Give me Greek and Hittite history in short.
Greek Bronze age: Small Palace states. Populace give cows and shit to palace, palace gives protection.
Dark Age: Shit goes dark, people make pots with geometric patterns. Homer and co start writing.
Classical: Persia invade twice, lose twice.
Nice period. Then the Eternal Corinthian and co stir shit and there's a big war amongst the city states, Sparta and co eventually win. Thebes does some shit. Phillip of Macedon does some conquering.
Hellenic: Alexander does some conquering. Alexander dies, Empire gets split up. Romans do...
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This video is a little sensationalised and for some reason used Native Americans to play the Hittites (they were Europeans fresh off the steppe) but it covers the main points well.
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>There's no movie or mini series about William Marshall.
I know this isnt /tv/ but holy cow why isnt this a thing..
Who do you think won, and why?
Was it a useful war?
Was it important to have that war?
Are rights just made-up privileges pulled out of thin air, or are they just part of the whole "social contract" idea?
The concept of a "privilege" is of completely artificial origin; the idea that one person or group of people can deny an individual the ability to perform a certain action or access to certain goods/services is a byproduct of a constructed societal bias and has no natural bearing.
Individual rights are the inverse of duties on persons to not fuck with your person or property prior to society. They are prerequisites for any type of society.
Civil rights like due process or the right to vote are semi-contractually provided by a government because do not do so leads to abuses by government.
Modern positive rights like the right to education or healthcare is pure postmodern memery that is made out of thin air and derives not in the least from natural necessity as the more traditional rights do.
>Wake up tomorrow
>You're Charles V
Evil tyrant or Argentina's GOAT leader?
How did Mehmet IV react to Zaporozhian Cossacks' answer to his submission request?
Probably not at all, since the whole exchange sounds apocryphal, especially the letter supposedly written by a Sunni Muslim ruler.
Most likely a simple letter was sent demanding surrender, and the Cossacks replied, probably rudely, and the sultan was just told "They declined," and then some romantic generations later thought he'd test his literary talent and exaggerate the entire exchange, making up the most flamboyant (if inauthentic) letter he could from the sultan to purposefully match the slew...
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I thought about how cool it would be to be the Eastern Roman/Byzantine Emperor - Basileus, Emperor of the Romans, Autokrator, complete with the purple robe.
Then I remembered how many of the Emperors ended up being deposed and subsequently castrated and/or blinded with knives and crude implements, and then I realized I'm glad I can live in the modern world and pretend-play to being Basileus thanks to my strategy games without actually being maimed in a terrible way.
What purpose do our lives have without the glory of conquest and the joy of battle? Sure, war and violence is fucked up and times of peace can be good too, but is there truly a better feeling than conquering lands, settling areas, and erecting glorious monuments and cities? Why is that no longer possible? The best you could do is a micro country.
Does did he mean by this?
>My practicality consists in this: in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall … that is my strength, my only strength.
what did he meme by this?
History IS repeating itself all over again.
Strong nationalists are in the streets fighting despicable leftist agitators who wish to establish a totalitarian government. The only thing they changed was "proletariat vs bourgeois" to "oppressed vs privileged."
How did the donmeh ascend to the top of ottoman society?
Well, thanks to devshirme the Ottoman power structure outside of the sultan was Islamized Europeans. They grabbed em young but not all those folks forgot where they came from. And in any case, thanks to sufism, that islamization process was heavily syncretised. Seems like a systemic blind spot.
>What are your least favorite popular times in History?
For me, the Victorian era, boring as fuck, pretty much everything that came out of it is boring, literature, art, music, etc.
Also was my least favorite part in History and English class
>Also was my least favorite part in History and English class
I really hate how women (and it's almost always women) like these shitty victorian novels like Wuthering Heights or Oliver Twist. Like, holy shit, it's just a bunch of people getting shit on for 300 pages, were these authors trying to give people clinical depression?
Just found out my family comes from Shetland.
Any historic tidbits anyone has to share about this area? Feel like it was just another island vikings fucked.
Shetlands had the Norn language, a now extinct North Germanic language
Do you guys know of any good books about Thomas Müntzer and/or the German Peasants War? Preferably from a marxist perspective (as in what were the material conditions for Müntzers writings and influence and for the war itself) but it doesn't have to be.
If you're willing to buy:
I've seen the contents of this bibliography and there is a section dedicated to books on the the German Peasant's war