I want to talk about Byzantium /his/.
Specifically Justinian and Belisarius.
Were they cucks? Was the reconquest justified? Nika riots?
Give me what youve got.
>Were they cucks?
Maybe Belisarius, I highly doubt Justinian was
>Was the reconquest justified?
Yes, the Empire doesn't reconquer itself you know
Rebels got fucked and Theodora proved she had bigger metaphorical balls than Justinian
How about in terms of lasting value though? The only thing gained from it really was a permanent presence in Southern Italy, everything else was lost.
Would it have been possible in another scenario to keep hold of the conquests instead of losing them so quickly?
What war had the greatest room for glory? What war had the least room for glory?
What the fuck was his problem?
When was the objective-subjective split formulated in the history of philosophy?
I was just reading about crime reports from the 1600th century (I believe I started off researching a coin) and I came across this gentleman:
Johann Jakob Wick (* 1522 in Zürich; † 14. August 1588 Zürich)
Pastor and the collector of the Wickiana.
The Wickiana is recognized as one of the most significant collections of news reports and documents pertaining to current events dating from the 16th century in the form of single-leaf and illustrated broadsheets, pamphlets, prints, handwritten texts and drawings. These time capsules form one of the most...
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Are there any credible sources for it? I've read some books on the subject but they all differ wildly.
If you mean the pre-Christian beliefs, then no. The Slavic polytheists did not keep written records back during Antiquity and early middle ages. There are some records about the believers of the old faith in Slovenia during early 20th century but there isn't much written about them because most kept in secrecy.
A lot of the pre-Christian Slavic mythology is simply reconstruction. For example, Belobog, several Iranic additions, transplanting Western Slavic deities across all Slavic cultures,...
I know, I just prefer the Slovene version of the name. There's other names for him, too; Tvarog, Rarog, Rarach, Jarog.
What did Deng do so right?
>be in feudal Europe
>finally get married
>the lord demands the right of primae noctis
The Eternal Anglo wins again
How do languages die? I can understand if it was already spoken by a minority of peoples, but in the case of something like Celtics, how did it happen? Another example might be how widespread Niger Congo languages are, surely more families were spoken in Sub-Saharan Africa before? Is it genocide? Do the foreign speakers just slowly begin to outnumber the natives?
The same way they're dying today, the population starts to speak another language more frequently, usually a lingua franca, until the old language is marginalised and eventually disappears. European mainlanders don't realise it, but their languages are already dying. The Dutch, Swedes and Norwegians seem to speak English 50% of the time even amongst themselves.
What caused the Bronze Age Collapse and subsequent Greek Dark Ages?
Short answer: Nobody knows.
Long answer: Probably some combination of natural disasters and economic problems leading to a period of weakness, during which illiterate cultures on the periphery of civilization engaged in unchecked raiding, migration, and conquest.
What went so right?
he was a total homo and homos have a lower time preference because homos can't have children and the fact that you could possibly have children as a result of your favourite kind of sexual activity instantly gives you a higher time preference because praxeology.
Can we get a historical fiction thread going? What are you guys reading? Anybody have suggestions for ancient historical fiction (preferably in Mesopotamia/Middle East)?
>"The Holy Roman Empire was, according to Voltaire, neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. But it was long-lived, complex, brutal, important, and fascinating, as is evident from the reading of this notable work"
I just read a good one called Black Robe. About a Jesuit priest in Canada in the 1600s who cannot stand the wilderness or Indians but is super devoted and won't give up his mission.
It's pretty dark, lots of Mohawk savagery and torture, and does a good job making the Indians relatable (to the reader, not the protaganist) but not putting Native American culture on a pedestal. He translates the indian speech in a really funny and ignoble way too.
Why does people still consider George Orwell an anti-authoritarian and anti-totalitarian leader when he only criticized the Soviet Union because they persecuted fellow leftists in the late 1930s? I mean, he was silent during forced collectivization and dekulakization, when millions of innocent people were sent to gulags or shot, but once Stalin turned against the perpretators of such crimes during the Great Purge, suddenly he spoke out against the authoritarianism of the Soviet Union?
Also, he was ok with the POUM and Spanish anarchists shooting Catholics, the bourgeoisie...
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> It seens like the "anti-authoritarian left" is only anti-authoritarian when the authoritarianism of leftist regimes are directed against left-wing victims.
Well, yeah. That's what makes them left-wing.