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What happened in the rest of the world in 1066?

What happened in the rest of the world in 1066? | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

The problem with learning history by key dates and moments is that it gives us a spotlit view of the past - bright stars of major events twinkling against a giant - but dark and mysterious - night sky of history. As a result we lose sense of the context of major events, and the ways in which our history - and our world - has been, and still is, connected.

 
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What Japanese history lessons leave out

What Japanese history lessons leave out | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Twentieth Century history is one of the most controversial subjects in the Japanese school curriculum, reports Mariko Oi.
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"Our system has been creating young people who get annoyed by all the complaints that China and South Korea make about war atrocities because they are not taught what they are complaining about," she said.
Without knowing these debates, it is extremely difficult to grasp why recent territorial disputes with China or South Korea cause such an emotional reaction among our neighbours.

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Philosophy's Western Bias

Philosophy's Western Bias | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Not even ancient Greece can claim to be the true home of philosophy. So why do we persist in our Eurocentric delusion?
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The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1

Stimulating, Informing and Hilarious or brilliant in short.

 

Program "In which John Green investigates the dawn of human civilization. John looks into how people gave up hunting and gathering to become agriculturalists, and how that change has influenced the world we live in today. Also, there are some jokes about cheeseburgers."

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