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


Nov
10
answered What was the ideological and philosophical underpinnings of World War II?
Nov
9
comment Impact of the Berlin Wall to GDR
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a counterfactual. Rephrased regarding the purposive nature (social, political, urban) of the wall it may be on topic.
Nov
6
comment What was the character of the Sylva Sylvarum that differentiated it from previous works?
"We can have misinterpreted the mechanism that caused the phenomena of which we made observations, but there exists an immutability to 'the things' that drove/underlaid the occurrences." I still have to recommend more, much more, philosophy of science. It isn't a wrong conception, but it isn't a conception that can be demonstrated to be correct.
Nov
5
comment What was the character of the Sylva Sylvarum that differentiated it from previous works?
"Science (as we think of it today), and knowledge in general, doesn't change." I commend to you the works of Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos and Feyerabend as a start on disabusing you of this assumption.
Nov
5
comment What are the oldest primary sources of recorded history in china?
Primary source is a term describing the relation of the historian to the source. Historians generally only have access to existent copies, even in my relatively modern work (1950s) I'm mostly looking at yellow red or blue carbons.
Nov
5
revised Are there any extant original first-century manuscripts of any of Josephus' works?
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Nov
5
comment Are there any extant original first-century manuscripts of any of Josephus' works?
On reflection, good migration. Fundamentally a question about source provenance of a historical source.
Nov
2
comment What were the cultures of peasants in China during the Hundred Schools period (600-221BCE)?
I'll split this and leave this particular question as the question on marriage customs for @Semaphore answering.
Nov
2
comment When did waving become a part of human interaction?
Per meta we are experimenting with answering historically unanswerable questions as unanswerable. As the question has changed I will be deleting this answer within a couple of days.
Nov
2
reviewed Leave Closed Origins of the term “Moderate Islam”
Nov
2
reviewed Leave Closed Did Abraham Lincoln have a duel with cannons?
Nov
2
reviewed Reviewed What steps were taken at the end of WW2 to prevent a WW3?
Nov
2
reviewed Close Did the indigenous inhabitants of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia originate from the same diaspora?
Nov
2
reviewed Close Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
Nov
2
comment Are there historical sources from Chinese travelers about Europe?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is an open ended source request.
Nov
2
revised What was the size of surface of a cereal crop needed per man per year during the Dark Ages in Western Europe?
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Nov
2
answered When did waving become a part of human interaction?
Nov
1
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
1
asked What were the cultures of peasants in China during the Hundred Schools period (600-221BCE)?
Oct
30
revised What was the available level of agricultural technology in late 2nd century China?
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