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Further reading after Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose"?

I finished this book not too long ago, and I was interested in the daily lives of the monks in a 14th century abbey. Does anyone know if there's any primary sources of that nature that have survived? Or any secondary sources that you could suggest? Also, I would be interested in reading more about…

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The US has 220,480 km of rail lines, but it once had 408,833 km. Many of those old lines are abandoned, or have been turned into rails-to-trails, etc. When the US build them, was there a legitimate need for them, or were people overbuilding rail lines in a speculative fashion because of a rail…

From the south so I can’t find many people in a 100 mile radius that I can simply ask this question to without causing an alarm or at the least pissing someone off so I have to ask here. I’m not saying everything he says is end all fix all but how can people listen to him make valid points as he…

We estimate the photo taken sometime around the turn of the 20th century, but perhaps before that. We're particularly interested in the intergenerational politics of the region and how they may have affected the dress of both my great great grandfather and grandmother. Here is said photo:…

"We" are part of REN21 [https://www.ren21.net/]'s team, a network made up of academia, NGOs, industry, govt, and individuals who are supporting the world to transition to renewable energy. We recently released the Renewables 2022 Global Status Report (#GSR2022) so we're hosting an AMA to talk…

This is the quote that Civilization VI attributes to the Stirrup technology. What's so great about it? As an invention, it sounds like a no-brainer that should have been invented five minutes after inventing horse riding. "Hey, that horse is tall and hard to mount, maybe if I had something to step…

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