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The Art of War by Sun-Tzu


Sun Tzu (l. c. 500 BCE) was a Chinese military strategist and general best known as the author of the work The Art of War, a treatise on military strategy...
Confucius, Buddha and Lao-Tzu


Lao-Tzu (l. c. 500 BCE, also known as Laozi or Lao-Tze) was a Chinese philosopher credited with founding the philosophical system of Taoism...
16th Century CE Kitchen Still-life

Food & Drink in the Elizabethan Era

Food and drink in the Elizabethan era was remarkably diverse with much more meat and many more varieties of it being eaten by those who could afford...
Portrait of Mencius


Mencius (l. 372-289 BCE also known as Mang-Tze or Mang-Tzu) was a Confucian philosopher during The Warring States Period in China (c...
Commentaries of the Analects of Confucius


Confucianism is a philosophy developed in 6th-century BCE China, which is considered by some a secular-humanist belief system, by some a religion, and...
George Clifford, Earl of Cumberland

Clothes in the Elizabethan Era

Clothes in the Elizabethan era (1558-1603 CE) became much more colourful, elaborate, and flamboyant than in previous periods. With Elizabeth I...
Sima Qian

Sima Qian

Sima Qian (l. 145/135-86 BCE) was a court scribe, astrologer, and historian of the Han Dynasty (202 BCE - 220 CE) of ancient China, famous for his historical...
Confucius by Wu Daozi

Ancient Chinese Philosophy

The term Ancient Chinese Philosophy is generally understood to refer to the belief systems developed by various philosophers during the era known as...
The Capture of Cacafuego by the Golden Hind

The Sea Dogs - Queen Elizabeth's Privateers

The sea dogs, as they were disparagingly called by the Spanish authorities, were privateers who, with the consent and sometimes financial support of...
Han Watchtower Model

Han Dynasty

The Han Dynasty (202 BCE - 220 CE) was the second dynasty of Imperial China (the era of centralized, dynastic government, 221 BCE - 1912 CE) which established...


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