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Colonial times. I still love the mystery of the Roanoke Colony just because it hasn't been solved and wont ever be.
I recently learned that even tho we don't know know what happened to them, the best guess is that the colony went through a famine, and they were friendly with the nearby Croatoan Indian tribe, so they assimilated with them. It blew my mind because it's so obvious once you hear it.

For me, my thing is Cold War culture. Soviet and American propaganda, the atomic bomb, all that type of thing. Once you start to learn about it you realize how much of that stuff is still affecting how we think about the world.
 

Tragi-Chan

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The Industrial Revolution for me- how it came about, how it affected society.

The history of medicine interests me, because there’s so much that sounds ridiculous to us now but made perfect sense then. All that trial and error.

I find the history of homosexuality in society fascinating, which is weird, because I’m straight. I guess it’s that secret history concept, this thing that’s always existed but has been hidden, this whole subculture that goes largely unacknowledged.
 

Shway

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I like to dwelve into ancient Egypt, the Golden Age of Piracy, WWI, and anything else I can get my hands on. I just wish my memory could serve me better.
 
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OhGoy

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It seems silly by our modern comprehension of weapons and war but that really was the most effective way to make use of guns in that period of their development.
oh, i know; having completely inaccurate firearms that only hold one projectile and take several seconds to reload after firing practically demands that sort of warfare

it's just that there's nothing quite like that time period in the tens of thousands of years that human civilization has existed
 

MerriedxReldnahc

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I'm an artfag so my interests lie more in visual things like art movements, building style, and artifacts. The Renaissance is facinating for many reasons but the evolution of painting styles and techniques is really interesting to look back on.

High school me was all about Ancient Rome, mostly the architecture and general culture. Pompeii and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius will always be such an exciting thing for me becasue a freak natural disaster gave the future world a perfect time-capsule of the Roman's equivalent of a vacation town. It's actually one of the only places where we can see any examples of Roman paintings. One thing I was delighted to learn is that the concept of pornography has its orgins in the initial excavation of Pompeii.
This is a summerized version of a study I read but basically, all these Victorian-era archeologists were digging up the remains of the great Roman civilization and were a bit startled to find statues of dudes fucking goats and whatnot. European people do love to classify things so they were struggling to come up with an appropriate catagory to place all these giant cock statues and paintings of people fucking. They went with the Greek word pornographos which more or less means "writing about prostitutes" and kept all these naughty artifacts hidden away becasue they were so "obscene". To the Romans the artifacts weren't "obscene" at all, so one could argue that these artifacts only became dirty when someone arbitrarily decided they were.
Other fun facts about the sexy art of Pompeii? There's a theory involving some of the wall paintings that the building they were found in probably was a brothel and the paintings were like a "menu" you could order off of. I don't really think that's true, it's probably just some saucy wall decor, but I do love the idea of going to the McWhorehouse and ordering a #7 with extra sauce.
My current big love in history is pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and Mayans were so badass and the art and architecture really blows my mind.
For a little while I was studying the Ku Klux Klan. Despite having major eras of power, they've been pretty fuckin' ridiculous since the day they were founded.
 

JambledUpWords

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:autism:I’ve mainly been sperging about Medieval history. I can’t really say for sure what I find interesting at any given moment from this time period, since it varies between art, literature, food, medicine, clothing and notable people. I sometimes like listening to Gregorian chants while reading history from this time period. Also, I get very :autism: when people think that the witch trials in Europe were during the Medieval period, when it was really the early modern period. :autism:
 

Apoth42

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1700-1995 is a good hotspot. Of course, the history of Chris and other cows probably makes that until the present.

I recently learned that even tho we don't know know what happened to them, the best guess is that the colony went through a famine, and they were friendly with the nearby Croatoan Indian tribe, so they assimilated with them. It blew my mind because it's so obvious once you hear it.

For me, my thing is Cold War culture. Soviet and American propaganda, the atomic bomb, all that type of thing. Once you start to learn about it you realize how much of that stuff is still affecting how we think about the world.
And they're still around, the Lumbee Tribe. A tribe full of Half-Indians with names like Smith and William? Very odd.

Thing is, the British and US governments strongly discouraged intermixing with natives so when could this have possibly happened?

I like the history of feminism, civil rights and social justice.
The way ideologies evolve because of politics, great people and cultural shifts is pretty interesting. Doesn't matter what era.
 
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Zaragoza

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Industrial Revolution, WW1 and anything involving with Bronze Age, Persian, Roman, and Muslim history and also Tamerlane. Edit: Also the Banana Wars : ) : )

New Testament. Whether you think any of it is true or not, the BIble is the most influential set of documents in the history of western civilization, so it's good to know how it came to be.
Been looking into reading more about Gnostic Christianity, like the Gnostic Scriptures. You familiar with them?

I used to get a hardy over WW1 and how fast moderization of weapons and the war tactics evolved.
But due to drugs and shit I forgot a lot of it and never cared to re-learn it.
I love WW1 history, binge watched through BBC The Great War series, very touching and emotional. Everything about WW1 just fascinates me, and the Ottoman Empire's participation is just icing on the cake. Also the Tanks, god I love the British Mark V tanks.

My current big love in history is pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and Mayans were so badass and the art and architecture really blows my mind.
I plan on ordering a book about the Spanish conquests of the Aztecs, the illustrations of their cities during the Classical period (Mayans) are so beautiful and alien. What are your thoughts about the Mayans and Olmecs?
 
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heathercho

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Korean history is my passion. After hearing about North Korea in the infamous "Axis of evil" speech, I have been hooked on anything related to Korean history and current events online or in books.
A sperg after my own heart.

East Asian history.
Also fashion history. I feel that fashion of the recent past was much more interesting and innovative than the mere merchandising it has become now.
Major fashion houses have been completely destroyed from an artistic standpoint by this recent Karadashianisation of fashion. Or Niggerisation.
I was sad when Hubert de Givenchy died earlier this year, because I feel his contribution to the world has been the most sullied.



It's a disgrace.
 

1Tonka_Truck

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Military history and military arms. The history and development of the AR-10, AR-15, and M16 is super interesting to me. The M16 was the first individual weapon not developed by the Army Ordinance Corps and they did everything they could to sabotage the whole thing. Transcript of the hearing(s) on the M16 if any is feeling a bit :autism: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112109164266

The '93 flood might be interesting to look into. It was a 1000 year/99.9 percentile flood. Massive snowfall over the winter around the Missouri Headwaters and it never stopped raining when summer hit the upper Mississippi. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Flood_of_1993
 

Oscar Wildean

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I'm really into the whole Titanic history and everything from the sinking and voyage and have multiple books on that subject alone.
Edwardian era. (Since I started with the Titanic.)
Victorian England.
Wild West and Tombstone. Anything during the wild west, but especially the Earps and Doc Holliday.
Tudor England. Henry and his wives, etc.
Old royalty.
Oregon Trail, pioneer life. Donner Party.
 

millais

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I like reading old travelogues and memoirs/diaries. Mostly to do with Chinese, American, or Boer history.

I like the old American memoirs and travelogues because ever since around the 1850s-1860s, Americans seem to write in pretty much the same colloquial tongue that they use today, so it's very easy to grasp the precise meaning and intent of the writer. Some idioms and jargon go out of fashion, but it's basically the same language in everything that really matters. Currently, I am preferring the American Civil War memoirs and diaries, because the era constitutes the great American epic, like truly the American equivalent of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms or the Iliad.

I like the old South African memoirs and travelogues because the literate Boers there were long accustomed to writing in English (sometimes even better than their written Dutch, due to lack of spelling/grammatical reform of written Dutch to match the spoken colloquial tongue), so again I can parse their exact meaning with great clarity. Also all throughout Boer history, their society had a very familial sense of community in that an extraordinary number of people seem to be related to each other by ties of kinship or friendship, so in reading memoirs I am constantly discovering the various memoir authors crossing paths with one another or relations/friends of one another. Very interesting phenomenon that is unique to Boer historical accounts, I suppose due to the smaller size of their population and the small proportion of that population which was literate and presumably running around the same social/family circles. It is an interesting contrast between the intimate familiarity of the people and the vastness of their sparsely populated country.

I like the old Chinese travelogues because there always seemed to be a lot going on over there, even when there were no big historical events. The daily occurrences and dramas would be worthy enough to to fill the history books of many a smaller country, but China has always been such a vast and teeming place that only the tremendously big things make it into the standard history texts.

In the past, I used to read a ton of military history texts, but there's so much English-language materials published for everything noteworthy in military history that I have more than enough for two lifetimes, and the military history stuff that I enjoy would take way too long to list.

But for all that military history reading, the only stuff I really know backwards and forwards and can comfortably hold forth on still has to do with Chinese, American, and Boer history during the past 200 years.
 
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