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comment Why, and how, did chain stores come into being?
PS: I've just noticed we are @History SE, I thought it was Worldbuilding SE, lol.
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comment Why, and how, did chain stores come into being?
When? Anywhen. It's only a matter of "when it was pratical to have a chain store?". And the answer, I guess, is "when it actually happened". But this is just a guess, wait for authoritative answers.
14h
comment What do Florence, Genoa, Milan and Venice have in common?
Good catch, thanks! It totally makes sense, so I accept it's the most likely explanation!
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comment Can anyone identify this sword guard?
I don't see why it isn't.
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comment What do Florence, Genoa, Milan and Venice have in common?
@TylerDurden the symbols on any building are supposed never to be random. It's usually either a family crest, or some relevant cities. Here in Genoa often you can see the symbols of the four marine republics, which makes sense and is historically significant. Sometimes you can see the symbols of Turin, which has been Italian capital, and again this makes sense. If it's the symbol of a family, it was likely that family's building. Now we have a building with four apparently random cities. Assuming thay aren't really random, then there's a reason, then that reason is significant.
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comment What do Florence, Genoa, Milan and Venice have in common?
@TylerDurden 1. the building is old enough for whatever-is-the-reason to be of historical significance, 2. if you don't know the answer, how can you magically know it is not significant?
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comment Did early nineteenth century commoners know their royalty?
I kind of assumed he was talking about the high middle ages, instead. Of course they knew that in 1800…
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comment Other than China, on which countries' banknotes is the same individual shown?
The fact that banknotes usually depict historically significant persons, does not make this an history question.
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reviewed Close Other than China, on which countries' banknotes is the same individual shown?
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reviewed Reopen How did historians sync up historical dates of different cultures?
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reviewed Reopen What is known about the censuses taken by Augustus?
May
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comment Authenticity of the Russian birch bark manuscripts
@BOB to me, since carbon dating is doable and they didn't do it, it's pretty much proof they are fake. No reason not to do it otherwise. Now I wouldn't even trust them if they did it, so they really should outsource this to a trustable independent entity…
Apr
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comment How much of colonialism profit was continued post-colonialism by neo-imperialism/neo-colonialism?
-1 because the structure of this post is so messy I'm not really sure what you are trying to ask. Yes, I might successfully decode it if I try, but honestly the burden should be on the writer, not on the readers (for several obvious or less obvious reasons).
Apr
28
comment How did commoners in late medieval to early modern Europe learn to read?
-1 sources, please?
Apr
25
comment When and why did having long hair become associated with women, and short hair with men?
Long hair are dangerous in combat.