This weekend I made structural changes to the Blog to divide its content by sub-discipline where appropriate.
It is my firm belief that studying history takes a multidisciplinary approach encompassing Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and possibly other subjects as well. Without these companion disciplines history is just data about what happened a long time ago. With them, it gains depth and a reality reflecting the totality of knowledge related to it.
There is now a box under the “about me” section called Related Mike Anderson Blogs. This section will grow and eventually contain content from the various disciplines listed above.
Content that is mainly about the history will remain on the main blog. Content that is developed out of one of the disciplines will go into that “sub-blog”. I am in the process of taking previously written content relating to the disciplines and copying it into the appropriate sub-blog. An original copy will also remain on the main blog. Going forward, articles will appear either in one place or the other.
I hope that my readers will find value in having the content organized in this new way. Anyone who chooses to look at antiquity from the point of view of one of the disciplines can just go there, review the content, and think about history through the lens of that discipline. Everyone who wants to examine the history by itself can see it all on the main blog.