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Yale lecture series on Ancient Greek history by Donald Kagan:

Yale lecture series on Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages by Paul Freedman:

Historical Discussion / Real Crusades History
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:12:58 pm »
Historical Youtube channel and podcast on the Crusades:

Good videos to start with, the background for the Crusades:

... and all the other things floating around out there / Ruiner
« on: September 29, 2017, 12:54:23 pm »

Anyone tried this?

Looks pretty interesting. Anyone tried it yet?

General Off Topic / Diversity and division
« on: April 09, 2016, 07:44:31 pm »
On Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam's study on multi-culturalism, involving more than 30,000 North Americans.

People in ethnically diverse urban regions tend to 'hunker down' into their own little worlds. "Diversity, at least in the short run, seems to bring out the turtle in all of us," says Harvard's Robert Putnam. "The more ethnically diverse the people we live around, the less we trust them."

While Putnam believes there may be long-term benefits for some from immigration (including enhanced scientific and intellectual innovation), he’s become convinced the short-term effect on most cities is a drop in “social capital.”

As Putnam summarizes, higher diversity leads to “lower confidence in local government, local leaders and the local news media … less expectation others will cooperate to solve dilemmas … less likelihood of working on a community project … lower likelihood of giving to charity … and less happiness and lower perceived quality of life.”

One of the most serious downsides of greater diversity, emphasize Putnam and others, is people become more reluctant to pay taxes.

Glaeser, Collier and others have discovered higher ethnic diversity leads to more reluctance to redistribute wealth. In high-immigrant societies, Glaeser found the relatively well-off have less empathy for those on lower incomes because they don’t see them as being basically like themselves.

... and all the other things floating around out there / Underrail
« on: December 21, 2015, 02:57:33 pm »
I have been following this for time and it has just been released the other day - anyone played it yet?

Post-apocalyptic turn based isometric role-playing game, looks very inspired by FO2 and has good reviews on Steam so far.

Deutsches Forum / 'Under Sandet'
« on: December 03, 2015, 01:18:01 pm »
Thought some of you might be interested in this new Danish movie called 'Under Sandet' (beneath the sand), a historical movie about young German prisoners of war forced to dig out and disarm mines along the Danish west coast in the years following WWII. Half of whom were killed or maimed in the process.

Total War Series / 15 years of Total War
« on: March 11, 2015, 10:25:11 pm »

Buy / WTB Heavy Gotland Armor
« on: December 09, 2014, 07:53:45 pm »
Give me a pm for some offers.

Sell/Trade / WTT Poleaxe
« on: December 09, 2014, 06:04:03 pm »
Give me a PM for an offer.

General Off Topic / Bike culture?
« on: December 03, 2014, 06:30:37 pm »
I come from a country where cycling is an integral part of our lives from childhood and through adulthood. Only 12% of our population drive a car to work in the capital, despite Denmark being one of the world's richest countries. Bicycles are to Danes what skis are to our Norwegian and Swedish brothers and sisters, they are healthy, non-polluting, cheap and practical. I know the Dutch love their bikes, too, but apparently we North Europeans are somewhat an anomaly among Western nations. I'm curious as to the role of bikes in other nations represented on this forum?

Buy / +3 Black Armor
« on: November 16, 2014, 03:07:54 pm »
PM me if you have one.

Historical Discussion / Armaments Gallery
« on: August 12, 2014, 03:48:34 pm »
With many of similar inclination, a thread in which to post pictures or images of historical arms and armor could perhaps see use.

Some 15th century pieces:

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