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Post by Kazbek » April 2nd, 2020, 4:11 pm

The Cambridge Modern History. Volume 01, The Renaissance by Various ( - 0).

The Cambridge Modern History is a universal history covering the period from 1450 to 1910. It was published in 14 volumes between 1902 and 1912. The series was planned by Lord Acton, who intended it to be a monument of objective, collaborative scholarship, and edited by A.W. Ward, G. W. Prothero and Stanley Leathes.

From the preface: "The aim of this work is to record, in the way most useful to the greatest number of readers, the fulness of knowledge in the field of modern history which the nineteenth century has bequeathed to its successor. [...] By a universal Modern History we mean something distinct from the combined History of all countries -- in other words, we mean a narrative which is not a mere string of episodes, but displays a continuous development. It moves in a succession to which the nations are subsidiary. Their stories will accordingly be told here, not for their own sakes, but in reference and subordination to a higher process, and according to the time and the degree in which they influence the common fortunes of mankind. [...] Our first volume is not merely intended to describe and discuss the Renaissance as a movement of European history. It is also designed as an introductory volume whose business it is, as it were, to bring upon the stage the nations, forces, and interests which will bear the chief part in the action."
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Post by Availle » April 2nd, 2020, 4:18 pm

You have just started another history book 3 days ago, with more than 50 open sections.

Experience shows that there are a limited number of people with a certain interest on here. So, by starting too many books that are too similar too closely together, you will stretch that reader pool quite thin, so that none of the books will go anywhere fast.

I would advise to wait with starting this book (or even this series as a whole) until the other book/series is well underway.
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Post by Kazbek » April 2nd, 2020, 4:25 pm

Hi, Availle. We (I and the BC who started the other book you mention) discussed this question with Leni in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=78734

Leni gave us the green light, but if you have concerns, I'll wait until the two of you come to a conclusion behind the scenes. :)

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Post by Availle » April 2nd, 2020, 4:30 pm

Well, if Leni "gave you the green light" on starting the whole thing at once... Go ahead. :thumbs:
I don't really care. I just thought you might want to finish the books you're starting sooner rather than later.
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Post by Kazbek » April 2nd, 2020, 4:34 pm

Understood. It's certainly a valid concern. In this case, I believe the topics are sufficiently different to attract different readers. This one deals with the Renaissance and the other one with Late Antiquity.

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Post by cadastra » April 2nd, 2020, 5:28 pm

Do you have a DPL? If not, sign me up!

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Post by Kazbek » April 2nd, 2020, 5:51 pm

cadastra wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 5:28 pm
Do you have a DPL? If not, sign me up!
Thank you, cadastra! Now we only need an MC and some readers. ;)

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Post by Leni » April 3rd, 2020, 7:32 am

Availle wrote:
April 2nd, 2020, 4:18 pm
You have just started another history book 3 days ago, with more than 50 open sections.

Experience shows that there are a limited number of people with a certain interest on here. So, by starting too many books that are too similar too closely together, you will stretch that reader pool quite thin, so that none of the books will go anywhere fast.

I would advise to wait with starting this book (or even this series as a whole) until the other book/series is well underway.
Yes, I pointed this out here: viewtopic.php?p=1695020#p1695020

However, it was not Michael who started the other one, it was KevinS. So, since these are two different BCs, I think we can't very well forbid a different BC to start a different series of books.
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Post by Leni » April 3rd, 2020, 7:39 am

Michael, you have a window! :D
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Post by KevinS » April 3rd, 2020, 7:44 am

Ch. 17, please.

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Post by Kazbek » April 3rd, 2020, 8:53 am

Thank you, Leni! I'll fill it out tonight.

Ch. 17 is yours, Kevin!

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Post by Kazbek » April 3rd, 2020, 2:51 pm

Leni wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 7:39 am
Michael, you have a window! :D
And now there's something in it! :D

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Post by Leni » April 4th, 2020, 8:50 am

Section 3 to 5 for me, please? :mrgreen:

And off we go to Readers Wanted!
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Post by Kazbek » April 4th, 2020, 9:09 am

Leni wrote:
April 4th, 2020, 8:50 am
Section 3 to 5 for me, please? :mrgreen:

And off we go to Readers Wanted!
Thanks, Leni! Assigned. I was secretly hoping we might hear you read those Portuguese names. ;)

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