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I do labour history, wikipedia and cow clickers. I also do "internet culture."


Dec
7
comment Will someone help me understand the following quotation about Calvinism?
Reading comprehension problem. Both Luther and Calvin had an emphasis on the individual's relationship to God. Calvin saw Luther's emphasis and added things to it. Calvin added moral regeneration, people being made again. Calvin added church discipline, people being intimately subject to the church. Calvin added autonomy of religious communities, individual communities not following a central ruler. For Calvin, moral regeneration would be caused by church discipline. For Calvin, moral regeneration would be caused by autonomous communities.
Dec
7
comment Does the number of legs in the air of a horse statue indicate how its rider died?
Are there any equestrian statues with all four hooves in the air?
Dec
7
revised What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
added 345 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Dec
7
comment What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
We don't do resource requests here, edited to make good.
Dec
7
comment When did formal social dance fall out of favor in the US?
Really suspicious of the heavily classed assumptions, the anarchronisms, and the strange concept of "formality" that includes swing but excludes (for example) mass raves.
Dec
7
answered Was it possible to navigate a river against the current on a medieval boat?
Dec
7
comment How was birth control realized in ancient times?
Way too broad. Specify a culture and time period.
Dec
5
reviewed Close Have there been other examples of reunification/annexation, such as in the Crimea, that succeeded without using deadly force?
Dec
5
reviewed Close When was the last time a reigning monarch personally participated in battle?
Dec
1
comment What is the meaning of people “looking elsewhere” on medieval paintings?
@WoJ "but at their significance from the perspective of medieval art traditions," art technique, and history of art technique, is usually considered to be a separate field from "history" called "art history." On this basis I'm voting to close: off-topic. Modifying the question to have regard for social, political, cultural (religious) meaning would bring this question on-topic from my opinion.
Dec
1
reviewed Close What is the benefit of historical studies for the process of creating tactics and strategies in foreign policy?
Dec
1
reviewed Delete Does the forearm grip/handshake have a historical basis?
Nov
30
comment What is the meaning of people “looking elsewhere” on medieval paintings?
I'm having a great deal of difficulty seeing the historical component here. This is a request for fine art criticism at the moment.
Nov
24
comment Has any culture primarily worshipped an evil deity?
Take to theology. There is no aspect of time here.
Nov
17
reviewed Leave Open Whig party identification in the House of Lords
Nov
15
comment Were new forms of communication and media usually condemned similar to how television/video games are now?
I'm not sure this question is historically answerable but it seems to hide a historically answerable question. It may be aided by specifying specific new media forms. I'd recommend newspapers, wood block prints, broadsheets and film.
Nov
14
comment What was the purpose of Nazi extermination camps?
I'm not an intentionalist relying on a "plan," "In all instances, policy and execution evolved in relation to the concrete situation."
Nov
14
revised When did the Chinese begin using night soil as fertilizer?
edited tags
Nov
10
comment What was the ideological and philosophical underpinnings of World War II?
That would depend on how seriously one takes one's Marxism, and, on the matter of "Imperialism" one's reading of Lenin; or, whether one is willing to throw a bedcover over the mess during inspections.
Nov
10
comment What was the ideological and philosophical underpinnings of World War II?
Given my answer which could reasonably be interpreted to be snide I am reluctant to edit the tags to add "world-systems-theory", as such an edit could be viewed as unconstructive or a conflict of interests.