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asked Why did The Crown give assent to Apartheid legislation during the 1950s?
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answered Why did The Crown give assent to Apartheid legislation during the 1950s?
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comment Are there any independent historical records of ancient Persia allowing freedom of worship for the Jews?
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awarded  Vox Populi
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answered It wasn't thought that Jesus was Jewish until the Renaissance?
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comment Layout of Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Shafts?
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awarded  Suffrage
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comment When did songs extolling leaders of companies go out of fashion?
Internal marketing in US business culture still exists, businessinsider.com.au/… , but I'm not sure that lionising CEOs through song has been all that popular.
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comment Rommel's letter to his wife from November 16, 1942
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answered Strange symbol on Midwest brick home
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reviewed Approve What were the major strategies/ideas Britain exerted against Indian Independence movement?
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comment How did the upper class stay wealthy in the past?
Many pre-modern elites usually replicated as families holding property or rights. The family was the social location of class, "We are nobles, we own land, tenants, rights." I hope this helps.
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comment How did the upper class stay wealthy in the past?
You may enjoy reading en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crisis_of_the_Late_Middle_Ages and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_demography
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comment How did the upper class stay wealthy in the past?
The assumption that a feudal or tributary elite's demography is based in the carrying capacity of land is dubious. Elites exist by acquiring social surplus from the rest of society, they tend to be very much smaller than the bulk of society, and their reproductive strategies are fixated on self-replication as a family which is a member of a class, not maximal live births surviving to adulthood.
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awarded  Deputy
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comment Why didn't China try to explore or colonize the Americas?
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May
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comment Why, and how, did chain stores come into being?
If you're happy with it (which you seem to be) I am happy (and have) voted to reopen.
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comment How historically accurate is Les Miserables?
Most primary sources that we use incidentally provide truthful representations of the past. From my perspective on the art of reading primary sources, the ideological intentionality in fictive accounts dominates the possibility of producing social history from the text. In contrast, the financial accounts of monasteries might seek to conceal individual graft, but represent an accurate account of what people believed they were producing and consuming.
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comment Where can I find more information on the Katyn massacre?
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