Tell me about pre islamic arabia, /his/.
Were they advanced scientifically, compared to their contemporaries?
Before Islam, can you name one famous Arab or Berber? Seriously I'll wait.
Unfortunately, the Islamic Golden Age has come to mean Arab Golden Age which could not be farther from the truth, as the biggest contributors were Persian, Turkish, and Spanish.
Don't even try and mention Mesopotamian and Assyrians... they were a completely different "breed".
Yes OP, the pre-Islamic Arabs all lived in buildings larger than the Burj Khalifa, drove around in even more guady 4x4s, and could extract their yearly amount of oil production in a day
Then Islam came along and ruined it all. I imagine they must've been pissed off considering how they now had to live in Mediaeval conditions
Oh, that dang Islam!
We have a required reading thread up but I want to know what /his/ is currently reading.
Pic semi related. Been listening to this while I've been working after getting a copy of it for free.
Going through Susan Bauer's 'history of the world' series, currently on the second book.
Can the depopulation of Native Americans be objectively considered genocide? Even if the biggest cause of deaths among Native American tribes inadvertent contact with disease for which they had no immunity to? Is it too politically correct and motive to use a broad definition of genocide that encompasses unintentional epidemics?
The fact that most were killed by disease doesn't negate the genocidal practices by European and later on American governments. The smallpox of flu outbreaks doesn't mean the Trail of Tears never happened.
Daily reminder, that during one point of history, Swedes had a most disciplined and combat-able army in the entire world.
This thread is about books that are critical to a general understanding of history.
Please post an image of the cover as well as a link to where it can be purchased, along with a small summary and why it is worth reading.
The Inheritance of Rome
This is the quintessential tome of knowledge in regards to a modern, factually accurate understanding of what is known as the Dark Ages. It covers a span of 600 years, which is an immense timeframe for a single history book to cover with good detail, but it does so spectacularly....
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The Histories of Herodotus
You'd be a pleb not to.
Obvious, most important work ever written on history.
Sins of the Western civilization through history.
Are they grave enough to justify the current trend of Western nations sacrificing themselves and their citizens (children from Rotherham, women from Cologne) to Muslims and other such immigrants? Is it justified that news don't want to report speficic instances of these sacrifices? And that progressives ignore them?
Please discuss according to /his/ rules, this isn't /pol/.
They let them in because of the economic growth it brings. Free workers which you dont need to educate again.
Also, you made this a /pol/ thread the second you stated >Western nations sacrificing themselves and their citizens (children from Rotherham, women from Cologne) to Muslims and other such immigrants?
Why would it be a sacrifice in the first place?
will anarchism ever work?
is there any example of a working social-anarchic societal system?
It can literally ONLY work if the vast majority of the populace is made up of anarchists, something like 70% minimum. Otherwise statists have plenty of strength to reestablish coercive organization and thus the state.
(Also voluntarist anarchism is the only true anarchism)
Who else /pacifist/ here?
>tfw war is sweet to those who have never experieneced it
What went wrong?
Has there ever been a successful socialist state besides Nazi Germany?
Reminder that nordic countries are welfare capitalist.
Ah yes, I remember the socialist state of Germany
The one where the means of production were owned by such socialist governments as IG Farben, Krupp, Porsche, Mauserwerke, Siemens, Opel, Volkswagen, Rheinmetall, Focke-Wolfe, Messerschmidt, Junkers and Zeppelin.
And of course one can't forget the lack of aristocrats in leading position: Generalfeldmarschallen Von Manstein, Von Below and Colonel Von Stauffenberg were all just happy coincidences
And really can one forget their universal employment scheme?
Of course their victory over...
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Can any Orthodox prove that icons were ever used before 300 AD? If not, how can the church claim to be carrying on the tradition of the first apostles?
why does nhilism get so much hate?
Because it's a position only taken by cry babies were told they had to be given purpose in life by authority figures only to find out they were being fed lies. They are more butthurt about the lies than they are about choosing their own purpose.
Throughout all of history who had the strongest army?
How accurate is GoT really? Is it an accurate allegory for the real middle ages or is it just a good story with some faux-historian elements?
It's entirely accurate. The only differene is that the squid people actually had dolphis as their emblems, not squids. otherwise it's spot on. the dragons, the gladiator arenas, the large wall to the north - everything.
GoT is a painstakingly accurate recreation of later 11th century BC Munster area in Ireland.
Was the 1956 uprising anti-Communist or pro-Communist?
I've heard people make both arguments. It seems like the people wished to institute non-authoritarian socialism free of Russian meddling, but a lot of capitalists insist the revolution was against the very idea of Marxism.
What was it?
>hunt down and kill communists in the street
>boo a politician when he refers to them as comrades instead of citizens
>rip down statues of communists and communist symbols physically cut out of flags
>bitterly fight the red army when they invade to put a communist puppet back in power
>it was pro-communist