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Last week, I mentioned that I was planning a thread for #CiteBlackWomenSunday. I ended up posting a subsidiary thread () about how a novice can do a focused "take" on a historical question that's new to them. But I didn't get to the main thread I planned.
The main thread I had planned, in fact, was to cite myself, since it seemed clear that nobody else was going to do so. This is in regard to a blogpost that appeared on 5 June. There, I was "cited" but not read. Here's the blogpost in question: medium.com/@mrambaranolm/….
And here's a cc: to the author, so she can follow along, should she wish: @ISASaxonists. (Note: this thread will take a while to put together, as I want to make sure I get all the receipts. I won't be interrupting to respond to comments now.)
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I'm going to do a longer thread today in honor of #CiteBlackWomenSunday. But here's a mini-thread 1st w/ an explanation of my reply to a medievalist colleague @tlecaque in a different conversation. He had recommended that s/o read "all" my works. I said, no, start w/ just a few.
Why just a few? Obviously, there are only so many hours in the day. The last time I counted (which was several years ago), I had already pub'd over 4000 pages of work. Even I couldn't read all that now! But the more important reason is that I have always believed that we build ..
... our historical understandings in layers. We need a basic "skeleton" of hard facts: a sense of chronology, of space, of a kind of "physics" of the real world & its limits (e.g., what kinds of transportation are available). On that skeletal framework we then layer other ...
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