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


18h
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
1d
comment Who were the first humans to move at speed (i.e. faster than running)?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not answerable historically.
Dec
16
comment Are there any information about history of Malta under Roman rule?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a broad ranging resource request, not a question.
Dec
16
comment Have wartime conditions traditionally decreased or increased consensual sexual activity in the young?
So broad as to be sociology.
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
14
comment How historically accurate was the movie “Charlie Wilson's War”?
The concept of "historical accuracy" is suspect, though I suspect you're using it as a proxy for "history as practiced by historians." Fictive films never meet the standards of historiography as works of history. In particular, this film's Whiggish moralising, simplification, and biographic fixation make the film's "accuracy" a trivial: of course not.
Dec
13
comment Morse code is a ternary human-optimised code, is there a binary, non-machine optimised code?
Questions on scholarly disciplines other than History are off-topic here, unless they also involve history in some fashion. Referencing "the past" is not history.
Dec
13
comment Why is literacy difficult?
Firstly, this question is a counterfactual that is unanswerable, largely because you're seeking to justify your own political ideas regarding the benefit of literacy. Secondly, this assumption, "when literacy was clearly highly beneficial?" is political and undemonstrated. Thirdly, to save this question you need to remove your politics, and ask about how people in the past used literacy. I suspect you're going to find that literacy was not high beneficial.
Dec
12
comment What was the typical range of travel of a Pennsylvanian resident for everyday life in the late 18th early 19th Century Pennsylvania?
As Semaphore notes the question needs work. You don't seem to have conducted basic research into social history of the late 18th century.
Dec
10
comment What was the purpose of Nazi extermination camps?
"while execution on the spot would presumably be easier and less costly?" Your presumption is false. "Actions" and "clearances" were difficult and costly.
Dec
9
comment Yearly population growth rate throughout history
Population estimation is a matter of demography
Dec
9
comment Were there prominent secular philosophers in the European middle ages? If so, who?
This may get a better reception at the philosophy stack exchange.
Dec
8
comment Why did Hitler not concentrate more on North Africa?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a counterfactual.
Dec
8
comment What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
Your mileage may vary, but history is a humanity and a social science where your "syntactic sugar" plays a deep role in the capacity to read complex texts. Don't be astonished if you get a "church supremacy" based answer dealing with Christianisation of european culture in the middle ages, when this analytical position is currently rejected by the historiography.
Dec
8
comment What is the historical relationship between Yule and Christmas?
The question as edited appears on-topic. Welcoming references isn't a reference request: the core question is on-topic.
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
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.