Marx, Weber, and the Motivators of History

Any examination of history is inevitably colored by the observer’s understanding of the principles underlying the particular events. It is possible for men to observe identical occurrences and yet cite radically different causes. Each man’s vision of the good, whether conscious or subconscious, directly informs what he perceives, and this is evident in the sociological …

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The Harrowing Tale of the Two-Blooded Border Lord

The Byzantine epic poem Digenes Arkites likely originated in oral poetic tradition dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries as a compilation of various vignettes which evolved over time into the narrative we have today. It has, for its basis, the lives of the Akrites – Byzantine soldiers who guarded the eastern borders of …

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