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Jan
8
answered Who were the traders involved in the triangular slave trade?
Jan
7
comment National Symbology and Iconography of Carthage
This "mercenary" thing is a widespread meme that I have trouble buying into. Carthage at the time controlled Iberia and NW Africa. Calling those troops "mercenaries" is like calling the Roman Imperial legions "mercenaries" because most of the soldiers were Illyrian rather than Italian.
Jan
6
revised Did Goebbels realize that his wife used to know Arlozorov?
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Jan
6
comment Did Goebbels realize that his wife used to know Arlozorov?
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Jan
3
comment What was the earliest professional recording of “Happy Birthday to You”?
Good question. From what little I've seen, and entire novel could be written on this one song.
Jan
1
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Dec
30
reviewed Approve Are there any historians who believe that the crusades were not motivated as a distraction from internal conflicts?
Dec
30
comment What sort of architecture existed in Catholic Eastern Europe around the late 1100's and very early 1200's?
+1 - Religion and culture in that period were incredibly closely intertwined, so one would in fact expect completely different architecture in the Catholic and Orthodox portions of Europe.
Dec
30
revised What sort of architecture existed in Catholic Eastern Europe around the late 1100's and very early 1200's?
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Dec
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Dec
27
comment Did the German people actually know Joseph Goebbels as the “Minister of Propaganda”?
@TomAu - I guess you don't view infomercials as cynically as I then. :-)
Dec
27
revised Did the German people actually know Joseph Goebbels as the “Minister of Propaganda”?
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Dec
27
comment Did the German people actually know Joseph Goebbels as the “Minister of Propaganda”?
It seems to me that this answer is essentially arguing that "propaganda", which today essentially means "lies", did not have quite that meaning in the 1930's.
Dec
23
comment What were the long-term effects of Reconstruction in the South?
Ah, so the phrasing in this answer is sarcastic? We get all kinds here, so I wasn't sure.
Dec
23
comment Is it true that all revolutions/uprising could only be “resolved” with the backing of an armed force?
@DVK - You're proving my point.
Dec
22
answered Why was not Greek alphabet adopted by other languages given the Greek influence?
Dec
21
answered Post-war plan for Nazi Germany in Russia?
Dec
21
comment Is history always written by the victors?
@PieterGeerkens - Actually, that quote would make a really good question. I always heard it was Churchill, but apparently he never said any such thing. It originated with a 19th Century French politician (Francois Guisot) and was about French Republicans (iow: folks who thought letting the people vote was a good idea and having a king was a bad idea).
Dec
18
revised Sculpture shield symbol
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Dec
17
revised In the History Channel series the Vikings, who is Ragnar?
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