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COMPUTER SCIENCE: I'm mainly interested in Symfony2, CKEditor and CSS3 related topics.

HISTORY: I'm mainly into Eastern Europe matters. Living in an old capitol of Poland, I'll be happy to answer anything related to those times, or to research for your questions in Polish sources, if you don't speak our language by yourself.

SF&FANTASY: Any questions about Polish Science-Fiction scene? Just ask.


Apr
26
comment Did Hitler not intend a major war while invading Poland?
Can you please provide that quote in a longer paragraph, so we can know the exact context of these words before answering?
Apr
25
comment The practice of translating foreign monarch's or noble's name
But it's worth to mention that in Norwegian language the names are practically the same - no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_over_Polens_herskere
Apr
25
comment The practice of translating foreign monarch's or noble's name
I wouldn't call it an obsession. Firenze in Polish language is Florencja, Charles V is Karol, François is known as Franciszek Walezjusz. Norwegian king Håkon V Magnusson is known here as Haakon V Długonogi (long-legged), while his father Magnus VI as Magnus VI Prawodawca (law-maker). Also, as a tourist guide, dealing with people from around the world, I find it much easier to refer to Polish kings with their English or French names. Casimir III the Great in English tells the audience much more than Kazimierz III Wielki, Auguste II le Fort in French tells more than August II Mocny.
Apr
25
comment The practice of translating foreign monarch's or noble's name
Past foreign monarchs are referred to by the English version of their name only in English language history texts. They are only a certain percentage of all history texts available. So please clarify if you ask only about particular English language rules and customs, or you refer to the overall practices around the world, regardless of the language, as different countries may have different practices.
Apr
24
revised Husaria, the winged hussars
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Apr
24
revised Husaria, the winged hussars
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Apr
24
answered Husaria, the winged hussars
Apr
23
reviewed Leave Open What is the evidence for North Korean famine of 1990s?
Apr
22
comment When and how did the idea of a “class-less” society originate in the United States?
Felix, but unlike American Revolution, French Revolution was a war of classes, in order to provide class-less (well, at least more class-less) society. The same with communists.
Apr
20
comment Effect of natural environment on the development of cultures
While the question is interesting, it's still one of those you could write a book about, what makes it not fitting this particular website. It's also not exactly history, rather anthropology. Speaking about particular examples of such influence would do, but talking about it in overall is a different matter.
Apr
19
accepted Historical and biblical names for bottles of wine
Apr
19
comment Historical and biblical names for bottles of wine
Yes, in French, Balthasar and Melchior are commonly referred as "rois mages", which points at their role as kings. In Polish it's only "kings", without "magi" reference as in English.
Apr
19
comment Historical and biblical names for bottles of wine
Indeed, it seems to explain everything, thanks. Still I'd love to know what does "man of great worth" mean, most possibly it's English translation of some French phrasal verb.
Apr
18
accepted Who was the first woman ruler?
Apr
18
accepted Why didn't Ronald Reagan become Republican candidate for the President of the USA in 1976?
Apr
18
revised Historical and biblical names for bottles of wine
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Apr
18
asked Historical and biblical names for bottles of wine
Apr
17
comment Could Columbus have suspected the New World lay on his path to India?
In order to make it possible, one of three things would have to happen. Columbus being a time traveler, having close encounter with representatives of some alien form of life or having a vision from God himself. This way either the reliable sources on that matter 1) weren't written yet, as the case will start in the future, 2) are kept in some kind of Galactic Library, written in the language most probably not available for us 3) need to be taken at faith, or are kept in Vatican, which would be the easiest, especially that there's an American resident recently.
Apr
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When did retailers stop wrapping purchases in paper and twine?
Apr
15
reviewed Reviewed What is the source of this quote about Demosthenes by Philip II of Macedon?