History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture
A place for discussing history in general.
Why do you read history? What does it mean to you? How do you approach various interpretations of the past? What are the limits in trying to understand past peoples and periods? How do you think about various approaches to history and alternate philosophies of history? Do you have particular interests in history that others might find intriguing? How did you get into this arcane subject in the first place?
Please feel welcome to introduce any other questions, ideas or threads relevant to The Big Picture.