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Charting History: Worldbuilding with Historical Cycles


It can be all too easy to create a history for your world which feels lifeless and static, and carrying out the research necessary to address that can be a daunting task that seems increasingly impossible the longer you try to work at it. 

Luckily, worldbuilding doesn't need to be real, it just needs to feel real, and that's where this book comes in. Charting History covers the ancient Greek theory of Anacyclosis, Oswald Spengler's The Decline of the West, Peter Turchin's Secular Cycles and Ages of Discord, and several other models, breaking them down in a condensed and simple-to-understand format that makes it easy to immediately apply these ideas to your own worlds. 

I have used this material myself for both fantasy and science fiction settings, and now it's been cleaned up, organized, and expanded for other people to use for their own worlds. 

Click the full-size preview to see the table of contents and the first entry, "Anacyclosis," in its entirety. 

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