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I'm currently studying Aikido and Taiji. I'm informally studying jo and bokken.


Sep
10
reviewed Reviewed What is the origin of Friedensreich Hundertwasser's surname?
Sep
10
comment What is the origin of Friedensreich Hundertwasser's surname?
Reluctantly must agree with @TylerDurden, although I think this is a boundary question. Could we consider this a research methods question? or is the nationality of an individual simply too small to be "history"?
Sep
10
reviewed No Action Needed Did Napoleon write an elegy to Imam Hussain?
Sep
10
comment What wiped the Buddhism traces from Kerala History?
I like this answer; not my field so I can't judge the accuracy, but I admire the fact that you identified the contentious concepts and provided a link to further reference material.
Sep
10
reviewed Leave Open How does finding a Franklin ship change what we know about the expedition?
Sep
9
comment Why were there so many known (and caught) stage coach robbers?
This question includes no research. How many stage coach robberies occurred? How many robbers were there? how many were caught? How many were known but not caught? How much money could be made from the average stage coach robbery?
Sep
9
comment Why were there so many known (and caught) stage coach robbers?
I believe the answer to your question lies in psychology, not in history. I believe there are many people who would be willing to rob for a living, but would draw the line at murder. I also doubt your conclusion that murderers who are thorough are less likely to be caught; law enforcement is highly motivated to catch cold blooded murderers.
Sep
9
reviewed Close What wiped the Buddhism traces from Kerala History?
Sep
9
revised How is the Byzantine(Eastern Roman) different from Western Roman?
edited title
Sep
9
comment How is the Byzantine(Eastern Roman) different from Western Roman?
They weren't "allies", they were the same Empire - administratively split because the Empire was simply too large to govern.
Sep
9
comment How is the Byzantine(Eastern Roman) different from Western Roman?
Check the wikipedia article I cited. From the time of Diocletian, the Roman Empire had multiple Emperors (not kings). neither had power over the other, but in principle, the Western Roman Empire was declining much faster than the Eastern Roman Empire.
Sep
9
comment Does non-post-modern historiography posit objective grand narratives?
Doesn't all non-post-modern human thought attempt grand narrative? Is the real distinction between the professional historian's (formalized) approach to texts and the amateur attempt to use narrative to make sense of the past?
Sep
9
revised Does non-post-modern historiography posit objective grand narratives?
Added link to Whig History, which I think is useful in understanding the question.
Sep
9
reviewed No Action Needed What wiped the Buddhism traces from Kerala History?
Sep
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What wiped the Buddhism traces from Kerala History?
Sep
8
comment What property relations existed between peasants and those who took from peasants in early Ottoman rule in Anatolia?
Excellent question. Not a region where I'm particularly well read. At least for me, the last question is the most important and interesting.
Sep
8
reviewed Leave Closed What legal or moral mechanism ensured Stalin's grip on power?
Sep
8
comment Can someone give me an example of stimulus diffusion?
What is the context in which the term "stimulus diffusion" was used?
Sep
7
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a symbol associated with Loki from the Norse pantheon?
Sep
7
reviewed Leave Open Is there a symbol associated with Loki from the Norse pantheon?