Sassanians and Romans sometimes collaborated to fight against the nomads of the North. In fact, sources tell us how at least one of the causes of war between both empires could be disagreement on this matter.
With the death of Khosraw II, the end of the last war and the rise of the Rashidun Caliphate, persians and romans had now another common enemy. Yet in the few battles of muslim expansion I've heard about the arabs fight either persians or romans, not both. Did the two empires try to collaborate to defeat the arabs? Are there famous battles were both persians...
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Can we have a thread on the ancient ancient world? Like Sumer, Phoenicia, Assyria, Scythians etc.
Some questions to consider:
Was Sumer really the first civilization?
How did the specialization of labor take place? What was early human trade like?
What type of armor and weapons did ancient ancient warriors use?
When did horseback riding begin?
Was anything else going on in the world, or was the middle east the only place civilization was taking place? Surely something was happening in China during this time period.
I bought this, did I fuck up?
I was wondering if someone could translate this, I have no clue what language it is in, I am assuming it is the Archangel Michael, but I am unsure.
>Hitler was a master politician
Sup /his/? I find myself interested in the history of alcohol consumption among Muslims.
Alcohol consumption strikes me as one of the unifying elements of human civilization. From what I understand, virtually every culture and era of history has enjoyed the pleasures of a few drinks. But as we all know, alcohol is forbidden in the Islamic religion. However, I've read a bit about moonshining in contemporary Islamic nations, and of course we should all be well aware that just because something is prohibited by religious doctrine doesn't mean that followers will...
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Post the gods of your pantheon and tell us about them.
>Pic related is Shango, from the Yoruba pantheon.
>God of thunder, lightning and fire.
>He was a human king and after his death, he became a god.
>He can breath fire and cast lightning from his war axe.
I don't worship any single pantheon (with polytheism, what's the point of limiting yourself?), but I really like this depiction of Zeus. I prefer my Gods to look a bit more inhuman than most, and I think the image really hammers home the power and majesty of the King of the Gods.
Shango is Patrician tier though, as are most of the Yoruba pantheon.
Bumping to start a conversation of polytheology. So, how do y'all view the Gods? Do you see Gods with similar functions as being the same being (i.e. Zeus and Thor are both a single thunder God being experienced through different cultural lenses)? Or do you think all Gods are their own independent entities? Or something in between?
What would America be like if they never rebelled against Britain and gained independence?
I have a question.
Did the concept of manifest destiny exist during the empire?
If so would it be reasonable to say that the expansion would have happened at a delayed rate, and as such other colonies may have thrived outside the borders of those original 13 colonies?
What is /his/' answer?
How numerous were arabs at the time of their expensions ? How did arab tribes living in the desert outnumber the big empire at the time ?
Also if they zerged the middle east i can understand that they would just mix with local and change them into arabs after a few generations, but if they were less numerous than the locals they should be the one to be assimilated
Hope i was clear
>How did arab tribes living in the desert outnumber the big empire at the time ?
It killed over 50 million inbetween both empires which was a lot since the overall world population was estimated at around 200 million back then by different historians.
Also, Rome and Persia had been fighting each other on and off for almost 700 years which gave them little to no time to rebuild their numbers.
Especially the Sassanids, who didnt use a standing army but trusted border security/warfare to noblelords and their vassals.
I think about 100,000 expanded out of Arabia, newly united.
They became the new upper class elite in the societies they conquered, so the natives changed their culture to the new rulers, not the other way around. Kind of like the Saxon invasion of Britain, if you become the dominant class, people will change to you, if you emigrate and are at the bottom, you will change to the society.
Do you push fatty in the way and save the 5, or let fatty live and kill the 5?
What are some of the better arguments against Platonic and Aristotelian philosophy?
inb4 muh teeth
Most of the West thinks there is absolutely nothing worth preserving in the so called Muslim world and they should all be properly civilized.
I'm sure this is a normal point of view and many civilizations in history thought the same of their opponents. Yet after they obliterated them completely, future generations felt nostalgic and attracted to long lost civilizations. Will the Muslim civilization be one of them after we build fast food chains and start digging oil from Aleppo to Islamabad and everybody starts speaking English, French or Russian?
>Most of the West thinks there is absolutely nothing worth preserving in the so called Muslim world and they should all be properly civilized.
Who, like /pol/?
Most of the west would be angry at israel if they decided to blow up the Dome tomorrow.
How did the battles between two groups of pikemen looked like? Were there some people trying to flank them while the pikemen were poking each other or was it just a huge pokefest?
Are yuo me? I was just looking up the concepts of "push of pike" and "bad war"
Anyway, here's some things
My history teacher in high school said that the CIA introduced drug culture to alienate young people. From 0 to 10, how true is this?
Also, do we have any accounts of a government deliberately trying to make people stupid? Not like a socialist country imposing values of communism on it's people, that's sort of a assimilation to the government's values. I mean like a government literally trying to make people stupid because it's better that way.
China has banned foreign media in vietnam since 40 or so years ago.
Drugs probably rise up rural areas were cops have little funding. I know one farming village in michigan where nearly everybody smokes pot and hunts out of season, it's like a state trooper feeding ground.