1. robto

    When wheat arrived and became widespread in premodern China?

    We all know that wheat is the main crop produced in Northern China and wheat products have an ubiquitous presence in Northern Chinese dishes and it forms the main staple, but it was not like this in the past. The main crop that was grown in the early history of the Chinese civilisation was...
  2. Futurist

    When did ethnic nationalism become widespread outside of the West?

    When did ethnic nationalism--for instance, the type of ethnic nationalism whose popularity helped result in the popularization of the concept of "national self-determination" in 1918-1919--become widespread outside of the West? Indeed, I know that ethnic nationalism in many non-Western parts of...
  3. Kookaburra Jack

    Was the NT Bible critiqued 325 CE upon widespread publication?

    One would expect there to have been many literary critiques of the Greek NT Bible when it was used as a political instrument and widely published during the sole rule of Constantine 325-337 CE. How did the literate pagan Greeks in Alexandria respond? Did they respond at all? Are there...
  4. RomanEmperor

    What if Islam never became so widespread in the Middle East?

    I sometimes think.... what would the world be like today with a predominantly Christian North Africa and Middle East. I think the world would be a much better place. Those countries surely would be far better places than they are today in many ways.
  5. H

    How Widespread Was The Use Of Steel In Pre-Colonial Sub-Saharan Africa?

    I know that Africans have been using iron for thousands of years. I am also aware of the Haya people of East Africa who developed advanced blast furnaces able to produce high carbon steel over 2000 years ago. However was steel the norm in most of Africa before European intervention or were tools...
  6. T

    Could widespread Nation-State failure lead to a tribal future?

    I read an article about modern Native American secession movements and wounded knee incident in the 70s a while back. It claimed that the world has been more affected by ethnicity, and tribalism than by states. While I don't think there has ever truly been conflicts between two races or...
  7. EmperorTigerstar

    Most Widespread Roman Cult?

    During the Roman Empire local cults would arise by combining the Roman pantheon with another factor and it would become popular locally but then spread to other parts of the empire. Which one would you say was the most widespread?
  8. WeisSaul

    More widespread Ibadi Islam

    What would it have taken for Ibadi Islam to become more widespread? It would probably require the Omanis to do some proselytizing. The Omanis controlled Bandar Abbas, Qeshm, the UAE, and Qatar so I could see it picking up in those places perhaps. If it spread on the Swahili Coast (via Omani...
  9. HistoryFreak1912

    Was Braille widespread in Europe in the 1800s?

    Sorry for the random question, but this is kind of background research on a story I'm working on. Basically, I know Braille was invented by Louis Braille in the early 1800s, but what I'm wondering are the following: 1) How long was it before it became a thing to teach the blind across...