Can you guys post some history and legends about Gypsies/Romany?
I'm taking a class about their language and culture in Spring and would like to find out more about them.
Let's have a thread for strong women in history.
>Franca Viola (born in Alcamo in 1947) is a Sicilian woman who became famous in the 1960s in Italy for refusing a "rehabilitating marriage" ("matrimonio riparatore" in Italian) with her victimizer after suffering kidnapping and rape. Instead, she and her family successfully appealed to the law to prosecute the rapist. The trial had a wide resonance in Italy, as Viola's behavior clashed with the traditional social conventions, whereby a woman would lose her honour if...
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How did Russia become so big?
Who here has a degree in the humanities?
I'm on my second-to-last semester to completing a Bachelor's in History.
I'd like to know more about Hungary, it's a quite fascinating country. It seems weird how they sometime were so powerful, and soon after became shit. I'm not an expert but it really feels like they missed the chance of having a stable state like all other monarchies in western Europe finally got.
Also they were the only ones to win clear big victories against the Turks, that counts for something.
>Also they were the only ones to win clear big victories against the Turks, that counts for something
Almost all of Hungarian territory except for today's Slovakia was conquered by Ottomans
Hungarian gov't fucked up with its policy of Magyarizition
Pre-WWI Hungary was agrarian backward shithole with the political system from the Middle Ages
>feels like they missed the chance of having a stable state like all other monarchies in western Europe finally got
I guess you could say that. Hungary was the frontline against the turks for about 150 years with being at war with them for most of the time. During this time of almost constant fighting Hungary was largely depopulated and impoverished, so they didn't have the chance to develop their industry and society like Western Europe did.
Which figures of history do you think aren't deserving of the praise they get?
Overrated people of history thread.
Will you learn Ancient Greek with me, /his/?
We can make it in to a daily thing, like Japanese threads on /a/.
ITT: We talk about the greatest empire in history.
>blew the monarchy the fuck out
>blew Catholics the fuck out
>blew the Irish the fuck out
How can one man be so based?
cromwell is a fucking cunt and literally ruined the entire world
his ancestors and anyone remotely related to anyone who signed charles death warrant should be forced into systematic poverty and barely kept alive on government welfare
>Puts his Betafag son on the Throne
>They dont even bother to kill him when he is deposed
/his/torians, what do you think would have happened if Zoroastrianism had become the dominant faith instead of Islam?
ITT: Times the good guys won and the bad guys lost
How dark were the Dark Ages?
Are there no merits to the title? If we're willing to measure societies, wouldn't this era be on the low-end, with respect to the west?
Seems kinda dark, desu.
Are classifications/categories social constructs?
On the grander scale, yes
Tribalism is, however in human nature and we often times classify ourselves into specific tribes based on appearance.
Race is the least specific (white encompasses norwegians, Italians, Serbians etc, all diverse populations but still a part of the same group) and can be further broken down into more specific categories (Balkan, Slavic, Scandinavian etc) and further into individual ethnic groups.
How can there be free will and choice when there's causality?
>Hunger and powerty reign in Germany. In four and half months of war Germany has lost four and a half million soldiers.
What did he mean by this?