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Jan
24
comment Why were Albanians the only nation in the Balkans who converted to Islam during the Ottoman occupation?
@vsz This is also interesting because for what I known there are also traditional links between Albania and Italy, a (mainly) Catholic country of course.
Jan
24
comment Did Jaques Chirac say “Without Africa, France will slide down into the rank of a third [world] power”?
The footnote points to Le Monde diplomatique which I would guess was no friend (since politically to the left of) Chirac the castle owner, etc.
Jan
24
reviewed Leave Open How long did it take to repair wooden war ships after battle in the 1600's to 1800's?
Jan
24
comment Did Jaques Chirac say “Without Africa, France will slide down into the rank of a third [world] power”?
I don't think this possible quote as such does/would imply that "France is acting like a 19th century colonial power".
Jan
23
comment How long did it take to repair wooden war ships after battle in the 1600's to 1800's?
I guess that would have depended even then on the ship's size and type of damage. What do you have in mind?
Jan
23
reviewed Close Did Columbus ever try to come to India?
Jan
23
revised Cultural history of Saudi Arabian rulers' uniform beard style?
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Jan
23
comment Before the Land Bridge Theory, how was human presence in the Americas explained?
@T.E.D. Just checked and you are right: I've read the book a long time ago, hence my memory was mistaken.
Jan
23
reviewed Leave Closed Why Nazism selected Hindu Symbol Swastika as their symbol?
Jan
23
reviewed Reopen When did Phintys say “A woman's particular virtue is modesty . . .”?
Jan
23
reviewed Looks OK Before the Land Bridge Theory, how was human presence in the Americas explained?
Jan
23
comment Before the Land Bridge Theory, how was human presence in the Americas explained?
Why not cite the documentary so perhaps somebody else can trace who made it?
Jan
23
revised Cultural history of Saudi Arabian rulers' uniform beard style?
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Jan
23
accepted When did worshiping of ancient Greek gods come to an end?
Jan
23
asked Cultural history of Saudi Arabian rulers' uniform beard style?
Jan
22
reviewed Reviewed Before the Land Bridge Theory, how was human presence in the Americas explained?
Jan
22
comment Before the Land Bridge Theory, how was human presence in the Americas explained?
Perhaps there are alternative theories in relation to Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki expedition.
Jan
22
reviewed No Action Needed What is that gold plaque Scottish soldiers wore around their necks?
Jan
22
reviewed No Action Needed How compare the rights and conditions of the American slaves to those of Russian serfs?
Jan
21
reviewed Leave Open How quickly did the knowledge of the existence of the new world spread into the old world?