Daily Archives: March 3, 2017

On The Restrictions Of Priestly Marriage

Leviticus 21 is, like most of Leviticus, a rather obscure passage for many people.  Few subjects stir the heart of readers more than the divine regulations on the conduct of priests, which is surprisingly onerous.  In our day and age, … Continue reading

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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: The Kalmyk Overwinter Festival

From time to time I like to comment on bizarre but entertaining aspects of culture that can be found around the world [1].  Today I was chatting with an online penpal of mine from an obscure part of Russia, the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Achieving Victory In Iraq

Achieving Victory In Iraq:  Counting An Insurgency, by Col. Dominic J. Caraccilo & Lt. Col Andrea L. Thompson I bought this book from Amazon.com for almost nothing, and in reading this book it is pretty clear why this book was … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Rough Waters

Rough Waters:  Sovereignty And The American Merchant Flag, by Rodney Carlisle From time to time I like to muse upon the fact that as a high school student I was seriously tempted to study at the United States Merchant Marine … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Environment, Society And The Black Death

Environment, Society And The Black Death:  An Interdisciplinary Approach To The Late-Medieval Crisis In Sweden, edited by Per Lagerås As someone who reviews fairly prolifically for De Re Militari, to the point where sometimes I have two or three reviews … Continue reading

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