we take the men of the pre-World War 1 era seriously when they dressed up in funny uniforms and wore huge handle-bar moustaches? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/first-world-war-leaders Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:44:17 +0000 A new article - History of Ancient Palestine We've just put a new article up on our TimeMap of World History - on the history of Ancient Palestine http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/new-article-history-ancient-palestine Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:41:39 +0000 Frontiers between civilizations can seem fixed in place. They're not. The Islamic and Christian frontiers have shifted a number of times in history http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/frontiers-between-civilizations Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:37:04 +0000 Roman civilization is alive and kicking (sort of) Roman civilization did not vanish in southern Europe; it outlasted the fall of the Roman empire to evolve into medieval civilization http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/roman-civilization-survived-the-fall-of-the-roman-empire Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:43:28 +0000 Why does Monaco exist? Monaco is a relic from medieval Europe - how has it survived when hundreds of other states like it have long vanished? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/why-does-monaco-exist Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:43:44 +0000 Mindfulness, Buddhism, Christianity and the Reformation Why did Christianity not develop a tradition of meditation like Buddhism did? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/mindfulness-buddhism-christianity-the-reformation Wed, 28 May 2014 17:49:30 +0000 The Battle of the Somme was not a contest between equals At the battle of the Somme, the two armies which fought each other were in completely different leagues when it came to fighting capabilities: the German army was probably the finest fighting force in the world at that time, while by comparison the British were a bunch of inexperienced amateurs. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/the-battle-of-the-somme Mon, 19 May 2014 11:49:33 +0000 An under-recognized achievement in the First World War The creation of a huge army during the First World War, along with a massive infrastructure to support it, was a major British achievement, and one that has not been given due credit (at least in school textbooks). http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/an-achievement-in-the-first-world-war Mon, 12 May 2014 17:27:07 +0000 A fascinating few days on First World War battlefields I said in my last post that I was off on a short holiday - a few days' tour of the World War One battlefields. I have now returned from that tour, and what a brilliant experience it was! http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/first-world-war-battlefields Tue, 06 May 2014 17:45:56 +0000 I'm off to the battlefields I'm off for a tour of the cemeteries and battlefields of the First World War's Western Front. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/world-war-1-again Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:35:04 +0000 BC, AD, BCE and CE - what's in a dating label? We have been criticised for using BC and AD instead of BCE and CE - so here's our justification for doing so! http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/dating-world-history Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:59:38 +0000 Ukraine again The issue of Russia and Ukraine is not simple one http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/russia-ukraine-crimea Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:33:20 +0000 Some great cities in history Certain great cities such as London in Britain, Edo (Tokyo) in Japan, and ancient Rome, have had a huge impact on the wider economies in which they were located. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/london-tokyo-ancient-rome Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:11:36 +0000 More on London The growth of London illustrates the fact that economic developments can be the result of political factors. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/more-on-london Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:06:35 +0000 London's dominance of the British economy The roots of London's dominance of Britain's economy go back to medieval times http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/london Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:47:21 +0000 Why did China find it so hard to meet the Western challenge in the 19th century? The Chinese response to the Western challenge in the 19th century was undermined by the fact that they were ruled by a foreign dynasty. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/chinese-response-to-the-west Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:30:13 +0000 The historic roots of Ukraine's problems Maps of Russia and Ukraine through history clearly show the reasons for the trouble in Ukraine today. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/ukraine Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:32:14 +0000 More on social mobility (or its lack) History seems to show that elite families keep their status within the ruling class through access to social privileges denied the rest of society. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/social-mobility-2 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:12:44 +0000 Social mobility through history A new book says that social mobility is very rare and very gradual, whatever society one looks at in world history - but I will be hard to convince! http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/society-through-world-history Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:13:27 +0000 Timemap of World History articles This is a progress report on a part of our TimeMap of World History which not many users know about - our articles http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/articles Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:22:21 +0000 Change and Civilizations All civilizations change over time, but some change so drastically that they cease to be the same civilization. How, and why, does this occur? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/change-and-civilizations Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:19:35 +0000 Puzzling historical relics of European history The miniature states of Europe are puzzling relics of the Medieval European past - as my forthcoming series of articles will show http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/relics-of-european-history Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:09:44 +0000 Happy New Year! An update on TimeMaps developments for early 2014 http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/timemaps-update-2014 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:58:54 +0000 Venice - is it really part of Italy? The history of Venice is very distinct from that of the rest of Italy http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/is-venice-really-part-of-italy Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:16:08 +0000 What's the point of Cities? Cities make civilizations - their appearance marked a major advance in world history http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/cities-and-civilization Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:54:02 +0000 That odd place Galilee Galilee was not a proper part of the Jewish world, in the minds of the Jews of Judea - why not? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/that-odd-place-galilee Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:03:20 +0000 Who was Herod the Great? Herod the Great was in power when the Roman world was in convulsions http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/herod-the-great Sat, 07 Dec 2013 11:09:52 +0000 It wasn't us! It was not the English who caused so much trouble for their neighbours in Wales, Ireland and Scotland! http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/medieval-england-and-the-normans Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:49:09 +0000 Announcing a brand new School World History Atlas TimeMaps have just published the TimeMaps School Atlas of World History, to give the broad framework of World History. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/timemaps-school-world-history-atlas Tue, 26 Nov 2013 10:44:31 +0000 Civilization - what exactly is it? What do we mean by the term "civilization"? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/what-is-civilization Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:05:56 +0000 The World in 1789 - an update for our TimeMap of World History Information about the world in 1789 went up yesterday on to our TimeMap of World History http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/the-world-in-1789 Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:10:20 +0000 Was Britain the pre-eminent power in the eighteenth century? Britain may have been the leading power in Europe in the eighteenth century, but China was the leading power in the world http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/britain-and-china-in-the-eighteenth-century Fri, 15 Nov 2013 14:56:34 +0000 Did Ancient Egypt fall? The civilization of Ancient Egypt rose - but did it fall? And what about other civilizations in world history? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/did-ancient-egypt-fall Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:18:30 +0000 An Interviewer Interviewed Jeremy Paxman, a prominent British political interviewer, expresses his contempt for politicians http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/an-interviewer-interviewed Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:29:33 +0000 Why Religion is in Decline - a Startling (and very good) New Theory! Religion has declined as industrialization has spread - why? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/decline-of-religion Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:53:17 +0000 One of those Funny Things about World History There are many important elements in all modern societies which have their roots in distant lands - so if you want to understand any nation's history you have to raise your gaze to take in the Big Picture http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/new-zealand-and-world-history Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:31:39 +0000 Why do I prefer World War 2 to World War 1? I prefer looking at World War 2 as a period of history than World War 1 http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/world-war-2-and-world-war-1 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:26:01 +0000 A Terrible Air Crash A terrible air crash rocked the small island of Tenerife in 1977 - with casualty figures exceeding those of some major military engagements http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/a-terrible-air-crash Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:21:46 +0000 A new update for 1648 in the Timemap of World History The world map page for the year 1648 gets its commentary (at last) - a survey of world history for the period 1453 to 1648 http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/update-for-1648-in-the-timemap-of-world-history Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:37:50 +0000 An 18th-century disaster for Nelson and the British navy The British navy of the Age of Sail didn't always get it right - and why DID Nelson attack Tenerife? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/an-18th-century-disaster-for-nelson-and-the-british-navy Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:51:14 +0000 In Praise of Low Key History Tenerife wears its history lightly - which is part of its charm http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/in-praise-of-low-key-history Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:03:27 +0000 A Small Island in World History You go to Tenerife because it's warm and sunny and relaxing. But at one point it played a vital part in world history http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/tenerife-in-world-history Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:31:50 +0000 An Exception that Proves the Rule Have more egalitarian societies proved happier in history? Yes, in the case of Costa Rica. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/costarica-history Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:24:21 +0000 A Remembrances of Lives Past A moving tribute to all those who died in a long ago battle http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/remembering-the-forgotten Thu, 03 Oct 2013 14:27:29 +0000 Reflections of the Fall of a Great City Is there any greater turning point in world history than the fall of Constantinople in 1453? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/fall-of-constantinople Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:06:24 +0000 What did the Sahara Desert ever do for us? The Sahara desert has had an important role to play in world history http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/sahara-desert-in-world-history Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:44:30 +0000 Another update - the World in 1453 New content has been added to the TimeMap of World History - a round-up of what's happening in the world in 1453. http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/the-world-in-1453 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:26:45 +0000 A Very Bad Day in History It wasn't only bullets and shells which killed you in World War I http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/a-very-bad-day-in-history Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:52:39 +0000 A New Day, A New Product! The Rise of Islam History App for the iPad is now available http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/rise-of-islam-history-app Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:58:44 +0000 A Terrible Battle An almost forgotten battle between the English and Scots had an horrendous death toll http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/a-terrible-battle-between-scotland-and-england Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:04:13 +0000 A Grim Chapter of History The casualty rates in World War I were horrendous - how would we in this generation react if we had to go through such a conflict? http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/world-war-i Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:27:40 +0000 Our First App Our first app goes live on the apple store! http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/timeapps Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:36:02 +0000 A new update for our TimeMap of World History Have a look at the "round-up" of what's going in world history in the years 979 and 1215 http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/a-new-update-for-our-timemap-of-world-history Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:07:15 +0000 One of History's Little Ironies The Irish had Catholicism imposed on them by an English king, but centuries later they based their opposition to the English on the very same religion http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/one-of-historys-little-ironies Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:28:38 +0000 A visit to the Lindisfarne Gospels A visit to the Lindisfarne Gospels prompts some thoughts on the conversion of Britain to Christianity http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/christianization-of-britain Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:04:32 +0000 An update of our TimeMap of World History Have a look at the "round-up" of what's going on in the world in AD 750 http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/an-update-of-our-timemap-of-world-history Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:46:20 +0000 World history and national history Studying world history, regional history and national history gives a far richer understanding of all three http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/world-history-and-national-history Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:14:44 +0000 My compter's still not repaired.... Just to let readers know that my computer 's not yet ready.... http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/computer-on-the-blink Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:29:30 +0000 Patriotic - moi? Studying world history doesn't mean devaluing the history of your own country http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/patriotic-moi Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:20:20 +0000 Venice and Britain Venice and Britain have histories both based in sea power http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/venice-and-britain Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:11:50 +0000 What about India? We don't know enough about Indian civilization's technological contribution to today's global civilization http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/indian-civilization-technology Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:37:03 +0000 Strength Through Diversity "Strength Through Diversity" is the motto of Ustinov College at Durham University; it also reflects much about world history http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/strength-through-diversity Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:40:38 +0000 We could learn a lesson in compromise from the Ancient Romans The history of the Roman empire shows both the benefits of compromise and the perils of non-compromise http://www.timemaps.com/blog.xml/0/1/we-could-learn-a-lesson-in-compromise-from-the-ancient-romans Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:51:04 +0000