Let's talk about gnosticism, is still a heresy? I want to know more about it, I think is a very interesting thing to talk about.
Why didn't the Romans ever try to conquer anything south of the Carthaginian Empire? Wouldn't it be really fucking easy?
I'm in art college and am writing a visual analysis on The Building of the Tower of Babel from the Morgan Crusader Bible. Can anyone tell me what I should call this device on her back? I can't find anything on the internet.
tl;dr what is on her back
Why is the "reconquista" of the iberian peninsula not really treated as a proper series of crusades in the modern imaginary?
All the discussion seems to divert towards the middle eastern crusades and to a lesser extent towards the baltic crusades, when in Iberia there was even a pilgrimage point, Santiago de Compostela, that was considered second only to the Holy Land in the christian imaginary.
Pretty sure the church has to approve it officially or it's not a crusade.
The Reconquista wasn't a single conflict, but a series of conected conflicts. Some of those conflicts were and are considered crusades. Crusaders travelled to Iberia and cavalry orders from outside and from the land were established to fight the moors. Never seen anybody denying it.
Depends on your sources, from the Iberian perspective it was a mission from God, while also functioning as a way to prove that the Iberians belonged in European affairs as an equal.
The church didn't technically start reconquista, but they did advocate it and so I think that might be why the Spanish identify reconquista as a Spanish duty to Christendom as opposed to all Christians needing to serve reconquista.
>Why is the "reconquista" of the iberian peninsula not really treated as a proper series of crusades in the modern imaginary?
because it isnt
its the ''reconquista''
not a series of crusades
If archers were expected to engage in melee, what did they do with their bows? Surely they must have been personal and also somewhat delicate?
Go full legolas up in that bitch and blaze through enemy lines, chopping and slicing down enemies left and right untill the bow falls out of your hand because it's so slippery due to the blood of yoir enemies?
Tell/redpill me on Ruthenia.
I got almost 0 knowledge of it at all.
>Listening to Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
>he talks about temperance and not letting your passions take control of you
>Dad walks in
>Hey anon I need help can you turn that off?
>Get super pissed
>NO I CANT BUT I CAN MUTE IT
>O-ok Anon I just need some help
I have failed you Marcus.
>Complete lack of filial piety
I'm going to go download photoshop and make a collage of disappointed Hellenes, Chinese and all the other respectable ancient cultures that would be indignent at this bullshit.
I'm not sure if his is the place to put this, but how would you people feel If say Italy did something like Cornwall and revived and officially recognized Classical Latin, would it be plausible, would it be dumb? Pic kinda related
Was the Cultural Revolution the greatest adolescent fantasy of all time?
The leader of a country literally just told all the youth to drop out of school and go beat up old people for being counter revolutionaries instead.
19 yr old me would have been ecstatic to be put in that situation.
What do you think about solipcism? Is there any way to disprove it?
Disprove, no, but you can empirically test it. Walk in the middle of a busy highway with your eyes closed while listening to loud music. if you're only the real person nothing should happen to you.
How come Spain barely colonized Africa?
>"Whoever claims to be noble must conduct himself nobly."
What does /his/ think about this concept? How real do you think it was in the past times? Basically it comes down to "try not to be a cunt to those below you". It included various things from helping the poor, acting in a civilized manner whatever the cause and generally not abusing your power and wealth, and instead using them to improve the community you rule over.
Today people mostly view lord-peasant relations as outright abuse and mistreatment. I'm...
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Come on you fags this is interesting
interesting read, it shows from a surviving example how noblesse oblige would've actually worked
That's part of chivalry and courtesy. It's quite specifically a code of conduct that appeared in France in the Middle Ages, and was most prominent from the 12th to the 14th century.
It was very real as an ideal, and more real in practice than one might think.
What does /his/ think about this
What makes gold a very valuable commodity throughout history?
Was the fact that the communist managed to survive the long march the biggest tragedy of Chinas history?