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What were the cultures of peasants in China during the Hundred Schools period (600-221BCE)?

During the Hundred Schools period (600-221 BCE) Chinese cultures changed significantly as ideas were contested amongst the ruling elite. What do we know of peasant cultures in China during this ...
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What colonies throughout history were founded by prisoners? [on hold]

I know Britain sent their criminals to establish diplomatic relations with the aborigines? Where else did such a wonderful thing of regained freedom happen?
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Did Karl Marx included racist ideas in his writings? [on hold]

Some years ago i had some funny dispute-like smalltalk with one of karl marx great-grandaughters. Maybe she took more offence than pleasure in that chit-chat, but suddenly she answered one of my ...
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What methods and processes historians use to evaluate the authenticity of a historic source?

How do historians do the first steps, that separates their conclusions,claims,theories on historic matters from history crackpots, who read some wiki articles, saw some history channel documentaries ...
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Did the indigenous inhabitants of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia originate from the same diaspora?

Pacific settlement is spread over a very wide area, grouped into three common ethic or geographic groupings: Did the indigenous inhabitants of these regions originate from the same diaspora?
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What do anthropological sources reveal about the philosophy of war among the pygmy peoples? [on hold]

Since there are different pygmy people, it is open to you about which you would like to tell. Anyway, i guess there might be some interesting ideas their philosophy of war offers, if you assume that ...
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How many school of thought were actually within the period of the hundred schools of thought? [on hold]

I would bet my already lost soul that 100 in 100 school of thoughts is just a metaphor for many, how many were actually during this period (more or less accurate) ?
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What distinctinve topics were frequently discussed among the common people within the period of the hundred schools of thoughts in China? [on hold]

Some topics are not universal for every time and every culture, but are universal within a certain time and among a certain people, therefore a signature of social living. In Germany for instance, ...
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Which side of the Atlantic does the jack-o'-lantern come from?

There is an often-repeated 'fact' that although the pumpkin is an American plant, the Jack-o-Lantern tradition is an older Irish tradition (e.g., in today's Washington Post) in which turnips were ...
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Why do post-war Hollywood WWII-themed movies ignore Japan? [on hold]

According to Wikipedia, of 13 new US-made WW2-themed war movies for 2014, only one is about fighting Japan. In fact, Wikipedia tallies 41 of these US-made or co-produced WW2-themed productions since ...
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Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?

I am referring to Ahmed Ibn Fadlan, who traveled in the 10th century around europe, as far as the European part of Russia. It is frequently mentioned that China was far more isolated, but I do not ...
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Before the mongol overtaking of Cairo and Alexandria, were these cities predominantly muslim or christian? [on hold]

The book offers conflicting ideas, and I can't tell. As a major entrepot, it appears to remain muslim; however, the map displaying influences on Europe points just a little to close to Alexandria to ...
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Origins of the term “Moderate Islam” [on hold]

The term "moderate Islam" or "moderate Muslim" seems to be more common than "moderate Christianity" or "moderate Judaism", based on Google ngrams. How did the term originate, who created the term, ...
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Why does Latin America has a higher number of surviving Native Americans than North America?

Despite having the same disease susceptibility and technological inferiority against the Europeans, it seems that Native Americans have much more surviving descendants in Latin America compared to ...
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What is the origin of the black/devil riders?

From what I understand, the black/devil riders were a group of German soldiers or mercenaries who were famous for using black painted armor. They developed various techniques for fighting on ...
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Was Stalinism Totalitarian? [on hold]

There many scholars who believe Stalinism was a rule from above system of totalitarianism1. Totalitarianism being a state against society system, with the masses being "inert, featureless" (their ...
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What is the controversy about Kim Il-Sung's early political career?

While reading the Wikipedia article on Kim Il-Sung it states Several sources indicate that the Kim Il-sung name had previously been used by a prominent early leader of the Korean resistance, Kim ...
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Who wrote the Treaty of Versailles? [on hold]

The Treaty of Versailles was signed at the Palace of Versailles on the 28th of September 1919 between Germany and the Allied Powers. The Treaty of Versailles had nine main points that historians ...
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What was the available level of agricultural technology in late 2nd century China?

How would you characterize the situation of the agricultural technology around the time of the Yellow Turban rebellion (A.D. 184-205), when technological breakthroughs were yet about to come?
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How can software enhance our understanding of history? [on hold]

Historians use software to organize, analyze and present information derived from historical sources. I only took a short look other the shoulders of the prof working with it. there were many ...
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What are the typical anthropometric characteristics of the skeletons from ancient china? [on hold]

The first mentioned chinese dynasties are xia, shang and zhou. Xia and shang might be problematic because of their mythological character in historiography. Anyway, my question aims to the discovered ...
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What is the last historical mention of people worshipping the Roman gods?

Today, there are many polytheists and neopagans who worship the ancient Roman gods. They are, however, a very new development, and not the descendants of an unbroken line stretching back to the Roman ...
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Is there an equivalent in chinese history to the spartans?

One thing the spartans are known for is their militaristically flavored way of life. Militaristic Decisions about their further life started as soon as childbirth, when it was decided whether to keep ...
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Why is dynastic history emphasised in China? What schools of thought drive this historical narrative? [on hold]

What is the reason for this peculiar ordering of the historic timeline, are there other systems of ordering the timeline based on other historic categories, events etc. ?
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What are the written sources for chinese history? [on hold]

I ve no idea how many sources there are, but certainly there are a small number of written sources that are exceptionally important for historiograhy. Could you provide this thread with the names of ...
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Taiwan & Blood Type [on hold]

What is the history behind Taiwanese being interested in my blood type. It is even asked for when I sign up at websites.
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When did the Great Purge start?

In what month of what year did the Great Purge begin in the Soviet Union? Wikipedia's individual page says it it started in 1934, but if I Google search for "Great Purge" and "1934," nothing much ...
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Why did Hitler hate Jews? [duplicate]

why hitler and his Nazis and germans hates the Jews, Why hitler has provoked people to hate (if he really provokes) jews. And why did he spend lot of time and money to kill the jews instead of doing ...
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What mechanisms made Stalinism triumphant in Russia? [on hold]

What mechanisms would you guys think made Stalinism triumphant? Firstly, what do you guys think, was Stalinism totalitarian? Was Stalin the absolute ruler over the totality of society and politics? ...
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What were the individual soldiers motivated by during World War 1?

A history book will tell you that the First World War was started due to the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and a tangled mess of alliances and defensive treaties criss-crossing ...
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How long would it take the turkish army to conquer germany? [on hold]

Turkish army is similar powerfull to us-army and chinese-army. But that does not quantify how long in a real word scenario it would take to conquer germany.
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When became turks finns? [on hold]

As you know turkish language is similar to turkish language, because finnish language derived from turkish, but changed a little so turks can nowadays only understand about 20 percent of finnish. What ...
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How would you explain to someone with a low IQ what an ideology is? [on hold]

In lyrics about turan and how turks founded the chinese dynasty there is a lot of mentioning of ideology. it is a word often heard but i can not understand its meaning in history, the wikipedia ...
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When were domesticated animals tethered on a pole with a rope?

Domestication of plants and animals are thought to have happened during the neolithic period, roughly between 13000-7000 years ago. Now I'm interested of the history of using rope and central pole to ...
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Were any Egyptian pyramids designed to be half an octahedron?

Are there Egyptian pyramids which were modeled to resemble half an octahedron? Do the angles of some pyramids correspond to angles of an octahedron? For those who don't know what an octahedron is: ...
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Were most African slaves were castrated by the arabs in relation to the whole number? [on hold]

For different reasons black slaves were castrated by their arab masters. Searching for further information on this topic i could not find anything about exceptional rules. For instance my assumption ...
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What are modern theoretical approaches towards history? [on hold]

There were/are different ways to describe history and what the most important forces are behind history. some say "history is the result of great men", some "history can be only understood under the ...
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When does chinese history begin taking modern historiographic requirements into consideration? [on hold]

I would like to know when and why a certain time and its historic sources might fulfill the requirements of modern understanding of history.
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When did it become openly known that Wilson supported the Balfour Declaration?

According to this source he agreed with the declaration about one month before it was published. ...
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When was the term “Dravida” first used and what is the context with which it was presented? [on hold]

The term Dravida has been found in many contexts across language, people, architecture, politics, culture etc. While I find various material in various contexts, I am not able to find out the answer ...
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What races are being depicted in this American WWII cartoon?

No racial intolerance - it causes dangerous disunity. We're all Americans! The cartoon, recently publicised by this tweet, has seven children dancing around a US flag. The child in the yellow ...
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Why didn't Gengis Khan invade India? [on hold]

Gengis Khan conquered more land than anyone else but after looking at a map of the Mongolian empire I noticed he never invaded India Why might he have chosen not to do so?
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Why did Germany not attack Turkey during WW2?

Most of us might have heard something about the Geo-strategic position of Turkey. She connects two continents to each other and provides a bridge between the relatively advanced Europe and the ...
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Where and when stuntman Ian B. Jamieson performed in Poland in '80?

I've these 3 old pictures of mine: So my question is: Where and when stuntman Ian Bruce Jamieson performed in Poland? Some known details: The pictures are from around 1986 taken in Szczecin, ...
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What toilet facilities were available at large formal gatherings in 19th century America?

I have seen many woodcuts and engravings of large groups of 19th century partygoers dressed in their finery enjoying themselves at parties or balls. Sooner or later in any gathering, nature calls. ...
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Do you know any folklore stories in historical sciences? [closed]

I'm a fan of folklore stories related to science and technology, i.e. legends, anecdotes, quips or ruminations that capture the essence of the scientific/technological culture. See the wikipedia pages ...
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Were there international Islamist movements before the US started supporting islamists in Afghanistan? [closed]

Were there international Islamist movements before the US started supporting islamists during the USSR's war in Afghanistan?
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What is it called when a Corporation purchases the rights to something to prevent it's production, to increase profit [closed]

What is it called, when a Large Business or Corporation sees that some product, invention, or medicine will destroy or reduce the size of their market or consumer base; and they either purchase the ...
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What is the edition/version of this book (Pensées De Pascal)?

Full Title: Pensées De Pascal précédées de sa vie Par Mme Perier, Sa Soeur Suivies D'Un Choix Des Pensées De Nicole Et De Son Traité De La Paix Avec Les Hommes (This is all one of the first ...

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