Did the Latin empire manage to achieve anything? And would there be any difference if Epirus got there first instead of Nicea.
I feel like the crusaders on the 4th crusade get a horrible rep on 4chan, if you read Villehardouin's account of the events you can see they just participated in a succession struggle and the dude they put on the throne reneged on their deal because he was such a shitty ruler and couldn't pay what he owed.
So what would have happened if the Rashidun failed to expand outside the Arabian peninsula?
I know this is a strange what if scenario and with how far back it was an how important the events were this would be a radical change, but I want to hear what you think would happen.
The world would be a much better place. Not even because
but because the loss or damage of Coptic, berber, Aramaic, zoroastrian, yemenite and byzantine cultures were all tragic.
A lot of the philosophical and scientific contributions of those cultures were preserved (and even built upon) by both Muslim and Catholic scholars during the middle ages, so I wouldn't go that far - and even if Byzantium somehow survived until present day, its culture would have changed greatly, as all cultures do over time.
Also keep in mind that the Ottomans, Seljuks, and many other Muslim empires were in fact Turkic nomads who half-heartedly embraced Islam as they conquered into the Muslim world. Those...
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so how did he get away with not even talking about AIDS until 4 years later, literally thousands of Americans were dying and he said nothing
>gays fucking each other to death
Perhaps they should have been a bit more careful.
There wasn't a huge amount of public sympathy, so there was no need to talk about it, no political brownie points to be won.
Is it possible the Siamese Empire could have industrialised more and have become a competing force like Japan? Siam did modernise, but it was not as extensive as Japan.
ITT: historical figures who were literal cùcks.
Pic related, a French general who gave permission to his moroccan troops to rape thousands of white women across Central Italy and Germany.
Why did Hinduism revive in India and replace Buddhism? How did it differ from the pre Buddhist Hindism?
What was it about Hinduism that allowed it to survive the arrival of Monotheistic religions? (Islam, Christianity, Sikhism)
I was just wondering, are there are any Hindu (or any other religion, really) deities who have four arms and are able to transform at will? I had an incredibly vivid dream where I met someone like this and they claimed they were a god and that I could come to them if I was ever in danger. I would love to know if there are any actual deities who fit this description.
You are referring to Vishnu. This reminds me of a quote by Dr. Oppenheimer when the first Nuke was dropped.
Vishnu takes him Multi-armed form and says, "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds"
Why were white people so successful?
Why were black people so unsuccessful?
Why were east-Asians successful?
Why were the native Americans (both continents) only partially successful?
I am of the opinion that a high value in culture and social cohesion leads to the strongest civilizations. When everyone is on the same page, you care more about your neighbors and community, and it leads to everyone taking care of each other naturally without the government forcing us to pay for welfare programs for people we are indifferent to. This is why the suburb communities in the U.S. are so successful despite the cultural shortcomings.
Again, just an opinion.
Hey can we have a book suggestions thread? I'm looking for material about the development of military retinues through european history, particularly in the roman/byzantine period (bucellarii and shit) and during the renaissance.
Pic unrelated, just a good book about Venice if someone is interested.
read the Private Life of Chairman Mao written by his doctor Li Zhisui
So whats the difference between Islam's Jesus and Christian's Jesus..?
Both faiths are similar story's of him.
As far as I've heard, in Islam Jesus was simply seen as a "great prophet," the second greatest actually after Mohammed. Now, that brings up contradictions, as Jesus clearly said things that are incompatible with Islam, and I'm not currently aware how the Muslim intellectual community deals with this.
Besides the Norse Vikings, is there any truly compelling evidence for contact between people of the Americas and the Old World before Columbus (and after the original migration obviously)?
Maybe Polynesian. Anything else is bullshit, either contradicted by facts, using gaps in our knowledge to have a place for itself or could technically be true but there is no evidence for it.
Put it this way, the Norse landings are the only thing we can definetly say for certain happened since they left behind archeological findings.
There's stories of some Irish monk but there's nothing to suggest it's
A) Nothing but a story
B) He went to either America
It's mere wishful thinking at this point.
Was he the noblest Roman of them all?
What are the historical roots of Ukraine's problems today?
The most relevant issue is that the Soviet Republics were not created, or ruled to create independent entities.
This isn't just an example of borders being shit, (though that's part of it), but also economic development being designed for inclusion in a larger economic unit.
Ukraine had factories that could produce certain arms in vast numbers, but not produce self-sufficiency.
What does a state that size do with a massive factory designed to produce heavy strategic bombers?
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Why are protestant counties so much more successful than Catholic counties?
Just finished reading an excerpt of the diary of Peter Hagendorf, a landsknecht who fought in the 30 Years War who obsessed over bread, I would really suggest reading it, really highlights the brutality of warfare in ye olden days i.e ridiculous child mortality and rape and pillage. (His wife even goes looting for him)
Has anyone else on /His read it? What do they think? On that note can anyone suggest any little known diaries which are quite in depth from any time period
Why is getting involved in a land war in Asia one of the classic blunders?
People underestimate how massive the land is and how massive the population of said land is. Also fuckhueg mountains everywhere leading to a random desert in the middle of the continent