From: Ian Robert Douglas <Ian_Robert_Douglas@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 1998 11:33:03 -0500
they're not really Nietzschean at all - that is, in a strong sense (though
they're more than aware of the man's existence) - but I still think the
Durant's _Story of Civilization_ (11 vols) is magical. If for nothing else
but the incredible labour that was put into it, and the wonderful prefaces
about how we might write about and think about history. At least here - if
there aren't rhizomes and metals - there are real people.
Also, of course, there is Braudel, Bloch and the 'Annals' (again not
Nietzschean, or Spenglerian, but just good). William H. McNeill is also
useful, especially _The Pursuit of Power_ and _Plagues and Peoples_.
just a few suggestions ..
>hi i was wondering if any of you could recommend me some really really
>(well maybe slightly nietschean or even spenglerian) good 'history' works
>or historians ? any epoch/age would be fine .
Ian Robert Douglas,
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Watson Institute of International Studies,
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- Gilles Deleuze, 1985