Aristocrats had a tendency to die at very inopportune times with catastrophic consequences. Who's death do you think was the most unfortunate?
Pic related; Charles the Bold of Burgundy
>his lands were between France and Germany
>died without an heir leading to 400 years of war in the Rhine basin
Second preference votes go to Prince Balthasar of Spain and Prince Arthur of England, whose deaths both lead to extremely unstable younger brothers taking their respective thrones
The HRE nearly gave him a crown. The guy was richer than the king of England.
While I agree that his death was inopportune the dukes of Burgundy were really important in the formation of what are now the low countries. They united a shattered part of the HRE and led it to become the more thriving piece of land in Europe.
Is conservatism, traditionalism, certain types of stoicism and self-denial easier or more common in economically stagnant areas? Rural places or countries that aren't really growing all that much in economic terms.
Are economically flourishing and typically urban places more inclined to progressive, non traditionalist and decadent/hedonistic lifestyles?
There is a saying around here that poverty kept people pious and I wonder how much truth there is to it.
The former mostly. But I admit I was thinking about a time before mass suburbs, a time when only the really rich might have had a countryside residence while earning their money in a city.
Stoicism was probably most popular in the era of the 5 Good Emperors.
Epictetus was the greatest and most famous philosopher in the era of Trajan and Antoninus. That was the height of the Roman Empire.
Hadrian was even a student of him, but not a very good one, considering how much he suffered due to his hedonism and his gay lover. But still a very good ruler.
What's some good and detailed literature about the Holy Roman Empire and its states during the middle ages, ~1100 to ~1300, especially in the general area of Switzerland
I'm willing to spend bucks on good books and maps, even moreso if books with maps
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Book One of the Tao Te Ching is about the Emperor's abilities to claim females and males as the Emperor's !!
For the record /his/ i do not approve of The Tao Te Ching at all !!
good day /his/ !!
I have no fucking clue what is going on with OP, but rather than start my own thread, I'll ask it here.
What are some good books to get me started on taoism? Ive read so many reviews of translations and what not that I dont know who to listen to.
Can someone define to me with as little bullshit as possible, who the Cossacks were?
Did anything historically interesting happen here?
Why is Japanese military so aesthetic?
From the medieval period all the way up into the modern era.
Have they discovered how to make soldiers look cool and have aesthetically pleasing wear?
Lets see what these places are really like
What is the next step after Absurdism?
How much does it cost to put over a load in the rocket?
How would the Zulu kingdom have fared if Shaka wasn't murdered?
>Implying Eurocentric /his/ wants to talk about Bantu people other than to repeatedly criticize their lack of technological advancements
Try going to reddit, you might actually get a response there.
I don't imagine it would stay very stable, and Shaka will die eventually whether he's murdered or not. Without a figure like him a lot of the empire would fall apart, and could become a European protectorate, but from there remain independent, especially once decolonization happens, as a small state.
What was the general attitude towards Western Philosophy by the Far-East throughout history? How has it changed over time? To what extent are they influenced by Western philosophical thought?
I start with this fellow
Was mythology ever meant to be simply entertaining as well as spiritual?
Was feudalism a regression of civic organization compared to the Roman civic machinery? Were the Byzantines a feudal kingdom?