To some extent it’s like learning history.
When you initially read history, it’s just a whirl of names and dates. Nothing seems to stick. Nevertheless the more you learn, the greater hooks you’ve got for new facts to stick onto– and that means you accumulate knowledge at what’s colloquially called an rate that is exponential. When you remember that Normans conquered England in 1066, it will probably catch your attention whenever you hear that other Normans conquered southern Italy at in regards to the time that is same. Which can make you wonder about Normandy, and be aware when a book that is third that Normans were not, like most of what exactly is now called France, tribes that flowed in while the Roman empire collapsed, but Vikings (norman = north man) who arrived four centuries later in 911. (suite…)