Hello /his/, I need your guidance/advice.
I'm fairly new to this board and to history in general. I know the basics, but I want to know more. What really interests me is the general history of the 20th century (e.g. wars and everything related to them, literary and philosophical movements, important figures, politics, etc.). Nevertheless, ancient history seems very interesting also.
Basically my question is: where should I start? As mentioned, I'm new to this. Should I still start with the Greeks as everyone recommends?
Also, do you have any book recommendations?
Your help is much appreciated.
Do you know what hermeneutics are? The difference between Althusser and EP Thompson on the nature of history? What Marxist class is? What "performance" of gender means?
Probably not. So you're below the basics.
Wallerstein on World systems theory
Kuhn / Lakatos on scientific revolutions
Needham on Chinese science
Unbound Prometheus on the industrial revolution
EP Thompson & Hammond and Hammond on the enclosures and production of class in the United Kingdom
There are people who will attack and attempt to discredit this book, but it's the best History book I've ever read.
Here's a lecture by the author:
You might also like these:
Comb through them and you'll find dozens of gems, links to new channels, all that shit.
And I'll never ever fail to recommend any new History student look into Yuri Bezmenov, one of the greatest American Heroes ever: