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Unread postby Achilles » Fri May 13, 2005 8:55 pm

This one is GREAT!

The best part of wikipedia is that offers both a synopsus, and detailed information, with numerous links for even more minute detail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
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Unread postby KingofWei&Wu » Tue May 24, 2005 8:38 pm

Does anyone know of any good sites about the historical existance of King Arthur and/or his Knights of the Round Table, and possibly anything about their descendants?
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Unread postby Koichi » Wed May 25, 2005 6:15 pm

30 Worst Atrocities of the 20th Century.

He also has grievances against Wikipedia which he addresses here.
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Unread postby No Bu » Fri Jun 03, 2005 3:29 am

http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html This site has all events from the beginning of history to today.

Allempires.com is now on my favorite places. Thanks for the link. :D
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Unread postby Jordan » Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:25 am

Achilles wrote:This one is GREAT!

The best part of wikipedia is that offers both a synopsus, and detailed information, with numerous links for even more minute detail.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page


w00t! Wikipedia rocks. I love it more than any other information site. Except you sometimes need to be careful with the smaller stub articles because they often contain inaccurate information sent in by people. I've actually sent in stuff to wikipedia for Shingen Takeda, Masamune Date, Kenshin Uesugi, etc. and they are all over the web at multiple websites. I made sure everything was accurate though.
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Unread postby Mistelten » Tue Oct 11, 2005 1:55 am

Don't be turned off by the name, but Axis History dot com has a lot of good information, and many facts on the message board with (mostly) good debate. It isn't a Nazi site and Nazism is not welcome there. If you're simply interested in learning new stuff about WW2 or you simply respect generals like von Manstein (who won many fruitless battles and stood up to the fuhrer), there's something there for you.

http://www.clausewitz.com/CWZHOME/CWZBASE.htm is a good place to go for info and analysis on the writings of Karl von Klausewitz, the western version of Sun Zi.
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Unread postby SYL » Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:18 pm

KingofWei&Wu wrote:Does anyone know of any good sites about the historical existance of King Arthur and/or his Knights of the Round Table, and possibly anything about their descendants?


Not to put a downer on things, but you won't find much more than idle speculation or conjecture about Arthur. The only evidence we have for the existence of "Arthur" as a British (ie, post-Roman native, not Anglo-Saxon) war hero is from the 6th century Welsh poem, Aneirin y Gododdin (The Gododdin of/by Aneirin, which, by the way, is a ripping read if you like that sort of thing), which celebrates a heroic defeat by a British army at the hands of the hated Anglo-Saxons. One warrior is referred to as having "glutted ravens on the ramparts of the stronghold, though he was no Arthur".

That's it. That's the evidence we have for Arthur's existence. A passing mention in a heroic epic. Now, it's possible that "Arthur" is a name given in more modern times to an older hero, such as those Gildas aimed his rants at. But Gildas is not a historical source by a long way, so we're left with conjecture. As James Campbell noted, the real importance of the Arthur myth is that it flags up the prospect of just how many interesting people may have lived in that period that we may never know about.

The post-Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods are worth getting into, especially if you like archaeology. ;)

That's from me and my studies. But check out http://www.britannia.com/history/h12.html for links to other views.
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Unread postby Duncan » Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:53 pm

I'm probably late in the day, but resource discovery network http://www.rdn.ac.uk/ seems to produce an awful lot of good websites.

The two principal areas I've looked at is human geography http://www.gesource.ac.uk/human.html, the cultural geography bit being pretty awesome, and humanities http://www.humbul.ac.uk/, which has a chinese studies area here: http://www.humbul.ac.uk/chinese/. These list hundreds of good sources of information on all kinds of stuff.

Still not found anything on Three Kingdoms era yet, but I'll keep looking.
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Unread postby Lafeel » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:43 pm

Here's one for you ww2 fans, the one that is trying it's best to reverse 60 years of ww2 propaganda being passed as history. Ie: the reputation the Italians have in it.

http://www.comandosupremo.com/index.shtml
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Unread postby siaoyeh » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:38 am

The Chinese Dynasty...

http://zhongwen.com/chaodai.htm
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