Eupedia Forums
Site NavigationEupedia Top > Eupedia Forum & Japan Forum

View Poll Results: What are your favourite periods in (Western) history

Voters
34. You may not vote on this poll
  • Prehistory

    6 17.65%
  • Early Antiquity (Egypt, Babylon...)

    8 23.53%
  • Late Antiquity (Greece, Rome...)

    17 50.00%
  • Early Middle Ages (5th to 10th century)

    6 17.65%
  • Late Middle Ages (11th to 14/15th century)

    8 23.53%
  • Renaissance (14-16th century)

    9 26.47%
  • Modern Times (late 16th to mid 18th century)

    4 11.76%
  • Late 18th, early 19th (French and US revolutions, etc)

    8 23.53%
  • Mid and late 19th (Victorian period)

    6 17.65%
  • Early 20th century (till 1914)

    3 8.82%
  • WWI (1914-1918)

    6 17.65%
  • 1919-1938

    4 11.76%
  • WWII (1939-1945)

    11 32.35%
  • Cold War (1945 to 1990)

    5 14.71%
  • Contemporary period (from 1991 - "Gulf War")

    8 23.53%
  • Colonial history

    6 17.65%
  • History of sciences & technologies

    7 20.59%
  • Economic history

    3 8.82%
  • Japanese history

    13 38.24%
  • Chinese History

    7 20.59%
  • Indian History

    2 5.88%
  • Other (specify)

    5 14.71%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 32

Thread: Which period of (Western) history are you interested in?

  1. #1
    Cat lover Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Miss_apollo7's Avatar
    Join Date
    28-03-04
    Age
    36
    Posts
    315


    Ethnic group
    I am from YOKOHAMA,Japan!!
    Country: Denmark



    Question Which historical period or theme are you interested in?



    Many of you in JRef are interested in Japanese history...
    However, which period in Japanese history are you primarily interested in, and what theme(s)?

    My special areas are:
    -WW2.
    -Post-war Japan.
    -Economic and Political history.
    -[Especially the occupation of Japan and especially during the Truman Administration is my interest!]

    I found it difficult to make a poll covering all periods and themes, so forgive me.
    Last edited by Maciamo; 22-08-04 at 03:52.

  2. #2
    wait up! Achievements:
    1 year registered
    TwistedMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    04-03-04
    Location
    www.twisted-irony.com
    Age
    32
    Posts
    252


    Ethnic group
    ..still at it?.. go away!
    Country: Sweden



    current! what's going on NOW?!

    also i'm quite interested in the economical situation from the end of the second world war up until now... interesting stuff..

  3. #3
    Satyavrata Achievements:
    Three FriendsRecommendation First ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsTagger First Class
    Maciamo's Avatar
    Join Date
    17-07-02
    Location
    Lothier
    Posts
    6,584
    Points
    342,370
    Level
    100
    Points: 342,370, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 86.0%


    Ethnic group
    Celto-germanic
    Country: Belgium - Brussels



    I have added a poll. Miss Appolo, just tell me if you want to change something.

    I took the Western division of history, as it would have been too difficult combining it with India, China, Japan, etc. So I created separate categories for "regional histories" as well as specific themes.

    Personally I am intereted in all periods and themes, but especially Greco-Roman Antiquity, Renaissance, Colonial History, Late 18 to late 19th century and economic history (I also chose Japanese history, but mostly the Meiji period).

  4. #4
    THE CRAZY OLD GUY !! Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Frank D. White's Avatar
    Join Date
    21-05-03
    Location
    State of Maine/So.Portland
    Age
    64
    Posts
    362


    Ethnic group
    German/French/Scottish
    Country: United States



    I Have...

    always loved the Civil War Era.!

    Frank


  5. #5
    Cat lover Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Miss_apollo7's Avatar
    Join Date
    28-03-04
    Age
    36
    Posts
    315


    Ethnic group
    I am from YOKOHAMA,Japan!!
    Country: Denmark



    Quote Originally Posted by Frank D. White
    always loved the Civil War Era.!

    Frank

    The American civil war era??!! Yeah, this is an interesting period. I have worked within communications of warfare and tactics here in Copenhagen, Denmark, and sometimes we use the American civil war as an example....
    I know how to load a muzzle-gun!!!! (and a breech-gun)!

  6. #6
    Co-owner: Jovesca Records Achievements:
    1 year registered

    Join Date
    14-11-03
    Location
    Orgi. Born in Ceiba,Puerto Rico, now live in orlando,Fl
    Age
    30
    Posts
    157


    Ethnic group
    African American
    Country: Puerto_Rico



    Me, Im a old school guy. So the Renn.- back to the prehistoryis my choice.
    The Early and late antiquity being my most loved. I love history

    Here, have a

  7. #7
    Cat lover Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Miss_apollo7's Avatar
    Join Date
    28-03-04
    Age
    36
    Posts
    315


    Ethnic group
    I am from YOKOHAMA,Japan!!
    Country: Denmark



    I agree - Ancient history, especially like Greek and Roman ancient history to late antiquity to early medieval Europe was also an interesting subject for me at school.
    However, I have ended up loving modern history today...

  8. #8
    l Achievements:
    1 year registered
    RockLee's Avatar
    Join Date
    21-04-04
    Location
    Belgium, Limburg
    Age
    31
    Posts
    357


    Ethnic group
    european
    Country: Belgium



    Well I love the Japanese culture all the way,also I think in order to understand the current time or future you need to know the history.It's so amazing to see a culture change during centuries!!

  9. #9
    Regular Member Achievements:
    1 year registered

    Join Date
    24-06-03
    Location
    canadian
    Age
    38
    Posts
    174


    Country: Canada



    I like the Heian and Kamakura eras of Japanese history. Thats about 500 years of history between the two though, so there is a lot to learn about. The war stories like the Hieke monogatari and the Taiheiki are really fascinating, and most of the major religious sects and institutions were founded during these eras. The political scene was full of interesting characters and political intrigues between various factions too.

  10. #10
    Scholar of Japan Achievements:
    1 year registered

    Join Date
    16-05-04
    Location
    Los Angeles, America
    Age
    24
    Posts
    7


    Ethnic group
    Armenian
    Country: United_States



    Japanese history, obviously. My special areas are from the Meiji Period through the end of World War II, basically, 1868-1945. I know about it all, but I specialize in the history of the Meiji, Taisho, and early Showa periods.

  11. #11
    Co-owner: Jovesca Records Achievements:
    1 year registered

    Join Date
    14-11-03
    Location
    Orgi. Born in Ceiba,Puerto Rico, now live in orlando,Fl
    Age
    30
    Posts
    157


    Ethnic group
    African American
    Country: Puerto_Rico



    I would like to know more about my period. dose anyone have a link...
    [Points up]

    Maybe google later but i'm lazy right now..

  12. #12
    THE CRAZY OLD GUY !! Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Frank D. White's Avatar
    Join Date
    21-05-03
    Location
    State of Maine/So.Portland
    Age
    64
    Posts
    362


    Ethnic group
    German/French/Scottish
    Country: United States



    I Liked....

    the period when all the women had long silky shiny black hair, no color!

    Frank


  13. #13
    Regular Member Achievements:
    1 year registered
    blessed's Avatar
    Join Date
    24-07-04
    Location
    London
    Age
    29
    Posts
    65


    Ethnic group
    Russia...i think
    Country: Russian_Federation



    umm. everything (?). is that an option? Give me a good history book and i could read from 13.7 billion BC to... well, whenever history ends for now. (I'd say 1992)

  14. #14
    Co-owner: Jovesca Records Achievements:
    1 year registered

    Join Date
    14-11-03
    Location
    Orgi. Born in Ceiba,Puerto Rico, now live in orlando,Fl
    Age
    30
    Posts
    157


    Ethnic group
    African American
    Country: Puerto_Rico



    I agree with Frank!!!!!
    I change my answer!!! Long black silky black hair

  15. #15
    Regular Member Achievements:
    1 year registered
    blessed's Avatar
    Join Date
    24-07-04
    Location
    London
    Age
    29
    Posts
    65


    Ethnic group
    Russia...i think
    Country: Russian_Federation



    ocupation of japan. umm usefull info really, bar a source site:
    http://www.columbia.edu/~hds2/BIB95/...gustine.htm#01

  16. #16
    Cat lover Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Miss_apollo7's Avatar
    Join Date
    28-03-04
    Age
    36
    Posts
    315


    Ethnic group
    I am from YOKOHAMA,Japan!!
    Country: Denmark



    Quote Originally Posted by Frank D. White
    the period when all the women had long silky shiny black hair, no color!

    Frank

    Sorry, I can't say the same in the style of "(...) the period when all the men had nice hairstyles"....hahaha, their hairstyles are not something I find pretty, attractive, sexy, masculine etc....

  17. #17
    Scholar of Japan Achievements:
    1 year registered

    Join Date
    16-05-04
    Location
    Los Angeles, America
    Age
    24
    Posts
    7


    Ethnic group
    Armenian
    Country: United_States



    Well, Escaflowne, it was the period where early peoples were experimenting with governmental styles (especially in Greece and Rome - where the basis came for a constitutional monarchial republic and democracy), economic styles (such as irrigation), etc.

  18. #18
    Cat lover Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Miss_apollo7's Avatar
    Join Date
    28-03-04
    Age
    36
    Posts
    315


    Ethnic group
    I am from YOKOHAMA,Japan!!
    Country: Denmark



    Democracy came from ancient Greece. The Greek word "demos" means people in English.
    It wasn't as "democratic" when compared to our modern democracy today, however, the ideas derived from Greece.
    A link if you want to know more about Greek-Athenian democracy:
    http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture6b.html

  19. #19
    Scholar of Japan Achievements:
    1 year registered

    Join Date
    16-05-04
    Location
    Los Angeles, America
    Age
    24
    Posts
    7


    Ethnic group
    Armenian
    Country: United_States



    Thanks for the info. =)

    Kinda to add to the question - what is the period you know LEAST about? For me, it would have to be Prehistory. It is the least known are of world history, and it kinda is a study of itself.

  20. #20
    Cat lover Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Miss_apollo7's Avatar
    Join Date
    28-03-04
    Age
    36
    Posts
    315


    Ethnic group
    I am from YOKOHAMA,Japan!!
    Country: Denmark



    Quote Originally Posted by Hiroshi66
    Thanks for the info. =)

    Kinda to add to the question - what is the period you know LEAST about? For me, it would have to be Prehistory. It is the least known are of world history, and it kinda is a study of itself.
    Hmm...I would have to say 18th century Europe, which is an interesting period, but I know the least about it. *have to read more* hehe.
    Well, it is a difficult question to answer hiroshi, because there are many periods in every country, which are unique, and I could not possibly remember everything..
    HOwever, I think 18th Century Europe is one of my interesting periods I know least about....and some early mediaeval-late antiquity subjects in Europe e.g. the Barbarians like Goths, the Huns etc...

  21. #21
    Scholar of Japan Achievements:
    1 year registered

    Join Date
    16-05-04
    Location
    Los Angeles, America
    Age
    24
    Posts
    7


    Ethnic group
    Armenian
    Country: United_States



    Of course. Each country has its own history, and I guess it is a study in itself to study the history of each.

  22. #22
    FIGHTING FOR JPOP Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Dutch Baka's Avatar
    Join Date
    05-02-05
    Location
    amsterdam
    Age
    30
    Posts
    343


    Ethnic group
    dutch
    Country: Japan-Hyogo



    Modern Times (late 16th to mid 18th century)

    i like this period because of the V.O.C. .... okay this guys werent always that nice... but i kind a like the idea of dutch rulling the oceans

  23. #23
    Your Goddess is here Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Ma Cherie's Avatar
    Join Date
    23-03-04
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    472


    Ethnic group
    African American
    Country: United States



    I am interested in Ancient history. Ancient Greece and Rome and even Egypt. Oh how I would have loved to be an Spartan woman if I lived in ancient Greece. But those are themes I'm interested in.

  24. #24
    Silent Assassin Achievements:
    1 year registered
    Doc's Avatar
    Join Date
    13-02-05
    Location
    Living abroad in Las Vegas
    Age
    29
    Posts
    301


    Ethnic group
    Chinese, Columbian, German, and Russian
    Country: United States



    Considering I'm a history major I would say all of them.

    Doc

  25. #25
    Southern Sun Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Duo's Avatar
    Join Date
    25-04-03
    Location
    The EU capital
    Posts
    671
    Points
    12,140
    Level
    33
    Points: 12,140, Level: 33
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 510
    Overall activity: 0%


    Ethnic group
    Albanian
    Country: Belgium



    I like Chinese history, mostly ancient china, bust also the time in the 1900's very interesting. For japanese history i would say the end of the Edo Era, begining of Meiji, and for Europe Greeko-Roman is history is very interesting, 19th century also (time of revolutions and changes) and also from 1990 till now, very interesting developments, the balkan wars, the EU...........

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. R1a in Western Europe
    By Taranis in forum R1a
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 11-09-14, 11:38
  2. What is your favourite period in British history ?
    By Maciamo in forum European Culture & History
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 22-03-11, 17:51
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-08-06, 12:46
  4. Long-term residents not interested in voting at Belgian elections
    By Maciamo in forum EU politics & government
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25-07-06, 15:12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •