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QuoteReplyTopic: Greatest Empire? Posted: 01-Apr-2012 at 13:38
Well, everyone is entitled their own opinion. When I evaluate a political unity, my stress in on their cultural accomplishments, not on the lands they happened to conquer. I don't see how the cultural accomplishments of the Ottoman Empire outdo those of the Roman or the British one. Goturks and the Huns were accepting culture, not spreading it per se. As a rule I try to stay away from "be best". "the greatest", "the...whatever' labels, because to measure different accomplishments made in different times and in different areas are very hard to compare, and I always comes to what a particular estimator values most - ergo, it cannot be an objective estimation per se.
As for reading something - we all read many things, different things, that's why our opinions differ. Please, refrain yourself from using expression that can insult someone's sensibilities. Only because someone's opinion doesn't match yours thiss doesn't mean that he/she doesn know about history.
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