Some of those works were published later but are in-universe prequels (e.g. "More Than Honor" anthology and "The Star Kingdom" contain a backstory of how humans and Treecats met). Some are sequels with different characters in the same universe ("Crown of Slaves" series)
Is there a recommended order of reading all of them? (ideally, informed by Weber's opinion).
An important point I'm interested in is the order of reading of short stories (published separately or in anthologies) - e.g. do they apply to different books/series and if so, should they be read together in the anthology, or within appropriate series order?