This site is devoted to modern historiography. Accuracy is a primary considerataion. Email notifications of factual errors or gratuitous insults are appreciated.
The site covers the whole of human history. Its narratives draw from archaeology and the work of people who have devoted their professional lives to a more narrow focus of study, and its author has drawn also from translations of primary sources.
World History Timeline covers events from 4.3 million years ago to the present month. Here and there opinion is involved in the selection of items, but we try to keep opinion down. Events presented chronologically in a philosophical context are on our other website: franksmitha.com.
Opinions are listed in their own section and with some exceptions are related to history.
Book Summaries are written to provide the opinion of the book's author opinion and historical information.
Inside a Few Heads is largely about philosophers but also includes Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Timothy McVeigh, Kimveer Gill and Jared Loughner. Eventually it will be broken up and transferred to franksmitha.com.
Macrohistories describe the work of a couple dozen macrohistorians and does not include works published in recent years.
Countries: Location and Data began as an offering of recent developments among nation-states. It's faster and better in pinpointing a country's location than Wikipedia. If you like, paste the following url on your computer: www.fsmitha.com/world/countries.htm
The site was created by Frank Smitha and is the property of Gaertner Humanities.
Smitha started his education at Glendale Community College following three-years in the Marine Corps, 1951 to 1954. From 1963 to '73 he studied at UCLA and UC Berkeley. He has a BA in History from California State University, East Bay, with Dean's List honors.
The site has It has 350 maps and more than 1,500 other images. It has a copy editor who tries to keep up with the changes, but sometimes there is a delay in corrections of a few hours. Sometimes our eyes fool us and spellcheck fails. Again, email notifications of needed improvements are much appreciated.
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