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Posted By Confutus

I finished a rewrite of how the peoples and nations of the world apply to history in general, and a section on how government applies. This latter is really skimpy since my studies of government are not yet well developed, but it's a start. I'm making steady progress on connecting cities to periods of classical and medieval history: I've finished linking them to the centuries of modern history. Progress on expanding the connections of modern periods to specific nations is continuing. The 19th century, the 1970s-1980s, and the last three years are getting some attention. 


For Sociology in general, I've done about as much of a review of history as I can manage, and I've been working on rewriting the section on how religion applies. For Peoples of the world, I've been reviewing a summary of their development in antiquity, and reviewing the application of social structure and change.  Western Civilization is getting a rewrite of antiquity and a discussion of how it is affected by Asiatic peoples: in particular, the Middle East.  Anglic peoples are also getting a rewrite of history and a rewrite of how they are influenced by Latin peoples.


Posted By Confutus

I'm nearly done with the big project of reversing the connnections to nations, so that nations are now connected to other subjects. What remain are the tail ends. One of these is prehistory, another is in modern history before the late-mid 18th century, another in the 20th century before the late 1970s, another at the level of particular years in the past ten, and another in personal studies and science.   From here on, most of the work that involves nations will include links going both directions.


There are several other, lesser projects to take its place. One of them is finishing up a rewrite of how nations and peoples are helpful to history in general,  A second is the connection of cities to particular centuries. This is mostly done for modern history, but I am working back into classical and medieval times. A third is a rewrite of how nations apply to modern history.   A fourth is a rewrite and expansion of how Asiatic peoples have influenced Western Civilization. There are several other lesser projects also going on,  including resolving the tail ends of the big reversal project. It's hard to guess which of the various things I am working on will be finished first.


Posted By Confutus

Yes, I've finally added a section on Greece in the early classical period. It will appear on the site in the next update. No, it isn't very big, only about a paragraph. But most studies of Western Civilization more or less begin with classical Greece, so having a specific mention of it gives something of a foundation to them.

Posted By Confutus

On the SKB's birhday last December, I listed some of the goals I intended to work on for the coming year. I expected to get more historical analysis done, and to add more communities.  However, in the process I found that I needed to stip and fill in historical information about nations, and add connections to the various other subjects. I have now almost finished the big project of reversing the connection to nations and making links  from nations to other subjects, except for historical events of the last five years.


In the next six months, I expect to be connecting more nations to the various historical periods, adding earlier periods to nations, and filling in details on finer divisions of historical periods, principally in modern history and recent events.  I expect to be referring to a greater variety of events as well.


I've had a specific goal of making reference to Greece in early classical times: that's almost a keystone of history, and I'm very close to getting that properly connected and placed.  Nearly all nations of over one million population are already included. The remainder are more important in helping establish and subdivide cultural areas than their size alone would indicate, so I expect to be finishing the list.  I also expect to be examining the largest and closest neighbors to nations, in order to give them more context. I expected to be adding more communities. I've done only a few so far, but this remains an important goal.  I also expect to be adding more detail to the analysis of nations and communities by developing and applying social structure and change.


I also expect to be adding more detail to the social institutions of religion, government, economics, and families.  Although I eventually plan to do the same for major areas of culture, anthropology, personal studies, and science, I don't expect to make much progress in the next few months.


That's the plan. We'll see how much progress I can make. 



Posted By Confutus

In the process of adding connections of historical periods to the various nations and peoples, I have been repeatedly struck by how much I had skipped over details in my haste to just get the links created. In history, for instance, I had a lot more commentary on European nations than I did on Asian or African nations, and more commentary on those than I did on how the various divisions of social structure and change apply to history.  So, I started doing a rewrite of those parts of that page, and the idea expanded: What's good for that page is good for another/   Right now I'm attempting to sketch the roles of African peoples and religion in history. I'll have to take another pass at this later when I have more detail, but for now, I need more than a bare listing of links.


For Antiquity, I've made progress on Arabia, Yemen, and Romania. I haven't quit working on this, but it's going to slow down a little bit. I've made enough progress on straightening out some of the bumps and lumps in the development scheme that it's time to shift some of my attention to modern history, which still needs work on the reverse connections, from hations back to historical periods.  I've been doing things like giving a little more detail to the bare sketch of the 19th century history of the US, an outline of post-independence Mexican history, and Kenya in the 20th century.





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