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  1. If we are talking about the history of Russia, then you can simply try to record the full course of Klyuchevsky on the player (4 gigabytes, 101 hours). After the fifth or sixth audition, I think there will be quite a lot left in my head. Vasily Osipovich's language and style are quite light and fascinating.

  2. I've answered a similar question before. So much for you:

    Two options:

    1) Archaic

    2) Consistently

    In any case, first you should decide which country's history you want to know. Let's assume that Russia.

    The first option is archaic. In other words, we choose any milestone in history that is most interesting for you personally, and begin to study it thoroughly. In the process of getting acquainted, you will have a huge number of questions about neighboring milestones. By combining all the points in a complex way, you will eventually get a complete picture. And you can fill it out with details for the rest of your life, and never finish it.

    The second option is sequential. We choose a starting point, for example, let it be the Baptism of Russia, and move melancholically towards the reign of Ivan the Terrible, then we reach Peter I, the Romanov kingdom, the revolution of 17, Lenin, Stalin, WWII, the death of Stalin, the Cold War, Gorbachev, the collapse of the USSR, Yeltsin, Putin, Medvedev, Putin again. In my opinion, the main thing is to have a general picture of the course of history before your eyes. What happened, where and when, why it happened, and how it all ended. Any method guarantees you to get a general idea of most of the world, because it is impossible to study the history of the Second World War without touching on the history of the Second World War, while not learning about the rise of Germany after the failure in the First World War, about how Hitler rose from a simple volunteer in the army, sitting in a trench, to the Supreme Commander of the Third Reich, and so on. But be careful, you will always be bombarded with biased interpretations of what happened. Draw your own conclusions.

    Along with the above, you will learn about discoveries in various fields, because history is not only about wars and revolutions, it is also about art, the personal qualities of heroes of different times, culture and much more. But I will repeat once again that you can understand the details for the rest of your life, and I do not advise you to do this if during this journey the story suddenly does not become your meaning.

    At one time, I went for the first, most difficult option. It took me a year and a half to create a more or less formed image, but I still remain an amateur, which I advise you to do, because, as you know, success is a bad teacher. Socrates, for example, the more he learned (read as “expanded the picture of the world”), the more often he repeated: “I know I don't know anything.” So don't worry, you won't know everything anyway, but at least you need to know something. Otherwise, what else is there to live for, if not to comprehend the benefits of the legacy left to us by previous generations?

  3. What's the story? It's different for everyone, but I'd start with some basic blockbusters to get a taste of the story. For example, the movie Troy or Alexander. Without curiosity, learning history is quite difficult. I studied Russian history in this order: I watched Leonid Parfenov's films about the Russian empire, then read a school textbook, then studied diagrams and tables. Then you can explore specific sources.�

    If you are interested, for example, in the 20th century, then I can recommend lectures by Alexander Shubin. Better than any TV show:�

    histrf.ruBut, again, we need specifics. It is not entirely clear what kind of story we are talking about.

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