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This board is dedicated to the discussion of history and the other humanities such as philosophy, religion, law, classical artwork, archeology, anthropology, ancient languages, etc. Please use /lit/ for discussions of literature. Threads should be about specific topics, and the creation of "general" threads is discouraged.

For the purpose of determining what is history, please do not start threads about events taking place less than 25 years ago. Historical discussions should be focused on past events, and not their contemporary consequences. Discussion of modern politics, current events, popular culture, or other non-historical topics should be posted elsewhere. General discussions about international culture should go on /int/.

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/sum/ pastebin:
http://pastebin.com/HhU18gCW (embed)

Library:
https://mega.nz/#F!AE5yjIqB!y7Vdxdb5pbNsi2O3zyq9KQ

>A.'.A.'.>Philosophy
Presence: Intimacy of All Experience (epub) ((Looks like some Levinas shit; good companion to Totality and Infinity. Far as I can tell this is a text on Samadhi wrapped in Western philosophical jargon))
Death and Changing Rituals: Function and Meaning in Ancient Funerary Practices (epub).
Making Sense of Things: Archaeology of Sense Perception.
Darwinian Archaeology. (Memes Genes and Human History, old edition).

>Babylonian
Aramaic Ritual Texts from Perseopolis.
Incantations and Anti-Witchcraft Texts from Ugarit.

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>>2708350
https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sortby=1&tn=equinox
Jesus wept.
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>>2708409
At least that's good to hear.
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>>2708410
>Equinox 4:2
>6k
wtf

What the hell happened?
Did Breeze fuckin' die or something?

Dat 1992 Mandrake is sexy tho.

Frankly, the only edition I'm interested in is Parsons' which allegedly had Hubbard's liner notes. Sold in the late aughts for something like 10k to an anonymous buyer out of the Helen Parsons-Smith collection.
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Thanks ape i always apricate the updates
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>>2708427
My Babylonian folder's gettin' nice and fat.

What is the purpose of the sword? Is it a skirmish weapon? What is the practical use of longer swords that need room to be swung or stabbed?
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>>2706464
>>2706486
>>2706622
Actuallu lots of Swords used in the 19th/20th century were made in Spain or Germany, specially Solingen, lots of Takouba, kaskara and other "Ethnic" swords had an European blade.
That one, if I recall well, was a token of respect and peace from the French to the Tuaregs after the French won a war vs them.
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>>2708013
This is well possible. However, the shape of the blade was nothing unusual for the region so the design might as well be "ethnic".
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>>2708013
no no no, that's a meme to try and sell you those Sudanese swords that have fake proof marks on them from the 15th cen. yes SOME went south, but not many at all its like one crate of 100. its a classic 'i think i have something much rarer then what i paid for' trick.

these sword do LOOK similar if you ignore all the bits that arnt.
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>>2702563
Depends on the sword.

Katana is meant to cut.
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>>2708378
That sword the guy is holding is actually French, it's a photo of Brent stirton I think, the sword tthe one than was handed after the battle of Tit, where the Tuaregs were crushed.
Also I know what do you mean, but Europeans swords were very sought after, be it in Africa or even india, of course there are immitations and only a very naive person would believe an African seller, but there are lots of sword blades made in the 18th-19th century in Africa/asia.

How long did it take for Greco-Roman polytheism to fully go extinct? Where there any holdout practitioners who believed and sacrificed to the Olympians into the Middle Ages or even Modern times?
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I still believe, anon.

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I'm scared, not for myself, but for my friends in the long run. I'm friends with lots of people who live in subcultures throughout the US. I'm friends with Native Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Jews, and so on and so forth.

I've noticed an online trend where /pol/ has grown and nationalism is also growing, and nationalism as it is, needs a political enemy to survive.

The fuel that comes from Hollywood which aids /pol/ and other right wing groups in attacking minority groups has made me worried in the past year.

I'm asking /his/ because I figure you are some of the smartest people on the site. How much in danger are my friends in the next 20-30 years?
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>>2708340
I'm neither denying or agreeing, I'm waiting for you to prove that all of those people were indeed Jewish.
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>>2708346
you literally can't refute any of this
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>>2708348
Really keeps your logging clogging.
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>>2708074
not /his/ related you fucking faggot
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>>2708357
6 of these leaders are jewish.

Did the societies of the past treat women "right"? What gave rise to sex equality ideology?
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>>2708098
>women haters

wut
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>>2708195
Weird how 4chan provides /r9k/ while tumblr provides the white knights.

/his/ is basically nu-r*ddit trash where all serious discussion eventually end up on /r/AskHistorian, mixed in with some miscellaneous /pol/, /leftypol/ and r*ddit
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>>2708109
>peasant women performed the same class of labor as men did.

No they didn't, and women didn't prefer to do the harder larbor either, but they did what they had to do to get by while "convincing" the men to do the harder shit, as was expected by society especially one based on such a patriarchal system like Christianity. Saying that basic maintenance work is the same as ploughing and lifting heavy objects constantly is ridiculous. There were some conditions where women needed to be strong as well (see the conditions that lead to the Women's March on Versailles) but the harder labor was almost always deferred to men and husbands because women were less physically able and were expected to be raising children.

This was only for the peasantry as well, in the upper class women were expected to be intelligent enough to take over their husband's affairs in his absence and thats about it, as they were expected to be well read mothers and people of cultural significance.

I don't get where the modern zeitgeist of people bashing on this traditional dualism even comes from, this seems like a basic mode of human behavior expressed everywhere.
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>>2708368
t citieh boi who never had to lift anything heavier than a beer
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>>2708416
>tfw live in Montana

I could probably out lift and out drink you any time and any palce

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Why is monarchism frowned upon so much these days?

First Europeans abandoned their kings, and now they've abandoned God. Things haven't gone so well for them since.

>inb4 hurrrr there's lots of monarchies in Europe still

None with any kind of power. Even ones that still have theoretical power could never use it without immediately being dethroned and replaced with a full blown republic.
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>>2708300
>you can't replace a shitty monarch

True but you can't replace a shitty oligarchy either you goddamn bourgie
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>>2708367
Ok I understand you now
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because its not what you imagine how it is

its not a good willed ruler who considers the nation as a whole and puts his abilities in service of it
its prone to corruption far more than democracy and it spirals because of inheritance

things are going absolutely great for europe, the multicultural problems and refugee crisis are nothing but a small bump on the road

the more interesting thing is how youth is dranwed to "strong leadership" images, clearly a failure of making them feel they belong somewhere
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>>2708386
>its not a good willed ruler who considers the nation as a whole and puts his abilities in service of it
Says who?
>its prone to corruption far more than democracy and it spirals because of inheritance
Literally how? Democracy has no accountability. Monarchy has less incentive for corruption, too.
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>>2708386
>youth

Shut in autistic virgins are a marginal error in the grand scheme of things.

How did a ragtag group of Dutch farmers keep the Worlds greatest Empire at bay for three years?

And why did the British fight a war they ultimately left in the control of the Boers in a new colony?
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>>2708129
>I'd bloody like to give em some medicine eh Tommy?
>Shame old Afrikana over there keeps raiding our food trucks
>No bloody respect for Queen and country that man
>Hohoho well said Jenkins, better take his gold mines to teach him a lesson
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>>2708160
Pretty much yeah, Britain deserved the loss of their empire and south africa wouldn't be such a shithole today if it weren't for the Boer War probably.
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>>2708207
>south africa wouldn't be such a shithole today if it weren't for the Boer War probably.

Please do go on, I can't wait to read this.
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>>2708210
I've heard a lot of arguments that Apartheid was essentially a product of Afrikaner butthurt over their loss to the British, maybe he's taking that line.
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>>2708241
Apartheid was the only thing that kept SA from falling apart earlier.

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Can you recommend me some fine comics with historical/historical fiction themes? Preferably with rich, detailed artwork.
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Asterix.
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>>2708253
>>2708254
>>2708257
thanks guys for propositions, I'm usually not into Mangas but I will sure check out these.
>>2708259
haha, that's my entire childhood.

Okay if someone's interested here's gems I found
"The Battle" - covering battle of Aspern/Essling of 1809
"The Eagles of Rome" - Arminius and Teutoburg forest
"The Jewish Brigade" - Jewish unit of British Army, right after ww2
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>>2708257
otoyomegatari*
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Corto Maltese.
It crosses over a bit to fantasy, but many of the events and people are real.

Blueberry.
Nicely researched western.

Buddha.
Manga about life and times of Buddha.
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>>2708274
thanks, will check it out

>be gypsy
>enslaved for 500 years
>finally freed in the 19th century
>get shoah’d

why do people not care about the Roma? I read into their history and holy shit these people have had it horrible.
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>>2708032
>The Muslim Albanians of Kosovo kicked then out of the country, although Balkanic Gypsies are overwhelmingly Muslim. This should be all the discussion you need.

They didn't get their hands cut off though did they?
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>>2704243
>if he fucks a romanian woman, he gets his balls cut off
Nice cherrypicking though.
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>>2703917

If they had it so horrible why are they still around?
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>>2707707
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/romania/8027694/Romanian-gipsy-gang-snatched-200-children-from-homes-to-use-them-as-beggars.html
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>>2708310
Balkan peoples are less into genocide and more into 'fuck outta here faggot'. Mostly due to being lazy.

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Can someone explain national socialism to me? Why is it bad? Why didn't it work and could it work? Killing jews is bad but is the ideology bad as a whole? There isn't actually a lot information about it. And not even neonazis actually know much about it. To me it seems like neonazis wouldn't actually be accepted as NatSoc and that it might actually work.
inb4
>go back to /pol/
yeah i've been there but i want to hear the arguments from people who are interested in humanities
I don't accept arguments as
>hurr many people dieded that's why wrong
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>>2706786
And how are you sure there won't be any meddling with the vote?
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>>2708193
National socialism's roots were in earlier anti-semitic, anti-Slavic, pan-German, expansionist movements. If you mean a general ideology with nationalist and socialist views, then sure, but don't associate that with nationalsocialism. WW2 in itself has an example of a movement both socialist and nationalist in character, the Yugoslav resistance front (formerly various factions of it, later taken over completely by the Communist party).
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>>2705803
And this is exactly why Italy had a monarchy, or kept it at least. A common, unifying focus -- the culture, the crown, the state -- allows these emotions to exist in perpetuity. Saying that the modern malaise suffered by prettymuch everyone in a western nation is somehow "normal" is embracing societal degeneracy -- to which National Socialism is the true cure.
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>>2705650
>Why didn't it work
It worked very well before the war.
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>>2705692
The European system is subsidised by the American system so the comparison isn't really fair.

100 years ago psychiatry had no real evidence for the existence of any mental illness. How much has changed since then?
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>>2708356
Brain scans have proven there's a difference between brain matter in well adjusted adults and pedophiles.
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>>2708372

>you've always been attracted to women your age
>"Excuse me according to our scans you have the brain of a pedophile."

Would you suddenly start liking kids?
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There's literally nothing wrong with hebephilia and it's not a mental illness, it's the norm.
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>>2708390
>hmm our scan says earth has no gravity
So you would suddenly start acting as if earth has no gravity?
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Most mental illness are just random characteristics in which the jews wanna push into "illness" to make you buy their shit.

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How does Japanese sex culture seem so weird compare to the rest of the world?
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>>2703552
>>2704363
>>2703271
>When the only significant contribution you ever did was fight alongside the Afrika Korps and end up losing El Alamein later on
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>>2703169
Isolation


Also they are not that weird compared to this tribe who feeds young boys with semen
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>>2705160
The Japs learn everyday in Math that one bomb plus one bomb equals end of war
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>>2703824
I think you're wrong, it's probably a measure to stop every board from inevitably turning into a porn dump like /b/. I heard nip imageboards don't make NSFW/SFW board distinctions but then again their internet culture is probably advanced enough for them to not shit, or rather, masturbate, where they eat.
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>>2708375
Have you ever read Goethe, you turd?

>Top Tier
>Buddhism

In the domain of East Asians and Better Whiteys.

>Mid Tier
>Judaism

Just for the smarter Jews.

>Bottom Tier
>Islam
>Christian

By far the lowest creeds. Are in the domains of Niggers, Sandniggers, and trashy Whites.
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>silly in the head tier
all except gnosticism
>nigga u dumb
gnosticism with jesus
>ok
gnosticism without jesus
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>>2707977
Yes, 4chan as a site has always prided itself on its rich christian tradition.
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>>2708266
whats wrong with gnostic jesus?
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>>2708048
>>2708064
Ratnakīrti
Rinzai
Dignaga
Vasubandhu
Dharmakīrti
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>>2708391
sent by the demiurge, his name kills the spirit slowly.

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Who is the most interesting person in human history?
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>>2705741
Saint Simeon Stylites hands down
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>>2705741
Is it me?
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hitler
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>>2705741
As far as I know, I.
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>>2706562
>edgy wannabee artist has both of his parents die during adolescence
>fails to become an art student,
>is in essence impressed into war by German soldiers after becoming a vagabond
>only source of meaning in life become comradeship in war
>get gassed, go blind temporarily
>while you are blind and in unending amounts of pain you are told that the Germans surrendered
>leave medical care to find your country in ruins, with revolutions and further conflict littering the streets
>in 1919, view Spartacist Uprising first hand
>the German Ideal he almost died for is being torn apart
>Join German Worker's Party later that year
>start ranting about jews

The reason he was rejected from Vienna was probably because of his parents dying as well desu. Hell if I nearly went blind and saw dozens of my friends get mowed down in battle for nothing, I'd probably be pretty pissed afterwards as well.



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