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Feb
7
reviewed Reject German Government branches during World War 2
Feb
6
reviewed Reject How far should I go back in Russian History in order to understand Communist Russia?
Feb
6
answered Are there ancient Greek historians who wrote about Mycenae?
Feb
6
revised What was the reaction of Western Communist Parties to Kruschev's 1956 speech denouncing Stalin?
fix grammar, modify language on Hungary
Feb
6
comment Monarchies with built-in rotation
@Hendrink I still dispute the papacy's inclusion, as the College of Cardinals is not a hereditary group, and the papacy does not cycle among generations, ecclesiastical territories, religious institutes and orders, or any other way the cardinals could be divided. To say it "rotates" because the office is not open to the general public is to say every sovereign has "rotated" into his or her position.
Feb
5
comment Monarchies with built-in rotation
The papacy does not rotate, however. The pope is elected, and once elected remains pope for life, with no term or age limit, and subject to a strong tradition against abdication/resignation. Being pope is more analogous to the Holy Roman Emperor than King of Malaysia in that respect.
Feb
5
comment Was the Byzantine follis larger than the Roman (and why, if yes)?
Again, the size of the coin is not intrinsically related to its value; the amount of precious metal contained in the coin is the primary determiner of value. A small coin containing silver will be more valuable than a large coin that is entirely copper.
Feb
4
reviewed Needs Improvement Can the University of Bologna be considered the first university in the world?
Feb
4
awarded  Custodian
Feb
4
reviewed Needs Improvement How much did helping the American Revolution cost France?
Feb
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
3
answered Was the Byzantine follis larger than the Roman (and why, if yes)?
Jan
30
comment Ancient Civilization in non-Egyption Africa?
Can you give us an idea of what research you've attempted thus far? A simple web search for "ancient civilization" "southern Africa" yields millions of results.
Jan
28
reviewed Approve Why has bidet use not spread to the northern countries of Europe?
Jan
28
reviewed Approve forgery tag wiki
Jan
27
revised What is the first known organized religion in the world?
"established" religion is something else
Jan
25
comment Have the current polar ice caps receded further than those that existed before the beginning of the last Ice Age?
No, Earth's history is not history, nor is it archaeology. It is paleontology, and this already loosey-goosey site doesn't need any more expansions of scope.
Jan
25
comment Have the current polar ice caps receded further than those that existed before the beginning of the last Ice Age?
This is a geology question, not history. History is not simply "things that occurred in the past"; it is a discipline, and one whose methodologies cannot answer this question.
Jan
24
comment “No sane man will dance.”? When / where / about-what did Cicero say this?
Just curious, why the downvote?
Jan
9
awarded  Nice Answer