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What mistake did abbot [Jacques?] Delille make when eating an egg at the Court of Louis XVI?

Stendhal's Scarlet and Black has a curious passage where the main character observes that even the eating of a boiled egg "reveals the progress one has made in the godly life" To support this it ...
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What are the historical reasons for religious and political negative attitudes towards homosexuality?

First of all, let me say that I know this is a very delicate issue. In no way should my question be seen as an attempt to endorse negative attitudes towards the LGTB community. I am seeking objective, ...
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What role did the United States government and major corporations have in controlling dissent and protest starting in the late 1940s? [closed]

After the Second World War, numerous movements of dissent and protest amongst workers or soldiers which had been kept in check by the profits of war developed into significant movements, such as the ...
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Why are Indian states divided based on language [closed]

Why are Indian states divided on the basis of language? Is this kind of division followed only in India or are there other countries as well which are divided like this?
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Where can I find information about classical sailor culture/general nautical knowledge? [closed]

Out of strong curiosity, I would really love to know what it was like on sailing ships centuries ago. I can look up nautical terms all day, but those don't express the culture, or much of the ...
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Why is little known of the achievements of Maharaja Ranjit Singh? [on hold]

Arguably one of the most greatest rulers/generals that existed yet so little is heard of him in this age. When defeating an enemy he did not butcher them after victory like the Afghans, Mughals and ...