The Baltics: Last Bastion of Pagan Civilization in Europe

Today’s topic was suggested to me by a modern Baltic tribesman. Kristaps Andrejsons, Latvian native, and the host of The Eastern Border and co-host of The Lesser Bonaparte’s podcasts. Be sure to check those podcasts out for more great history content.

The Baltics are the areas to the Southeast of the Baltic Sea in Eastern Europe and the many tribes living in those area’s are were known as the Balts. This area is covered with forests, swamps, bogs, marshes, rivers, and lakes making it rather difficult to traverse. This terrain has kept the area mostly isolated from the rest of Europe throughout history. Continue reading The Baltics: Last Bastion of Pagan Civilization in Europe

Pimp My Chariot: The Story of the Hittites

Today we’re going to learn about one of the lesser-known ancient civilizations, the Hittites. The Hittites were one of the Bronze Age Aegean superpowers along with the Assyrian, Mycenaean, Babylonian and Egyptian empires which they regularly traded and fought with. They were located in Anatolia or modern-day Turkey. The main body of the Hittite civilization lasted from 1600 BCE to 1178 BCE, but we’ll hit on that later. Continue reading Pimp My Chariot: The Story of the Hittites