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comment What are the factors that caused the new world civilizations to be less technologically advanced than the old world?
@LouisRhys My take was that Anixx should have asked the question - so I didn't
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revised Context for this 1871 humorous map of Europe?
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answered Context for this 1871 humorous map of Europe?
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comment New theory on origins of modern-day Romania?
@Ovi The time needed to influence the language of a population depends on a number of factors, including e.g. the number of colonists sent and the presence (and prestige) of a local writing. Just my 2 cents.
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reviewed Approve Did Joseph Stalin kill anyone personally?
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comment What was Libya's form of direct democracy (Jamahiria) like in practice?
@EugeneSeidel Amicus Eugene, sed magis amica veritas: there is no contradiction in the passage, because the elected representatives would just pass the results of the local voting. In representative democracies instead it is the representative himself that decides how to vote, according to his own judgement.
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revised What right/legitimacy did Normans have to a kingdom in Southern Italy?
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comment What right/legitimacy did Normans have to a kingdom in Southern Italy?
@FelixGoldberg By the way, my initial reference about Henry III's plan to use the Normans against Byzantium is based on Runciman's work. Admittedly he mentions this fact only briefly, the focus of his book being elsewhere.
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comment What right/legitimacy did Normans have to a kingdom in Southern Italy?
@FelixGoldberg I agree with your reconstruction. Our opinions diverge - I think - in that when they started establishing themselves (rather than serving as mercenaries) they had some sort of legal acknowledgment from the Emperor and Pope. The very Ranulf received multiple acknowledgments from Conrad II.
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revised What right/legitimacy did Normans have to a kingdom in Southern Italy?
Not much time at the moment, so the answer is taking shape sloooowly :)
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comment What right/legitimacy did Normans have to a kingdom in Southern Italy?
@FelixGoldberg Dear Felix, please have a look at my "answer" below. Although it is only tentative, it suggests that things might have been different. Best
Jun
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comment How did the Roman state verify citizenship?
I would upvote this, if you could formulate an exhaustive answer (citing references).
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comment What right/legitimacy did Normans have to a kingdom in Southern Italy?
-1 Because, according to my sources, this is partially incorrect. I'm obviously open to discussion, cheers
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answered What right/legitimacy did Normans have to a kingdom in Southern Italy?