Category: History

Scaliger’s Impact on Chronology

Joseph Justus Scaliger is often today considered the father of modern/scientific chronology. Scaliger obtained this title by being one of the most popular chronologers of his time. He used and improved upon the methods that had been generated earlier in the 16th century.[1, p.158]… Continue Reading “Scaliger’s Impact on Chronology”

Time

Time is the progression of events through the past, present, and future. The study of time is known as chronology. The word chronology was first used in the 1590s and meant “the science of time”.[1] Chronology is a combination of “chronos” (time) and “logos”… Continue Reading “Time”

Enlightenment

Definitions Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defined enlightenment as:[1]1 – “the act or means of enlightening : the state of being enlightened”2 – “capitalized : a philosophical movement of the 18th century marked by a rejection of traditional social, religious, and political ideas and an emphasis on rationalism —used with the“3 – “Buddhism : a final blessed… Continue Reading “Enlightenment”

Renaissance

Definitions Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defined renaissance as:[1]1 – capitalized1a – “the transitional movement in Europe between medieval and modern times beginning in the 14th century in Italy, lasting into the 17th century, and marked by a humanistic revival of classical influence expressed in a flowering… Continue Reading “Renaissance”

Back to the Basics With MythVision Podcast

This article contains my show notes for my appearance on MythVision Podcast (MVP). Derek is the host of MVP and I’ve known him at least since around May 2019. I currently watch his show more than any other one and I support what he’s… Continue Reading “Back to the Basics With MythVision Podcast”

Tartaria Facebook Pages and Groups

This article is part of a series to help trace when the idea of “Great Tartary” or “Grand Tartaria” became a thing. As of right now it looks like it was around 2018 when the first pages started showing up and around the end… Continue Reading “Tartaria Facebook Pages and Groups”

Tartaria YouTube Channels and Early Videos

This article is part of a series to help trace when the idea of “Great Tartary” or “Grand Tartaria” became a thing. As of right now it looks like it was around 2016 when the first videos started showing up and around 2018 when… Continue Reading “Tartaria YouTube Channels and Early Videos”

Geography

Definitions Samuel Johnson’s 1755 A Dictionary of the English Language does not have an definition for geography. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defined geography as:[1]1 – “Properly, a description of the earth or terrestrial globe, particularly of the divisions of its surface, natural and artificial, and… Continue Reading “Geography”

Cryptography

Definitions Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defined cryptography as:[1]“The act or art of writing in secret characters; also, secret characters or cypher.” Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defined it as:[2]1 – “secret writing”2 – “the enciphering and deciphering of messages in secret code or cipher. also : the computerized encoding and… Continue Reading “Cryptography”

Lexicology

Definitions Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defined lexicology as:[1]“The science of words; that branch of learning which treats of the proper signification and just application of words.” Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defined lexicology as:[2]“a branch of linguistics concerned with the signification and application of words” Dictionary.com defined it… Continue Reading “Lexicology”

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