Hey. Human here. You have 10 seconds to philosophically prove that you're all real humans, and not just some fabrications that just really, really seem human.
>Protip: you can't
What do you know about Baltic states and their history(Latvia, Lithuania aka brother states ^^). The things you like about them, things you hate. Historical bits etc.
Basically they were Romuva for ages, then the Polish king asked some Christian orders to crusade them and Prussia was invented, as was the Livonian order which as far as I know was the genesis of Latvia - which is also like half protestant because of Sweden.
Lithuania came to be ruled by the king of Poland as the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth. But at that point the Lithuanians conquered so many Slavs that the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was basically a proto-Belarus.
Then the Russians ruined everything.
To add to that, Lithuania rose mainly due to its good army and ability to incorporate Ruthenian lands. It wasn't even conquest per se since most people happily accepted pagan Lithuanians over Mongol cunts, plus being pagan and less advanced culturally, a lot of them quickly assimilated into Ruthenian framework.
However, it still wasn't just Ruthenian country because Lithuanians also brought a good state centralization framework with themselves. In other words, it was basically symbiosis.
>from before the Renaissance... because we're already too familiar with the contemporary western tradition that was formalized around that time
>try to avoid church music... because it was often detached from popular conventions
>try to avoid purely imaginary reconstructions... because of obvious reasons
The Epic Of Gilgamesh In Sumerian
Fine, I'll play your game
>try to avoid purely imaginary reconstructions
What do you class as an "imaginary reconstruction"? Isn't that performance of Gilgamesh an imaginary reconstruction without the sheet music?
What is the consensus on this guy?
There is no consensus on him. Academically he was an important revolutionary figure and became a folk hero among the underprivileged groups of South America.
>inb4 strawman and cherry picking that he hated gays and black people based on 100% fake quotes, out of context statements and his opinion as a young white in Argentina.
>he was an important revolutionary figure
Nah, he was shit. Piggybacked Fidel in the Cuban revolution, did fuck all in Africa and failed even harder in Bolivia.
>became a folk hero
The folk hero status was actually created by Fidel and turned him into a martyr, then American leftists turned him into a pop icon.
Generally speaking though he did basically nothing worth noting and only seemed to be permanently asspained about everything.
This has been my desktop background for about 2 years now and I think it's time for a change. Please post some historical artwork or photos that would look nice as a desktop background. Thank you.
caspar david friedrich is a goldmine
What does /his/ think of what they're saying? Is academia refusing to rewrite history out of ego as new evidence comes out?
>Come to /his/
>Joe Rogan's Podcast follows me
Does anyone have "Only the dead can know peace from this Ideology."
>We must unite the Spanish people under one monarchy
Who's your favorite saint, /his/?
ITT: We list valid intellectual contributions of sociology
don't be shy
So this is a bit of a weird subject that's very, very difficult to discussion rationally on almost any part of the Internet, but I think /his/ should be a little less triggered by it.
It's been said that child prostitution was pretty prevalent in Western Europe even up to the 18th Century. Even England didn't take steps to end child prostitution until 1885. But what fueled this and maintained this economy of child sex workers? Were people just more accepting of pedophilia back then or was it just like Internet piracy, impossible to stamp out entirely?
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Well for once if you have children working in factories (or on the fields for that matter) why no make them use all parts of their body to make money?
One has to understand that the clear line of child-adult wasn't always as clearly defined, children have been helping their parents where they could since before time, labour laws are a incredebly modern thing.
Can we have a thread about the Indian Caste System?
My marxist History prof blamed whites for the skin color Caste system, which predated British India by about 400 years. I posit that it was heavily enforced by the ruling Maharajas which were light skinned turks.
What caused the Ottoman Empire to come to an end?
In 1920 they were at the height of power, from Mecca to Budapest. But then in Istanbul some dude said that they should dismantle themselves so they did hahaha. Some say that dude was Hitler himself. I am inclined to disagree
It got ripped apart by nationalisms. It's main fault was therefore its failure to provide the various nationalities with a valid alternative to separate nation-states.
Such attempts were made, but it was too little too late. Besides, the state was absolutely unwilling dismantle the privileged position of Muslims, which made the Empire unacceptable to Christians.
>no accomplishments whatsoever
>architecture consisted of huts
>only thing they ever did was fuck up civilization when they were integrated
doesn't look very based to me
How does one practice or adhere to Sufism?
>tfw no qt sufi gf