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reviewed Close Vatican Secret Archives: Why was it created and what does it contain?
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comment Income distribution of major combatants before and after WWII?
I wonder what happened in Australia in 1951 it is especially visible on graph 2 (fig 9.5)
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reviewed Leave Closed Looking for a people where the “traditional” gender roles are shifted
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reviewed Looks OK Why does Latin America has a higher number of surviving Native Americans than North America?
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reviewed Leave Open How stable was the Middle East under Ottoman rule?
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reviewed Close What is the source of the claim that Enigma codebreaking efforts shortened the Second World War by years and saved millions of lives?
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awarded  Peer Pressure
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comment When and why did marriage become about love?
I don't think it is a bad question, but not really hitory. Love always was part of marriages at least the amongst the unrecorded people (serfs, commoners. etc...), the aristocratic people tended to connect families to create bigger political influence, and sort of it was the case in ancient times when two tribes met and instead of killing each other they decided to hook up. The idea goes back to cavemen most probably, so the answer is not likely can be defined.
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reviewed Close How were genocide perpetrators able to succeed in public after WW2?
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reviewed Leave Open Does the number of legs in the air of a horse statue indicate how its rider died?
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reviewed Close Ratio of population to military size throughout European history?
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reviewed Close Given Hitler's Austrian ancestry, why did he develop German nationalism rather than Austrian nationalism?
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comment Hitler's Dental Records
I would like to point out Stalin targeted Hitler as a trophy by the end of the war, and by knowing Sovietunion's history, there were numerous lies especially to build up totalitarian dictatorship of Stalin. If the question is would Stalin counterfeit the proof of death of Hitler if he has to? The answer is clearly yes. I would be interested if Hitler's death was confirmed by anybody else than soviets independently.
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comment How can prices be compared over time?
Sure, the value component briefly in one commodity will be the followings: the amount of work the commodity needed to make, and the raw materials (which can be measured by work too). By the industrial revolution the new methods - both organization, both using machines - emerged and changed the manpower need for virtually every commodities. If we try to measure cost of a book, jamesqf pointed out right: a book - with similar content - needed different amount of manhours to make in 1200 than 1800. This is true for almost everything if we compare pre-industrial to post-industrial manufacturing.
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reviewed Close When were the most recent Amendments to the boundaries of Boston Ward 3?
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comment How can prices be compared over time?
It is an important factor in the formula that since the first industrial revolution the manpower in commodities changed drasticly (printing is some sort of exception, since it was invented before 1600's).
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reviewed Approve Did ancient miners have ways of predicting ore/stone deposits before the 19th century?
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comment What is the average price, in silver, for a loaf of bread through history?
@twosheds valid points, I had similar notifications here. That's why I am on the opinion it might be possible to determine the prices over ages, but it requires huge amount of research work.
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comment What is the average price, in silver, for a loaf of bread through history?
@twosheds comparasions are valid only if we know the available precious metal suppy, and other factors. For example a sample of earnings from each era. I suspect the amount of silver for a workday was somewhat similar to a late republican roman citizen and late empire citizen. The difference was that late empire citizen earned 60-70 relatively worthless coins each day, while late republican earned one, high silver content coin a day.
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comment What is the average price, in silver, for a loaf of bread through history?
@MarkC.Wallace Obviously the coinage was inflated, but if you check the historical examples, in late Roman empire for example silver coins were valuable, and started to have a price when the silver content of the regular coins decreased to few percent. I would never measure one silver coin to an another, but the silver content, and adding up silver availability. It is more complex topic, which could and maybe should be researched.