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comment Early medieval urban development
@mgb As I know Rome is there now.
Dec
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comment Early medieval urban development
@mgb founded in 568 it was a Roman city until 726 when the citizens rebelled and killed Roman authorities (although later it was again restored in the empire).
Dec
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comment Early medieval urban development
@mgb why do you think that Venice was not Roman?
Dec
30
comment Why was Stalin so opposed to genetics?
@Felix Goldberg there was no NKVD in 1927 when Bekhterev died.
Dec
30
comment Why was Stalin so opposed to genetics?
@Felix Goldberg livelib.ru/book/1000000807
Dec
30
comment Why was Stalin so opposed to genetics?
@Felix Goldberg to start off, you do not know whether they poisoned him. This is a quote from Zbarsky memoirs: "..В 1940 году он [Кольцов] неожиданно умер - считается, что от инфаркта, но я хорошо помню, как говорили, что он отравился ветчиной. Весьма вероятно, что смерть его была не случайной". "I remember that people said that he was poisioned by ham" Of course in the Western propaganda it became "Zbarsky discovered that he was poisioned by NKVD"
Dec
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comment How did the Chinese Self-Criticism work in practice?
@MichaelF in that case you possibly looking for something non-existent, nobody ever is required to confess something they did not do except when the interrogators consciously persecute a non-guilty under pretext that he or she hides his guilt.
Dec
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comment How did the Chinese Self-Criticism work in practice?
How mathematical logic is related to self-criticism? Garbage.
Dec
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comment Why was Stalin so opposed to genetics?
Poisioning by NKVD is not likely at all for many reasons. One of them is that Stalin did not hardly support the "Lysenko line" at the time (at least before 1948 many anti-Lysenkoists still remained in their positions), also NKVD could much more easy arrest him, why to poison?
Dec
29
comment Why did Martin Luther hate the Jews?
@Jim Thio a fact is that Jews were DEFINED as people who confess Judaism and do not convert in the Middle Ages. Thus it was impossible for Jews to convert by definition: if someone converted he would not be considered a Jew any more, and the rest of the Jews would be even more strong in their belief by natural selection. No matter how many Jews converted to Christianity, there still be those who did not. This created an impression that Jews were some super-stubborn people even if the majority in fact converted at any given epoch.
Dec
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comment What are the safeguards in the German constitution of 1949 against dictatorship?
Arguably Germany is still under control.
Dec
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asked Did Roman military require uniform weapons?
Dec
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revised What is the evidence to claim that political order in ancient Rome was sufficiently different under “kingdom”, “republic” and “empire”?
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Dec
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comment Status of merchants in feudal Europe
@Felix Goldberg it is an established term, we studied it at school since 6th grade I think... Anyway, my point is that the convoys were not unguarded. They were usually guarded by the forces of the interested parties - those who benefited from the trade, usually cities or the entities to which the cities belonged (duchies, kingdoms, empires).
Dec
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comment Status of merchants in feudal Europe
@Felix Goldberg this does not mean that there was homage. It means that such kind of city-states were typical during Feudalism.
Dec
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comment Status of merchants in feudal Europe
@Felix Goldberg yes
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comment Status of merchants in feudal Europe
@Fitri the cities with the most advanced trade were usually feudal republics.