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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:06 pm

Catching up on nearly 4 weeks worth of posts.. family and political matters having kept me solely occupied.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:58 pm

Pandora wrote:Exploring Axial Age:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QOzB_vlkZ8

Traders.. the new Merchants of old, and we know how most of society feels about a Trader.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Pandora » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:42 am

MagsJ wrote:Traders.. the new Merchants of old, and we know how most of society feels about a Trader.
Yes, trade routes and traders/merchants played a key role in spread and evolution of ideas, and even influencing the course of history. It appears that the spread of phonetic alphabet was done by maritime merchants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenician_alphabet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn4xHbPXOHY

Phonecians also remind me of the Venetian maritime Republic. It was a maritime trade-based state, but also had quite formidable military (and is known as the place of the first assembly line...sorry Ford).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hKpXpradgE
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:47 am

Pandora wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Traders.. the new Merchants of old, and we know how most of society feels about a Trader.
Yes, trade routes and traders/merchants played a key role in spread and evolution of ideas, and even influencing the course of history. It appears that the spread of phonetic alphabet was done by maritime merchants: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenician_alphabet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn4xHbPXOHY

Phonecians also remind me of the Venetian maritime Republic. It was a maritime trade-based state, but also had quite formidable military (and is known as the place of the first assembly line...sorry Ford).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hKpXpradgE

I met a guy who specialises in Naval History.. I'm not sure what era, if any. but we didn't talk about that.. we/the small gathering talked about med-tech inventing, drug-testing tech at airports, common philosophy topics on forums, penny farthings, and who invented gears..

The links were very informative.. and in them, the beginnings of the Muslim/Christian divide.. evident, and so began the crusades.. a burden the whole planet bears to this day and is left to resolve.
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Pandora » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:45 pm

On similarities between the decline and fall of Roman Empire and the modern West.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh7rdCYCQ_U

Interesting comparison, though today we also have an important factor of increasing globalization through digital communications (increasing global culture).
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Re: What are you doing?

Postby MagsJ » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:49 am

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Re: What are you doing?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:54 am

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