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  1. Tammuz

    Religion from A Psychoanalytical View

    From a psychoanalytical point of view, all consciousness phenomena are influenced by unconscious factors. The amount of these factors in the development of the phenomena is estimated differently by the various psychoanalytic schools. The Lacan School, which I follow in this and other points...
  2. LionHeartIV

    WW1 the German view of the Belgians

    Q. Re. First World War. Some speculation... what if... If the Belgians had totally capitulated before the start of the German onslaught and opened the border to the Germans without any resistance, would the Belgians still have suffered the devastation and genocide that reportedly took place as...
  3. E

    Historian's View On War Movies

    Thought this was an interesting article summarizing a historian's view on various war movies. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/may/29/antony-beevor-the-greatest-war-movie-ever-and-the-ones-i-cant-bear
  4. civfanatic

    There is No Such Thing as "Absolutism" in Political Reality: A Weberian View

    There is No Such Thing as "Absolutism" in Political Reality: A Weberian View The purpose of this short, informal essay is to discuss the nature of power and its centralization within an individual ruler or a collective ruling body. In particular, I would like to clear up some misconceptions...
  5. RidiculousName

    Hitler's View of the Germanic Peoples

    When posters in another thread started to debate regarding my post about how Hitler might've viewed the Dutch I noticed a lot of contrasting views. I didn't want to derail that thread too much so I thought I would try and move the debate here since people seem interested. The post that...
  6. F

    "Reducing" the view of Europe to a few countries?

    The question here is if there is some tendency to see some ("great" or "important") countries of Europe as more representative for all or more "all-important" than they are. Europe, and european science, innovation, culture, is not only about a few countries (say: France, Britain, Germany) even...
  7. Owain 1005

    How did Europeans view the "Great Migrators"?

    What were the feelings of native European tribes like the Saxons and Danes and people living in the Roman Empire (eastern and western) about tribes like the Huns and Alans moving westwards into Europe? Did anyone view them sympathetically or were they universally feared? Where people keen to...
  8. PrinceofOrange

    Your honest view on Napoleon

    This is not so much a debate on this battle or did, but an evaluation of the man. His achievements, his failures, his admireable traits and his flaws, his legacy and his destruction. When all things considered and the things you've read and watched about, what is your current stance on the man...
  9. V

    Civil War texts from the CSA point of view.

    Just picked up five books of interest. "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government" and "A Short History of the Confederate States of America", both by Jefferson Davis, President of the CSA; "Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens" and ""A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the...
  10. JeanDukeofAlecon

    Venetian view of the Byzantine empire before the first crusade?

    From the election of the first doge to around the period of the first crusade, Venice was officially under Byzantine suzerainty, and mostly either neutral or pro-Byzantine doges were elected. What I'm wondering is, since they were essentially on the Byzantine "side" in most cases, how did the...
  11. Z

    How did the western world view japan before second world war

    according to NYtimes survey some years ago, japanese are the most peaceful nation in the world. and most american/european countries view japan positively after second world war. i'm wandering what the western world viewed japan before second world war, or more specifically, before pearl...
  12. 1stvermont

    I'll Take my Stand –A Southern View of the Causes Of Southern Secession

    I'll Take My Stand – Causes Of Southern Secession Today in America we can say America the nation went to war for one specif reason, we went to war over the attacks on 9/11, we went to war to stop Adolf Hitler etc. In antebellum America states were sovereign and the American nation was...
  13. B

    How do you view Penis wielding Buddhist monk Drukpa Kunley?

    Drukpa Kunley (1455–1529), also known as Kunga Legpai Zangpo, Drukpa Kunleg (Tibetan: འབྲུག་པ་ཀུན་ལེགས་, Wylie: 'brug pa kun legs), and Kunga Legpa, the Madman of the Dragon Lineage (Tibetan: འབྲུག་སྨྱོན་ཀུན་དགའ་ལེགས་པ་, Wylie: 'brug smyon kun dga' legs pa), was a monk (Mahamudra) in the Tibetan...
  14. El Cid

    Who was he? A philosopher's view on the shadow of the moon and sunlight?

    I remember I was once told or I once read that a certain Greek philosopher in ancient Greece once stated that the shadow on the moon was as result of sunlight. He was eventually killed for that. I am not sure whether it was a myth or actual history, but I am going to investigate it. I think his...
  15. JoanOfArc007

    How do Jews and Muslims view God?

    For Christians, Jesus is God. Who/what is God to the Muslims and Jews?
  16. Balian

    How do you think british monarchs of the past would view Elizabeth II

    So how do you think the British\English monarchs of the past like Henry VIII, George II, James I, Charles II, Richard II, Henry I, William the Conquerer, Victoria and Elizabeth I would view the current monarch Elizabeth II? Or another monarch it does not have to be one of those i wrote. Who...
  17. G

    How did native Persians view the Seleucid rule

    After the rule of Greeks was established under Seleucid and they ruled for over a century, how did native Persians in general and written/other sources view the Greek rule to be as-oppressive or uplifting. How did the Seleucids look at Persian language, culture, faith etc. Did they try to...
  18. civfanatic

    Do Westerners have a romantic view of Kurds?

    It seems to me that Westerners, especially since the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War, have developed quite a romantic view of Kurds. They view Kurds as a heroic, defiant, freedom-loving, and liberal people. This romantic view is best understood when compared to the stereotypical Western view of...
  19. C

    German view of Slavs vs Japanese view of Chinese

    During WW2 German forces saw Slavs as subhuman or "untermensch" and Japanese forces saw the Chinese as subhuman as well. But were these racist views alike? To what degree did their respective views differ when it came to populations they deemed as less than human? To what degree were their...
  20. David Vagamundo

    Pagan Basilica under Rome goes on view

    This is reason to go back to Rome: Secret pagan basilica in Rome emerges from the shadows after 2,000 years - Telegraph Of course, this is not the only pagan underground site around Rome--there is a Mithraeum under Basilica San Clemente and there are probably others, but this looks like...