I want to talk about Ireland, /his/.
Was the Battle of Clontarf really what removed vikings, or was the Battle of Tara a more key conflict? I feel like Brian Boru is overhyped.
>irish history in green text
>lol we're free
>oh fuk is dat dem anglo-saxons
>please stop raping us
>please it's been a few hundred years of rape please stop
>fuck sake we're hungry and full of cum
By the late 10th century they had lost most of their power and autonomy and from then on they just gradually assimilated into the Irish population, but they weren't 'removed' until the 1170s when the Normans took over.
Why do white people pretend that only they built the modern world? Europeans were living in mudhuts while the rest of the world discovered architecture and agriculture and on the grand scale of things are quite late to the party when it comes to development.
A force for good or a force for bad? Did they destabilize the political sphere of rome as a republic, leading to the political struggles that created the (objectively worse) empire?
Or were they just some of the greatest political activists, gaining rights for the common man at the cost of their lives?
Been listening to a history series about histories greatest military strategist thinkers. Thought I'd run the list of people discussed in the series by /his/ for opinions. They are:
Alfred Thayer Mahan
The rest of the series doesn't focus on individuals but generals like counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, nuclear strategy and air power etc.
Napoleon. Whatever you think the answer is always Napoleon.
What does /his/ think of Metatron?
Thought he was going to be complete shit like Lindybeige, but turns out he's actually an history professor.
Any other decent Youtube history channels out there?
>Can read ancient egyptian, speak chinese, japanese, latin, italian, english
>I've been trying to learn french for about 2 years and still barely can even grasp it and still suck shit at rolling my R's.
Fuck I hate multilingual people, my ex's sister could speak like 6 languages.
What happened to Greek/Roman/Nordic/Etc. Polytheism? Does it still exist today? How did the religions even come about and get taught? Were there religious Holy books like Abrahamic Religions have?
>What happened to Greek/Roman/Nordic/Etc. Polytheism?
>Does it still exist today?
Not in its original form
>How did the religions even come about and get taught?
Oral tradition, even the Greeks originally chanted & sung their legends
>Were there religious Holy books like Abrahamic Religions have?
I only know this from my endless wandering around the internet, but from what I gather they were more or less just the myths and fables that fulfilled the role of spirituality in ancient Greece/Rome.
During the early years of these civilisations they were believed more literally, but keep in mind there was no uniform idea of what actual worship/belief in these tales was and that it wasn't really as all-pervasive as the Christian/Islamic faiths that would come to replace it. You had things like the mysteries, which were secretive cults that deemed themselves to hold "higher knowledge" that only initiates would be revealed, then you had things like public worship/animal sacrifices that could be invoked for good harvests, victory in war, social recognition, etc.
As time went on and Roman civilisation proved to be a stable consistent in the world, people became less religious and instead turned began to see these stories more as just metaphors for the human condition rather than actual events.
As far as holy books go, there wasn't really any "central doctrines," but I'm sure there were plenty of treaties/religious documents that would explain the intricacies of these belief systems to those so inclined to study them.
They kind of exist today, in the form of Hellenistic and Roman revivalism, but it's hard to claim that these are the exact same belief systems as their ancient counterparts, due largely to the fact that a lot of knowledge has been lost. As far as neo-pagans go, however, they're probably among the more "authentic," since at the very least more knowledge of Greco-Roman religions exists than of Slavic/Norse/Baltic etc. religions.
Sources: Me, a drunk guy shitposting on 4chan
So what if the Japanese ended up getting the aircraft carriers as well and it all went perfectly, would it have been enough to knock USA out of the war?
Will Egalitarianism work for humanity, or it's a forlorn idea like a marathon runner trying to out-run while deep in quick-sand?
Were they in the right? Were the intolerable acts actually "intolerable"?
I grew up in the USA so obviously I was told that they were justified but I wonder what the rest of you guys think.
The truth is there was absolutely zero reason why the colonies should have ever given a shit about what Britain thought other than "they'll wreck out shit if they don't".
Literally as soon that scale started to even out a bit, the revolution started rolling forward.
Tell me about cowboys and the wild west. How long was it this period? Are gun duels a myth? Was the use of the revolver really overblown?
Most of the things you see now about the Wild West are pretty overblown. Duels didnt really happen, and neither did massive gang shoot outs. Alot of tons actually had disarmament policies as well, so while it was probably common for people to carry firearms with them the saloon shoot outs and things you see in movies were not.
As for the revolver, they were pretty groundbreaking when they first came out. iirc they really caught on when the texas rangers started using them and loved them.
But shoot outs did happen though right, like the ok corral. Where there any others? I love revolvers but I always assumed they must have been like a side arm like the katana meme.
Let's have a thread about the cult of Baal.
What do you know about it?
But it's clearly influential.
What does /his/ think about Rene Guenon? Was he right?
Tell me about warfare in the early modern era, basically through 16th to 19th centuries, things like the Thirty Year's War and American Civil War.
How did massed gunpowder work? How was cavalry used? I feel like this form of warfare is the most underrated, even to the point of people thinking things like fencing is all gay. Tell me about it, what it was like, horsemenship, swordsmanship, marksmanship, and leadership.
Remember someone screencapping a really good greentext on what it all was like, I was hoping that would help.
Is there a better historian than this man?
Whats so cool about Machu Picchu?
Why does everyone love it so much? Cause its a ruined city on a big mountain?
Whats so cool about the Brandenburger Gate? Why does everyone love it so much? Cause its a big door leading to nowhere?