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comment How did the Catholic Pope manage to become more powerful than Kings in old Europe?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Pirenne#A_History_of_Europe
Dec
13
comment What does the skull and crossbones on the Nazi uniform represent?
"his troops changed the colour of their uniforms to black or apple green" would that be from black to apple green? It previously mentions it is already black, so I'm getting confused.
Dec
7
comment Was it possible to navigate a river against the current on a medieval boat?
If you think about it, obviously you could do it, since the alternative was building the ships upriver, and dismantling them after a single trip.
Dec
6
comment How were the first computers on the internet connected?
I was hesitant to downvote, in order not to discourage tech-history questions such as this one… but it's really written too poorly, so much that I'm not sure what he's asking either. A rewrite would likely help much.
Dec
5
comment Why are modern tanks regiments called cavalry?
@SamuelRussell but if it is simple…
Dec
4
accepted Why did the US pay money to the losers, at the end of both barbary wars?
Dec
3
comment Did anyone in ancient times want to abolish slavery?
@NeMo not in that order: if you were enlightened, you wouldn't want "a limitless supply of free beer"!
Dec
2
asked Why did the US pay money to the losers, at the end of both barbary wars?
Nov
30
revised What was the scale of eroticism in Byzantine theater?
improved format
Nov
30
suggested approved edit on What was the scale of eroticism in Byzantine theater?
Nov
30
comment What is the meaning of people “looking elsewhere” on medieval paintings?
And why on Earth the close vote? Are users insane?
Nov
30
comment Why did J. Edgar Hoover publicly deny the existence of the Mafia for so long?
I guess the question here is more "why then, he preferred not to fight them?".
Nov
27
comment What is the benefit of historical studies for the process of creating tactics and strategies in foreign policy?
"doesn't speak German" != "monolingual"
Nov
27
comment What is the benefit of historical studies for the process of creating tactics and strategies in foreign policy?
This question might be nice, but it's written very messily, a rewrite would definitely help.
Nov
27
comment When did abolition of property qualifications for voting begin in the USA?
I take you meant 1807?
Nov
26
comment Why did the Nazis invent videotelephony?
The second question is much more interesting.
Nov
26
comment Is there a student of Arnold J Toynbee with an opinion about the state and fate of Western Civilization?
"It'll probably become clearer in a couple hundred years. ;-)" I think it will already be clearer in 50-80 years. After all, you could safely put the end of #8 to 1945, less than 70 years after that event.
Nov
24
comment Latin/Greek for assassin
In Italian now we have both words: "sicario" and "assassino". "Sicario" is a person paid to kill someone, while "assassin" is a wider term, basically meaning "murderer".
Nov
19
comment When did scientists first postulate that Earth's atmosphere might have an upper limit?
@CGCampbell yes but then the question doesn't make much sense, since it's basically asking for two completely different things.
Nov
19
comment When did scientists first postulate that Earth's atmosphere might have an upper limit?
Yes but these were random ramblings, there was no science in them.