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May
7
comment What is the oldest musical composition that can still be listened to today?
@Rohit Thanks. (When applied to music that old, IMO a formal distinction between folk and classical music makes little practical sense.)
May
6
comment What is the oldest musical composition that can still be listened to today?
@Rohit If it's a faithful reproduction then yes. I'd like to get a sense e.g. what kind of music was experienced by ancient Romans. I have some impressions from movies and the like, but there is presumably little faithfulness in such sources. Back to the say 16th century I generally find European music the older the more beautiful and I am also interested in whether this may (in parts) extent even further back into (global) history.
May
6
comment What is the oldest musical composition that can still be listened to today?
Without disrespect: I cannot discern whether this is indeed very old or the soundtrack of an upcoming Bollywood movie. So please add some more evidence.
Mar
28
comment What was the average height in Classical Greece?
Perhaps time to accept the (+1) answer?
Mar
25
comment When and why did marriage become about love?
When and why and if ...
Mar
19
comment Ratio of population to military size throughout European history?
To continue with this line of approximates/guestimates into medieval times: 3 classes, one of them "soldiers" ... 33% ... problem solved ... :)
Mar
19
comment Ratio of population to military size throughout European history?
You may find existing answers to your overall question in relation to the Napoleonic wars. Revolutionary France raised armies in very great numbers and was able to defeat other European armies (for some time).
Mar
19
comment Given Hitler's Austrian ancestry, why did he develop German nationalism rather than Austrian nationalism?
"He tried enlisting in the Austrian army but they wouldn't let him" or "Historians believe he left Vienna to evade conscription into the Austrian army"? What are your sources?
Mar
19
comment Given Hitler's Austrian ancestry, why did he develop German nationalism rather than Austrian nationalism?
@user5001 Here is the short version: Hitler did not develop Austrian nationalism because he believed in national unity with Germany.
Mar
18
comment Visit of Greek philosophers to Rome in 155 BCE
@TylerDurden Why is there a tag "sources" in your opinion?
Mar
18
comment Why was Poland spared from the Black Death?
related
Mar
17
comment Buddhists in ancient Alexandria and Rome
DH1
Mar
9
comment Was Jawaharlal Nehru virtually a Buddhist?
+1 very promising start. Am looking forward to these references too.
Mar
9
comment Has anybody ever tried to use sea animals to pull a ship?
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Feb
28
comment Why was Europe so technologically and culturally advanced?
Greece the birthplace of technology??
Feb
21
comment Codes:Hardest Code Ever
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-time_pad crypto.stackexchange.com
Feb
13
comment Christian hangmen in Islamic countries?
@Mr.Bultitude It is asking whether there is a related historic pattern or not. (Rest assured it is not meant to offend any religions.)
Feb
13
comment Why did the Nazis invent videotelephony?
I would guess it was mainly a "stunt" for the 1936 Summer Olympics. Sources mention a network between Berlin, Munich, and Nuremberg (the site of the olympics) whose operation was shut down in 1940.
Feb
13
comment Christian hangmen in Islamic countries?
@Rajib So a coincident then?
Feb
13
comment What kind of music was played at European, High Middle Age (c. 1100-1400 A.D.)'s medieval universities' ceremonies?
What have you learned by your own investigations so far?