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Jul
31
reviewed Close Which was the last pitched battle fought by Western powers?
Jul
31
reviewed Leave Open What was the fertility rate in Ancient Rome and how did this number evolve over time?
Jul
31
comment What disruptions were brought about by Islam that the Arabians saw so many victories?
I admire the documentation. I suspect that you'll find that the answer has a lot to do with "deep rooted civilizations" and the corruption and hypocrisy within such civilizations as opposed to a new, vital religion that provides a ideology that is perceived to be coherent, fair and that is well suited to mobilizing large numbers of military members.
Jul
31
comment What was the fertility rate in Ancient Rome and how did this number evolve over time?
The last paragraph veers off towards ancient aliens/grassy knoll/freemashat. ons/rosicrucians/trilateral commission/lone gunman/history channel danger zones.
Jul
31
reviewed Approve How was the Spartan “300” battle recorded?
Jul
30
reviewed No Action Needed What is the back story behind the Baja California towns of “Purgatorio” and “Providencia”?
Jul
30
reviewed Leave Open Why was the Treaty of Versailles so harsh?
Jul
30
reviewed Leave Open How far away could one be and still see the atom bomb explosions?
Jul
30
reviewed Leave Open Did defeated countries pay theirs war bonds?
Jul
30
reviewed Reviewed How far away could one be and still see the atom bomb explosions?
Jul
29
reviewed Approve Why did the Germans not encircle and besiege Stalingrad?
Jul
29
reviewed Close What's the relationship between Solomon's Temple and Christians?
Jul
29
comment What's the relationship between Solomon's Temple and Christians?
Although there are trivial historical elements, the relationship between Judaism and Christianity can be understood through religious techniques more than through historical analysis. Historically Christianity emerges from Judaism and consequently the Christian tradition inherits the Jewish tradition. You may also wish to consider the mythology of the Freemasons in your study of the question.
Jul
29
reviewed No Action Needed Why did the Germans not encircle and besiege Stalingrad?
Jul
28
reviewed Reviewed Does what Macaulay said or not said matter?
Jul
28
comment Does what Macaulay said or not said matter?
I'm not clear what you're asking here. Does the veracity of Macaulay's quote matter? to whom? This seems to be the middle paragraph of an argument on a topic that you haven't quite clearly defined. I suspect the question will be closed unless you can clarify what you want to know.
Jul
27
comment Could a ruler demand a homage from an independent prince?
A ruler can demand anything he wants. The key point of absolute monarchy is that there is no limit on the ruler's ability to demand or decree other than the ability to enforce. The Prince of Monaco can demand homage from the President of the United Stated, and he can demand that the value of PI be set to 7.
Jul
27
comment Which came first, the shield or the sword?
I vote to re-open in deference to @RISwampYankee, but I suspect the answer is co-evolution.
Jul
27
comment Could a ruler demand a homage from an independent prince?
Thorny question. The British History Podcasts has many examples of this prince paying homage to that prince. Whether the prince remains independent is probably a matter of opinion. And of course in theory almost all European rulers pay a form of "eyewash homage" to the Pope and some to the HRE. Ultimately I think this is opinion based. I suspect that there are many cases where "homage" and "independence" are like the Roman legions beating the sea into submission; more PR than fact.
Jul
27
reviewed Edit and Reopen Which came first, the shield or the sword?