/u/thiccdiccboi, thanks for your suggestion
It seems like there are three perspectives on all conflicts–the the winner, there loser, the outsider. If I'm short on time, which perspective would do most justice to the truth?
Also, do historian methodologies differ from region to region? Or is it more or less standardized like the scientific method?
Case study would be the Middle East. I grew up in the Middle East. Went to college in the US. My history professor played a part in compiling the Manhattan Project papers. Wonderful read. Difficult task to parse much of it. Even more difficult to be objective about it and not color my understanding with my opinions–the indecisiveness of Truman comes to mind based on "soft" evidence. Anyway, with my experience with studying a little bit of history in the States, and with the fact that UT Austin had done an amazing job in utilizing an environment that allowed me to cultivate an unfettered and critical mind, I started having many doubts about the history I was taught in my birth country. (No shit, lol).
Where can I find good, unbiased resources on scientific achievements in the Middle East? The history of Astronomy pre and post Islam would be fascinating too. The silk road would also be enjoyable. I can read Arabic, just don't know where to look for politically unmotivated books in this case.
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