why did helmets develop a worse design between the cone-shaped top and the flat top? why not just give the coned helmet the face protection of a great helm?
>why not just give the coned helmet the face protection of a great helm
But that's how they started out.
who was the worst president?
I got to go with Buchanan, just because of his inability to avert the civil war, which is probably the biggest fuck up in the history of America. It really can't get any worse than that.
How did European make this a better place ?
Is he the original proponent of a multicultural society?
What the fuck was he thinking?
Why didn't he head straight up north to capture the developed and important cities of Memel, Riga, Tallin and Petersburg effectively cutting Russia from any sea access and enforcing the Continental Blocade instead of just going in deep for Moscow?
Does Marquis de Sade hold any merit as a philosopher?
He's listed as such on Wikipedia.
Who are some philosophers whose ethical philosophy is chaotic, relies on intuition, and discards emphasis on hedonic calculus or reason.
what's the deal with christian angels? the version of bible I read had pretty much no mention of any of them. and yet they are clearly a part of it... somehow.
From what I remember they're extremely bizarre looking. 4 faces , dozens of wings, often on fire ,and they're not even alive by our understanding. Though I believe most of that comes from the book of Enoch.
help me /his/ ,,
i never paid attention in my government or european history or economics classes but now i'm taking an interest and want to learn more about these topics,, but i no longer have my textbooks from any of these courses!!
how do i into these topics, what resources and reading material should i be using?
Start with whatever aspect of history interests you the most. Within the particular is found the universal. From there you will likely find it easier to branch out to other time periods and regions.
Muslims claim that all the prophets of Judaism and Christianity prayed like this. Any evidence of this? Samaritan Jews pray similarly.
Samaritan Jews praying at Mount Gerizim.
Who had the highest powerlevel in history?
If the Spartans were so focuses on war and the military why didn't they conquer more lands and cities?
Because due to the nature of the Spartan state, they carried around an enemy with them, namely the Helots. (Who themselves mostly descended from locals they conquered)
Sparta was internally stable only so long as the army was there to quash any potential helot revolts, which meant that they couldn't go on long campaigns and leave them unattended.
Plus, as the Peloponesean war showed, even the non-professional Greek militaries weren't pushovers, and taking fortified positions is hard, and that quality advantage is mostly demonstrated in things like being able to march and charge in step, which doesn't mean much in 1 to 1 clashes atop a narrow wall when you try to bring up ladders (much more complicated siege equipment didn't yet exist in their part of the world) against defenders.
Weird weapons thread.
spiked in da groin by a fucking sheild... son, helluva way to go out. how do u explain this to st peter "man u can't come in here ur dick n balls is bleeding all over the clouds, how'd it happen" "a shield.. i got spike by a fuckin shield"
These are fishing arrows from the Philippines,
It's pretty nifty actually,
>Be onna boat.
>Arrowhead goes through fish.
>Fish swims away.
>but arrowhead detaches and shaft floats up top.
>See where fish is going/shaft tires fish out and you can just pull the sucker out of the water.
You wake up in 1935. What do?