Is that armor legit? Looks like something out of RPG game. Also weird armors and uniforms thread.
Whoever designed this intended for their enemies to die of laughter
During tournaments lavish armours full of shinny garments were wore to show how rich and awesome you were while performing huge LARPs to show how rich and powerfull the guy organizing the party was.
I need historical sources and artwork of women in combat. Not necessarily war, just combat in general. Any place or time will do.
>mfw frenchmen literally believe this
This is why you shall always lose. You lack the Anglo martial spirit.
What would've happened if the Dutch never gave up New Amsterdam?
In the face of attacks by Vikings, Magyars, Arabs etc. the Carolingians had to decentralize authority to local lords who used this as an opportunity to build up their own power and could resist the central power of the state.
>they burn and loot our village
>can't defend ourselves because we're pisspoor peasants
>suddenly a big guy appears
>he's rich, has an army and horses
>he offers to defend us if we hand our village to him and pay him taxes
I have a 10 page essay about the American civil war due tomorrow. Can you help me with some usefull links or .pdf files?
What specifically about the Civil war? Do you have an actual word limit rather than an arbitrary page limit?
Have the best books on the subject anyway:
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, James M. McPherson
The Civil War: A Narrative, Shelby Foote
Bit awkward, then Shelby Foote's work would be great for it, considering it is a narrative history of the Civil war, though for obvious reasons you'll have to tone it down considering he wrote three volumes on it, focus on all the major events of the war, and their impacts, some other reading I remember using when I wrote an essay relating to the Civil War a few years back
The Confederate Nation, 1861-1865, Emory M. Thomas
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>evening has fallen on the land and fog is starting to cover the fields and forests
>you ride through the open gate with your two guards and the gatekeeper salutes you
>"I kept the gate open for you, my lord. I thought you might still arrive this day."
>"That's good, you may shut it now", you say
>you ride to the stable and dismount
>as one of the guards knocks on the door, a stableboy quickly opens it
>"Have the horses fed and watered", he tells the young boy as you walk away
>you walk through the empty courtyard and enter through a door
>in the great hall a servant girl approachess you
>"My lord, you've returned. Supper is ready if you are feeling hungry."
>"That's good. Has the lady eaten yet?"
>"No, my lord."
>"Very well, have the food brought here. I'll dine with her. Have the men fed as well."
>a door in the back of the hall brings you to a comfy room with a hearth, where a beautiful woman greets you
>she hugs you and says: "I thought you'd have to stay another night there. It's good you didn't."
>her golden hair smells good as it brushes against your cheek
>she let's go and asks: "What did you decide with the duke? Will the building of the ships start?"
>"Yes", you tell her. "We'll have the men start working as soon as the harvest has ended."
>"Come, supper is served", you tell her as you return to the hall, where the servants have laid bread, pots of stew and wine for you to dine on
>"Your son has send word" your wife tells you and pulls out a small piece of parchment
>written with scrawly letters, the future lord tells of everything he has learned squiring for your neighbour, good friend and colleague
>soon after you've finished the meal, you retire to the bedroom, where your wife soon follows you
>she starts removing her dress, smiling seducively
>as you make love to her, you hope for a brother or sister for your son, who will rule these lands after you're gone
>tfw you will never be a lord in late medieval times
Alright, /his/trionics, light up a cigarette and pop that scotch because we're having a horrors of war thread on /k/.
Were the ASSyrians really as much cunts as advertised?
When you go to war with everyone in the Ancient Middle East with the express purpose of conquering them, you can be rightfully called a cunt.
Was Nixon a covert liberal?
Vela Incident Thread
Were the Israeli-South Africans up to shenanigans or was it the fucking boring Occam's razor and the Vela Sat sensor simply fucked up?
Let's talk about historians. Do you have any 'favorite' historians, whose work you particularly admire? Any historians you dislike?
What do you think qualifies someone to call themselves a 'historian'? I've seen many history books on shelves written by people with degrees in English or other arts degrees aside from history--are their works as valuable as someone who has degrees in history, or do they need history degrees to successfully write about history?
>What do you think qualifies someone to call themselves a 'historian'?
A history doctorate.
>or do they need history degrees to successfully write about history?
They need a history doctorate.
I dislike "historians" who are really just philosophers who try to legitimize their worldviews with references to politics, economics and historical events. They usually do very little historical research of their own and rely on secondary sources and case studies of famous events.
This type of "historian" includes Foucault, Marx, and Hofstadter.
Will his dream ever come true?
Who is fighting for what he believed in?
Modern American foreign policy still uses Wilsonian rhetoric to justify interventionism around the world, so not sure what your point is.
Wilson was probably sincere in his beliefs that the United States should be the main role model and teacher for the rest of the world, and that America had a divine right and obligation to improve the world along American ideals and values, but only bad things have resulted from this.
What's a good introductory book on gnosticism?
The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
Rethinking Gnosticism: An Argument for Dismantling a Dubious Category by Michael Allen Williams
Lost Christianities by Bart Ehrman
Nag Hammadi Library in English (with introductions to each text)
Can we share religious art and pictures ?
Anyone interested in a thread about WW2 weapons? I mostly like artillery pieces and tanks, but small arms are welcome too.
My favorite tank is probably the Panzer V Panther. I'm not well-versed in the "Ausf." classifications. I know one type of Panther used the goofy-looking mantlet in my related picture. Possibly the Panzer V Ausf. J.
Also pictured on the bottom right is a 75 mm gun, classified as KwK. I know this is different from the 75 mm Pak. Is Kampfwagenkanone (KwK) the designation for any gun on a tank? I only see the term used when it's...
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The Stug III was the most produced German armored fighting vehicle during the war. The Panzer IV was the second most produced.
The Stug was an infantry assault gun. It was supposed to be a type of self-propelled artillery. The Germans intended to assign it to the panzer divisions, but they didn't want to administer any more units of Stugs. Simialr bureaucratic balking kept the Stugs from being assigned to infantry units. Thus, the Stug units were administered by the artillery corps.
>Anyone interested in a thread about WW2 weapons?
>Is Kampfwagenkanone (KwK) the designation for any gun on a tank?
yes! it literally means 'tank gun' (or, well, 'fighting vehicle cannon')
even the panthers gun was "KwK", the 7,5 cm KwK 42