Category talk:History

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was Guatemala ever part of Mexico?


Genre[edit]

The reason I made History a subset under Genre, is that from the Main Page, if you click on "by Genre" you only see a tiny amount of whats on here. In particular you can't get to History that way. The "by" tags should allow us eventually to get to every work, once everything is categorized. Wjhonson 17:32, 22 July 2006 (UTC)

Agreed, but "history" is not a genre. "Documentary" is, though. // [admin] Pathoschild (talk/map) 00:49, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
My goal is just that if from the main page we have "Works by Author", "Works by time period", "Work by xxxx" that each one should give a full set of what's available. Of course, only works by author even comes close, but that's just because most people aren't good librarians and haven't marked their works with all the appropriate categories. I'm not stuck on called history a "genre", just trying to get all the links to work properly forward and back. So if you can think of a better way to put history books under the "Works by Genre" master list I wouldn't be opposed to it :) Wjhonson 02:43, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
As for documentary, isn't this only applied to films and television? Wjhonson 02:44, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
Wikisource does collect film scripts.
'History' is a subject much like 'science', 'culture', or 'love'; any genre can deal with history. See Literary genre on Wikipedia for a relatively large list of genres. Those texts which deal with history will be reachable through Works by subject under 'history', or Works by genre under the relevant genre. This (ideally) includes the full set of works, but organised by different criteria (subject and genre). // [admin] Pathoschild (talk/map) 03:19, 23 July 2006 (UTC)