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Mar
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revised Contemporary opinions on Caliph Omar's burning of the library of Alexandria?
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Mar
8
answered Contemporary opinions on Caliph Omar's burning of the library of Alexandria?
Mar
5
revised Are there other ancient human rights (surely in its ancient consept) documents like the Cyrus Cylinder (c. 500BC)?
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Mar
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Mar
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Feb
27
answered Transatlantic Zeppelin Flight Time
Feb
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why and how did some Germans choose to join the Stasi (Staatssicherheit)?
Feb
26
answered Why have officers in the U.S. army tended to “top out” at the level of Major?
Feb
25
comment Why did Ford pardon Nixon?
@mgb Except when it is.
Feb
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why did Ford pardon Nixon?
Feb
25
comment Muslim population in Islamic Iberia
@t-e-d Though the Almoravids and their successors were less tolerant of religious minorities than the Umayyads, there is no record of anything comparable to the Spanish Inquisition to convert or stamp out non-believers. I don't, therefore, think we can assume that the non-Muslim population would have been reduced to a marginal population. They might have been <1%— but they might have been 10% or more.
Feb
25
comment Muslim population in Islamic Iberia
But I think the OP also wants to know, of the 4 million in 737 or the 9 million in 1346, do we know how many or what percentage were Muslims as opposed to Christians (or Jews or other)?
Feb
22
answered Nymphodorus of Syracuse
Feb
22
answered When did Harvard give its last entrance exam?
Feb
20
comment What is “quarter column”
@LouisRhys I'm sure that is how the term originated, halving the half. At such distances it was probably easier and more consistent to count paces than to eyeball one half of one half of the width of the column, but that is just speculation on my part.
Feb
20
answered What is “quarter column”
Feb
19
comment How did the “Forty Niners” get to California in 1849?
What exactly are you looking for in an answer? There are only three possible answers: 1) over land, via the California Trail or another western trail; 2) by water, by sailing ship around the Cape or across the Pacific for Asians and Latin Americans; or 3) by a combination of the two, sailing to Mexico or Panama, crossing the continent by land, then sailing to San Francisco from the Pacific side. If you mean "how" as in "how was it humanly possible," there were assuredly worse human experiences in 1849 than a 6-month journey to California. I think they could manage.
Feb
15
answered Did Bismarck have any influence on Hitler?
Feb
15
comment What repercussions did Agrippina's murder have for Pompeii?
@FelixGoldberg Yes, the last three block quotes are excerpted from the Google Books preview.
Feb
15
revised What repercussions did Agrippina's murder have for Pompeii?
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