Heya, I have a slight query I was musing over.: What changes the amount of attention different periods of history recieve?
For example, In the late 20thC the attention given to Medievel History declines, why?
Who controls what content to put on School/University sylabuses and why do they pick what they pick?
How do Historic Periods become/popular/unpopular? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 29-11-2010 14:00
- 29-11-2010 14:07
I guess it comes with interest and what actually happened in those centuries. For example, a lot of people like WW1 and WW2 and it is taught in England because the events specifically involved us, and they were not that long ago!
Don't forget a lot of research has already been done. To some extent, nothing more will be found on Medieval History as researchers have already thoroughly analysed the sources available. The period will be looked in to again on the discovery of new archaeological evidence and new sources.
So really, I would say that attention changes due to the interests of the researcher. Personally, I would much rather study 1500-1700, but everyone varies!
- 29-11-2010 14:08
Learning about the Egyptians in primary school was so awesome