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Old May 31st, 2012, 07:13 PM   #1

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Which Historical subject are you most passionate about?

I've noticed a lot of members here are extremely passionate about certain time periods and certain historical characters... Soooooo

What's your historical passion and how did it start?
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Old May 31st, 2012, 07:17 PM   #2

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My primary interests:

Imperial Rome, with emphasis on the 161-235 CE period
The American Civil War
Jewish History
African-American history, with emphasis on the black presence in the military

My secondary interests:

Medieval Islam, emphasis on the 12th and 13th Centuries
Polynesian cultures, emphasis on native Hawaii
Victorian Britain
The World Wars
North American Indian cultures
The Franco-Prussian War
The ancient Celts
Republican Rome
The Sassanid Persian Empire
Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica
African history, with emphasis on the 19th Century
Medieval Japan
The Ancient Middle East

It's actually hard to pinpoint how any one of them was inspired; historical interests multiply exponentially for me - for instance, interest in the American Civil War led to interest in the near-contemporary Franco-Prussian War.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 07:26 PM   #3

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The Zulus obviously.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 07:30 PM   #4

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I'm particularly interested in chaos and collapse, as well as religion and its role as a propagandistic tool of the state. I focus on these themes in the fifth-eighth centuries in the eastern Mediterranean. Like Salah, I have many interests like Hellenistic naval warfare and the Ottoman Empire to name two but I only claim moderate expertise in this one area and prefer to put most of effort into it.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 07:48 PM   #5

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US History:
US Revolution
Texas Revolution
Air power history
Naval history
..I have to give thanks to a few really good professors I had
while in college, they lit the candle for more research about
my chosen fields.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 08:24 PM   #6

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I'm interested in:
Napoleonic era
French Revolution
Russian Revolution
Medieval Europe
30 years war
Age of Reason
Dark ages
Middle Ages
Franco Prussian war
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Old May 31st, 2012, 08:55 PM   #7

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I am most interested in how people lived, their family life, work, entertainments, food, clothing, housing, religious beliefs etc. The medieval era interest me particularly.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 09:00 PM   #8

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Gosh, where to begin?

In general:

American history
British Empire
The 2nd World War
The Cold War
19th century France
Republican/Imperial Rome, of special interest, the Punic wars.
The Zulu Kingdom
Ancient Greece and Macedonia
The Crusades, most especially the first

Just a few people of of interest from above: Julius Caesar and his heir Octavian, Caligula, Saladin, Khalid ibn al-Walid, Nur ad-Din, Shaka Zulu, Alexander III
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Old May 31st, 2012, 09:09 PM   #9

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There isn't a part in subject that doesn't interest me, but if I have to name those which interest me the most:

The American Civil War
Ancient Rome
Ancient Greece.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 10:46 PM   #10
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For me:

Ancient Rome and Greece
The History of the Jews and Christianity
The Philippine History
The British History
The American History
The Mongolian Empire
Ancient Empires of America and the Pacific
The Crusade and Medieval History
The History of China and the Orient
Industrial Revolution and age of Inventions
WW1 and 2
The Cold War, Vietnam and Korean War
Woodstock and the Flower Generation
The Great Depression and the Mafia
Generation X
The History of Governments and Laws
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