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22 08, 2017

Who were the Nestorians? History of Christianity

By |2017-08-22T17:18:53-07:00August 22nd, 2017|Religion, Romans|0 Comments

A Nestorian cross on a tombstone from Kazakhstan (1300s AD) In 428 AD, when Pulcheria and Eudocia were running the Roman Empire, a bishop named Nestorius became the Patriarch of Constantinople. That's like being the Pope but for people in the Eastern Empire. Nestorius didn't like the idea that Jesus was both a man and a god at the same time. Nestorius thought [...]

31 05, 2017

Khitan – History of Central Asia

By |2019-09-18T07:50:22-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia|2 Comments

Khitan history - a Khitan woman, ca. 1000 AD (Musee Guimet, Paris) Who are the Khitan? The Khitan are part of the big group of Turkic and Altaic language speakers from Central Asia who gradually got more and more power during the Middle Ages. All our Central Asia articles Where did the Khitan [...]

30 05, 2017

Russian Revolution – History of Russia

By |2019-04-02T04:57:25-07:00May 30th, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution What led to the Russian Revolution? By the late 1800s, after the Crimean War, people in Asia were looking at the new republican governments in Europe and the United States, and beginning to ask why they couldn't vote for their leaders too. Russia and the Crimean [...]