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Friday, 9 August 2013

Hartman History Page

Hartman History Page



"wherein we attempt to condense some of the more interesting
events of human existence into a page or two..."
(click Here for more on our strategy)

  How To Remember Historical Events
 Really Ancient (Unrecorded) History
 The Last Ice Age
 The Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age
 History Begins at Sumer...
 The Iron Age: What Does It Mean?
 The Phoenicians: Great Seafarers and More
 Greek Mythology Simplified
 The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
 Troy and the Trojan War
 Greek Civilization Encapsulated
 Our Debt to Themistocles
 The Etruscans - Ancestors of the Roman Empire
 The Amazons - Not a Myth
 A Short History of the Roman Empire
 Cleopatra: A Greek in Egypt
 The Parthians: Little Known Empire Builders
 The Sarmatians: Link to the King Arthur Legend?
 A Short History of Early England
 Untangling the Germanic Migrations
 A Short History of The Vikings
 St. Patrick and the Irish Contribution
 Stephen - the Unknown King
 Arthur of the Britons - the Once and Future King
 The Cultural Legacy of Charlemagne
 Genghis Khan and the Largest Empire in the World
 The Crusades: We only won the first one
 The Hundred Years War
 Who Was Catherine Swynford?
 The Bacon Brothers - Roger and Francis
 Columbus: brave enough to go where no one else would
 Who Was Guy Fawkes?
 Nicolaus Copernicus and the Copernican Revolution
 Magellan's Place in History
 The Ottoman Empire: Large and Lengthy
 Machiavelli - Father of Modern Political Science
 The Gregorian Calendar
 The Defeat of the Spanish Armada
 Creole Languages
 Terra Australis Incognita
 The Voyages of Captain James Cook
 The "Seven Years War" - Start of the British Empire
 All You Need to Know About the French Revolution
 The First Thanksgiving in America
 The Attack on Pearl Harbor
 A Railroad Track is the Width of Two Horses
 Historical Origins of French Cuisine
 How the Days of the Week Got Their Names...
 The Measurement of Time

Better Late Than Never . . .

      Public school education has been in steep decline for 30 years, graduating young people under the presumption that they have actually Learned something when all they have had is a multi-year indoctrination into the correct Attitudes expected to be held on certain social situations. It is only many years later that students discover they were swindled. And then what - sue the teachers?

      Until rather recently, there was a body of information, regarding history, science, language and literature which all educated persons held in common. This greatly facilitated conversation and understanding among the better educated, and, indeed, identified which members of the population were "educated."

      Along came the egalitarians to tell everyone that it was terribly elitist, even racist, to have any common knowledge, especially if it is based on dead white males. Although this "knowledge" is in books and is available to everyone, not everyone will take the trouble to acquire it. These lazy folk - you know who they are - want every one to be as flat out stupid as they are. This is in perfect keeping with Liberal principles which, put basically, say that if All cannot have something, then None should have that something. Put another way, if All cannot be Equally happy, then All shall be Equally miserable! The main feature is that everyone be Equal.

      Are you willing to play this no-win game? On this page I am assembling short essays on historical events - representatives of those things which educated persons used to hold in common. Take 'em - they are free.

More to come . . .

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