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    Saint Olave - King of Norway, - is his raids to England based on a 1200s poem?

    The entire legend seems to be a canonical construction - a hagiography - whose purpose was to exalt Olav to a saint. The author of the hagiography of Olav has deliberately adopted the entire course of Thorkil the High's activities in England and subsequently, added Olav’s name instead (of...
  2. F

    Alternative history based upon non factual earllier/later death of one person.

    Asking out of curiosity about works of alternative history, following the "real" history up until a certain person either die( but survive in the fictional work) or the other way round. Can the author make a plausible story it would make great difference? I would prefer there was a real...
  3. N

    Is there any literary evidence has been proved wrong based on archaeological finds?

    Hi everyone, an essay question asks me to find archaeological evidence which could prove the record of ancient literacy is wrong (about the Athenian Empire or more general the fifth-century Athens). But I don't know where to start since the teacher does not want to provide us any bibliography...
  4. T

    Could Grendel be based on a human berserker?

    The legendary Beowulf is often associated with Bödvar Bjarki who appears in a couple Norse Sagas and in the Gesta Danorum of Saxo Grammaticus. Apparently Bjarki killed a berserker named Agnar who died with a smile on his lips. As Sonya R. Jensen (whose hypothesis inspired me to ask this) argues...
  5. G

    Suggest scenarios based on the Show 'The Man in the High Castle' in India

    Assuming scenarios in WW2, India's independence time, the three wars of Kashmir and the Bangladeshi War as well as the Indo-China war; create the most suitable scenario of the two most prominent powers of the World occupying the territories of current day India and dividing and partitioning it...
  6. K

    Book recommendation? Archeologically based overview, 3rd millennium to beginning roma

    Just finished 'The Horse, The Wheel and Language' (David Anthony) and would like something similarly well done (well researched up-to-date and multidisciplinary) that covers the era after this book leaves off (4th/3rd m bce) to the mid second m bce. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  7. Commodus

    Would you like a series based on the American Civil War?

    Do you think it would make a great drama TV show, with so many interesting personalities all gathered together in one conflict? And if it were ever made, who would you like to see play some of the key roles like Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis?
  8. B

    Officers and Promotions Based on Class and Connections

    I was talking to someone in Britain and got the impression that there you had to have gone to "public school" or something and have the right accent to be an officer. Senior officers are apparently usually really aristocratic. That is the way it was 300 years ago, but in the US you don't need...
  9. A

    Was Christianity Based on Pagan Myth?

    In the Ancient History Forum, I've been posting a lot on the subject "Other popular Eastern/non Roman cults in the Roman Empire" concerning non-Christian popular foreign cults/sects that werer popular in the Roman Empire, and whether or not any of them could have taken the place of Christianity...
  10. Balian

    Is it right to judge people of the past based on the morality of the 21st century ?

    Is it right to judge people of the past based on the morality of the 21st century ?
  11. T

    Argument Against Land Based Empires?

    Hello all, I'm a high school student and I've been assigned quite a bizarre project. Essentially, I need to argue some points to successfully make my opponent's specific topic seem "insignificant". Now, obviously land based empires have left remarkable imprints on world history, however, I am...
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    Land Based Empires

    Hello all, I'm a high school student and I've been assigned quite a bizarre project. Essentially, I need to argue some points to successfully make my opponent's specific topic seem "insignificant". Now, obviously land based empires have left remarkable imprints on world history, however, I am...
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    why does the west not want the logical ethnic group based fragmentation of syria

    The treaties such as sikes picot are dead and new countries need to reflect local identities. Why are western nations still looking at a United syria. This conflict can be solved by recognizing Assad, opposition and Kurds as separate states for each of their groups. Let the Druze also have their...
  14. civfanatic

    How would you classify my political views, based on my description of an ideal state?

    My ideal nation-state would look something like this: A strong, centralized state with only one official language that all inhabitants are expected to learn, without exception. This includes all immigrants/aliens who come into the country. A national identity that is culturally homogeneous...
  15. Futurist

    Should Jerusalem be divided (approximately) based on ethnic lines?

    As for me, I voted Yes since I don't think that it is in Israel's interests to continue ruling over 200,000+ poor Arabs who don't even have Israeli citizenship. Anyway, any thoughts on this? For reference:
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    Any good animations or games based in pre-colonial africa?

    I notice a disgustingly low shortage of media based in pre-colonial Africa. For example, there are Disney movies based in just about every part of the world and culture from America (Pocahontas) Asia (Mulan) Middleast (Aladdin) and no need to even mention Europe since there are too many to name...
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    Is our modern democracy based on the democracy of the old Athens after Pericles?

    Hello dear community. Firstly, I want to say that I'm from Germany and may get some grammatical mistakes. I'm only 16 years old, so I hope you don't take it too seriously.. Tomorrow we're having a discussion in class about the question, if the old democracy of athens (after the reforms of...
  18. U

    social differentiation based on gender?

    My professor wants me to link that with sources he has gave us. So does that mean basically connect how life is harder of transgenders or females?
  19. B

    Was Communinism based on Tsarism?

    Was the powerful and repressive government with control over the economy based on despotism and serfdom of earlier times?
  20. civfanatic

    Lack of powerful kingdoms based in Kerala?

    I have studied South Indian history extensively, but even after examining dozens of books, I have never across any kingdom based in Kerala that had a big impact on regions outside of Kerala (like the Chalukya empires of Karnataka or the Vijayanagara empire), or conducted military campaigns in...