Currently reading: Muir's Historical Atlas, Medieval and Modern, Eleventh Printing 1968 (first printing 1911)

Summary:

1. There is too much History. Stop doing History.

2. History is usually Done using pointy objects.

3. Sooner or later someone will Do History back to You, and it will Hurt

@natecull "Some have history thrust into their sternum and out their back by a nervous half-naked man with no previous professional lancing experience."

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That reminds me of a definition by Elsa Morante (Italian writer), from her novel "La Storia" (History): "un orrendo formicaio di sfaceli", that is, more or less, "a horrendous swarm of ruins". That is history according to that novel.

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