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Jul
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comment How common is “decades ahead of his time” in real history?
Since there is no way to objectively classify whether someone fits this definition or not, I have to vote to close as opinion based.
Jul
23
reviewed Approve How did the French word 'familier' become associated with the concept of Magical Familiars, historically?
Jul
23
comment How long did belief in the Egyptian sun god Ra last?
Thank you for an answer to the question, citing research and avoiding argument.
Jul
23
reviewed Approve sengoku tag wiki excerpt
Jul
23
reviewed Approve sengoku tag wiki
Jul
23
reviewed No Action Needed At what age did samurai children start going into battles in the Sengoku era?
Jul
23
reviewed Close Why didn't Stalin use force to bring Tito into line?
Jul
22
comment Are there any good examples in earth history of two religions co-existing?
Sources would improve this answer
Jul
22
comment How did the French word 'familier' become associated with the concept of Magical Familiars, historically?
I think that @Malandy has scoped this pretty precisely to etymology and history. Sometimes in the study of history it is vital to know what a word meant at a specific time, and how the use evolved over time. It is an odd question, but I believe it to be in scope.
Jul
22
reviewed Approve coup tag wiki
Jul
22
reviewed Approve coup tag wiki excerpt
Jul
22
reviewed Approve bronze-age tag wiki excerpt
Jul
22
reviewed Approve bronze-age tag wiki
Jul
22
revised Why didn't Stalin use force to bring Tito into line?
Force with a capital letter is a proper noun; unless Stalin is secretly Darth Vader, it should be "force" and Soviet _is_ a proper noun
Jul
22
revised Why is German spoken in Upper Valais?
Corrected capitalization
Jul
22
reviewed Leave Open Have governments or combatants marked the houses of groups to be persecuted?
Jul
21
reviewed Leave Open How did religions interpret rainbows before science explained it?
Jul
21
comment How did religions interpret rainbows before science explained it?
I agree that the question is probably off topic, but it has at least one very good answer. I suggest we leave this one open, but discuss a precedent that questions about religious belief are probably out of scope.
Jul
21
comment Can there be hidden ancient archives in Saudi Arabia?
For any given location in the world there is a nonzero possibility that there is a hidden archive there. So the answer is "yes", but that "yes" is useless for any practical purpose other than answering the question. The question is trivial because the answer is not useful to anyone, nor can it be. Could mosques hold archives? Yes, but you'd be better served asking the mosques than H:SE. I'm not trying to be hostile, I just don't understand what you are asking or what the answer would mean.
Jul
21
comment Why are modern tanks regiments called cavalry?
Noticed by whom? Where is this reported? This is a set of assertions, and it is not possible to use historical methods to understand how these assertions relate to other information.