tristikov: redarmyscreaming: Experimental Scal…

tristikov:

redarmyscreaming:

Experimental Scaled Up Anti-Tank Mosin Nagant Rifle

THE BIG NUG

The Praetorian Guard, Rome’s Elite Soldiers

The Praetorian Guard, Rome’s Elite Soldiers

from Kings and Generals

Out 10 September in the USA. Based on the qual…

Out 10 September in the USA. Based on the quality of his past work, this is a must-read book for me. 

Marketing blurb:

From the bestselling author of Return of a King, the story of how the East India Company took over large swaths of Asia, and the devastating results of the corporation running a country.

In August 1765, the East India Company defeated the young Mughal emperor and set up, in his place, a government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a private army.

The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional company and became something much more unusual: an international corporation transformed into an aggressive colonial power. Over the course of the next 47 years, the company’s reach grew until almost all of India south of Delhi was effectively ruled from a boardroom in the city of London.

The Anarchy tells one of history’s most remarkable stories: how the Mughal Empire-which dominated world trade and manufacturing and possessed almost unlimited resources-fell apart and was replaced by a multinational corporation based thousands of miles overseas, and answerable to shareholders, most of whom had never even seen India and no idea about the country whose wealth was providing their dividends. Using previously untapped sources, Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before and provides a portrait of the devastating results from the abuse of corporate power.

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Original vintage postcard, by Kirchner. La Paresse. 
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Viking knife with Fafnir dragon handle, circa …

Viking knife with Fafnir dragon handle, circa 900 AD.

from Pax Romana Auctions

US Model 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword

US Model 1850 Foot Officer’s Sword

Housed at Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island, Michigan.

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French Vintage postcard. Mailed in 1905

peashooter85: The Arslan Tepe swords Made from…

peashooter85:

The Arslan Tepe swords

Made from a copper arsenic bronze alloy, dated 3,500 – 3,000 BC. Uncovered in eastern Turkey. 

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historyarchaeologyartefacts:

Golden cup of Trialeti, Georgia, 2nd millennium BC. [640×853]

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