Hot answers tagged

23

For the US, there's an article on Constitution Daily which says something about this. First it says: At the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, there was little public debate about the age requirements and no discussion about the age requirement for the presidency. Then it gets more helpful when it refers to James Monroe. James Monroe also ...


16

Historians engage with such sources all the time. Just like any other historical source, they are evaluated in relation to other available evidence. It is true that ancient historians had different standards of evidence then modern ones, and this must be taken in to account. But all sources can include distortions and that is in no way unique to these ...


15

Question: Are the historical sources from the ancient history trustable? . Short Answer: Controversial topic. There is no blanket finding on historical texts accuracy or inaccuracy which enjoy's consensus support among historians. Historians generally support the critical analysis of historical texts matching them against ...


9

If I'm going to address this in context, the general point is that all we have to go by is written records, and in eras of low literacy, that means all we get is the perspective of the few literate people. The early Middle Ages (aka: "Dark Ages") were definitely a period of low literacy in Europe, and in this case the few people who had the ability and ...


8

Tank gun itself is short barrelled 7.5cm KwK 37, as mentioned in nvoigt comment. This means that the tank is either early PzKpfw IV (D to F1 versions employed in USSR) , or less likely PzKpfw III Ausf. N . However, PzKpfw III Ausf. N usually had armored skirts around turret and hull, plus camo pattern painted on. If we assume tank to be Pzkw IV, then it ...


7

If you are interested in some of the actual political blaming being discussed by that quote, you'll probably want to take a look at the writings of the US' first political hatchet-man, James Callender. However, he didn't actually seem to have much compunction against saying nasty things about Washington. He wrote this when Washington left office: If ...


6

I'm going to go with 'There is no evidence'. Parrots (psittaci).—Varro mentions them among rare birds exhibited at public shows. The increase of trade between Egypt and India in the time of Augustus probably helped to make the parrot a common pet in Italy under the Empire. For it was chiefly, at least, the green Indian parrot that the Romans knew. "...


6

An excellent example is Lollardy in England. Today many people read the Lollards through a lens of modern left wing movements. Ironically this is a useful reading: the Lollards were educated intermediaries who were incensed with moral outrages and tried to harness a movement of ordinary working people for their own benefits. We know more about the Lollards ...


5

C.M. Whish The first proven European scholar who had the idea that Indian mathematics might have anything of note for the Western scientific tradition was Charles Matthew Whish. The first person in modern times to realise that the mathematicians of Kerala had anticipated some of the results of the Europeans on the calculus by nearly 300 years was Charles ...


5

You won't get a clear definition, as this changes from century to century, from area to area, and also in the eye of the beholder. Village priests were often poor, illiterate or barely literate, and clearly not an elite unless compared to rest of the village. Same for monks and nuns. Priests in more important churches, bishops, and priests who also served ...


5

This is the handwritten decree that it was referring to (relevant content boxed in red): Text (with corrections; courtesy of https://kknews.cc/history/epbl22y.html) 「恭親王從議政以來,妄自尊大,諸多驕敖(傲),以(依)仗爵高權重,目無君上,看朕沖齡,諸多挾致(制),往往諳始(暗使)離間,不可細問。每日召見,趾高氣揚,言語之間,許多取巧,滿是胡談亂道。嗣(似)此情形,以後何以能辦國事?若不即早宣示,朕歸政之時,何以能用人行正(政)?」宣布「恭親王著毋庸在軍機處議政,革去一切差使,不准干預公事」!


4

While I can't identify the photo, I can narrow down the tank. I believe it is a Panzer IV D. It has the short barrelled 7.5 cm KwK 37 narrowing it down to a Panzer IV Ausf. A through F1 or a Panzer III N. Both had very similar turrets, but the Panzer III N has a wider gun mantlet, a more angular shroud, and lacked (or covered) the distinctive angular view ...


3

张作霖只说了一个“打”字,就昏死过去,再也没有醒来……。 "打" could be the verb in a sentence. That means 'make a phone/telegraph to call his fifth son back soon'. Because he was in a lethal condition and could not finish the whole sentence. This matches the following return of Xueliang Zhang disguised as a wound soldier.


3

My answer is going to be less detailed than what I hoped—and not provide you with any artworks!—but perhaps it can serve as a useful focal point for further research. I was hoping to find at least a reference for a chronicle which would describe such a market but no luck. Yet, the textual descriptions from modern research do provide a mental image of a ...


3

Conference Footage Footage of Legasov's address does exist -- but perhaps not the whole address. The relevant passages in Higginbotham's 'Midnight in Chernobyl' with respect to the Vienna Conference say: Two weeks later, on August 25, Valery Legasov, wearing a gray suit and striped tie, his face puffy and haggard behind thick glasses, took the floor on the ...


3

In at least some cases, we know about the contents of lost works only due to later commentaries. For example, this article on Fibonacci numbers explains: Their first known occurrence dates back to around 700AD, in the work of Virahanka. Virahanka’s original work has been lost, but is nevertheless cited clearly in the work of Gopala (c. 1135) [...] The ...


3

Oral tradition needs to be documented properly and put into context. Your source can be something like "statement by a tribal elder, interview by the author in April 2020 at ..." Side note -- check with your research institution about privacy protocols. Do you name the elder in the publication? Your own records need the exact name and date, of course. Then ...


2

Oral history, historiography of oral traditions, and historiography of traditional knowledges are a fraught area. This is in part because indigenous knowledge is currently politicised in settler societies, mainly over land rights sovereignty treaty and invasion. Oral traditions are a primary source for Western historiography (post-“Ranke” history) in some ...


1

At risk of pointing out the obvious, just about every early text of significance was oral tradition of some shape or form put in writing, with varying degree of research and reinterpretation on top -- not unlike, let's face it, oral tradition itself. Think the Bible, Herodotus, etc. all the way to the Middle Ages when sources become common enough that you're ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible