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comment Successors of the Roman Empire
Over the centuries 'Rome' became a geographical name as much as the name of an empire. The medieval Seljuq sultanate in what today is Anatolia was also known as Rūm (Arabic, ar-Rūm)
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comment Is the claim that Hitler came to power democratically justified?
Hindenburg was already 78 when he was elected (NB by plurality, not majority) in 1925; in 1932 he was 85 and far too easy to manipulate.
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revised What was the reason for the Ottoman empire to adopt the crescent moon as its flag/coat of arms?
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answered What was the reason for the Ottoman empire to adopt the crescent moon as its flag/coat of arms?
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comment What is the most correct transcription of Ramesses II name?
I suspect this is a question on how to pronounce the conventional name in English.
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comment Why did the French sell Louisiana?
@Tom Au The sad part of this deal is of course that Napoleon could go on devastating most of continental Europe for another decade.
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comment Historically, how come we have 7 days in a week?
I would certainly agree that the cycle of the moon is a good starting point. The phases makes for a straightforward reckoning of time passing without special instruments.
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revised How was Abd al-Rahman I recognized when he arrived in Islamic Spain?
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