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Where can I find primary sources about the 1973 Arab oil embargo? Specifically from a non western perspective?

I'm trying to compare U.S/British media portrayals (newspaper articles, speeches, etc.) to ones coming from the Middle East at the time, but it's very difficult to find the latter, especially ...
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Where can I find fully translated letters from János Bolyai and Farkas Bolyai?

The mathematicians János Bolyai occupies an interesting place in the history of mathematics for the development of hyperbolic geometry. Certain quotations from letters between him and his father (the ...
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Did medieval libraries loan books to other libraries?

I'd like to know this: Did medieval libraries loan books to other libraries -- as opposed to something like having them transcribed and sending the copy? What do we know about the process? (e.g., ...
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Did US soldiers typically keep an official journal or log during the Civil War era?

During the Civil War, or time in US history thereabouts the end of the 19th Century, into the Indian Wars west of the Mississippi, would it be common practice for a member of a group of soldiers to ...
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Are there primary sources about Jinnah's vision for Pakistan?

Pakistan fell, a few years after independence, into military rule. I remember reading a few years ago that this was because of the deaths of its founding father and first prime minister (which is ...
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Where can I find the earliest surviving versions of Herodotus's Histories?

I'm looking for information re: the earliest versions of Herodotus's Histories. The two versions used on the Wikipedia page for Herodotus's Histories both trace back to Godley's translation. Godley's ...
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