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Who were the social elites of the European middle ages?

I have recently been reading into the European Middle Ages, where one of the challenges is the limited sources available. I have often seen seen this described as a source bias towards the elite ...
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How did people in the desert stay cool in the past?

Putting on layers of clothing, building insulated shelters or simply lighting a fire are some simple yet effective ways of staying warm. Humans have shown they are quite adept at keeping themselves ...
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Do we know who the Italian is?

In Homage to Catalonia Orwell begins by describing an encounter of his with an Italian man who took part in the revolution. He also later wrote a poem about their encounter. My question is whether we ...
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When was William Manchester institutionalized?

William Manchester is most famous for writing the Death of a President (1967). I showed my neighbor a book of his because he is a history buff. He said that he knew of him because his mother cared for ...