I decided that current events need more background, so I went back to the 16th century to get more of it. I have sketchy outlines for Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian history from the early 16th century onward, although since Italian history is highly fragmented until the 19th century, I don’t have much detail there. I am also working, or pulling backward in Hispanic colonial regions. I have Britain and the United states back to earliest colonial times, and I am working on Canada. I also have a sketchy outline of the rulers of Austria and the Holy Roman Empire, Germany, and the Netherlands. I haven’t done much with Asian peoples except to pull back the history of Morocco. I am concentrating more on connecting Judaism and the category particular families back through modern times.
I am also trying to develop cities, with an emphasis on European cities for now, but I’ve also been connecting Arabian cities and Constantinople.
I am trying to narrow the scope somewhat for my historical fantasy. It’s just not possible, without teleportation, to cover all the nations and areas of interest. Without the benefit of hindsight, it’s also a challenge to identify the most important ones.
I haven’t done much cartography this month, but it’s on my mind. Constantinople is probably first on the list of places to map.
I adjusted my development procedure to put more emphasis on the top seven, which is letting me clear them faster.
For religion, I have finished connecting to the 40 or so biographical entries. I went back through and marked them as major and minor figures. I also finished connection of these biographies to social mechanics and to the 21st century. As I have noted before, I don’t have enough living people among the biographical figures to do much than consider evaluations of their historical legacy. Since an evaluation takes time and a certain amount of historical perspective, I’m not expecting a great deal from this at present.
I have connected government to geographic regions, and I am now connecting it to biographical figures. These were the rulers and conquerors, and again I am marking major and minor figures.
Western Civilization is being connected to geographic regions. The 20th century is being connected to elements of culture. Asiatic peoples are being connected to elements of culture, Western cities to institutions, and the early mid 21st century to institutions. These are the new top seven.
As well as concentrating more on current and recent events, I have been working on Anglic peoples and particularly Anglo-American peoples, and expect to continue this emphasis, although this will need to be supplemented by examination of other peoples.
I have added Plato to the list of biographical figures and I am currently adding Oliver Cromwell.
In history, the 20th century and the 21st century are the most outstanding areas being developed. The 20th century is being connected to elements of culture. The 21st century has reached the point where I can begin connecting to biographies, however, since none of the so far are of living peoples, this will refer to studies of historical figures done in this century.
Western Civilization is nearly connected to elements of culture. For social mechanics, I have begun connecting to individual biographies.
For religion, connections to prominent religious figures include Mohammed and Martin Luther. Government is being connected to geographical areas, and economics to elements of culture. This includes the connection of occupations, which is one that I have been wanting to make for some time.
In my last post a couple of days ago, I neglected to mention that I had added a few biographical figures: William T.G. Morton, who introduced anaesthesia into surgery; Guglielmo Marconi, who pioneered radio communication, and Adolf Hitler.
At various times I have attempted to get “caught up” with current events, then turned away to work on something else. There are still a bunch of hanging ends from these attempts, but I’m going for one more try. Today marks the beginning of a new quarter as well as a new month.
However, I am chiefly referring to those topics that present obstacles to the smooth and orderly development of the knowledge base, because I had set them aside as not urgent. American Indian peoples are now connected to science, which frees this for development of government. Asian cities need to be developed somewhat in advance of social types, and American Indian cities, at a rougher level, needed basic connections to the major sciences.
Economics needs to be connected to sciences, Education to personal studies, and now that family is better connected to the sciences, it needs to be connected to more details of culture.