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Why were Chinese divisions undersized?

Reading the orders of battle for the Second Sino-Japanese War, it seems that in the major battles, the Chinese side consistently fields large numbers of divisions, but not as many total troops as t…
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Classical trends in Byzantine and Western Art in the 13th and 14th centuries

Classical trends in Byzantine and Western Art in the 13th and 14th centuriesBy Elena (Hélène) PapastavrouByzanz – Das Römerreich im Mittelalter. Peripherie und Nachbarschaft, Monographien des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums Mainz, eds. Daim F. & Drauschke J. (Mainz, 2010)Introduction: During the last two centuries before the Renaissance of the arts in Italy in the 15th century, different waves of classical trends marked the artistic creation of both Byzantine and western worlds.
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10 Videos about Monks and Nuns in the Middle Ages

Want to learn more about the medieval world of monks and nuns? Here are ten videos we found that offer some quick information on monasticism in the Middle Ages.A Mini Guide to Medieval MonksFrom English Heritage – There were many different religious communities in medieval Britain. Many of English Heritage’s religious sites were once home to one of the four major monastic movements – the Benedictines, Cluniacs, Carthusians and Cistercians.
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What Was The Atlantic Wall and When Was It Built?

Littered along the Atlantic coast of the European mainland are a series of fortifications and bunkers. Though now unkempt, they have stood the test of time. They did not, however, stand the test for which they were built.These concrete structures were part of the Atlantic Wall, or Atlantikwall: a 2000 mile defensive line built by the Germans during the Second World War.
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Wyandotte County Fair

The Wyandotte County Fair is the largest county fair in the neighboring states of Kansas and Missouri. The grand event attracts more than more than 100,000 people each year.The Wyandotte County Fair made its first appearance in 1863. The first fair, at its permanent venue, was held in 1955.Over the years, the Wyandotte County Fair has established itself as a hot venue for country-music concerts.
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