So what noteworthy civilizations did Africa actually have besides the Egypt and Ethiopia which had continues ties with the Mediterranean and Arabic world?
Civilization = centralization, urbanization, agriculture, permanent armies, organized religion, bureaucracy (tax, law, accounting, etc.), class society, specialization of work--and as a bonus--expanding influence (territory, culture, trade), creation of culture and awe-inspiring propaganda due to affluence (statues, buildings, artists, philosophers, etc).
The world would be peaceful if everyone was Buddhist.
Where does nobility come from? Do they spawn from and eventually return to the plebeian masses? Are they part of bloodlines that have been around for hundreds if not thousands of years? Are they genetically superior to "normal" people, or were they just in the right place at the right time and it carried on from there?
Each civilisation's nobility forms at its beginning.
Western nobility formed around the 10th century, though new families joined it throughout history. Nobody can trace their ancestry farther back than that though.
Way, way back in roman times their ancestors were filthy rich and when the world went to shit they fed poor people in return for their physical labour services. Over time this made them feudal landlords. This evolved into nobility.
if the vikings were such bad warriors how did they sack paris?
When did the Cold War start and when did it end?
Were the Vikings uncivilized?
Help /his/ I'm working on an historical paper on the subject on the crisis in the 17e century in Europe, more specific on the economical aspects. Due to a lot of other work i have less then 31 hours to complete this paper. I hope you guys can help me with references or even little notes of information that i can quickly examine (please put references if you do this). A student in need.
Not really the pocrastinating type desu, all my other papers and transcribtions are done. This was just asking about people who encountered information on the toppic and are kind enough to share references, so i can finish it in the time limit..
What does /his/ think of the 25th Nubian dynasty of Egypt?
why does the catholic church give the most satanic vibe?
I am confused, I need some guidance on this topic. Which is the true Christianity, Protestantism or Catholic/orthodoxy?
You'll have to tell us how you decided that Christianity was true to begin with.
Whatever method you used to find that out should be fine to find out which version of Christianity is true.
Protestants are what gives Christians a bad name nowadays. Each off-shoot tried to be the most bible-bashing of them all, which led to the ignorant/backwards Christian meme.
Catholics/Orthodoxy are the way to go, pick whichever one is closest to your own heritage.
Is it just me or is it impossible to completely convert certain peoples to a religion?
I live in Lithuania and the majority here are Roman Catholics. I noticed that many people here, myself included, feel a certain spirituality towards trees and forests, much like the old pre-christian pagans. There was also a sort of a return of pagan ideals and religion to some extent in recent decades.
We have many poets that write about the beauty of nature (particularly forests) and this trend is still going ever since we were baptized 500~ years ago.
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Really? I heard the french literature about nature is non-existent?
It's not a "degree" of fascination.
Every notable poet here has written something about nature.
It's strange because everyone feels a certain pull towards nature here, even the city folks.
Is there any point to believing in a non-immanent God?
Stuff like deism, pantheism, agnosticism and that kinda shit just seems like pussy-hole atheism.
Naturalistic pantheism basically is atheism but I can see the point in it from a philosophical point of view because the idea we are all connected and the entire universe is connected has some clear strengths from a moral reasoning point of view.
'spook' is synonymous with 'social constructs'
muh 'morality' muh 'social constructs
I want to learn Latin
is latin one of those languages where you absolutely need a teacher to teach you or it's easily learned on your own?
(spoiler: the reason why i wanna learn latin, as well as german, is because i want to read philosophical treatises in their original language for the most comprehension possible).
It depends OP. How much experience do you have learning languages?
I'm studying Classics at university with a major in Classical Greek, and I'd imagine it would be pretty hard without a teacher.
What were the various sackings of Rome like? (Gauls, Vandals, Visigoths, Ostrogoths)
What was it like for the civilians living in the city? Was there ever a time when barbarians killed off all the civilians? What was the rest of the empire's reactions?