I am really interested in Roman history, so this chapter was really interesting to me. It is really cool to know that before Egypt and Greece, burial of the deceased wasn’t a big ceremonial thing, so it was hard to come to a conclusion on if genocide was prevalent in prehistoric tribes or not. Ancient text couldn’t be taken at face value because of the biases of the author and the citizens during the event (And that’s when the author wrote the text during the time of the event and not a century later). Leaders use these accounts centuries later as if they are relevant in their time to justify their own genocides. It’s really interesting to see how people interpret these texts from centuries ago and warp them to suit their needs. The Punic Wars took place decades apart (which was a long time back then) and the motivations in 264 BC were used to justify the war in 149. History is just a cycle that repeats itself unless people recognize that the issues of the past can’t always justify the actions of the present.
The Spanish Conquest and settler genocides are very similar. They both are attacks on the indigenous people of these new territories they are exploring. Genocide against these groups were not […]
So I have some mixed feelings about the Mongols. On one hand, they didn’t really care about different languages, races, religions, ethnicity, ect. On the other hand, they killed millions […]