Title says it all- do you prefer the social or military aspects of history? I say social- but I appreciate a good battle!! And some of my favorite historical figures were great military tacticians, and are so for that reason...
All these perspectives of history are important and at times contribute to the other. That said I find social history to be extremely boring or at times irritating and hard as hell to understand why a certain person or movement did what it did. Military history is just awesome though and far more interesting and engaging in my opinion.
Social. War is a foolish endeavour - and the only good I can see from it is the art it inspires, from suits of armour to great tapestries, to stories and song.
But social history, folklore, mythology, religion, politics, I find that infinitely more intriguing.