Monday, July 29, 2019

Rise and Fall of the Silk Road

The most iconic road that never was in history. A route that brought the development to humanity for centuries and an inspiration for interconnection and globalization. This was the Silk Road.
Caravan on the Silk Road, 1380

What was the War of the Reunions (1683 - 1684)?

If China brought fears to world from its ambitions and impunity, the same could be said for to the greatest rogue state of Europe in the 17th century – France and its ambitious Sun King Louis XIV.
Fall of Strasbourg, 1681

What happened during the Franco-Dutch War (1672 – 1678)? - Part 2

As Louis made advances against the war, the shift in balance of power in favor of France threatening other European monarch that forced them to act.

What happened during the Franco-Dutch War (1672 – 1678)?

The War of Devolution revealed Louis XIV’s ambition to expand his kingdom’s domain. And with the betrayal of the Dutch during the previous conflict, the Sun King desired revenge.
Louis XIV in Maastricht

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Who was Denis Papin?

Denis PapinAn obscure inventor and scientist that contributed to the development of modern steam engine - Denis Papin.

5 Great French Commanders of the Franco-Dutch War

The Franco-Dutch War was the first major conflict where King Louis XIV embroiled his kingdom in and faced the might of Europe's major powers. Behind King Louis' ambition stood his generals from different backgrounds, innovations, and  achievements.
Battle of the Dunes

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Who was Cardinal Mazarin?

The Machiavellian diplomat that established the international peace that welcomed the reign of King Louis XIV – Cardinal Mazarin (1602 – 1661)