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  1. D

    Recommend reading re: the envirvonment

    UCLA's Dr. Jared Diamond's "Collapse". The case histories of civilizations that either failed and perished or prospered depending on how the treated their environments.
  2. avon

    What are you reading? v.2

    (Old thread.) Just starting The Ambassadors' Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance: Amazon.co.uk: John David North: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51XF3H5ZBML.@@AMEPARAM@@51XF3H5ZBML
  3. Yankee

    Reading the Man

    Has anyone read this book on Robert E. Lee? How accurate is it? I read a review which stated that he had snipers behind his men to keep them from retreating. I can't find any other sources for this on the net. Anyone know if it's true. I don't want to get into a raging debate with people...
  4. Void

    Structuring your reading

    I am an extremely obssesive compulsive person. Everything has to be "offical" and "documented" for me to be satisfied. I have a real problem when it comes to retaining information. I don't just read it and think, "oh, I didn't understand that, but that's fine." I have a real problem with not...
  5. RonPrice

    A minor player with too much to read

    David Halberstam(1934-2007) arrived in Vietnam in the middle of 1962 to be a full-time Vietnam specialist for The New York Times. I was an 18 year old matriculation student in Ontario at the time and hoped to get into an arts degree program in 1963; I knew nothing of Halberstam. I also began my...
  6. B

    Summer reading- Gerbert or Pope Sylvester II

    Today I read Chapter IV-The Tradition of Thought in The Making of the Middle Ages by R. W. Southern. This chapter is an exploration of the leading figures of the medieval intellectual world from the tenth to early thirteenth century. One of the most important being Gerbert of Aurillac or...
  7. J

    Life in the late 17'th century France reading list

    I am looking advice on the best books, documentaries or podcasts on what life was like in the late 17'th century France - 1670 to 1710 to be specific. Any input would be much appreciated.
  8. O

    Reading Mein Kampf

    Ive started reading this but am confused already. I'm trying to understand the relationship between Germany and Austria. There is mention of Germans making a big stamp on Austria. But then talks of the struggle to preserve the German language, schools and way of life - I don't understand this...
  9. H

    Tips on Reading Marx's Capital?

    I am currently planning to delve into Marx's Capital. Are their any good tips to comprehending Marx's colossal work, especially part one. The reason I'm reading Capital is to better understand Marx's views on capitalism, and to further my studies of Marxist philosophy. It is especially hard...
  10. C

    World War 2 recommended reading

    Hey all, Could you give me some recommendations for books on the Greek theater in World War 2 and the parts of World War 2 in the Pacific. :D
  11. Robespierre

    Your bias in reading history

    There are school of interpretations. Obviously a historian from a Whig school would have a certain framework in which he fits his material. But there are lesser known biases as well. Class, social gender, etc. Even the way you see the progression of history can be a bias. If, like Marx, you...
  12. Thessalonian

    'Britain's first pre-Roman planned town' found near Reading

    "Archaeologists believe they have found the first pre-Roman planned town discovered in Britain. It has been unearthed beneath the Roman town of Silchester or Calleva Atrebatum near modern Reading. The Romans are often credited with bringing civilisation to Britain - including...
  13. Marius

    Recommended Reading: American Civil War...

    I've just recently started to read up about a topic that i've always found interesting, but never really got around to learning about: The American Civil War. I'm about 3/4 of the way through The American Civil War by John Keegan: , and i'm wondering if anyone can recommend other good reading...
  14. sylla1

    Was reading about the life of Napoleon I personally important for you?

    I mean in any way. If your answer is positive ... how much? Please explain in detail. Thanks in advance.
  15. sylla1

    Do you prefer reading historical novels over actual history?

    Which option would you enjoy the most? Please explain why. Thanks in advance.
  16. H

    Need help with the codes for reading an orthodox text

    Hello everyone! Does anybody know how to read the following magic square from "The Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander" Below is a video with the explanation of some of the messages and how they have been found. Can someone tell me any other messages and what the codes are for reading them? Any...
  17. H

    Need help with the codes for reading an orthodox text

    Hello everyone! Does anybody know how to read the following magic square from "The Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander" Below is a video with the explanation of some of the messages and how they have been found. Can someone tell me any other messages and what the codes are for reading them? Any...
  18. avon

    What are you reading?

    (Continuing on from the old 'What are you reading?' thread: http://www.historum.com/showthread.php?p=413795#post413795) The OP remains the same: What are you reading?
  19. A

    Compiling a reading list, and am in need of suggestions

    So it's been relatively easy for me to compose a reading list of philosophical texts and to follow through with it. In regards to compiling a reading list for the topics of history and the world religions, I am absolutely clueless. I have a wonderful interest in history and world religions, but...
  20. Sharks and love

    The internet restores reading and writing as central activities in our culture

    We actually spent a lot more time watching 'Diff'rent Strokes' than reading Proust, prior to the Internet's spread. If it weren't for the internet, I would probably be playing video games right now, or something. Would anyone like to argue against this article's points or add to it?