theorellior: The headline raises a good question: which historical figure would we want to see a centerfold of?
bhcompy: pute kisses like a man: bhcompy: brigid_fitch: bhcompy: Errr, we spent a significant amount of time in middle school world history on Hammurabi's Code. Perhaps in England it is not focused on?Then you were one of the lucky ones. I didn't hear about it until Freshman year high school and even then it was glossed over.Strange... then again, same thing goes for pute kisses like a man talking about the French Revolution. We spent a lot of time on it in middle school and high school(both the revolution and France in general(for some reason I still remember having to write an enormous report on Eleanor of Aquitaine over spring break one year)). And this was a public school educationwe dealt with the french revolution a little in high school, but it was really unsatisfactory. Not until I studied more did i realize what was going on. in high school, they basically said, the french saw the american revolution and wanted to copy it. close your books and move on.I studied the french revolution a lot in college, my last year of a philosophy degree spent a lot of time with the french enlightenment for some reason, which involved a lot of personal study into the revolution./ then, like the hammurabi code, we dealt with it a lot in law school. i'm in louisiana, so the code napoleon and the legal thought behind it is somewhat relevant to our own jurisprudence (though, it is important to note, we never had the napoleon code. the code took effect in france and her colonies in 1804. the louisiana purchase was 1803 -- so, tennessee williams got it wrong in a street car named desire... all the same, we modeled ours off the french)It sounds like the extent of history most people get is essentially watching History of the World Part 1. I honestly find it strange, but I guess I was very lucky. My son now goes to the same schools and is getting a similar education(currently in 7th grade.. this year he's learning about Middle Eastern cultures and history, Mesopotamia, ...
bhcompy: Errr, we spent a significant amount of time in middle school world history on Hammurabi's Code. Perhaps in England it is not focused on?
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