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Mar
11
comment Were Russian recruits ever chained?
Ah. Perhaps there's some confusion here due to the first sentence in the second paragraph. I (and I'm guessing jwenting as well?) thought the second "it" referred to the story, not an actual finding of this going on. I misinterpreted?
Mar
11
comment Why did Chinese use high tin bronze for swords?
Seemed like a pretty good question to me (I upvoted). It kinda looked like somebody Sunday went on a bit of a downvoting binge.
Mar
11
comment Were Russian recruits ever chained?
If there had to be a decree forbidding it, then it must have been happening, no?
Mar
11
revised Was there a text as revolutionary regarding humanitarism as the New Testament in a pre-Christian era?
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Mar
8
comment Can the new testament be a valid historical record on the real life of Jesus?
I think you're missing the point. I actually agree with a great deal of the logic in this answer. But for them to be comperable in this case, you'd have to find people seriously arguing that The Iliad is a "valid historical record of the Real Life of Achilles".
Mar
8
comment Can the new testament be a valid historical record on the real life of Jesus?
Wow, this is long. The main issue I have with it is that it appears to present an unsusual and personal view of both the timing of their authorship and their likely accuracy. This stack isn't really a good venue for original work, so I'd much rather see links to respecitble sources (preferably published and vetted in some way) that think this way. Basically, if this is a good argument you are making, you ought to be able to go make the associated wikipedia articles read that way. Then I (and you) can link to them, your answer can be nice and short, and I'll have no further complaint.
Mar
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comment Can the new testament be a valid historical record on the real life of Jesus?
I'll freely admit you can compare the Gospels' historical value very favorably to that of the Iliad. That isn't saying as much as you seem to think it is though.
Mar
8
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Mar
8
answered What was the actual motivation for the crusades? Was it political or religious?
Mar
8
comment Contemporary opinions on Caliph Omar's burning of the library of Alexandria?
@FelixGoldberg - Done it for him. Titles and bodies containing completely different questions is one of my pet peeves.
Mar
8
revised Contemporary opinions on Caliph Omar's burning of the library of Alexandria?
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Mar
7
comment Who came up with the name “Peloponnesian War”?
+1 just for coming up with a question that properly uses the "historiography" tag.
Mar
7
revised Can the new testament be a valid historical record on the real life of Jesus?
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answered Can the new testament be a valid historical record on the real life of Jesus?
Mar
7
comment Clear picture of casaulties of Jewish people under third reich
In particular this section, which opens: "The most paradoxical of the deniers is David Cole..."
Mar
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revised Date of Transatlantic crossing postcard
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7
answered Date of Transatlantic crossing postcard
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revised What advantages have motorized infantry enjoyed over standard infantry besides speed?
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