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Old August 30th, 2017, 10:26 PM   #1

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I want to expand my knowledge on History so I am wanting to know in your experience what was the best site for doing so. I have a lot of good sites myself on History but I need more so I am set to fill my brain up with historical knowledge and then be able to question and have my own opinions on them.
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Old August 31st, 2017, 01:08 AM   #2

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I want to expand my knowledge on History so I am wanting to know in your experience what was the best site for doing so. I have a lot of good sites myself on History but I need more so I am set to fill my brain up with historical knowledge and then be able to question and have my own opinions on them.
Since History covers all past of the humankind, I don’t think that such a site exists. We generally slice history, so we can manage it. It would be easier know in what timeperiod or what region of the world you are interested.

Anyway, a vast and diversified online sourcebook is the “Internet History Sourcebooks Project” at Fordham University:

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/
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Since History covers all past of the humankind, I don’t think that such a site exists. We generally slice history, so we can manage it. It would be easier know in what timeperiod or what region of the world you are interested.

Anyway, a vast and diversified online sourcebook is the “Internet History Sourcebooks Project” at Fordham University:

https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/
I understand that but I just want a site that has historical knowledge on just some big parts of history and I have found websites that have exactly that and what I needed plus there is Podcasts. I sound like I am answering my own question but I just wanted more websites.
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I'll also have to go to the Library soon which I am sure is the best place to get what I need.
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Old August 31st, 2017, 07:45 AM   #5

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I'll also have to go to the Library soon which I am sure is the best place to get what I need.
You are right there ! Hard copy books should be selected and start reading them 3 or 4 books at a time ! Make notes for your own use as aide memoir. You will progress far. But restrict your area of interest e.g. Russian Revolution, WW I or WW Ii etc.
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There's this natty little website crammed with well informed people and many useful links, give it a try.

http://historum.com/
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Old August 31st, 2017, 07:58 AM   #7

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You are right there ! Hard copy books should be selected and start reading them 3 or 4 books at a time ! Make notes for your own use as aide memoir. You will progress far. But restrict your area of interest e.g. Russian Revolution, WW I or WW Ii etc.
My first area of interest is the Middle Ages. Always have been drawn to the Middle Ages.
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Old August 31st, 2017, 08:00 AM   #8

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There's this natty little website crammed with well informed people and many useful links, give it a try.

http://historum.com/
I have actually been using this forum to learn new information. I love being in a type of community where others love History just as much as I do.
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The best history site I've ever had was the following

A Chronology of World Political History
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Old September 1st, 2017, 10:28 PM   #10

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I have actually been using this forum to learn new information. I love being in a type of community where others love History just as much as I do.
Have you ever read Nassim Taleb's book ' The Black Swan ' ? He warns therein about the opacity of History.
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