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


Aug
20
comment What was the role of U.S. involvement in World War II?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a request for a comparison to a non-historical counterfactual.
Aug
20
answered PANDA Source Analysis
Aug
20
answered What is the difference between a typescript and manuscript?
Aug
20
revised What is the difference between a typescript and manuscript?
edited tags; edited tags
Aug
19
comment Where did Medieval Europe's gold come from?
This doesn't actually answer the question, it appears to be an answer to a different question.
Aug
19
reviewed Reviewed What was the reason for the near-mutiny on the Georgios Averof in 1911?
Aug
19
revised What is a strong state in history?
respond to DVK
Aug
18
comment Was Jesus depicted as dark skinned during the beginning of christianity
Better identification of the depictions and black madonnas you have seen would help this question (named works, works in holding galleries, works in art books / catalogues). A reference to who said that the depictions of Jesus today are based off cesare borgia would also help.
Aug
17
comment Two side of history
I'm not sure how this question could be improved to be reopenable. The idea that there are only two sides and that there is only one story is pretty dubious. The answer to this question seems to be "You have reckoned that history ought to judge the past and to instruct the contemporary world as to the future. The present attempt does not yield to that high office. It will merely tell how it really was." (Ranke)
Aug
12
reviewed Leave Closed In a broad sense, what are the reasons for the history-spanning persecution of Jews?
Aug
12
reviewed Reviewed Why did Central and South American nations participate in WWII?
Aug
12
comment Why did Central and South American nations participate in WWII?
I'm pretty sure this is answerable as either a summary of US soft imperial power and/or a list of individual political or diplomatic history summaries. The point with this question is to answer based on scholarly opinions of "why" rather than personal ones.
Aug
12
reviewed Leave Open Why did Central and South American nations participate in WWII?
Aug
12
reviewed Close How do modern historians evaluate Sherman's “Total War”?
Aug
12
comment How can prices be compared over time?
If you're claiming to be instrumental, then all that means is you're unwilling to disclose, or haven't disclosed to yourself, the theoretical basis on which you judge in experience that your method is "better" or produces "best results." Your practice is theory laden, even if you don't formalise that theory, and (based on current biographical data) I'm not seeing that you're a member of a community of practice adequate for me to accept an argument from your personal experience. Are you an economic historian or equivalent?
Aug
11
reviewed Close In a broad sense, what are the reasons for the history-spanning persecution of Jews?
Aug
11
comment How can prices be compared over time?
Without being snippy, and recognising that this is a valid answer which I believe to be wrong: all this tells you is that social productivity in terms of production of sheep and production of gold in market realising situations has remained incidentally linked. Gold is also an extremely poor instrument for dealing with price in finance capitalism. So all we can say is that volumes and techniques of producing sheep and gold were happenstance linked. Tells us nothing about if people wore flax or wool or rayon, if they ate meat or starved. If mounds of gold went unused or were displayed.
Aug
11
answered How can prices be compared over time?
Aug
11
comment Why did people die for their religion in the 400s CE (or even now)?
Late antiquity had well defined monotheistic religions other than Christianity which had immediately proven their willingness to die for a cause (Judaism). Treating pre-late-antiquity annihilations and displacements as dying for religion is also viable. Maybe you're actually asking "When did Religion become separate from Society in General."?
Aug
11
reviewed Close Why were so many currently successful football (soccer) teams founded around the year 1900?