What is a good introduction to philosophy, /his/? I would love to start somewhere, but what do you recommend?
can anyone tell me about the Tarascans? I understand that their metalwork was better than the Aztecs and surrounding states, but finding more about them seems quite difficult
They spoke a language isolate which some have seen as originating in Peru. It's an interesting theory because the Tarascans seems to have a number of cultural links to the Andes like their metalwork and the use of axe-monies, but as far as I know most scholars don't support it. Still, their contacts with South America are definitely real and interesting to read about.
I don't know any more about them then that though.
The Aztecs knew them as the Michoaca. Other names call them the Huacanace. The Spaniards called them Tarascans. The word Tarascan comes from a Spanish misunderstanding of the word ‘Tarascue’ which means “son in-law”. Since the Spaniards heard them use this word they assumed it was the name they gave themselves. It was actually a reference to the Spaniards’ taking of indigenous girls i.e. “their daughters”. It’s not known what they called themselves at the time, but nowadays the P'urépecha...
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Iréticátame’s lineage was known as the Uacúsecha or Eagle dynasty. This lineage lasted until the Spanish invasion. Following Iréticátame, came Sicuírancha; following him came Pauácame and Uápeani (the Chichimec lords), and following them came Curátame. After Curátame’s rule, the lineage split between two founders named Pauácame II and Uápeani II. Following Pauácame II, came Taríacuri. Taríacuri was the man who unified the Lake towns and cities and moved the settlement of Zacapu to Tzintzuntan. He...
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Everyone talks about vikings but why are pirates so romanticized? No one sugarcoats what Somali pirates do so what makes the old guys more appealing?
Because Somalis are legitimately bad pirates
>HEY HEY GUYS WE BOARD UR BOAT
>DIS BOAT BE HOSTAGE NIQQA.
>YEY WE SURROUNDED NOW
Wanna look for scary modern pirates? Southeast Asia. Particularly those niggers who prowl the celebes sea.
Because the old pirates often just wanted freedom from the states, fighting to be able to sustain their semi-democratic order.
Somali pirates was created when people used that freedom to overfish the Arab sea so the Somalis lost an important part of their food source.
>Because the old pirates often just wanted freedom from the states, fighting to be able to sustain their semi-democratic order.
The """"""""""pirate republic"""""""""" is a mere protection scheme for thieves, like thieves guilds back in Europe & syndicates.
What are some films, tv shows, video games or other media that gives you an authentic look at early medieval or more ancient life?
I have an almost sexual fetish like attraction to early fortifications in particular, and small settlement town layouts. Love looking at them and drifting away in thoughts of how things worked back then, how people lived.
I would really love to watch some movie that has such places explored as more than backgrounds, or a game where you can immerse yourself into the daily life of people of those times.
I'll post a few random images to keep the thread up.
How long have you been studying History?
Do you have state recognised credentials?
If so, what did you study, to what extent did you study and where did you study?
Do you believe state endorsed credentials are relevant to your expertise?
Do you have anything published?
What are your specialist areas?
Why are you on /his/?
How do you rate /his/ as a realm of discourse?
Close to 5 years
War, especially WW1
Because I like shitposting and enjoy engaging others in history
8/10, one of the only things better was the banter in my High School History Class
What did Xiang Yu do wrong /his/?
I disliked the way he massacred the surrendering Qin soldiers personally, though that account (and most others concerning this time) is probably exaggerated to some extent.
Beyond that, I guess he just had shit luck with winning over allies. As a general, he was obviously a lot more competent than Liu Bang, but Liu Bang was better at getting people to flock to his side.
Is conservationism sustainable or will it lead to humanity's extinction?
Post your favorite Presidents of the United States.
I haven't been able to find any other backs of these coins that look like this
Tell me about Kissinger /his/
I will convert to Christianity and fully give my life the lord if a Christian can give me an in depth answer on how people were "saved" before the bible was written. It makes no sense. People were worshipping other deities all over earth so how were they saved? And if they were just automatically saved why aren't we?
God judges the actions of man, if scripture does not exist he still does.
If you lived your life as well as you could and as rightously as you could then surely would the judge reject you?
Some people say you need to accept god to be saved. I say you need to accept god to understand truth, and to delve into theology and his nature. Not to be saved. This position is also backed up by many people in the church.
Say a man was born. He grew up charitable and kind. He had a family and did them well and left them happier than they would be. He stayed charitable and kind throughout his days and treated everyone with respect no matter who they where. Then he died.
Even if that man worshipped satan I am sure a moral and rightous judge would say he was worthy of salvation.
>"Learning concerned with human culture, especially literature, history, art, music, and philosophy."
Is it in a states interest to preserve their peoples culture?
What's the best way to go about preserving it?
Is a world of vastly different cultures, living in harmony (best case scenario), the best foundation for progress?
Forgive any poor choice of wording.
If it will keep the people submissive to whatever the state wants, then yes
Culture can't be preserved artificially, it must come down to the preference of the people
Most people today are influenced by the prestige and world spanning influence of America for example
Different cultures can coexist provided there's no outright dealbreaker taboos that one or both engage in
For instance, dog eaters would constantly piss off dog lovers
In liberal theory, the state's only purpose is to preserve property, with culture being considered relatively unimportant, if important at all. But I would say culture is extremely precious, and a major concern of the state, yes. In order to be preserved it must be fostered, and elements which seek to hamper it or degrade it must be checked.
Say a Liberal Government wanting to stay in power.
Not out of maliciousness but because it's deemed by the people in power and not to be the best they have.
Would it not be in the states interest to foster a culture that encourages Liberalism?
Be it through school or other state funded programms?
When/where did the idea of medals and military awards start?
Do they really serve a purpose anymore? Have they been cheapened? This criticism of the "modern" system is from Col. Hackworth who led 'Tiger Force' in Vietnam:
Would China have been able to rise again without Mao and the Communist Party of China? How else could they have approached industrialization?
They were on their way for a bit during the early 20th century, however, post WW2 saw an end to anything non Mao-approved, so it's pretty unclear trying to see China w/o the red lenses, even more than, say, the U.S.S.R.