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View Poll Results: What type of history interestes you the most?
Political/diplomatic 18 20.93%
Economical 4 4.65%
Military 33 38.37%
Cultural (history of thoughts and ideas, cultural innovation) 22 25.58%
Biographies of major figures 9 10.47%
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Old December 14th, 2012, 01:13 PM   #51

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The poll turned out exactly how I predicted.
I'm curious, what did you predict?
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Old December 14th, 2012, 01:17 PM   #52

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I'm curious, what did you predict?
Military being #1 was easy to foresee
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Old December 14th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #53

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Military being #1 was easy to foresee
ditto Economics
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ditto Economics
Guaporense would've added another few zeros to the economics
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Old December 14th, 2012, 01:25 PM   #55

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Military being #1 was easy to foresee
It was, indeed. Was that the prediction? It doesn't seem to have been made in this threads.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #56

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What type of history interestes you the most?

I chose Cultural/Social because I read more in this category than the others, but I find the drama and intrigue of the Political and Biographical histories far more exciting/thrilling than cultural/social/intellectual history. On the same note, I don't find military accounts and descriptions of battles very interesting at all. Reading about the events leading up to, and the outcomes of battles is very fascinating, though.
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ditto Economics
I wonder why the economic one is so neglected? What could possible be more interesting than The merchant(s) of Venice?
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I wonder why the economic one is so neglected? What could possible be more interesting than The merchant(s) of Venice?
I think that Venetian Banking is one of the things that gives economic history a bad name. Not that it's not immensely important...but it doesn't make for good narrative and from today's standpoint it's so primitive it's even boring from a quantitative economics perspective.
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I wonder why the economic one is so neglected? What could possible be more interesting than The merchant(s) of Venice?
I agree that economics is probably one of the most fundamental historical studies. It just doesn't interest me personally that much. But I readily admit that a lot of cultural history and history of ideas (which is what I voted for) is founded on basic studies of historical economics. Economics was and is still basically what makes our world go round, and is even the mother of military history.

And of course from where I come from during the deplorable 70s and 80s if you conducted such a poll you would get a result for economical history in the 80 or 90% range. All based on marxist materialism of course and all exceedingly boring. I have tried to chew through a number of such studies and they are mostly useless nowadays because they are founded on such dogmatic ideological theory. The Marxist majority did pose some interesting questions but they answered them so incredibly poorly that we basically have to do the work all over again in recent times. But of course that is the history of history.

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I'm curious, what did you predict?
I predicted the top 3 in order. To be honest though I thought military would have a bigger lead.
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