November 2006 - AE Magazine

The Byzantine Loss at Manzikert
The decisive Battle of Manizert was one of the most significant defeats of the Byzantine Empire. How were the Seljuk Turks able to defeat Byzantium and occupy Anatolia in spite of Byzantium's longstanding reputation for military might and her vast resources? (by Constantine XI)
Crusades in the Middle East: the Impact of the Holy Land Crusades on Europe
The Crusades that were launched on the holy land initiated a new phase of relationship between the West and the Near East. The impact of Crusades on Europe is, unarguably, of tremendous mark and influence. (by çok geç)
The Fourth Crusade
Among all the crusades, the Fourth particularly bears a black mark of shame. Here the “armies of God” did not even fight the Muslims they had been sent against, but, blinded by greed, controlled by the Venetians, fought twice against fellow Christians. (By Timotheus)
Knights Templars
The Order of the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon or The Poor Fellow Soldiers of Jesus Christ was founded in 1118 by Hugues de Payens (Hugh of Payns) and eight other knights whose original task was to protect the pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem. (By Rider)
The Battle of Neva
On July of 1240, the Battle of Neva was held at River Neva, near the settlement of Ust-I┼żora. The commanders on the fighting sides were the Swede Jarl Birger and the Novgorodian, Prince Aleksandr Jaroslavich. (By Rider)
The Great British Revolution 1639-51
The English Civil War was neither English, civil, nor a war, but it managed to kill more Britons than did either WWI or WWII.  Encompassing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales on equal footing, it is best envisaged as a revolution akin to the French and Russian Revolutions, and followed an uncannily similar path to these two subsequent risings. (By Paul)
Review: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Review and comments on Master and Commander by magazine editor Rider. (by Rider)
This Month In History - November 2006 Edition
November 5, 1605: four hundred (400) years to the day, a plan to blow up the English Parliament in Westminster was discovered and foiled. The conspiracy has entered the history books as “the Gunpowder Plot”, and its exposure and  fortunate outcome are still celebrated today with fireworks. November 16, 1632: Gustav Adolf killed in battle... (by Komnenos)
Text: Chronicle of The Fourth Crusade and The Conquest of Constantinople by Geoffrey of Villehardouin
"The emperor, who was in great straits on his side, recalled his people, and he told them that he would not fly, and that they were to remain with him: and well do those who were there present bear witness that never did knight defend himself better with his hands than did the emperor..."

From the Editors:

We hope you've enjoyed this month's issue with the theme of Crusades and Medieval History. Involving contrasting cultures and judged by contrasting viewpoints, the Crusades are certainly one of the most intriguing periods of history.

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- The AE Magazine Staff

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

This Month's Picture Quiz:


How Many people in this engraving can you name?

Answer to Last Month's Picture Quiz:

The ruins are of Palenque, one of the famous cities of the Maya.