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Jul
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
That (also) makes intuitive sense. Do you have further concrete evidence (e.g. of other topographic bureaus which worked at night)?
Jul
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Jul
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
Can you point to a decree for the creation of a similar bureaucratic institution that mentions office hours? I doubt this this kind of detail usually goes into those kind of documents.
Jul
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
@GilOliveira That seems to make sense. Thx.
Jul
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
@GilOliveira So you are saying Roberts did not provide his exact source for his statements about the Bureau's (perhaps) unusual office hours. You found one source about the Bureau, but it does not mention anything about office hours. So its office hours must not be unusual: Is that the suggested logic?
Jul
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
@GilOliveira Please indicate your alternative sources.
Jul
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comment Curious office hours of Topographical Bureau where Napoleon served in 1795?
@GilOliveira +1 Sounds promising. (Collecting dictionaries, perhaps maps, etc., could well be a military support function. Roberts agrees that Napoleon was there only for a very short time.)
Jul
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Jul
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accepted Typical fortifications around major cities in the 18th century
Jun
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Jun
11
comment Estimating gross domestic product in ancient times
I'd say Rome's agricultural-ness was perhaps 42 percent ...
Jun
11
accepted When did the last Terra Nullius vanish from the earth?
Jun
11
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Jun
11
reviewed Leave Open Which of the participant states was benefited in the long run by the Congress of Vienna?
Jun
11
comment When did the last Terra Nullius vanish from the earth?
I was using the past tense ("I once thought") partly because it was a romantic notion (and I was a kid) at the time. In terms of an answer the 2nd part of your last paragraph is promising.
Jun
11
comment When did the last Terra Nullius vanish from the earth?
+1 for the concept of terra nullius.
Jun
11
comment When did the last Terra Nullius vanish from the earth?
@WS2 Do you have any references on claims vs. possessions in this context?
Jun
11
comment When did the last Terra Nullius vanish from the earth?
@MarkC.Wallace Please notice that I was referring to "legal" (i.e. in quotes).
Jun
11
comment When did the last Terra Nullius vanish from the earth?
@SJuan76 I'd be interested to know whether Indian chiefs claimed all of the known territory (as kings as their first successors did).
Jun
11
comment Absolute rulers who voluntarily resigned their power
"Franz Josef Karl of Hapsburg"? -- evidence please.