Fresco found in Knossos palace, Crete, Greece, dated 1600 – 1450 BCE. (Source: Wikipedia)

The Origins and Development of Europe, from the Proto-Indo-Europeans to the Conflicts of the 20th Century.

Established in 2018, European Origins is a blog focusing on the history of Europe, particularly from the period of Prehistory to the Early Middle Ages, but branching out into more recent historical events, as well as Mythology and Philosophy, too. If you like our content, don’t forget to subscribe at the bottom of the page.

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The Ancient Samnites

The Samnites were an Italic civilisation who lived in Samnium, a region of Southern Italy that includes the present-day Abruzzo, Molise and Campania.

The Greco-Roman Concept of the Barbarian

‘Barbarian’ and ‘barbaric’ are nowadays commonly used to describe somebody or something behaving in a particularly uncivilized or – to the observer – foreign way, and in this regards differs surprisingly little from it’s ancient counterpart. This article seeks to examine the meaning and history of the term in short.

Piecemeal Engineering vs. holistic Utopianism

An in-depth analysis of Karl Popper’s Piecemeal Engineering, introduced in “The Poverty of Historicism”, in comparison with it’s supposed antagonist, which he variably calls Holism, Utopianism or Activism.

The Roman Border in Ancient Germany

The borders of Rome weren’t as much boundaries as they were frontiers: Areas of cultural exchange between different peoples. This article explores the relationship between Rome and the Germanic tribes living beyond the border.

Rom und die Germanen – Der Limes in Deutschland

In der Vergangenheit wurde angenommen, beim Limes handle es sich um ein Verteidigungsbollwerk. Die Forschung der letzten drei Jahrzehnte hat allerdings gezeigt, dass kultureller Austausch zwischen Römern und Germanen in der Grenzzone alltäglich war.


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