reply to post by merka
You still have some serious studies to do within the history of the middle-ages of Europe.
Try starting with the establisment of the (new) Franco-Roman empire, led by a pope rather than an emperor. Yo may start with mobilisation and warfares
of Charlemagne and then focus on what happened as Charles the Great brougth the Frankish art of warfare to its hight. His campaigns towards the
"headon" north finally brougth the Germans into submission and the Carolingans to the peak of power, as the new Emperors of Rome.
Then you may read about the "christian forces" that kept pushing north until the end of the Viking-time when the Scandinavian kingdoms finally gave
in - and the Baltic Sea lay open to the final battle of the north, as the last independant kingdom in Europe (Finland) was invaded, her population
massacred and the capitol headland laid waste.
Four years later - with nothing left to conquer and loot in the north, the old alliance between Rome and Istanbul started to figth over who should
rule over and benefit from the Baltics and Finland, in what is known as "the great schism". That eventually led the eastern and western halves of
"Christs servants" to turn on each other...
Finally, after close to 200 years of conflict, Rome got the upper hand and Poland, the Baltic states, Finland and western Carelia became "catholic",
implying 10 % of their gross income was to be paid to the archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen and the western church.
Since then we never heard ANYTHING about the pre-christian history of Finland and the Baltics, before modern achaeology started to find some fragments
of its rich past. Still these discoveries were poorly understood though, until this old family-saga came out of the Archive of Folklore, as of
Not suprisingly, the controversial nature of this history led some leading historians of 1985 Finland to believe that it was an hoax and promptly
state that it was "unscientific". Sadly they didn't care to check the facts given in the story, even, as it just "sounds to strange". The rather
continued to argue for their idea of an hoax, telling their domestic and international collegues that the entire story was "made up" by the orator,
the "highly imaginative" actor and historian Ior Bock; "with the help of amphetamine".
Privat friends of the family have stated that Mr. Bock never have used any such thing, "he do not even drink alchohol". Though, it's added -
according to the traditions of his family and the old, local culture - he openly admits to smoke hemp (canabis), rather than tobacco, for
Everyone who knows something about hemp-smoking knows that it doesnt make you a genious anyway, just like that...
Today some major issues of this saga have been translated to English and published on the net. You may start at www.bocksaga.com...
check on both the accuracy and complexity of the saga. Then you may check on the last 25 years of the historical sciences and explain how a "mere
phantasy" from 1984 have been rogressievely confirmed, by scientific measurements, discoveries and research.