history books, webpages about history, wikipedia etc. ... all fine|
what I'd like to have is something a bit different though ...
I want history information in a more systematic manner ... suitable for
the system should on the basis of this information be able to draw
all kinds of maps ... borders, economic data, front lines and army positions on a specific day,
literacy levels, trade routes etc.
that would be great
also visualising lack of data
as we never know what really happened a good basis for such a beast would be a
data structure that
doesnt say what happened when, but instead tells you who said (based on which chain of sources) what.
so you could choose to either trust some default or finetune your trust settings to get your result.
that way you could even get some approximation of what people at some point in the past thought about their past.
something like that would be fascinating to play around with.
if it would be able to handle such things as someone proclaiming that hundred years in the middle ages are fake ... that would be awesome.