CharlemagneWritten by Robert Bruce Baird
CHARLEMAGNE: - The Carolingians are from bastard child of Merovingians by name of Charles Hammer Martel. Pepin started them off and Charlemagne is most interesting one in this Holy Roman Empire. His purchase or reward to Alcuin for finding scroll of Jasher and his possession of Spear used to pierce side of Jesus are interesting things to explore. Hopefully I will not need to comment upon obvious bias in following account but these things that pass for history are interesting.
“THOSE who have investigated origin of romantic fables relating to Charlemagne and his peers are of opinion that deeds of Charles Martel, and perhaps of other Charleses, have been blended in popular tradition with those properly belonging to Charlemagne. It was indeed a most momentous era; and if our readers will have patience, before entering on perusal of fabulous annals which we are about to lay before them, to take a rapid survey of real history of times, they will find it hardly less romantic than tales of poets.
In century beginning from year 600, countries bordering upon native land of our Saviour, to east and south, had not yet received his religion. Arabia was seat of an idolatrous religion resembling that of ancient Persians, who worshipped sun, moon, and stars. In Mecca, in year 571, Mahomet was born, and here, at age of forty, he proclaimed himself prophet of God, in dignity as superior to Christ as Christ had been to Moses. Having obtained by slow degrees a considerable number of disciples, he resorted to arms to diffuse his religion. The energy and zeal of his followers, aided by weakness of neighboring nations, enabled him and his successors to spread sway of Arabia and religion of Mahomet over countries to east as far as Indus, northward over Persia and Asia Minor, westward over Egypt and southern shores of Mediterranean, and thence over principal portion of Spain. All this was done within one hundred years from Hegira, or flight of Mahomet from Mecca to Medina, which happened in year 622, and is era from which Mahometans reckon time, as we do from birth of Christ.” (8)
Read Chinese Online - How To Configure Your Computer To Display Chinese CharactersWritten by Rosie Wang
To read Chinese Online is becoming easire these days.
If you use latest Internet Explorer (V4.0 or later) or Netscape Navigator (Version 4 or later), you don't have to install any special program to read Chinese characters because both of these browsers can support Chinese natively. The same is true with other browsers, e.g. Firefox or Mozilla.
If you use previous versions of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator, you should consider upgrading your browser version. You can also download and install Chinese Font or download Microsoft's free language packs and input methods for Simplified and Traditional Chinese.
Installing Chinese language packs will automatically set up Internet Explorer to recognize Chinese.
With Netscape, you need do a little configuration:
From Netscape's main menu, select "Edit" -> "Preferences". In new window, select "Appearance" and "Fonts". First select "Simplified Chinese" for encoding, and choose "MS Song" or "MS Hei". Select "MingLiU" for "Traditional Chinese" encoding.