Definitely the Bronze age. It must have been so cool to live at the beginning of history, back when people knew so little about the world and everything was mysterious. There were very few established rules and social mores compared to the medieval period. You could have multiple wives, get drunk, fuck an animal, hire a prostitute, etc and there were no philosophers yet to tell you that you were a degenerate. Plus everything was primitive so everything was easy: like you could just make a living making pots out of clay and that was all you had to do. War was too simple to kill too many people and if you lived in a walled city you were probably safe. Sounds like EZ-mode if you ask me!
>>69712 How dare you post this fucking retarded pic on /his/?
>Crusades counted for HRE when most crusaders were French and English >England more powerful than Spain from 1500 to 1650 >England/UK more powerful than France from 1650 to 1815 (including during the fucking Napoleonic Wars) >UK more powerful than Russia during Napoleonic Wars >UK more powerful than Germany during WWs >UK more powerful than Russia after WW2
This pic is an insult to anyone who knows little history
>imagining the concept of representation arriving into the minds of prehistoric men, and him now being able to paint animals and alikes. Imagine this collective spirit emerging through the course of thousands years while generations of basically-no-one people are born and die.
The medieval period (c. 500-1450) was the most interesting period in world history for me, simply due to the sheer diversity of great civilizations.
In the Classical period, you basically have Greco-Roman civilization being the best at everything, with China and India coming in second place, and Persia being pretty shit. Before that there were only a few centers of civilization in places like the Middle East, the Indus, China, Crete, etc. After 1500, Western Europeans are basically on top of the world, though there's still some other stuff like the Ottomans, Japan and Mughals. All of these are interesting periods, but they couldn't compare with the medieval period in just how many amazing civilization there were.
In the medieval period, every part of Eurasia is amazing in its own way. Classical civilization split into the Byzantines, the West, and the Islamic world, all hugely different and all amazingly accomplished and prosperous. Islam has its scientific golden age, the West has some of the best architecture ever built, and the Byzantines flourish under the Justinians and Macedonians.
In East Asia, China sees its greatest accomplishments under the Wei, Tang, Song, and early Ming, and Japan grows into one of the most interesting parts of the world. In the Indian world you have the greatest age of Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms, like the Cholas, Rashtrakutas, or Palas in India and Angkor, Pagan, or Java in Southeast Asia. All of Eurasia's major civilizations were roughly equal, all incredibly accomplished and all fully developed, in contrast to later periods when some civilizations fell far behind others.
>>76238 Also worth mentioning that outside of Eurasia, the medieval period was the most interesting time in American and African history. The Americas have the Classical Mayans, Zapotecs, Aztecs and other Mesoamericans, while the Andes have the the likes of the Sican, Tiwanaku, Chavin, Incas, etc. In Africa you have growing cultures like the Yoruba and Sahelians, plus the high point of Ethiopia.
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