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Poll Question: Which of these would you most want to read about?
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    Posted: 02-Aug-2007 at 03:59
This is a small survey to see what do you believe we should concentrate upon. I am not saying for certain that we will automatically write and publish articles only about those places but we will do our best in ensuring that it would be addressed in many issues.

You might also want to name a more precise area in a post however.

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Well, as a scholar of the Early Middle Ages, it seems an easy choice what to vote for... Big%20smile
 
This does not mean I would not be interested in articles on other subjects of course. After all, one learns far more from reading about something one knows nothing about.
 
If I may be so bold as to make a suggstion: would it perhaps be interesting to have a series of 'common history' articles, in which each month the history of a long period of a certain country or region or even continent is told? I myself for instance know very little about the general history of the far east, and an overview article on say the history of Japan from first habitation to now with a good bibliography for futher reading would be a good startingpoint for anyone like me wanting to learn more.
 
And in time, AE would so build up a pretty nice archive of general world history which can be used for reference (might draw some new readers too, via google) and an enormous bibliography sorted by subject. Believe me, to the historical scholar, there is little that makes one more happy than an extensive and ordered bibliography... Smile 

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Believe me... I try... I love Japanese history but simply don't... don't... don't know enough to write about it (actually, I can't force myself to write about Japanese history). I admit it, I could write something on the political system of the Kamakura Shogunate but I simply... let's say that's not what I want.

By a general history, do you mean something like the Eidgenossenschaft has now (although I admit that it hasn't got a bibliography)? A Concise History of Eidgenossenschaft

For if it is so... Then I believe it could be done. Your suggestion has been accounted for.

Under the Early Middle Ages; are you speaking of Norse or Anglo-Saxon or Germanic or what type of it (or general)?

EDIT: And are you speaking of articles about kingdoms, people, military or some other sort under Early Medieval?


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Well, personally within Early Medieval I'd like some articles on subjects like anthropology (how did people think, what did they believe, what were their habits) ethnogenese (what is the official version of what the people consider their past, and how much of that is real, and how much is constructed; what function does Law have in the society) culture (level of art, written culture, oral culture, function of art in society).

I would be interested in pretty much any time or place. I know a lot about Germanic already, but I know very little about the Early Medieval history of Eastern Europe, or even Byzantium if I am honest. Smile
 
edit - Yes, like that article on Switserland. Perhaps a little more extensive. And doing one country at the time might take a bit long...Wink


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I'm sorry. I just learned (from Praetor) that normal users may not be able to vote. I've pm'd North and Seko about it. I have no idea why it is so but I know that that mistake has been fixed before. If you can post, then please do so and hold the vote for a later time.
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I voted for Ancient Rome, but would be happy to see anything ancient, medieval or early modern. I'm not saying modern isn't interesting -it is!- just that you wanted to know what I would most be interested in. And to answer that very specifically; Roman military history, Byzantium and the Napoleonic Wars.
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Damn elitist rider...! I think a great topic is the resistance movements in France during WWII, I dont know if you already did it before, but it's one of my favourite topics.
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Bronze Age Europe and 18th and 19th century social history.
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Late medieval and renaissance.
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I'd personally like to see much more in the way of ancient near eastern stuff and historiology - there simply isn't enough about historical method which would be interesting.
 
I think that too many people spend time writing brilliant answers on the forum instead of writing brilliant articles for the site (which is what this community is about folks...) so I reckon that we need to add more incentives or at least encourage people to write more articles - there are dismally few on the site for the sheer amount of people on the forum.


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Ancient Europe of course. 
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Okay, North informed me that the voting should be fine. I encourage you all to try and vote for it.
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I cant, but by god I have a good many ideas for the classics section - prepare for a load of papers, Rider and Seko!
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I voted for High and Late Medieval Europe and the Renaissance.  If I could have voted for two, it would have been that one and Early Modern and the Imperial Era (1453 - 1914).
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Originally posted by Aster Thrax Eupator Aster Thrax Eupator wrote:


I think that too many people spend time writing brilliant answers on the forum instead of writing brilliant articles for the site (which is what this community is about folks...)


I think that it has to with having less pressure on writing an answer than writing an article. Also, you get feedback quickly on the forum, and it feels more lonely on the articles.
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The voting should be OK. If not then just wright down your answers.
 
I would like to see a few articles on Steppe history and empires.
 
High and Late Medieval Europe is already a popular one and will garner many future articles. Some more stuff on the two world wars would be my other pick. 
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Steppes? Hmmh... I might just know the thing (although I'd have to go deeper and deeper in history for it)...

BE, how would you go into more detail? Would you like Byzantium or something else?

EDIT: I've enabled multiple voting for better results. I beg everyone not to vote more than once for the same cause and not to vote more than thrice at all.Smile


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I have voted thrice, and I chose Ancient Rome a personal favourite of mine.
and  China and Korea and the early modern era as they are areas in which my interest has greatly increased but by comparison to Ancient/medieval Europe and mediteranian I don't know much about.

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Originally posted by rider rider wrote:

BE, how would you go into more detail? Would you like Byzantium or something else?

EDIT: I've enabled multiple voting for better results. I beg everyone not to vote more than once for the same cause and not to vote more than thrice at all.Smile
 
Ok, I voted for Early Modern too.
 
I know that if I mention specific topics, it will be asked of me to write article(s) for the AE Magazine.  It is difficult to narrow things down into one neat article for the magazine.  This is why I prefer to start topics and be able to interact on the forums.  Some day I intend to write something for the Magazine, since I have been asked before.  I appreciate the interest from the editors and members.
 
Specific topics that would interest me and hopefully others include:
 
Late Middle Ages/Renaissance
 
-Late Byzantium (1204-1461) Big%20smile
-The "Gunpowder Revolution" of late medieval militaries
-Cannons, arquebuses, hand cannons
-Gunpowder weapon fortifications
-later church councils (Lyons, Ferrara-Florence)
-influence of Byzantium on the Italian Renaissance
 
Early Modern period
 
-Ottoman Turks
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-Explorers and Native Americans
-Exploration accounts (primary sources)
-Colonization of East Africa
-Cross-cultural contacts
 
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