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comment Magic armies examples in history?
I think your comment adds to the value of the answer, and should probably be incorporated into it.
Feb
6
comment How did Europeans first acquire gunpowder?
@TylerDurden, here's a quote from Tome Pires about the king of Cochin China: "He has countless musketeers and small bombards. A very great deal of powder is used in his country..." If you have some other source of Tome Pires claiming there was no gunpowder in those parts, I'd love to see it.
Feb
2
comment How densely populated were the Americas prior to European colonization?
This is going to be hard to answer well for a few reasons. 1) The local societies were mostly non-literate, so no records. 2) In some places, colonists got there first, in others, plagues got there first, making evidence from early colonists hard to place. 3) Visible Native American ancestry is a red herring here -- later deaths and intermarriage are a separate (large) matter.
Jan
28
comment How were the Bulgarians regarded by the Nazis during World War II?
@simplicisveritatis, your evidence shows that Bulgarians have achieved many things. It does nothing to contradict the claim that the Nazis considered them to be "primitive peasant people". Debate with the answer given, not with the dead (and near-universally reviled) Nazis.
Jan
22
comment Native American Technology
@user16124, I've edited the question to drop the comparison to modern technology, as it seemed like a distraction from your main goal. If you'd like to revert the change, feel free to do so.
Jan
20
comment What sort of cold weather clothing did they wear on the Ross expedition to the Antarctic?
@PieterGeerkens, that sounds like an answer to me.
Jan
15
comment How did Nansen plan to get home from the Fram expedition?
Sounds like a reasonable conjecture. Know of any sources for the idea that Nansen was just hoping to run into another expedition?
Jan
14
comment How did Nansen plan to get home from the Fram expedition?
@TylerDurden, Nansen's plan was at least good enough that he received a grant from the Storting, and good enough that a crew of experienced explorers and scientists signed on to sail with him.
Jan
13
comment What did the Scott expedition feed their ponies?
That's not what's setting off my crank senses here.
Jan
11
comment What did the Scott expedition feed their ponies?
The info looks fine, but there's something about that site that's setting off my crank-detecting senses.
Nov
24
comment What proportion of the Austro-Hungarian army fought on each of the fronts?
@user58697, that's pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. If you (or anyone else) posts it as an answer, I'll upvote it.
Nov
24
comment How and when did gold achieve its cultural role?
You're asking "how" gold achieved its cultural role, but you don't want to know "why" gold had value? I'm not sure what hair you're trying to split here.
Nov
7
comment Do any Byzantine maps survive?
This is exactly the sort of information I needed, and that PDF you linked to helped even further.
Nov
5
comment Do any Byzantine maps survive?
This is a great map -- I'm surprised more people haven't upvoted it yet!
Nov
1
comment “Black Bull” pubs in Northumberland
If you want this question to stay open, I think it would be best to show some data supporting it, some reason why this connection might be important, etc. -- anything to show that this is a decent history question.
Sep
28
comment Was the transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age violent?
That's all quite interesting, but it isn't an answer to the question. Stack Exchange isn't a discussion forum, it's a place for questions and their answers.
Sep
9
comment What caused the imposition of strict celibacy for Catholic priests during the 11th century?
@Himarm, so you're asking why the church implemented the rule, but you don't want to know the reasons the church claims they implemented the rule?
Sep
9
comment What can be said about conditions of slaves owned by George Washington?
That's a useful comment, and I think it would make your answer worthwhile. I recommend editing it in to the answer.
Sep
9
comment What caused the imposition of strict celibacy for Catholic priests during the 11th century?
@A.K, if it was already a rule, the question really should reference that, as it's very important to the context.
Sep
9
comment What can be said about conditions of slaves owned by George Washington?
This is interesting information, but it doesn't directly answer the question.