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Crazy Battles, Underdog Events, Upsets General by Nathaniel Muggleshit - Tue, 26 Apr 2016 02:06:07 EST ID:Bmj8cTo6 No.56664 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Share cool battles or historical accounts, preferably with an intriguing or unexpected twist.

>Battle of Alesia:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU1Ej9Yqt68
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Cyril Nungerspear - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:34:24 EST ID:sKXvUSxs No.56739 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The mother fucking Battle of Morgarten
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Morgarten
> it's 1315
> rest of Europe hates the fucking Swiss for some reason r another
> Swiss don't give a fuck, Swiss just be Swiss making chocolate, cheese and watches
> Duke Leopold I of Austria decided to put Europe's mutual hatred of the Swiss to good use by invading the country
> His forces is around 3,000 and 5,000 soldiers and armored cavalry
Duke Leopold want to humiliate those peasants who were surrounded with mountains as with walls
> this will be a cakewalk gentalmen
> Leopold's Austrian army was well-suited for battle, riding in with heavy mail and plate armor that could withstand all but the most piercing attacks.
> Along with heavily armored horses, the combined weight of these knights was expected to be enough to crush any pain in the ass innocent bystanders who got in their way
> And now you have, the Swiss...
> Swiss are armed with the halberd
> which was a bit of a mix between an ax, a spear and a meat hook that handled like all three weapons in one.
> You know the first generation Swiss Army Knife.
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Basil Genderhot - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:59:40 EST ID:YJmkULmx No.56759 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56739
It's bizarre reading up on Switzerland and seeing how massively badass they were. Funny how inactivity in both World Wars gives them this image of being neutral. But back in the day they were famous for combat.

Same reason that France is pictured as being weak. WW2 set the modern view of them being cowards, even though they dominated europe for hundreds of years.
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Phineas Blytheway - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:04:59 EST ID:6PhWCkVP No.56761 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56759
Well, as for the world wars;
In WWI, they lost countless young men in the trenches and nearly turned on their government. The futility of the Great Slaughter must have destroyed their will to fight.
In WWII they were totally overwhelmed by the great gamble of the armored thrust that accomplished what was impossible in the previous conflict.
The French are actually pretty high speed US army term for competent and skillful fighters, but circumstances weren't in their favor in the big 20th century conflicts.
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Oliver Fuckingshit - Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:10:25 EST ID:JrT3V8vw No.56786 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56739
Aktually in 1315 chocolate had not come to Europe yet
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Martha Bunspear - Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:23:14 EST ID:BspiNik5 No.56815 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56786
The Swiss were so badass they were making it anyway


The Story of the World in Pictures, 1934 by Nell Mivingdock - Sat, 10 May 2014 13:18:16 EST ID:XyVGo1SW No.52472 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello /his/. When I was a teenager my grandfather gave me one of his books, 'The Story of the World in Pictures', published in 1934. It's full of photographs and covers the many natural wonders and cultures of the world, while also illustrating the technological progress and arts of the time. With the intent of preserving it I photographed every single page a few years ago (I don't own a scanner, I'm afraid). I stumbled upon the pictures recently and thought you guys might be interested in them, all 303 of them.

It's an interesting little piece of history - images of native cultures and natural wonders long since lost, and some of that optimism that pervaded in the interwar period, that after the Great War we could grasp science and our natural abilities to build a better tomorrow for all mankind - anything was truly possible.
And then 5 years later we began a war that killed 60 million people and culminated in the nuclear destruction of multiple cities...so it goes.

I'm currently uploading them into 3 RARs on Mediafire, and will also post a few of them here.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - the Story of the World in Pictures.
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Ernest Wenderforth - Thu, 02 Jun 2016 01:20:54 EST ID:nmCl716g No.56710 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>52472
Very beautiful man.
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Clara Brannertot - Sun, 31 Jul 2016 02:16:49 EST ID:QgzwB9CS No.56791 Ignore Report Quick Reply
bumping this thread because it's one of the best threads on the site right now. thanks again to OP for taking the time to share all of this.
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Graham Gupperfield - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:24:14 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56792 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>54434
It would imply some kind of medieval genetic engineering project...

...as if some outside agency engineered Europeans to become storm troopers in their quest for global domination.

Also, I was just about to join the sharing-old-books deal because I own three reproductions of medieval "biology" books filled with wood etchings, but that's a silly idea since you can just download those books of the Goethe project or whatever that's called.
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Barnaby Tootshaw - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 17:10:29 EST ID:im/ZMsTa No.56794 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54434
Black Death? Seems like there would have been a massive proliferation of genes suited for survival due to half the population of Europe dying horrible deaths.
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Cornelius Mannerforth - Tue, 02 Aug 2016 02:50:43 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56795 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56794
Diseases don't make a species stronger. They just lower the genetic diversity. The only positive thing the Black Death caused was social and economic change.


Reenacting by Walter Niggerman - Sun, 13 Mar 2016 22:24:27 EST ID:esKrHkkm No.56578 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Any reenactors on here?

My buddy is in a 9th SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen unit. Apparently they have a fucking Tiger. I wanna smoke meth from my vape and get drunk as shit off beer listening to German marching music (apparently war reenactors get drunk as fuck).

Not a Nazi, war reenacting is for fun not politics, I'm a Polish, gay, social democrat so I definitely have no reason for joining a Nazi unit beyond I fucking love German militaria.

So anybody else interested in or does reenactments? I'm looking to do WW2 and WW1, but I would be interested in Napoleonic shit as well.
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Sophie Durrycocke - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 21:28:14 EST ID:WJ647f/P No.56590 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56578
I think its awesome peaople do this. Any groups in socal?
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Sophie Durrycocke - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 21:28:59 EST ID:WJ647f/P No.56591 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56578
I think its awesome peaople do this. Any groups in socal? Getting hammered with WWII Marines like grandpa sounds awesome for some reason
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Edward Tootridge - Fri, 18 Mar 2016 02:12:46 EST ID:dTrWcnnQ No.56593 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56586
I have to ask who is this? Is that you Ge-Ge?
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Phyllis Poblingfut - Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:37:34 EST ID:slEOrfVs No.56594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A friend of mine grew up doing American Revolutionary War reenacting. I'm sure he still does them with his father.
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John Feckleman - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 00:10:42 EST ID:0mbXqywz No.56769 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56578
Ill bump this hoping someone can tell me about any vietnam reenacting groups in southern california? I posted in b but i got a lecture from what i assume is my uncle on a computer


WYR by Archie Goodcocke - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:32:32 EST ID:/tTl6uQD No.56747 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Would you guys rather be in the trenches in France/Belgium during the First World War or the Ostfront in the second?

I can't even imagine, but I suppose the trenches would be worse but that's not including Stalin/Leningrad, idk.

Et tu?
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Beatrice Shakewill - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:06:47 EST ID:sGiU0mfm No.56748 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Assuming I'm just enduring the conditions and I'm not going to get hurt, the East surely. Way more space, way less rot.
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Oliver Blungerlock - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:18:07 EST ID:PMeC+LId No.56749 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56747

False Dichotomy, I would be dying of Avian Flu spread by the general mobilization.

The mobilization spread disease and killed more people than the war itself. Fucking Wilson.


Musings on the Nature of Catholicism by Sophie Bliblingfodging - Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:52:27 EST ID:NPevHm2F No.56709 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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If Jesus is God, why isn't God lazy?

It would explain how fucking retarded ducks look.

GET A JOB JESUS
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Doris Shakecocke - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:19:07 EST ID:PMeC+LId No.56728 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The funny thing is local deities and cult figures sprang up all the time in antiquity and filled important social roles. People were reluctant to turn away bearded men, since it could be Zeus, and everyone wore beards so.

The gods would bless people and provide them with relics much like pop idols do today.
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Jenny Becklebury - Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:42:15 EST ID:slEOrfVs No.56729 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jesus is one of the best examples of the power of memetics in human human history.
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Nathaniel Hombleworth - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:45:56 EST ID:OcqFH6+Q No.56731 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Guy shitposts on /h/

>People reply with /h/

I fucking love you guys


War on Drugs just a Nixon scam to fuck up Hippies and Black people by James Bubberham - Wed, 23 Mar 2016 07:10:40 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56603 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Found an interesting piece that talks a bit on how the War on Drugs came about.

https://harpers.org/archive/2016/04/legalize-it-all/

>At the time, I was writing a book about the politics of drug prohibition. I started to ask Ehrlichman a series of earnest, wonky questions that he impatiently waved away. “You want to know what this was really all about?” he asked with the bluntness of a man who, after public disgrace and a stretch in federal prison, had little left to protect. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
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Phineas Sungerbid - Sat, 21 May 2016 17:19:43 EST ID:0xEmH7bW No.56694 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56603
Dan Baum's books is absolutely incredible. Highly recommended reading. Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure.
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Phineas Sungerbid - Sat, 21 May 2016 17:21:02 EST ID:0xEmH7bW No.56695 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56694
book*
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Ian Conkinfug - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 17:12:54 EST ID:RVS3wn5N No.56721 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56691
Source?
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Thomas Shittingson - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 17:50:53 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56722 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56721
Random drugs documentaries on NatGeo.

Don't ask which, I watched that shit as high as a kite.
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Edwin Chommlefat - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:00:37 EST ID:slEOrfVs No.56725 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56691
>>56721
So i googled "DMT was known as yuppie crack" and came up with this cool New York Magazine article from 1995 talking about drug use in white America. (It uses the phrase "the businessman's psychedelic"). Although it's pretty anecdotal, so I don't know about an "absurd amount."
https://books.google.com/books?id=kuMCAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q&f=false

This article is so quaint in other ways. It talks about Rohypnol as a "hot new party drug" and quotes the high times editor as saying people will get really into coca tea because "it's just a plant."


Vikings by Shit Suzzlenick - Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:17:16 EST ID:yEdEzxgG No.56393 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are some good resources on the Old Norsemen, or Vikings? Namely I want to learn about their patterns on settlement around Europe. They could have set up a maritime Empire similar to what the British had in later centuries so it seems, so why was that never realized? They conquered enough land to start it.
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George Cropperkick - Tue, 22 Mar 2016 02:24:43 EST ID:Ilt4cK5H No.56599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I do recall that many vikings, following the rise of Christianity and subsequent emergence of "kingdoms" in Scandinavia, fled to less conquered lands like Iceland and Greenland. That seems to suggest that the notion of centralized power was antithetical to their traditional way of life.
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Albert Drinnershaw - Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:23:02 EST ID:XFbI7gxA No.56600 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This shit about them never being unified and just a collection of petty kingdoms is sort of true, but have you people never heard of the fucking Danelaw? King Canut the Great?

I guess the reason "vikings" never set up a maritime Empire is because the time that they DID gets forgotten about and not associated with "vikings" because it was, well, an imperial state-building project with all the discipline and large-scale legal structures that don't exactly scream "savage raiders".

Seriously though. A pretty large portion of the peoples we call vikings formed one of the largest post-roman empires in Europe and set up the administrative and legal structure that laid the basis for every successive English and Danish state.
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Eliza Sammerworth - Thu, 26 May 2016 13:43:54 EST ID:D58jJhjJ No.56701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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this is semi relevant

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/tn-hbi-me-0526-viking-ship-20160526-story.html

>The hard work of dozens of Marina High School students and their woodwork teacher paid off Friday when the group set sail for the first time on a Viking ship they built together.

>Bob Meade, who led the effort and has been a woodwork teacher at the Huntington Beach school for six years, said he has been building ships for years on his own but that this was one of the largest he created and the first he's made with his students.

>Since September 2014, he and his students have studied original Norwegian blueprints for Viking ships — the school's mascot is a Viking — collected money, gathered wood and constructed the 30-foot-long ship behind Meade's classroom.

>The project cost more than $3,500, with most of the money being spent on the plywood and polyurethane. Meade's classes built and sold lifeguard chairs to help fund the construction, and the school's art classes designed and painted the shields.
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pretty cool shit
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Fanny Mirryforth - Mon, 30 May 2016 08:33:02 EST ID:/+tLisk/ No.56702 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56701

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Harald_Fairhair

This is cooler
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Samuel Clallyshit - Mon, 30 May 2016 08:52:43 EST ID:EwfT3m0k No.56703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56702
well, it's also not built by highschoolers, to be fair.


what are /his/'s thoughts on the fucking new reality garbage history channel? by Lillian Suzzlebun - Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:51:47 EST ID:x7WtT6UX No.56597 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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pic related is how I feel everytime I see it
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Cornelius Sambleworth - Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:21:23 EST ID:2LlbMnx8 No.56643 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56635
Dude majored in history, he has to make money somehow.
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Simon Smallson - Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:23:03 EST ID:6PhWCkVP No.56649 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56643
This is true.
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Hedda Bladgehood - Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:25:29 EST ID:EnR4mp+i No.56653 Ignore Report Quick Reply
that's from that fountain of jenkum film!!!
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Doris Nanderforth - Sat, 21 May 2016 11:29:22 EST ID:wbo9Cc1W No.56693 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Honestly, I'll take Pawn Stars over stuff about aliens and ghosts. That said I have no idea what their programming looks like these days.
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Sidney Fimmlestetch - Wed, 25 May 2016 07:17:23 EST ID:yXsWe7+S No.56699 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56693
I honestly didn't mind Pawn Stars too much when it was new. At the time they at least focused mainly on the historical items that got brought in to the shop and it was interesting to see what kind of weird historical shit people found in their attics or whatever and decided to try to sell for money. Being reality TV it of course quickly went to shit but at least it wasn't another show about fucking loggers or aliens.


Where Rich People Come From by Fanny Brirrychun - Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:26:24 EST ID:NPevHm2F No.56658 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Once upon a time, there were two cities. One city had an intelligent, wise man that helped people, healed people, and ordered society nicely. Another city had an intelligent, wise man, that killed his enemies, and surrounded himself with thugs that got a share of the dead people's resources, and everyone had to work for that man.

Then the peaceful man's city got wiped out by the violent man's city. The violent man separated himself from society, and his thugs became soldiers and police and bureaucrats.

That is most human history since then.
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Hedda Berrypatch - Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:23:16 EST ID:5ZhO+S72 No.56659 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>That is most human history since then.

Since when, Professor Brirrychun?
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Emma Fedgestad - Sat, 23 Apr 2016 13:25:51 EST ID:6PhWCkVP No.56660 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is this something from Sumerian times?
Care to give us details?
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Ebenezer Duffingtodge - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:06:24 EST ID:WhY2x3bu No.56662 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I see the violent man sent his thugs to bully this thread
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Swords brah by Augustus Cemblewell - Thu, 07 Apr 2016 18:01:17 EST ID:FyPnrQjn No.56637 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, I want to learn about swords in all their glory. From proper technique, to how they were made and how their formation and smithing changed

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Swords-Swordsmen-Mike-Loades/dp/1848841337?ie=UTF8&colid=38E3MG7ZPKQJ0&coliid=I52PDBH4AA4RT&ref_=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl

Think I'm gonna start with this. Any other recommended reading?
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Martin Bommerbeck - Sat, 09 Apr 2016 07:31:10 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56639 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Look up Schola Gladiatore on youtube, a channel on (military) history run by Matt Easton.

He's an archeologist who didn't really like digging up Roman urns on construction sites so he ended up trading antique weapons and armour. He also runs a HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) club.

It's really good, because he's someone who actually studied history on a university, unlike most history youtube channels, he actually cites sources and books.


The Nivkh People's "Bear Festival" by Edward Sizzlechut - Wed, 06 Apr 2016 06:27:16 EST ID:M0v1aQOJ No.56636 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nivkh_people#Bear_Festival

>Nivkh Shamans also presided over the Bear Festival, a traditional holiday celebrated between January and February depending on the clan. Bears were captured and raised in a corral for several years by local women, treating the bear like a child.[34] The bear was considered a sacred earthly manifestation of Nivkh ancestors and the gods in bear form (see Bear worship). During the Festival, the bear would be dressed in a specially made ceremonial costume. It would be offered a banquet to take back to the realm of gods to show benevolence upon the clans.[29] After the banquet, the bear would be sacrificed and eaten in an elaborate religious ceremony.

Fucking hell, that's a mental ceremony. To think that while all these wild things were going on all over the world, these people were just living the tribal/nomadic lifestyle virtually unchanged for hundreds of years.


Black death in Arabia/India by Fuck Tillinggold - Fri, 25 Mar 2016 05:41:50 EST ID:UbbM3HsU No.56607 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm kind of interested in the black death, I guess that's a popular enough topic.
Thing is I always hear brief mentions of how it started in Arab nations and moved west as it moved east, and also hit Persia and India (so I guess Afghanistan too?)

And... you never hear about that. There's so much literature and media about the black death in Europe and it's effects on killing SO MANY people but I've found nothing in terms of what it did to the Muslim world.

Then I was thinking, maybe due to genetic differences (Like how Native Americans were destroyed by smallpox but Europeans carried it without symptoms) ... maybe those middle eastern folks weren't as susceptible and didn't die in such huge numbers, and that's why no one makes a big deal about it?

Or maybe there's just not much info available in English because Eurocentrism.

I have done some searches on the topic and come up with essentially nothing.

Does ANYONE know anything about this, can give me an overview or recommend some books/articles/documentaries/whatever.
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Matilda Susslefun - Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:49:31 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56614 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56612
Eh, no. While I'm not going to generalize the medieval Europeans, there were prominent Christians during the early middle ages, that talked shit about washing yourself a lot - because guess who - the pagan Vikings sure loved washing themselves a lot.
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William Bapperfoot - Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:57:27 EST ID:XFbI7gxA No.56615 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56614
Obviously you can't millions of people in disparate cultures across nearly a thousand years, but it's a fact that bathing was not at all uncommon in European towns for most of the medieval period. The Romans were huge on bathing, and left behind an enduring set of public traditions and infrastructure that promoted widespread hygiene among all but the lowest tiers of society.
The fact that fringe Christian ascetics railed against bathing is an attestation to its commonality - you don't need to condemn a thing unless a goodly portion of people are doing it.

http://www.medievalists.net/2013/04/13/did-people-in-the-middle-ages-take-baths/

Read this, it's very thorough.
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Beatrice Firringville - Sun, 27 Mar 2016 17:22:22 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56618 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56615
Just because you bath, doesn't mean you're clean. You need proper sewer work to get rid of that filth. You need garbage disposal etc.

I don't think I've ever read anything about Europeans outside people living in South-Europe taking care of getting rid of their filthy bathwater, excrements and garbage.

Do you know anything about it?
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Jenny Lightfuck - Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:10:09 EST ID:Tkqef7x1 No.56619 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56618

Well, here is something I've learned from studies of Jorvik (York), is that they had a system for garbage (which is actually one of our biggest contributors to what life was like back then, food, agriculture and stuff), the common practice among vikings was bathing every week and grooming of hair, makeup and accessorising with braids and the like.

The anglo-dudes did also wash, just more like.. Once or thrice a month if you were part of the usual rabble.

If you're from Britiain or Scandi you've mighta heard the word Midden? It comes from the danish mødding, which means garbage. They had a system for domestic crap, and since most the shit they threw were organic they didn't have to worry about the problems -we- face with todays trash.
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Nathaniel Crandlehatch - Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:36:18 EST ID:NPevHm2F No.56625 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56607
The Black Plague hit a Mongol Horde (not sure which one) as they were outside a Genovese trade city. The Mongols were too decimated to take the city, but catapulted some of their plague-riddled corpses over the city walls before leaving.

That's probably how the plague spread to Europe.


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