The study of great battles and campaigns in the history of mindkind, the development of weapons and tactics, the life of great commanders, the effect on contemporary politics and later events, and so on.
Empires Wars - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Second Federation and later term for two major and several minor interstellar wars rimwards of Sol during the Age of Empires. They saw the S>2 and especially archailect empires gain ground over the earlier SI:1 and SI:2 governed empires. The two most important of these were the (earlier) Nexus War (involving the breakup of the Taurus Nexus) and the (later) Conver Wars (involving out-of-control elements in the Conver Ambi, presumably the result of subversion by a perverse or ahuman ai).
Second Consolidation War - Text by M. Alan Kazlev The bloody war fought between the Geminga-dominated Conver Ambi and the Dominion and Metasoft forces. Also known as the Second Empires war and the Conver Wars.
Second Empires War - Text by M. Alan Kazlev Series of sometimes purely abstract and sometimes very bloody late Empires age wars, centered around the Conver Ambi and involving a number of SI:1 and SI:2 intellects. (see The Conver Wars)