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?
So was there ever a more evil nation than Imperial Japan?
Official Power Rankings of Three Kingdoms Personalities:
1. Cao Cao
2. Pang Tong
3. Zhou Yu
4. Xu Chu
5. Chen Gong
6. Zhang Liao
7. Lu Meng
8. Xiahou Dun
9. Sima Yi
10. Dian Wei
Sun Jian > Cao Cao > * > Liu Bei > Sima fucks
Who is best girl in /his/ and why is it Jeanne D'Arc ?
Could we have a clear objective ranking of the best empires the world has seen?
This is based on influence, military power, and greatness.
I don't know if anyone tops Rome and Britain for influence. Mongolia comes close and has to win for contemporary military power, but it didn't last long until it shattered into however many khagantes.
Persia lasted an extremely long time and had tremendous influence but after Alexander never seemed to quite achieve its potential.
The Rashiduns of course changed the course of history pretty dramatically, and in the New World, the Aztecs and Inca had a huge amount going for them as imperial powers.
How would you stop an army of horse archers??
spears? Phalanx? is there a way? or was it just war on easy mode?
>How could europe stop them?
They couldn't, the Mongols went as far as Poland before Gengis died. I believe the invention of Cannons and improvement in pikemen formation eventually phased Calvary as a whole out as well. Though I am pretty sure Parthians found a way to stop the nomads from constantly raiding them
Burn the countryside and dig in. Horse archers cannot attack fortifications on their own, and lose all of their advantages if you force them to wait for their logistical base to catch up and lay siege to a fortified position.