Is it true that daughters were given as concubines as "loan securities" by low caste Himalayans in order to finance the daughters weddings?
It's 1534 and I'm a commoner in rural England. King Henry just split with the catholic church. How does this change things in my local parish? Do we all just go along with the pope no longer being the head of the church?
Was The Catholic Church throughout history as Anti-Science as the mainstream media claims to be?
How were combat cameramen/journalists seen as by their comrades during WW2?
How historically accurate is the book “Shōgun”?
Do all modern writing systems descend from cuneiform and Chinese proto-glyphs? If not, what other writing systems evolved independently that are still in use?
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I understand tropical fruits were rare in medieval Europe. So how did the colour orange become synonymous with the fruit rather than the more common carrot?
What did Friedrich Nietzsche think of contemporary Greece? Did he ever visit the country?
What impact did Motown have on American society in the 1960s-1970s?
Does Taiping Christianity still exist?
How large and powerful was the Champa Navy?
Is it true that vikings treated women better than most European societies at the time?
Why did the Mongol Empire keep their legal code a secret? How did this work in practice?
Is there any credibility about Graham Hancock?
Did Jewish people participate in the transatlantic slave trade, either in Europe or North/South America, at any point throughout the 16th-19th centuries?
Did the Roman empire have any "big brands" and, if so, what products were they known for?
I had an econ professor that argued that the FDIC is never needed simply because it exists. People feel reassured and therefore don't make bank runs. Has the FDIC ever had to pay out a claim? What were the circumstances behind that?
Prior to Tolkien, did "fandoms" exist that demanded an internally consistent canon of literature describing wholly fictional worlds?
What really happened in the so called Gujarat Riots in 2002 ?
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