Hey, I'm Mackenzie. I'm a student double-majoring in history and literature, with a minor in art history. I like books, David Bowie, art, history, and other stuff. This is a personal blog, 99.9999% reblogs with me whining on the side. Mostly Game of Thrones, BrBa, and a few other things. I do post nsfw sometimes, so be warned. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an ask.

 

ophelia-pain:

You ever have those moments where, just out of nowhere, you’re hit with a rock-hard Halloween boner? You are suddenly consumed with desire for pumpkin spice flavored everything, orange and black decorations everywhere you look, skulls, pumpkins, spiderwebs, spooky music, movies like Hocus Pocus and Trick R Treat, stripey stockings on the cheap, weak-ass little fog machines, ect. even though it’s the middle of goddamn June?

yudori:

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Some commission work I did for a mobile game.
Still open for commissions! E-mail or pm me!

yudori:

Copy rights belong to (주) 아이스 메이지.

Some commission work I did for a mobile game.

Still open for commissions! E-mail or pm me!

medievalpoc:

distant-relatives-blog:

 The University of Sankoré, or Sankore Masjid is one of three ancient centers of learning located in TimbuktuMaliWest Africa. The three mosques of Sankoré, Djinguereber Mosque and Sidi Yahya compose the famous University of Timbuktu. During the 14th -16th century, Sankore University enrolled more foreigen students than New York University today. 

The Mali Empire gained direct control over the city of Timbuktu in 1324 during the reign of Mansa Kankou Musa also known as Musa I “King of Kings”. He designed and saw the construction of one of Sankore’s first great mosques and the Jingeray Ber Masjid in 1327.The foundations of the previous structure were laid around 988 A.D. on the orders of the city’s chief judge Al-Qadi Aqib ibn Mahmud ibn Umar. A local mandinka lady, esteemed for her wealth, financed his plans to turn Sankoré into a world class learning institution. 

By the end of Mansa Musa’s reign (early 14th century CE), the Sankoré Masjid had been converted into a fully staffed Madrassa (Islamic school or in this case university) with the largest collections of books in Africa since the Library of Alexandria. The level of learning at Timbuktu’s Sankoré University was superior to that of all other Islamic centers in the world. The Sankoré Masjid was capable of housing 25,000 students and had one of the largest libraries in the world with between 400,000 to 700,000 manuscripts.

Today, the intellectual legacy of Timbuktu is neglected in historical discourse. These pages of WORLD history tend to get ripped out.   

Learn more about the surviving manuscripts of the library of Timbuktu and its fate here.

willowwish:

So I never posted my finished Garnet cosplay. Sowwy~ I get so excited during cons, I never really take formal pictures.

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'The brown fairy book' edited by Andrew Lang, with eight coloured plates and numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. Published 1914 by Longmans, Green & Co., London.

See the complete book here.

8 Reasons why Communism is a Bad Idea

elionu:

  1. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  2. People’s Republic of China
  3. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  4. Republic of Cuba
  5. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  6. Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  7. German Democratic Republic
  8. Polish People’s Republic