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Posted: 6/9/2003 10:47:45 AM EDT
What is your favorite erra in hostory? I think that I enjoy the 20th century the most. I lived in the latter 1/5 of it, which is probably why it interests me most. I do enjoy reading about the 14th century though. Good times, good times.
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Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:31:24 AM EDT
WWII. Early Roman Empire.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 11:41:48 AM EDT
WWII - Both Grandparents fought for the US, and I had family that fought for the Germans, Polish resistance, Britain (under Polish colors) and some were sent to Concentration Camps. Family reunions were great, it was neat to hear 4 different sides of the war. Av.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 12:44:06 PM EDT
Revolutionary War (Americans change the face of politics AND warfare)...
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 12:58:59 PM EDT
The dark ages.
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Link Posted: 6/9/2003 1:16:38 PM EDT
Colonial America, 1645-1750. I think a man could be truely free then, once he got away from "civilized" society.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 1:40:16 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stryker_11A: Colonial America, 1645-1750. I think a man could be truely free then, once he got away from "civilized" society.
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yeah, but the guns sucked.
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 2:01:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By obershutze916:
Originally Posted By Stryker_11A: Colonial America, 1645-1750. I think a man could be truely free then, once he got away from "civilized" society.
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yeah, but the guns sucked.
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i would disagree; the guns were very cool... it was just a different time/different methods of warefare...
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 7:04:30 PM EDT
Ancient Celtic history, this includes a lot of Roman history of course.[:D]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:26:58 AM EDT
The early 1800's, the time of the Mountain Men... Trappers... Being the first "Explorer" to see the Yellowstone... Your Horse, your mule(supplies), your rifle, and you... True, pristine, freedom(but very, very dangerous for the greenhorn)... [sniper2]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 2:19:16 PM EDT
Western US from 1800 up to and including Civil War. I'ld like to do more reading on the early Colonial days and competition between the proto-empires. Say 1500 - 1700. Real interesting changes taking place. Emergence of Seapower, firearms, dissolution of church-state power structures, etc
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 7:47:41 AM EDT
When I watch "Last of the Mohicans" I feel like I was born a couple centuries late. Ever watch any of those shows on PBS where they take a contemporary family and have them live as folks did in a past period? Boy, are we spoiled today!
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 8:02:22 AM EDT
I love the guilded age 1880-1920(before the damn income tax) I Love the Mansions,money and power of the tycoons back then. Heres some examples: [url]http://www.locationworks.com/library/cat/29/22/01.html[/url]
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 5:36:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Brohawk: When I watch "Last of the Mohicans" I feel like I was born a couple centuries late. Ever watch any of those shows on PBS where they take a contemporary family and have them live as folks did in a past period? Boy, are we spoiled today!
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I agree. I'll take 1770-1815, please. The height of the flintlock era, and the last gasp of pre-mass communication/transit Euro-America. Life was tough, but people looked ahead, unlike today where we are holding on to what we have and looking back wistfully.....
Link Posted: 6/11/2003 6:28:29 PM EDT
WWII and Colonial eras
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 8:56:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LotBoy: The dark ages.
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LotBoy: Why do you have a picture of me as your avatar?
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 4:02:44 AM EDT
Hmmm, the Holy Roman Empire in the early Rennaisance under Maximillion the 1st (The Holy Roman Empire was not the ancient Roman Empire. The HRE was a confederation of Germanic principalities which began around the 1200's). Maximillion the 1st was emperor from 1493-1519. Of particular interest to me were the mercinary forces he established called Landsknechts, orginised very similarly to the Swiss mercinaries of the time who were considered the premier soldiers of continental europe. Max's problem was that he didn't have the financial resources to afford a large permanent army, so he would have mercinary companies created when he needed them and disbanded them when he didn't need them.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 7:55:27 AM EDT
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WW2 first and foremost. I like reading the life and times of Peter the Great. Good era where he built a western monarchy from a semi-asiatic nation. aw, hell. History of every shape and size, from the Etruscans to modern conflict in the Balkans. EDIT: It's true. If a chick says she is into 1940's history, DON"T assume she knows anything about what battles were fought where or when. She was probably thinking of dance steps or the fasions back then.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 7:48:47 PM EDT
American History from 1607 to today. I would love to visit for a a couple months in different time periods, especially the 1800's, 1860's, and the 1900's.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:19:44 AM EDT
One of the interesting aspects of the Highlander series was one person living through all of these periods.
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