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Jan
5
comment What did farmers/laborers use for boots before modern rubber existed?
History can't answer universally scoped questions. This question is too broad. Rubber soled boots evolved in the context of European and post-European colonial societies in industrialisation. The context of Western European boot making, where industrial production was centred at the time of the development of rubber products, is the natural context. Which leads to the natural context of European footwear after the collapse of "medieval civilisation" in the 13/14th century crises.
Jan
5
reviewed Close Was the site of Rome and Constantinople chosen for featuring “seven hills”?
Jan
5
reviewed Delete What's the historical origin of drinking champagne on New Year's Eve?
Jan
5
revised What did farmers/laborers use for boots before modern rubber existed?
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Jan
5
comment What did farmers/laborers use for boots before modern rubber existed?
This needs to be made more specific in terms of geography and time.
Jan
5
answered What did farmers/laborers use for boots before modern rubber existed?
Jan
1
comment Primary sources from Umayyad times
There's a standing proposal on meta to allow source requests for seminal texts and "closed field" type primary sources where, barring a remarkable discovery, there should be an answer. IIRC. The proposal hasn't been actioned yet.
Dec
31
comment What are the latest publications demolishing the Aryan invasion/migration theory?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a source request.
Dec
26
comment Why travel to one's birthplace for a Roman census?
Apart from the theological tu quoques contained late in this quote, this question is likely to only be answered from theological perspectives. While theology is a worthy humanity, it is not history. Migrate to an alternate stack.
Dec
23
revised Were labor shortages ever a problem for the railroads in the Old West?
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Dec
23
comment How did the Germans get homes again after WWII?
A good answer to this question would need to deal with Ossie (where the Marshall Plan was as irrelevant as Comecon for improving German living standards) and Wessie.
Dec
23
comment What responsibility did Golda Meir have for the Yom Kippur war?
This question needs a lot of work. It postulates dubious counterfactuals as the basis for asking about real history, and the question itself is "how much evidence". Any answer would necessarily be "some."
Dec
22
comment Are there any scientific estimates for Mycenaean Greece population?
This question appears to be off-topic because it appears to be a reference request, a type of question (still) explicitly banned: history.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
Dec
16
comment Have wartime conditions traditionally decreased or increased consensual sexual activity in the young?
So broad as to be sociology.
Dec
15
reviewed Reviewed What happened to the wealth of the Rothschild banking family?
Dec
15
comment What happened to the wealth of the Rothschild banking family?
This appears to be unreferenced commentary, rather than an answer. While an answer from this analytical perspective would be welcome, this is not a historical answer.
Dec
15
comment Books on the history of modern China for pleasure reading?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a reference request.
Dec
15
reviewed Close What happened to the wealth of the Rothschild banking family?
Dec
15
reviewed Close What was the American response to the Sino-Soviet border conflict?
Dec
15
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