What was the templars role in the Crusades? I keep searching the internet and I don't find a satisfying answer. Do any of you know? Please share
What do you think constitutes a civilization?
I've seen a lot of definitions using checklists like writing, cities, monumental architecture, organized religion, stratified society, and so on, but I think these are too exclusive. Stricter definitions would mean that the illiterate Incas and Aztecs weren't civilized, nor were the literate but city-less Olmecs and medieval Ethiopians, nor the Harappan civilization which had cities and writing but lacked monumental architecture and (apparently) stratified society.
Personally, I'd say at least writing...
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Languages are humanities, aren't they? Right, let's have a language thread. Discuss the languages you're currently learning and talk about anything language or linguistics related.
Currently learning German, it's been good so far but the cases are giving me absolute nightmare.
Currently studying French here, the grammar (especially things like relative pronouns) is really fucking me up. Currently have about 4000words in anki and can read things like the stranger np. Recommend me some french lit on a similar level please someone :
Omo 1 is (as of right now anyway) the earliest member of our species. Without him, we might not have existed (maybe Neanderthals would have conquered the rest of the Homos through sex like we did).
Prehistoric human thread by the way.
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Ayn Rand is way too high on my list, but otherwise believeable
Why were all of his successors such incredibly inept fucks?
Kruschev was actually a decent ruler: he pushed forward soviet science (especially computers and space development), invested in infrastructure, agriculture and consumer goods and was less of a dictatorial prick. Sure some of his programs did not work, but the same could be said of Stalin.
Cause if I were to root for anybody, I would root for Japan.
Root for somebody that doesn't attack a state locked in a civil war.
Even their own philosophers largely stopped rooting for Japan once it became clear the regime was terminally retarded.
how did these even happens
Is this the most embarrassing 19th to 20th century European nation?
Why is it so popular to make fun of the French as being bad at war when these clowns exist?
19th-20th century Italy thread.
>Italians putting pressure on Ethiopia during reign of Yohannes IV
>Ethiopians capture some Italian travellers and demand that Italy pull out of the town they had occupied
>Italy sends a brigade of 500 men to fortify
>it's ambushed and slaughtered
>Rome quietly sends the Ethiopia 1000 rifles asking for them to let the travellers go and forget about the whole thing
And I thought Adwa was embarrassing.
Suppose you get to choose which language becomes the lingua franca of the world.
Which language do you pick and what are the merits of that language that other languages do not have?
What did he mean by this?
Well that much is obvious, but I was hoping for help on that specific quote.
Am I the only one who really can't read anglo-saxons historians ? Not because what they say is difficult, but the way they write, always trying to make jokes, weird comparaisons, and they also seem to rely heavily on anecdotes.
I really can't take them seriously, it's like there is nothing scientific about what they're writing.
Is there even any solid evidence that the theory of Eternal Recurrence could be true?
It's supposed to be a thought experiment.
That said there are cosmological models that do say that the universe will "recur eternally". If determinism is true than there is the possibility the universe could occur the exact same way every time.
So did these things actually exist or was it just the chinese over compensating and making things up? For whatever reason most depictions compare it to Colombus
Will I ever be relevant?