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Who's who in the Oranienburg scenes in The Zone of Interest?

Towards the end of Jonathan Glazer's film The Zone of Interest, there are a few scenes that take place in a building (or buildings) among senior officials managing the KL system. I'm curious exactly ...
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Is there an historical reason why artists would not sign their work?

I was reading about Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, and followed the track of the others famous historical persons involved in the Wars of the Roses, such as John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and ...
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What did "The Emperor of the Atlantic greets the Emperor of the Pacific" mean (Germany pre-WW1)?

From the 1907 Eyre Crowe memorandum ("Perceptions of German Foreign Policy in England"): No one who has a knowledge of German political thought, and who enjoys the confidence of German ...
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Greek names of cities of Persia

I know that some cities and places in Iran and Afghanistan have historical Greek names. Like Persepolis. Where can I find those names and their meanings?
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How big were the armies of the Mycenaean Civilization during the Late Helladic Period and during the Late Bronze Age Collapse?

Just about how many soldiers could you expect to encounter during the Late Helladic Period and the Late Bronze Age Collapse in Mycenaean Greece? Did they have a significant number of camp followers ...
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What did the Mycenaean settlements look like and how were they structured and organized during the Late Helladic III and the Bronze Age Collapse?

I have recently been to Greece and visited the ruins of Mycenae and that gave me the inspiration to GM an RPG set in Mycenaean Greece during the Bronze Age Collapse. After a little bit of research, I ...
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How was China involved in World War one?

Much is known about World War one and the countries and their colonies which participated in it. India, as I know sent more than a million troops to aid Britain and her allies in 'The Great War'. But ...
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Why couldn't honey be sent up to Mir?

This article claims that after the collapse of the USSR, Russia was in such dire financial straits that not only could Roskosmos not afford to relieve the acting flight engineer Sergei Krikalev, but ...
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Why were there so many English soldiers at the Battle of Towton compared to other battles of the period?

The Battle of Towton is one of the less famous engagements in English history - which is surprising, given that it was probably the largest, bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil. Certainly - ...
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Why were there so many 'carrier killer' Kh-22 anti-ship missiles in Ukraine in the 1990s?

Ukraine is said to have scrapped 423 Kh-22 large anti-ship ('carrier killer') cruise missiles in the 1990s, together with some 60 strategic bombers that could carry & launch these. (This was due ...
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Could the etymology of rook be derived from the city Uruk?

The name "rook" in chess was derived from the Persian rukh. Could this possibly have come from the name of the ancient city Uruk?
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How was Rome able to conscript and equip 400k soldiers during 2nd Punic War in a pre-industrial society?

I have counted legions and allied legions Rome conscripted during 16 years of Punic War. It's roughly 400k and could be even more. Battle Year Result Battle of Ticinus 218 BC 2,000 Roman casualties, ...
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In much of Europe, women did gain some regal titles and were queens/empresses/duchesses/princesses regnant. How did that happen in such a society? [closed]

We know that there were law codes at the time that did forbid women from being the actual ruler, like in France applying Salic Law. Victoria could not become Queen of Hannover, even though her uncle ...
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Alexandria by Islam Issa--Did Artistotle know Latin or Hebrew?

I started reading the book Alexandria by Islam Issa, which is a history of the City of Alexandria, Egypt. However, early on, there was one detail that seemed really off, and I wanted to get feedback ...
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Was there a Princess Khalifa Hatan Tupac Bay II?

Recently a woman who was accused of murder, said she was Princess Khalifa Hatan Tupac Bay II, representing the entity Dejaune Anderson. She also said she was born in 1961, which is obviously not true. ...
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How were cities administered in the Middle Byzantine Empire (641-1081)? [closed]

So I have found something about urban administration of cities in the Roman Republic and the feudal kingdoms. But how were cities administered in the Middle Byzantine Empire? Did they have Imperial ...
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Is this a photo of a historical reinactment of an 1868 treaty signing?

I've stumbled up this image in the National Archives describing the 1868 treaty between the Navajo and United States, which was signed when the Navajo were released from Bosque Redondo. https://...
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Was impressment widespread outside the British Empire and its colonies?

I recently found a source referenced on wikipedia — Hill, J. R. (2002). The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy. Oxford University Press. pp. 135–137. ISBN 0-19-860527-7. — which allegedly ...
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How credible is this overview of Western Eurasian history? [closed]

I've stumbled upon this fascinating overview of West Eurasian prehistory/history and it's just amazing. The problem is I'm not competent enough to figure out is it factually correct. Do you see any ...
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What measures have been proposed to assess geopolitical instability over time?

History has comprised periods of relative peace punctuated by wars. The 20th century, for example, breaks down into three “peaceful” periods interspersed by the two world wars. The peaceful spells, ...
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What were the postwar non-military uses of the Rolls-Royce built Merlin Engines in Britain?

The Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine powered some of the most famous airplanes of World War II, including the Spitfire, the Hurricane, the Mosquito, the Mustang, and the Lancaster. By the end of its ...
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Why didn't eclipses cause mass vision damage in historical societies?

We recently had an eclipse in the US and the accompanying warnings about potential vision damage from looking at the eclipse directly outside of the full totality. What I'm wondering is how eclipses ...
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What is the history of "Translation is like a woman" quote?

Modern quote I am looking for the history of the [derogatory] quote: Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful. It is ...
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How important was the US steel industry to the allies during World War II?

The United States steel plants were humming at the beginning of the second world war, due to a growing auto industry, and a decent economy as the U.S. raced out of the Great Depression. With that ...
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Why were medium bombers so low in numbers in Allied air forces?

The medium bombers of WWII are numerous. We could mention for the Americans the B-18, B-23, B-10 to which could be added the famous B-25 Mitchell and B-26 Marauder. In the British air force, they were ...
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What is this glyph on Feb 23 1940 in a Finnish military calendar?

I have the scan of a February 1940 calendar (inside a military booklet?) from a Finnish soldier during the Winter War. On the Friday 23, there is some kind of glyph (it looks like the Swedish Three ...
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Which Greek word was used in the text "Charmides" which was translated as "science" in some translations, or as "knowledge" in others?

I wanted to know which Greek word was used in the text Charmides which was translated as "science" in some translations and as "knowledge" in others. For example, “Isn’t medicine ...
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Did the Roman Empire lie? [closed]

Some modern countries, including the US, Russia, and the UK in particular are blamed (by the other side, where Russia is confronted to US+UK) to be particularly lying in politics, using their powerful ...
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When was Joseph Alsop article 'Another Hitler-Time?' published in the Washington Post?

When was Joseph Alsop article 'Another Hitler-Time?' first published in the Washington Post? The Washington Post archives doesn't seem to contain this article. This article contains, the supposed, ...
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Can you recommend any good researches on the period of Japanese colonization of Taiwan? [closed]

Just as the title says, I'm currently looking forward towards learning more about the topic. If you know any works that you find fundamental in a way on this topic, I'll gladly accept any suggestions! ...
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What were some of the measures put up by the Austrian Empire to encourage Friulian identity?

In "The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 1915-1919" by British historian Mark Thompson, in the "Year Zero" chapter on page 144 (2009 edition) one reads Further north ...
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Did Gosplan use Sears Roebuck and similar catalogues to "fix prices"?

Does anything corroborate the claim, made by Ray Evans in the March 2002 proceedings of the H.R. Nicholls Society (dedicated to deregulating the Australian labour market), that when the American ...
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When did the Jewish tradition of washing hands start?

There is a Jewish tradition of washing hands before a meal or after visiting the graveyard. Is it possible this tradition started in ancient times, even though people didn't know about germs? And both ...
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Who was the first person to get a more accurate measure of the earth's circumference than Eratosthenes?

When researching a paper on Eratosthenes for class I saw that one of his major accomplishments was the first more or less accurate measure of the earth's circumference,only between −2.4% and +0.8% off....
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Did the quality of prisms affect the acceptance of Newton's light experiments?

My question starts with the following statement from a book I'm reading "Moreover, repetition of a well-established experience could give results that made it be called into question: an ...
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What Is this circa 1930 German object: a toy set, a poster or something else?

I have a low resolution reproduction of an old photograph, the original unfortunately no longer exists. It was taken at Christmas, with a nativity scene in the foreground and a Christmas tree on the ...
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Were there public executions of Nazi collaborators in the Netherlands?

The Last Vermeer is an entertaining but not entirely accurate film about the forger Han Van Meegeren. Opening in May 1945, at the end of the Second World War, Nazi collaborators are show being ...
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What was this television history series?

Back in the 80's or 90's I used to watch a history show on TV. It may have been a BBC series but it definitely had a British host. He'd normally start off talking about one thing in history, like the ...
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What were the Native Tribes of Western Kansas prior to the migrations of the Comanche and Kiowa? [closed]

I am stuck on a writing project, trying to research the historical inhabitants of Western Kansas, specifically southwest Kansas close to the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles, and I am having difficulty ...
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Why was Jean Chiappe given the job of High Commissioner of the Levant in 1940?

Jean Chiappe was a right-wing civil servant who got fired from his job as police prefect during a scandal in 1934. In 1940, the Vichy French gave him the job of high commissioner to the Levant, which ...
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Map of Canada from about 1912? Or earlier?

I saw this map in a youtube video that was mainly about the life of a German inventor who relocated to Canada in 1912. That seems to hint that this is how a map of Canada looked at that time. It is ...
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Was this device created in the 15th or 18th century and what was it really used for?

The following picture appeared in my Facebook feed. Looking around, I was not able to find anything that could at least somewhat prove that the device was genuine (many people create random things now ...
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Where is the primary source for the Byzantine Office of Barbarian Affairs?

The Byzantine Office of Barbarian Affairs refers to the agency the Byzantines had to spy and deal with foreign affairs. I've seen this information across many sources (Wikipedia and blogs) but I can't ...
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Are there any sources which mention agrarian limitations during the fall of the Roman empire?

Are there any sources which mention the agrarian limitations during the fall of the Roman empire (any weakness created through an agrarian society) or nomadic advantages (in warfare, etc?). I have ...
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How much wealth did the US "earn" from Philippines during its occupation as a colony?

I recently came across this article - ‘There’s No Other Job’: The Colonial Roots of Philippine Poverty which highlights that: Decades after independence, the Philippines lacks the kind of factory ...
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How does one "ride on the brake beam"?

This would be a better fit for trains.stackexchange.com if it existed... but it doesn't, so I'm asking here. I started with the question of what it means when the narrator of Eliza's Son (1913) says ...
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What would term would a lollard use to refer to the Bible?

I assume they would not call it the "Bible". Would they say "Holy Scripture" or "The Word of God" when talking about the whole collection of OT NT (and apocrypha) or was ...
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What do we know about the timeline of deaths _within_ famines, from historical wartime occurrences?

Pardon the ghoulish subject, I am trying to find historical examples of famines during wartime to see how they evolved. how many months in did people start dying? was the death rate constant during ...
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Why did the British support Zionism during the mandate period?

The question is inspired by reading The Iron Cage by Rashid Khalidi. While the book provides many interesting insights, its arguments/findings essentially hinge on the claim that the British empire ...
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Have there been any plausible reports of killing polar bears with a bone spring?

A user of a different stack exchange site recently mentioned a supposed polar bear killing technique devised by Inuit hunters. I found it quite difficult to find any other source for the story, but ...
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