Month: August 2006

  • Yasoo3 ya ibn Allah!

    Shookran Taree2 Yasoo3! Amin! Al Ma7ee! Here is a great song (tarneema) by (Rogé [Roger] Bahu) : Ya Yasou ya ibn Allah Download the full recording -> or hear streaming audio ->

  • Full Moon Cut (Engetsu-giri)

    “You will die……by the time my sword completes the circle.” From the Hagakure Kikigaki: “It is a principle of the art of war that one should simply lay down his life and strike. If one’s opponent also does the same, it is an even match. Defeating one’s opponent is then a matter of faith and […]

  • The Real History of the Crusades

    The Real History of the CrusadesBy Thomas F. MaddenApril 1, 2002 With the possible exception of Umberto Eco, medievalscholars are not used to getting much media attention.We tend to be a quiet lot (except during the annualbacchanalia we call the International Congress onMedieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, of allplaces), poring over musty chronicles and writing […]