At the end of the Late Bronze Age (LBA) most Eastern Mediterranean urban centers were either destroyed or abandoned throughout the Near East and Aegean. Continue reading “The Late Bronze Age Collapse and the ‘Greek Dark Ages’ have economic, military, and climatic explanations”
Most of the reign of Alexios I Komnenos (1081-1118) was marked by a considerable amount of confusion in the rural economy with far reaching inconsistencies in the operation of the Byzantine taxation system. Continue reading “The effectiveness of Roman Emperor Alexios I Komnenos’ fiscal policy”
Byzantine Era means first of all a period of about one 1000 years and with about 13 royal dynasties (houses), like: Continue reading “Entrepreneurial Aspects in the Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) Empire”
Desertification, when fertile land dries into desert, is a global problem. According to Dr Steffen Bauer, an ecological expert at the Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, as much as 40 per cent of the world is ‘dryland’. And that puts much of it in danger of desertification. Surprisingly, though fragile, these areas hold roughly 44 per cent of the world’s farms. They’re also called home by about 2 billion people, warn the editors of Governing Global Desertification. Continue reading “Turning desert sand into farmland: Chinese scientists propose a revolutionary solution to desertification”
Technology can distract workers rather than make them more productive, suggests a survey carried out by software giant Microsoft.
Many of the 20,000 European workers questioned said a steady stream of emails, messages and notifications kept them from concentrating. Continue reading “Technology generates stress and reduces productivity”
Η εφηβεία σήμερα διαρκεί από την ηλικία των 10 μέχρι των 24 ετών παρότι έως τώρα θεωρείτο ότι διαρκεί μέχρι τα 19, υποστηρίζουν οι επιστήμονες, όπως αναφέρει το ΒΒC. Continue reading “Εφηβεία μακράς διαρκείας στις χώρες του σύγχρονου κόσμου”