>God has killed more humans than Satan
>"God is good, Satan is evil!"
I can't comprehend why people still believe in the bible.
according to christfags anything god does is good by definition therefore he could kill everyone on the planet and it would still be moral
so I doubt your image is going to hold much sway with them, although I take your point
Were the Mongols the most overpowered people in history?
Also Mongols thread.
Mongol OPness was matched by the stupidity of their enemies. Genghis Khan invaded Iran and Anatolia almost by mistake.
It does amaze me how organised their army was though. It could be argued that their military system was what influenced the later European one, through the Ottoman system in the 1500s.
That, and also blind chance. When the Mongols won so many battles, they naturally struck fear into potential enemies who thought the Mongols were invincible (the same thing happened with their descendant, Timur).
They also employed very dirty and unconventional tactics. Upon encountering a Georgian army, for instance, they carried a cross. The Georgians correspondingly thought they were the army of Prester John, and in their naivete were slaughtered. They also did shit like diverting rivers to flood forts and...
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Another point is also the provess of an individual warrior.
A mongolian warrior used a horse and bow from pre-teen years and used them every day to actually sustain his way of life. Being mounted archers was literally their way of life.
Meanwhile, an average chinese or middle eastern soldier was a peasant who probably only held a spear for his first time mere months/weeks before a battle.
Honestly, who was the best US president, solely looking at what their accomplishments during the presidency?
How does Obama stand up to the rest of them?
I'm sure like me, many of you have families who laugh or outright mock you for enjoying history and learning about the past. For example, this just happened to me
>Sitting in lounge reading a book about Nazi Germany
>Father walks in
>Starts questioning me
>''Son, why are you reading about things that already happened?''
>look him in the eyes, tell him that people who don't learn from history...
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Your family's a bunch of plebs, disregard them, acquire knowledge.
>playing rule Britannia on my laptop and taking her food away as a joke about the famines during the British Empire
Post some music from at least before 1700 CE.
Ancient Roman music:
Ancient Greek music:
Which do you like more? Knights or Samurai
Fighting styles, armor, how they acted outside of combat etc.
(politics please go)
Serious question. My girlfriend got in an argument with me, saying that the church's existence has been an overall net negative. I think that isn't quite right, but she cites that the church made people pay to go to heaven, has hindered, and still hinders the progression of science and technology, and uses its wealth to collect artwork and build fancy cathedrals. How would you argue against this?
Please be nice.
>and uses its wealth to collect artwork and build fancy cathedrals
I fucking hate this meme
We're quite lucky a bunch of silly christian monks decided to try and save all they did during the dark ages. At least someone was thinking about the future, and not just grabbing as much Roman land as possible.
What are some of the greatest historical alliances? Either by treaty or by circumstance.
Pic related is one of my favourites, and of course the Grand Alliance.
Im writing a rpg setting based on southeastern cultures, but i coudn´t find any extensive book about them, only a few articles here and there, and im not a historian, so my researching capabilities are quite limited due to my ignorance.
Not a book, but extremely useful: http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/
It's mostly just a list of news pieces, but you can find some really useful stuff on there, like links to websites.
Sorry I can't recommend any books though.
Do you want any specific information or are you just looking for inspiration?
I want general info on their history and culture, how they developed their civilizations? their architecture, folklore, construction methods, the budha/hindu influences, their art.
Stuff like that.
Oh, and im especially interested on their ancient/medieval history.
I want to now something about the ethos of those people.
Lets have a thread to talk about Khazarian people and culture
General thread for Neokantians, Hegelians, etc. and related studies. Zizek discussion welcome. Remember that philosophy proper started with Kant.
Main philosophers in chronological order:
- Kant (major)
- Fichte (minor)
- Schelling (moderate)
- Hegel (major)
Questions about German Idealism? Ask here.
Nobody? Self-bump, somebody's got to be interested in philosophy here.
I'm currently writing my MA thesis in philosophy, but I'm writing about Heidegger and Husserl and only touching upon Kant in relation to Husserl..
I did write a paper about Ernst Cassirer once though.
What does /his/ think of giant skeletons? Why does the Smithsonian hide their evidence?
Adlof Hitler congratulates African American Olympic Gold Medalist, Jesse Owens
What was your thesis/dissertation on /his/?
It was basically an examination of the Wallace Sword.
tl;dr it's fake
History is full of creative and intricate weaponry, post all your favorite pieces.
btw why India and Africa have the craziest weapons? were they just mythical or actually used in battle?