This blog has dramatically improved. Same name but new address: historyweblog.com. Here was the old place. Same content but improved presentation.
That and a new engine, a new look, and everything optimized to load quickly and read easily. In fact, we may look boring compared to what top internet sites now deliver – advertising running down both sides of your screen, pop-ups, audio files suddenly playing at you and everyone else within hearing – we don’t do any of that. Multi-media to be sure, but content related and reader operated.
Important Events by Top Historians
For the busy person but you still would like to read the great historians. We serialize excerpts from the great books from the past. Some of the historians the reader may not have heard of but should have. We serve up small installments that can be read in the time one would take for a television commercial break. When a series is completed, the reader has read a substantial sample of an important event by a top historian.
Herodotus — the Whole Work
This is at once one of the most easy to read and the most difficult works of them all. Herodotus was the first of the great historians. While his theme was the Persian invasion of Greece, he used it to cover the history of the world as he knew it and was able to present it. The style is conversational and approachable — that’s the easy part — it is populated with names, places, things, and terms which were familiar to his audience of his day but a collection of obscuranties to us. We URL them so that the reader can right-click and quickly find out what they are without having to loose their place. — And note the new presentation template. Maps, links to informative sources, and an opportunity to purchase the best commentary on the market.
We examine trends and analysis as well as putting ourselves in the moment (hence “History Moments”) and imagining what it was like to be back in time and another place. We extrapolate current trends and speculate about the future, too.
What’s going on in the field of history? Each week we deliver a post on something important that has happened recently.
We’re big on celebrating our culture and our past. — Sentimental, yes I suppose.
Little things spring up here and there. Like inspirational quotes or humorous stories or just whimsy. Some light stuff among all the heavy history.
Our new engine allows us to present a List of Our Authors, a Table of Contents, and an Index. We’re working to improve these.
This is the biggest improvement of all. Our old posts are just as important as our latest ones. Remember this is a history blog. This means that it is more of a treasury of great history writing than a newspaper of old news. Come to think of it, history is old news.
You can access the more than 550 posts in 5 major ways:
- by author on the Our Authors Page
- by geographical region on the Table of Contents Page (TOC)
- by time period on the TOC
- by type of history on the TOC
- by more detailed search on the Index Page
We will continue to improve and look forward to our 3rd. quarter report October 1st.