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Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
@MarkC.Wallace Don't worry about it. I was hoping someone would find the time to find some proper sources for my comment, good thing you did. I'm here for the answers, couldn't care less for the rep.
Jul
8
comment Why do some countries call Germany “Alman” too?
I've added your comment to my answer @Wrzlprmft, that's an excellent Q&A pair, it deserves all the visibility it can get.
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Hey, unique opportunity to upvote myself! Thanks for taking the time to convert my comment to a proper answer.
Jul
8
comment Is “Friends, Romans, …” a historical speech?
Appian recorded Mark Anthony's funeral oration in his Civil Wars books. No idea how accurate Shakespeare's version is (or even if it's based on Appian's).
Jul
1
comment Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
e-mail, in a form that's very similar to what we know today, has been around since the early 60's: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email#Origin. It didn't really "develop in tandem with the internet", the internet just made it accessible to a whole lot more people.
Jul
1
comment Why did email use develop in tandem with the internet, rather than other technologies?
"Also, if mom picks up the phone and hears the modem noise, you get yelled at, "GET OFF THE COMPUTER!"" Nostalgia +1
Jun
26
comment How did Prithviraj chauhan managed to kill Mohammed Ghori?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Jun
26
comment How did Prithviraj chauhan managed to kill Mohammed Ghori?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a poem.
Jun
19
comment Did ancient people use punctuation?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punctuation#History
Jun
18
comment What government functions, if any, did the archchancellor of the HRE actually exercise?
I think you should post your edit as an answer (answering your own question is perfectly fine).
Jun
12
comment Are there any remaining existant texts that describe the styles and techniques of Medieval European swordsmanship?
Hm, I find the close votes here a bit puzzling, I don't see how the question is about "trivia or basic historical facts". @GWLlosa if this gets closed, you should post a question about re-opening it on our Meta site.
Jun
10
comment Europe as a political unit
I think you'll need to give us a bit more details on your definition of Europe. Would - for example - the EU fit your definition? Even though it includes areas that aren't geographically in Europe (e.g. Cyprus)?
May
30
comment Were there Jewish Cossacks in the 17th century?
Editing out the explicit request for sources wasn't that hard @TylerDurden.
May
29
comment Is there any consensus amongst historians or primary sources that oratory was Adolf Hitler's fundamental strength / “gift”?
Not an answer, and obvious propaganda, but interesting nonetheless: Goebbels apparently thought Hitler was a "rhetorical genius" (source: The Führer as a Speaker).
May
29
comment Why was the Bay of Pigs invasion unsuccessful?
See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_of_Pigs_Invasion#Later_analysis
May
14
comment The riddle of Marco's Millions
[citation-needed]
May
14
comment The riddle of Marco's Millions
Does anyone other than the Croatian National Tourist Board supports the theory that Marco Polo was born and raised in Korcula?
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
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
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.