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Feb
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comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
'Those sacrificed become god-like' reminds me of Agambens Homo Sacer.
Feb
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comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
For some reason I hadn't noticed this answer, this was what I was looking for 'any research conducted into how the Aztecs themselves percieved human sacrifice'. Thanks.
Feb
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accepted Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
Feb
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comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
I wasn't intending to badmouth ancient civilisations by calling them 'blood-thirsty'; it's rhetorical exaggeration.
Feb
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comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@T.E.D: The attack wasn't entirely unintentional; but my main concern at the time was pondering how the notion of blood sacrifice might transcend cultures by changing its aspect; to be fair, it's probably not a historical question
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comment How did the ancient Chinese coordinate armies of tens and hundreds of thousands?
+1: great answer!
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comment Origins of knife and fork language etiquette
I had heard it had been introduced in from Italy in the 16th C. I don't know how true this is, though.
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Nov
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comment What is the longest running legal case?
@CGCampbell: Thanks for reminding me that I has this left open. I've accepted one of the answers.
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answered Token status of the Mughal throne
Sep
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comment Newton, Galileo, and Gravity
Is this really a history question?
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answered Newton, Galileo, and Gravity