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Nescire autem quid ante quam natus sis acciderit, id est semper esse puerum. Quid enim est aetas hominis, nisi ea memoria rerum veterum cum superiorum aetate contexitur? -- Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43BC)


Jan
17
comment Who first in human history has promoted equality rights of all people?
This does not answer the question I am afraid. It just refutes some points in other posts. Could you expend it to refute all major religions (which would kind of answer the question) or better yet focus on answering the question?
Jan
16
comment How did the US/South Vietnam lose the Vietnam war?
-1 North Vietnam was a totalitarian government of the communist flavour. Currently, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a totalitarian communist government.
Jan
13
comment Were there any well known royal dynasties that did not in some way cite religious mandate for their rule?
I am not sure if the kings of the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth had mandates from God since they were elected. Although that does not work with your dynastic requirement. Anyone cares to comment?
Jan
13
revised How to research controversial history?
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Jan
13
comment How to research controversial history?
In my not so humble opinion, there are no un-biased sources. But if the bias is clearly stated it allows for the document to be worthwhile. Deception of bias masking as unbiased is a very large problem -- especially if the author does not realise their own bias!
Jan
13
comment How to research controversial history?
+1 for some really good clarifications.
Jan
13
comment Prevalence of Torture
Apart from me, no one is up or down voting. How .... odd.
Jan
12
answered How to research controversial history?
Jan
12
awarded  Organizer
Jan
12
revised How to research controversial history?
edited tags
Jan
12
answered Prevalence of Torture
Jan
11
comment What Was “Courtly Love” (Amour Courtois?)
@TomAu: I never heard of your version of courtly love. Which does not mean much as medieval history is not my main focus. Do you have references?
Jan
11
comment What Was “Courtly Love” (Amour Courtois?)
+1 Good answer with sources.
Jan
11
comment What Was “Courtly Love” (Amour Courtois?)
@TomAu: The last paragraph is not my idea. I cannot remember the author's name who first mentioned it though but remember he was French.
Jan
9
answered What Was “Courtly Love” (Amour Courtois?)
Jan
6
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
4
answered Breakdown of casualty causes in American Civil War
Jan
4
comment What is a good, authoritative source on the history of Tibet?
There maybe something more in the reference sections. The lack of overarching view is why it is a comment and not an answer.
Jan
3
comment What is a good, authoritative source on the history of Tibet?
The Great Game: On Secret Service in High Asia and Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Race for Lhasa by Peter Hopkirk have large sections on Tibetan history during the 19th century. Younghusband's books may help you as well if you are looking for a primary source.
Jan
3
accepted Who started the “katana is the soul of the Samurai” meme?