What advantages/opportunities did the Caliphates have that allowed them to gain so much land in such a short amount of time after Muhammad's death?
Diplomacy and culture that allowed the Arabs to unite the nomadic and semi-nomadic tribes of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and North Africa, something the ERE and Persians had never managed to do without crushing them or else crowning a puppet to handle it. When the Arabs invaded Syria and Iraq they didn't bother marching on the cities like the Romans and Persians would have always done, but instead made treaties with the countryside to join them first before surrounding urban centers and simply waiting for their surrender.
crossbows are superior to longbows
if you disagree you are literally perfidious Albion
Crossbows are better if you have more money than labor.
Longbows are better if you have more labor than money.
England happened to be a poorfag nation that had to use a peasant levy instead of mercenaries.
How do I into Victoriana? What are some good overall texts?
What if Sulla actually decided to kill Julius Caesar during the proscription?
Pompey'd probably pull off a similar stunt, but due to lack of a legacy, have the Republic come back for a little while longer before some other opportunist rose up. Antony maybes.
>Emperors are now called Antonions
Hi /his/, HS Senior here. I've always loved history and have decided to major in it at college. Now, because of this I am being bombarded by questions from others like, "What job can you get with your degree?" or, "What marketable skills will you get?" I know that there is more to university than preping for a job and learning "valuable skill", but I want to have a way to answer these questions. So, history majors, how do/did you respond to them?
Nigger just learn a trade and get history textbooks
There a whole college education
Do you really think a professor lecturing at you all day is gonna help you advance along your interest?
The only other thing I'd add is making yourself write papers since that actually is useful
>the old "get a trade" meme
Hope you enjoy being tied-down to a single blue collar industry because you have no transferable skills.
Even in today's degree-saturated world a degree is a bare minimum for advancement in the corporate sector.
ITT: Historical keks.
>Roger Palmer, 1st Earl of Castlemaine
>In 1660 Barbara Villiers, his wife of one year, became mistress to King Charles II. The king created Palmer Baron Limerick and Earl of Castlemaine in 1661, but the title was limited to his children by Barbara, which made it clear to the whole court that the honour was for her services in the King's bedchamber rather than for his in the King's court. This made it more of a humiliation than an honour.
The three sons of Phillip 4.
Their wives were caught sleeping with knights.
There was also Claudius.
>On 14 April 1659 he marriedBarbara Villiersagainst his family's wishes; his father predicting at the time of the wedding that she would make him one of the most miserable men in the world. Roger was a quiet, studious, bookish man and a devout Roman Catholic while his wife was an accomplished sexual athlete
He asked for it. Who would think it would be a good idea to marry a slut?
So enables a society or civilization to breed philosophers and philosophies, /his/?
Why did nations like Egypt, Persia, Greece, the Mongols, France, and America breed philosophers whereas others like Zulus, Aztecs, Carthage, and (independent) Scotland did not?
Was Christianity a revolt against Roman values? Did Christian values undermine The Roman Empire? (Nietzschean slave morality vs. master morality)
Okay so let me get this straight, the Soviet Union adopted state capitalist policies and they still collapsed and suffered economically?
It didn't fix the tension with ethnreligious minorities, the repressions of freedoms, and the already-established discontent with the regime. Gorbachev's reforms with failures because it was too little, too late. It only made them want and demand more changes.
That's not what happened. A poll was taken throughout the USSR, right before Yeltsin's illegal seizure of power and repression of protesters, and the vast majority of people said the USSR should stay as is.
>yfw you realized God exists.
I was ecstatic when I had my first vision of God. I was high as shit on mushrooms and I forgot most of it when I came down.
Then I had a vision while sober, and that turned my life around.
Jesus is risen, /pol/. Bow a knee to your Lord.
So, who exactly were the Hyksos? Hurrians? Semites? Indo-Europeans?
"Nietzsche was interesting in a lot of ways. He was really the first thinker who forced us to deeply question religion and society. I don't think his story has ever been told like it should be."
I don't want to come off as a troll but all of philosophy apart from Hume and Stirner and Socrates seems like unremitting bullshit or just opinions repackaged as authoritative because they come from the academic classes.
Whenever i look at Reddit Philosophy (I'm sorry), I see nothing but a stream of spooks. e.g. "What is the good life? Well I have figured it out, assuming you instantly believe all my axioms!" I don't mean a reddit user claimed it, it's usually a link to an Ivy League / oxford professor who talks this shit!
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Also history (the academic profession) is just (and I'm not an SJW so this pains me to say) Old Big Authoritative White Men Praising And Hyping Old Big Authoritative Dead White Men With Grand And Barely Falsifiable Statements And A Boatload Of Stamp Collecting. Yeah there's the SJW variant as well, but that's what history departments are as a whole. Stop this bullshit pls.
Also the standard answer from lit: "Unfalsifiablity as a criterion for worth is an unfalsifiable conjecture!!!!" Ok then, but why does Ayn Rand get so much crap thrown at her...
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>Also history (the academic profession) is just (and I'm not an SJW so this pains me to say) Old Big Authoritative White Men Praising And Hyping Old Big Authoritative Dead White Men With Grand And Barely Falsifiable Statements And A Boatload Of Stamp Collecting. Yeah there's the SJW variant as well, but that's what history departments are as a whole. Stop this bullshit pls.
If you aren't an SJW you definitely don't have any understanding of history as an academic study.
Does anyone on /his/ do historical reenactment? I've been doing WWI for a while now and just about to start a German WWII impression. I really enjoy the hobby, especially the aspects where you aren't shooting blanks at fat rednecks 50 feet away from you.
Anyway, what kind of impressions does /his/ do?
Pic related, my WWI unit a few seconds after the gas alarm was called.
You got it. Pic related is a vignette we did of a grave detail to greet the Commonwealth soldiers marching into their trenches. Freaked a good bit of them out.
Why was Korea divided in two?