Pamela Toler

About me

I write history and not-quite-historical fiction. My official focus is on the British empire in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, but I really interested in any time and place where two cultures meet and change each other.

From my website

Comment on And speaking of camels…. by Deborah

“Perhaps my favorite chapter is that one that deals with European and American attempts to use camels in other parts of the world.” Please do tell more about what happened when Americans and Europeans attempted to use camels. Was it the spitting that proved such a deterrent? Or was the…

Comment on Medieval Christianity: More complicated than you might think (or at least more complicated than I thought) by Paracelse

You are absolutely right, Constantine in his search for unity made a big mistake starting in Nicea giving christians a power that is still felt today, not in particularly good light, although the church has changed drastically in the past 50 years. Have you read “The Grand Inquisitor” by Dostoevsky?…

Comment on Medieval Christianity: More complicated than you might think (or at least more complicated than I thought) by Julia M. Traver

This is the main reason I wish that Constantine had left the nattering Christians alone in the first place. They liked to kill anyone who thought differently. Purging for purity. YUCK. There were a great number of different cults during the first few centuries. None of these were authorized by…

 
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