Celts had the biggest empire in Europe. Better than Roma.
Why does it never get talked about? Matter of fact why are celts so lost in history and never talked about when they are the true Europeans and the ones who civilised Europe before Roma? They invented Art.
>>533477 Modern American foreign policy still uses Wilsonian rhetoric to justify interventionism around the world, so not sure what your point is.
Wilson was probably sincere in his beliefs that the United States should be the main role model and teacher for the rest of the world, and that America had a divine right and obligation to improve the world along American ideals and values, but only bad things have resulted from this.
>>533457 Originated in Africa, obviously. >How did it end up spanning from ancient Middle Eastern civilizations to tribes in West Africa? Africans migrated east and in turn took their language with them, would be my best guess.
>As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a Khan. To me, being a Khan was better than being Emperor of China. Even before I first wandered into Samarkand with a Mongol army, I knew I wanted to be a part of them. It was there that I knew that I belonged. To me, it meant being Persian in an empire that was full of Arabs. They weren't like anybody else. I mean, they did whatever they wanted. They invaded and looted entire villages and no one ever raised a sword. In the summer when they raped the female populaces all night, nobody ever called... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Daily reminder that celts were washing with soap (which they invented) in lakes once a day while anglo-saxons were filthy mutts.
Anglo saxon hygiene: >As with the Elizabethans, the anglo-Saxons didn't really believe in washing their bodies much. In fact, monks were said to have a maximum of five baths a year, and that was considered to be overdoing it. It appears that at least one commentator of the time may have cottoned on to something when he observed that the Danish habit of bathing and combing the hair every Saturday seemed to score... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The word 'hygiene' in the first millennium, certainly among the Anglo-Saxons, was an oxymoron.
For instance, people would dig their latrine pits outside the backs of their houses, apparently untroubled by the odour, which would have mingled deliciously with the droppings from their animals and perfumes of similar pungency.
The flies, of course, must have had a field day. A good tramp in the latrines, followed by a stroll across any food they might find lying about in the house, no doubt made their day.
For some reason, the Anglo-Saxon thought it... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>It almost goes without saying that bathing wasn't the most popular pastime around, either. The monks of one 10th. century European monastery were ordered to bathe 5 times per year. Now to your average Anglo-Saxon, this was fanaticism. Once a year, fine. Twice, if you were one of those fastidious types, but five times? Come on!
Is anyone else here fascinated by pre-Russian Siberia?
>Xiongnu people >"Tall, green eyed, red haired" Yenisei Kyrgyz described by Tang Dynasty records >Pre-Hungary Hungarians >Emishi/Ainu >Uighurs as pagan animist pastoralists before they became Muslim urban desert dwellers >Gokturks, Rourans, Scythians (they were sacking Chinese cities before they went west), Black River... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>532919 It was one of the first big steppe hordes and as far as I know the chinese were eventually able to destroy them which made them go west and kill all the iranian steppe peoples in central asia claiming it for their own.
>>532919 There are still plenty of people around like this. They weren't wiped out or anything. Ignorant people always assume they're "mixed" people, rather than unique gene pools of independently evolved phenotypes.
Does material and technological progress measure societal progress? If not then why do both capitalists and Marxists dogmatically believe this to be true? Both ideologies take industrialization and increased abundance of material goods to be a good thing, the only differences between them revolve around who owns the means of production. It's not like Marxists reject industrial society, they just want to be the ones running the show.
Are both capitalism and communism unsustainable in a finite world?
>>532757 Without philosophy you wouldn't even be able to interpret the results from quantum mechanics. You'd just end up content with a bunch of equation that turn out right and 'make prediction' without being none the wiser what actually happens in the real world. This utilitarianism destroys physics as classically defined.
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