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Jan
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comment Is there any documentation that indicates the Aztecs were as violent as they are made out?
@James All evidence points to yes, actually. The ritual of the Tezcatlipoca ixiptla demanded 'a perfect specimen' — and this was, as we would call it, a body-mind thing. Generally this would be the defeated captain of another's fighters — a role that would not be assigned to a low-class person regardless of how fit and attractive. *I'm glad to get contradicted on this if someone wants to point to a paper.
Dec
9
comment What was the structure of religious beliefs among the Arabic peoples before conversion to Islam?
@astabada Any update to this answer?
Nov
5
comment How did Romans organise their files?
This was an awesome answer; contextualize do to the social classes and functional needs that gave rise to each method. Is there more to say about how many records were indexed; in the case of a courthouse or library?
Nov
5
comment Contract in Roman law
The question is a bit broad an would be semi-subjective. You might also try, with more specificity, on law.stackexchange.com. Which laws are interesting Historically may different from those that are interesting Legally
Oct
4
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Sep
30
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
Not to be egoic about my answer, but it's better to make 'answer expansions' as edits to the answer. It works, and your name is listed on the answer, too. If the answer gets enough edits, it no longer belongs to the original person. I've done this, too.
Sep
30
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Sep
20
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Jun
24
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May
24
revised What was the societal wealth demographics when the major pyramids were built?
re-linked
Apr
9
suggested rejected edit on When were public tariffs and taxes for water supply introduced for the first time?
Jan
7
comment Identification of ship and seaplane type
Really, that's quite some sleuthing
Dec
30
comment Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
@Anixx are you suggesting that brownstones, and maybe other row housing, have no architectural value?
Dec
30
revised Why does Europe have so few skyscrapers compared to East Asia?
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Nov
6
comment What was the character of the Sylva Sylvarum that differentiated it from previous works?
So improve, rather than remove. We're all in this together. Look forward to your edits
Nov
5
comment What was the character of the Sylva Sylvarum that differentiated it from previous works?
I welcome edits rather the outright removal. The point of the now-edited portion is that examples, like physical laws, do not change. We can have misinterpreted the mechanism that caused the phenomena of which we made observations, but there exists an immutability to 'the things' that drove/underlaid the occurrences. As such, was it the quality of Bacon's observations that made his work a milestone? Was it something else?
Nov
5
revised What was the character of the Sylva Sylvarum that differentiated it from previous works?
typo
Oct
16
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Oct
14
revised Were the (early 17th C) arrivers/colonists to North America (USA) outcasts from European societies?
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Oct
14
comment Were the (early 17th C) arrivers/colonists to North America (USA) outcasts from European societies?
Thanks, I think this was a really good contribution even so-long-after the original / primary discussion.