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May
14
comment Three rings (wreaths?) symbol in XIX century Russia
Nope, before Peter the Great, Russia was called "Muscovy" Ah, then I guess we should start removing references to the 200 year old Tsardom of Russia from history books...
May
7
reviewed Leave Open How did Nazi Germany finance itself during WW2?
May
7
reviewed Leave Open Is there any consensus amongst historians or primary sources that oratory was Adolf Hitler's fundamental strength / “gift”?
May
4
answered Why does the map of Jordan look as it does?
May
1
revised How did Richard I sail through the strait of Gibraltar?
added 212 characters in body
May
1
comment How did Richard I sail through the strait of Gibraltar?
@edn13 You didn't have to post a different answer, you could have just edited your original answer. I've added the link to your source here, please delete the other answer.
Apr
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
7
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
2
comment Which came first, the shield or the sword?
"The sword is an invention of the bronze age" Highly depends on your definition of sword. If it includes daggers, then it's most definitely a much earlier invention.
Mar
28
revised Is there a definition of history separate from the definition of politics?
fixed minor spelling, removed random capitalization and excessive bolding.
Mar
28
comment Is there a definition of history separate from the definition of politics?
I don't think this is a Meta question, perhaps capitalizing History and Politics confused the close voter in thinking that the question is about the Stack Exchange sites, instead of the actual topics.
Mar
27
comment How historically correct is the Maharana Pratap serial?
Please update your answer to include all that info (my downvote is now locked and I can't retract it unless you edit the answer).
Mar
26
comment What are the cultural roots of the Lamp of the Genie?
Great find @called2voyage, and perhaps the start of a good answer.
Mar
26
comment Origin of an old museum ticket
Hello Jaque and welcome to History. Please only post answers when you have new information to add, and don't just repeat earlier answers.
Mar
26
comment How historically correct is the Maharana Pratap serial?
Can you provide at least a couple of examples of historical inaccuracies in the serial? We prefer answers that expose facts, not mere opinions.
Mar
26
comment What are the cultural roots of the Lamp of the Genie?
Sure, but still there are no Arabic sources documenting the myth (or variations of) before Galland did. If Aladdin was an Arabic myth, it certainly wasn't popular enough.
Mar
26
comment What are the cultural roots of the Lamp of the Genie?
This is quite an interesting question, however Aladdin was only added to the thousand and one nights collection in the 18th century, by a Frenchman, and there are no known prior Arabic sources for the story.
Mar
24
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer