June 2006 - AE Monthly Magazine

History's Chamelons
Chamelons in history? Yes! - at least figuratively. Read about what Chekov, Charles Maurice, and Mao all have in common. (by Poirot)
Ruthless Crusader: The Life of Enrico Dandolo
As the man who led the plundering Crusaders into Constantinople in 1204, Doge Enrico Dandolo was nothing short of a "Ruthless Crusader"... (by K. Lessner)
The Case of Andrea Doria
Like Neptune, the Genoese Admiral Andrea Doria presided over the sea. In a career of 76 years, he role can be characterized as that of an "entrepreneur of violence"... (by Marhabbal)
The Failure of Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate
Follow-up to last month's article about Charles I, this feature explores the times of Oliver Cromwell and the Rump Parliament (by Act of Oblivion)
War For Empire in North America
The sun never set on the British Empire, but it had to start somewhere, and that somewhere was the continent of North America... (by M. P. Benedict)
D-Day Invasion at Normandy
In June 1944, the Western Allies stormed the coastlines of Normandy in the largest and bloodiest amphibious assault in history. (by Emperor Barbarossa)
"New Jerusalem" in Westphalia
Sequel to the previous article about Thomas Muentzer, the story continues to the Anabaptists, whom Muentzer founded, and their revolt in the city of Munster (by Komnenos)
Medieval Talinn
Talinn is a city in modern-day Estonia located on the Baltic shore. Due to its location, it was an important city sought by many nations. (by Rider)
Vintage Vault - Wilhelm Hohenzollern
This month's feature is Literary Digest,a current affairs magazine. In this issue it gained an exclusive and quite candid interview with Wilhelm Hohenzollern, heir to the Prussian throne in exile in Holland. (by Paul)


This Month's Picture Quiz
Can you name the character depicted below and where this design appears? (Hint: a certain Imperator bore this design - a historical emperor, of course)

From the Editors:

Thank you for reading the June edition of the Magazine. As you may have noticed, we did not issue an edition for May. Quite simply, we felt that it wasn't the best thing to have the magazine become outdated after half a month, since traditionally, we released the issues around the middle of each month. So, we decided to release this edition a little later and call it the "June Edition." That way, the issue can now enjoy a full month's time in its correct month!

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- Invictus and the Editors

AE Magazine, April Edition
Editors: Paul, Invictus, Rick Shumaker, Hugoestr
Contributing Writers: Poirot, K Lessner (Loknar), Maharbbal, Act of Oblivion, M. P. Benedict (Pikeshot), Emperor Barbarossa, Komnenos, Rider, Paul

Answer to Last month's Picture Quiz:

The "island of California" - one of the most famous cartographic errors in history.

The map is French and dates from 1656. In 1510 Garcia Ordonez de Montalvo wrote a novel: “..on the right hand of the Indies there is an ...and it is peopled by black women, without any man among them, for they live in the manner of Amazons.” Hernan Cortez first heard of this reference in 1539 and sent two expeditions in search of the island, discovering the Californian Peninsular. However in 1592 Juan de la Fuca reported a passage at the north of the peninsular that connected to the Atlantic Ocean. Later a Father, Antonio de la Ascension, sailed the Californian coast and wrote that it was an island. In 1622 California made its first appearance on maps as an island and this continued throughout he whole of the seventeenth century. In 1705 Jesuit missionary Father Eusebio proved for once and for all that California was a peninsular by walking from New Mexico to California and gradually maps began to portray is as a peninsular. However, its appearance as an island continued to persisted until 1747, when Ferdinand VII issued a formal decree declaring that California was a peninsular.