October 2006 - AE Magazine

A monthly publication by AE's online community.
The Oaxaca Valley is located along the Pacific coast in the southwest corner of Mexico. Oaxaca was first inhabited in prehistory by hunter gatherers making their way down from the north. Since then, it has been the home of many great civilizations. (by Paul)
Nations of the Woodlands: Tribes of the American East
Overview of the most important tribes of the American East, including the Iroquis, Shawnee, and the Ottawa. (by Hope)
Pontiac’s Rebellion: The Prince and The King
Pontiac, prince of the Ottawa tribe, clearly stated very early in the process that he expected to be treated like what he really was: a chief and prince of the Ottawas . (By Hope)
Neo Conservatism
Since the economic crises of the 1970s, a great shift in economic policy and ideology has occurred in several Western countries, most notably the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. This paper endeavors to describe the neo-conservative approach to economic policy in the three mentioned countries, focusing on Canada. (by Decebal)
The Most Damaging Institutions in Chinese History: Eunuchs and Official Harem
While there were certainly other institutions that also caused great damages in various dynasties, two in particular stand out because their inherent nature leads to instability.
In all fairness, there were loyal and upright eunuchs as well as concubines who contributed to the welfare of the country. However, these were far and few... (By Snowybeagle)
How Far Had Lenin Achieved His Aims by the Time of His Death in 1924?
Lenin was the leader of the Bolshevik party and the head figure of the Russian revolution of 1917. During his reign from 1917 to 1924 he ruthlessly  pursued his aims toward the creation of a socialist workers' paradise with the help of his secret police. For this man the end justified the means and his idealism did not blind him from pragmatic solutions. (By Kristian Ola)
What happened with the Nahuatl-Speaking People after the Conquest of Mexico?
Most of us know the story: The Aztecs had a mighty empire, which in 1521 was destroyed by the Spaniards, creating the beginning of New Spain. The Aztecs civilization came abruptly to an end. As a corollary, most of us believe that the Aztecs, as a people and culture, disappeared as well. Suddenly, all Nahuas became Christianized and became Mexican “Indians.” (By Hugoestr)
Review: Historical Accuracy of Rome Total War
Before the release of the next Total War series, we take another look at the game Rome: Total War. The depiction of history is interesting, with both fine details present as well as blatant and probably purposeful errors. (by Invictus, Rider, Emp. Barbarossa)
This Month In History: October 2006
October 6, 891: Formosus, the Archbishop of Porto, was elected to the Papacy as successor of Stephen V.  Formosus' assumption was something of a surprise. He could look back on a distinguished, but also very checkered, career in the Church. Read on for more events... (by Komnenos)
Text: Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
"We saw three kinds of deer; rabbits and jackrabbits; bears and lions [panthers]; and other wild animals, including one [the opossum] which carries its young in a pouch on its belly until they are big enough to find food by themselves; but, even then, if someone approaches while they are foraging, the mother will not run before the little ones get into her pouch."

From the Editors:

We hope you've enjoyed this month's issue with the theme of Native American history. This edition, like the others, has been made possible due to contribution from our forum readers. We hope that you'll continue to support the magazine. If you are interested in writing for next month's edition, please contact one of the editors listed below. If you would like to assist in other editorial work, such as contacting writers, we would also like to hear from you!

This month, we introduce our first "critical review" article, on Rome: Total War, as well as our second primary source text. In the months to come, we hope to include a variety of different types of articles to keep you entertained. Speaking of entertainment, be sure to check in for the next edition of the Total Quiz, which will be held on October 26th.

- The AE Magazine Staff

AE Magazine, October Edition
Issue Editors: Rider, Paul, Invictus, Morticia, Emp. Barbarossa

This Month's Picture Quiz:

The picture above show
ruins of what ancient city?

Answer to Last Month's Picture Quiz:

The portrait is of Barclay de Tolly, the Russian Field Marshal of the Napoleonic Era. The event shown is the "Oath of Horatii," an event of Roman legend in which three Roman brothers sucessfully fought on behalf of their city against three brothers of Alba Longa.