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I'm interested in history because I believe the nature of Humans is unchanging so history will often repeat itself.

I also worldbuild for the novels I write and often use history as a reference for for the worlds I build.


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comment How did Mongolian nomads acquire metal weapons?
One of the wikipedia entries on Mongols claims, citationlessly, that when the Mongols conquered a people they would leave kill everyone except the engineers for te siege towers, possibly they left swordsmiths too if they did do this. It would make sense to acquire anyone whose skills would prove useful in a war.
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comment How did Mongolian nomads acquire metal weapons?
I tried that but they all seemed modern, I'll have another look though
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answered Why did Chinese use high tin bronze for swords?
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comment Why did Chinese use high tin bronze for swords?
Interestingly even bimetallic swords had a "high" tin content according to the wikipedia article @DVK linked
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comment To what extent did Native American cultures develop metalworking for tools and weapons?
The ancient mongols had advanced bows, also from wikipedia, which I know is probably not accurate "The siege engines were not disassembled and carried by horses to be rebuilt at the site of the battle like European armies. Instead the Mongol horde would travel with skilled engineers who would build siege engines from materials on site. The engineers building the machines were recruited among captives, mostly from China and Persia. When Mongols slaughtered whole populations, they often spared the engineers, swiftly assimilating them into the Mongol armies."
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comment How did Mongolian nomads acquire metal weapons?
@DVK If I could just get a source that would be amazing lol! There seems to be a lack of resources on nomads on the net.
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comment How did Mongolian nomads acquire metal weapons?
@RISwampYankee Well I'm doing research on nomads in general, but mongolia seems a good example as any.
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comment How did Bedouins exercise tribal governance?
I'm referring to Bedouins before the advent of widely available communications technology, I will add this to the question.
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