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The Black Sea

Traversed by Ancient and Modern Empires Here is about an area of the world that remains, for those of us oriented primarily toward North America and Europe, a historically complicated and geographically confusing mélange of ancient empires initially forged by … Continue reading

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“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants”

These are the words of Sir Isaac Newton, 1675 A.D., quoting a well-known saying coined a few hundred years earlier. He was reminding us of the debt that current scholars owe to the great ones of the past. Newton was a physicist, … Continue reading

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