Author Topic: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?  (Read 6909 times)

Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2014, 04:58:37 PM »
I am currently converting 800+ pages of US Naval Regulations to HTML for the Naval Historical Center.
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Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2014, 05:08:37 PM »
I am currently converting 800+ pages of US Naval Regulations to HTML for the Naval Historical Center.

I bet that is about as exciting as it sounds.

Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2014, 05:57:21 PM »
Main historical subject? Physics! Solitary
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Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2014, 06:44:27 PM »
I bet that is about as exciting as it sounds.
For me, it is.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2014, 12:26:17 AM »
I grew up and live within easy driving distance of many significant American Civil War battlefields. I also had several ancestors who served on both sides, so I have always had a great interest in the study of that war.
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How sad the Captain has such un-American beliefs.

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2014, 03:22:01 AM »
My historical interests are things that happened in the past. I know, call me the oddball here.
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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2014, 03:23:54 AM »
I am currently converting 800+ pages of US Naval Regulations to HTML for the Naval Historical Center.
I was in the Navy. Seems I remember at least 800 pages just enlisting.
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Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2014, 09:19:41 AM »
I am also interested in the prehistoric era of the mid to late Neolithic, the time ascribed to Noah. So much of what we are as humans stems from the end of our hunter-gather existence and the foundation of cities and temples, like Gobekli Tebe. The Gilgamesh legend and the early creation of the codexes of law and written language. The more we discover, the more we see where modern humanity comes from.

Offline zarus tathra

Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2014, 07:15:24 PM »
My primary interest would be Medieval/Renaissance history, and the history of leftism.
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Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2014, 07:42:47 PM »
I was in the Navy.
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Seems I remember at least 800 pages just enlisting.
and at the bottom, in the fine print: "You are now US government property."
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers

Offline Aupmanyav

Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2014, 12:42:30 AM »
My interest is in Aryan history, RigVeda, and their interaction with indigenous Indians and their beliefs. Like Stromboli said, the 'Noah period' or I would say the 'Orion Period', because at one time the Aryan New Year began with vernal equinox when the sun rose in the asterism of Orion - Mrigashiras (The Hunter or the Antelopes head)/Agrahayana (The First) Nakshatra. I am supposed to have an Aryan descent, though I do not claim purity of blood.
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Offline frosty

Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2014, 12:47:39 AM »
My interests shift quite a bit, but in terms of region I am stuck on the Middle East/North Africa for now. Before that, it was the Orient. Humanity has been in conflict so often that it's quite hard to find a 'favourite' time period to follow for wars. Modern wars, anywhere from WW1 to present, interest me much more than wars that happened in the past hundreds/thousands of years. It's good to get some historical context, but other than that, I'm more concerned with my world as it's happening in this modern age.

Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2014, 11:13:41 AM »
From proto-paleo-anthropology upto and including the renaissance.
I.o.w. from Ramapithecus to Leonardo da Vinci.
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Offline Ro3bert

Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2014, 09:49:44 PM »
I am presently heavily into Medieval/Renaissance. But I find almost any history enjoyable if not totally fascinating with the exception of Egyptian history and that because I see too many TV shows relating to Pharaonic Egypt.

Robert

Re: What is/are your primary area(s) of historical interest?
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2014, 10:06:15 PM »
I am presently heavily into Medieval/Renaissance. But I find almost any history enjoyable if not totally fascinating with the exception of Egyptian history and that because I see too many TV shows relating to Pharaonic Egypt.
So you're saying Abydios to egyptian history?  :P