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by LoyalRam
Tue October 8th, 2019, 2:29 am
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: How should we discuss history?
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: How should we discuss history?

I don't know any other way to discuss history than to use context of the times. The simple example which every college student gets to analyze is whether Abraham Lincoln is a racist. Reading his words without context, it's logical to say "yes, he was." Yet the context of the times says he was a fair...
by LoyalRam
Sat October 5th, 2019, 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Historical fiction writing competition
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Historical fiction writing competition

It is Augustus. I wonder if they would accept an anthology of historical fiction short stories. My stories use real family from the 1890's and the bones of the stories are true, but I clothe the bones with flesh and muscle with creative use of period history. I have at least 6 short stories that wil...
by LoyalRam
Wed October 2nd, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Actually, i'm Tired of Reading
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Actually, i'm Tired of Reading

I know that it's anathema in a forum like this to say that, but all I do is to read. I've read mostly dense history for University, for years I am getting an MA in History (American History). Writing is a joy and my training helps me in some ways in regard to historical accuracy. It is a double edge...
by LoyalRam
Wed October 2nd, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Balancing Historical Accuracy With Modern Ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Balancing Historical Accuracy With Modern Ideas

I agree with MLE. Pick an era where LGBT issues could be spoken of within the context of that society. Romans and Greeks, as she said. I am sure that I am not the only historian on this forum, but presentism is a danger.

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