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What books do I read to have a general pleb's understanding of history?
I'm almost totally clueless about all periods except ancient Greece, so I'd appreciate some good narratives.
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>>521952
Paradox games
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>>521952
>What books do I read to have a general pleb's understanding of history?
Cartoon History of the Universe 1-3
Cartoon History of the Modern World 1-2
Cartoon History of the United States
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>>521956
This desu senpai. Paradox games are extend my knowledge of history and i'm happy with it.
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>>521956
>>521960
>>521961
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>>521956
>>521960
>>521961
This is bait
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>>521952

Well OP, this is where I started:

History of the World - J. M. Roberts
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>>521970
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>>521956
For stupid shit maybe. But you and I both know that the games fall very short of anything accurate.
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>>521971
>What books do I read to have a general pleb's understanding of history?
This is bait.
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>>521960
desu this looks pretty fun
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>>521970
>>521971
>What books do I read to have a general pleb's understanding of history?

Why are you so mad?
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>>521983
"general pleb's understanding of history"

Even then they're not that bad, as they show the player what states were concerned with and in what context.
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>>521984
>vidya is a book
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>>521960
>These barbaric beasts
>Horses and Red-heads
Kek
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>>521952
Face it OP, if you're a pleb you're probably not going to read any history book.

Just watch this instead.
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>>521952
Will Durant 'Story of Civilization'
Susan Bauer 'History of the World'

You can get both sets on libgen.
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>>524110
>Will Durant 'Story of Civilization'
Lies, pathetic lies.
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>>524208
go on...
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>>521952
Hobsbawm for post-French Revolution modern history.
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>>521960
Aren't those a bit outdated? They do mention the Aryan invasions and from what I've heard that theory is no longer a good one
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>>525193
Durant exemplifies whig history, did no archival research, and wrote specifically to demonstrate the superiority of western civilisation.

You can't get a more anti-Rankean work than someone like Spengler who is a misinterpreted mystic.
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>>521970
>>>/his/
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>>525197
Rabid Marxist.
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>>525201
>Aren't those a bit outdated? They do mention the Aryan invasions and from what I've heard that theory is no longer a good one

They are a bit outdated, the earliest were written with books from the 1970s in the 1980s.

On the other hand the point is teaching a pleb how to read history, and they do that job.
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>>525256
Got any citations for Hobsbawm having rabies? Didn't think so.
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