Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Does That Need A Link?

FLG devotes an inordinate amount of thought about whether to link to an explanation or not. Often he chooses not to link. Perhaps he expects a lot of his readers.

Anyway, via Alpheus, FLG found this post in which a link explaining Abbasids is provided. FLG clicked on the link assuming this must be some obscure reference of which he knows nothing. But no. It was a link to the wikipedia page for the Abbasid Caliphate. That isn't exactly some footnote in history.

Well, anyway, FLG will assume that you know the following without having to link:
Umayyads
Abbasids
Fatimids
As well as all the successors to Alexander and corresponding dynasties, particularly the two that FLG finds himself most often referring -- the Seleucids and Ptolemaic Egypt.
Ottomans
There are too many Chinese Dynasties, but the Xia, Han, Yuan, Ming, and Qing FLG considers common knowledge.
Carolingians
Merovingians
Normans
Tudor
Stuart
Windsor

There are others, but FLG is getting bored listing them and is also fearing this is a very douchey post.

3 comments:

Withywindle said...

Idrisids, Braganzas, Piasts?

The Ancient said...

Not so much douchey as poposcerous.

(I.e., demanding in a ridiculous fashion... popo, posco, poscere, poposi, poposcerous.)

P.S. Alpheus: Yes, I know.

The Maximum Leader said...

Hohenzollern, Hapsburgs, Romanovs, Bourbon, Julio-Claudians?

 
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