- Mar 2013
yeah i read about it. Seems like a bit like the flame wars we Indians and Pakistanis have on the IVCAgree, that's why I specialised on ancient rather than medieval in fact. Its just more interesting. Honestly though when it comes to India, I find the late antiquity/medieval stuff more interesting just because of the literature.
I think with the Puranas we have to be careful in making it explicit that even if we can't use them as direct historical documents, they're still valuable for historians. Like I said, most of the breakthroughs in Indian history now will be in using non standard sources anyway, moving more into the Prakrits etc.
Yes, FYROM want to be called Macedonia. Which on the face of it isn't that bad - Macedonia was the name of the Roman/Byzantine province/thema and for most of the middle ages was multi-ethnic and Slavophonic. Though most Greeks go insane when you mention that. HOWEVER, they're trying to extend their history back onto Hellenised people like Philip and Alexander and massively distort history as part of the bargain. Which is not cool.