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  • The History Of History

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    the job “definitions” are: Could history be seen as a cycle? To what extent can a historian “understand” the past? Do human scientists invent new ideas and theories or do they reinforce past paradigms? In what ways do the human sciences contribute to the future? In order to answer these questions I have decided to examine historians and human scientists in terms of how they engage the past and the future. There are many people who claim they have the “true” history; these types of people are known

  • History And History

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    History is the branch of knowledge dealing with past events. The past is neither the present nor the future. The historian’s task is to understand the past by analyzing the evidence given or written in the present. Thus, history as a way of knowing implies cause and effect through time. Another areas of knowledge related here is the human science. The human scientists study and interpret experiences, activities, constructs, and artifacts associated with human beings, attempt to expand and enlighten

  • Essay On History Of History

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    The discipline of history and its study can have its origin traced to ancient Greece. Ironically, this detailed, research driven study along with all of its associated research methods had its humble beginnings rooted in story telling and fanciful tales designed for the enjoyment its population, not its education. Gradually, the people of Greece became aware of more than just their geographical and political surroundings, forcing the idea of history and how to understand it to evolved. From these

  • History

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    That history contains errors, will not come as news to a person who has reflected on the topic. The very first history, a Greek one, History of Herodotus, written around 450 BC, likely had quite a number of fictional details so as to effect its purpose.1 Those parts of our history which are suspected to be fiction are, at least, through research and comparison, salvageable. What, however, is possibly more disturbing than the realization that, in general and throughout, our history is wrong (a sub-topic

  • Herodotus And Thucydides: The History Of History

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    History comes from the Greek word historia, meaning "inquiry, investigation” and it later came to specifically mean “investigation of the past”. It is a field of study which uses a story to scrutinize and evaluate a chain of events in order to objectively determine patterns of cause and effect of past events. All events that are remembered & safeguarded in some way or the other form part of a historical record. A “historian” is a person who becomes an expert in the field of history by finding, collecting

  • Thucydides's History: The History Of Historiography

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    History can be defined as the investigation and inquiry of the human past in terms of human actions and historians are the ones tasked to examine sources and uncover what really happened. In their quest to understand this past, historians developed different ways of approaching it which I shall address in this paper via answering the following question, “What is the history of historiography?”. Our historiographical timeline starts in the Antiquity period. In this period, the events recorded were

  • History And Science: History Vs. Science

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    History is the study of the past, particularly on how it relates to humans. (Anderson, 2014) Traditionally, historians record past events and also attempted to answer historical questions through the study of written documents and oral accounts. In general, the sources of historical knowledge that historians consult can be separated into three distinct categories: what is written, what is said, and what is physically preserved. (Lemon, 1995) However, History does not rest solely on memory but on

  • Social History Vs Cultural History

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    The study of history would be incomplete without the use of theoretical approaches, which historians use to analyze documents and present their evidence. How a historian analyzes a document can shift subtly or drastically depending on the theoretical lens. Social history and cultural history are two separate approaches that influenced a wide variety of other sub-theory categories and many historians today. Though the two may seem similar, cultural history was developed as a response to the limitations

  • Why History Is Important: The Importance Of History?

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    importance of history. Modernists, for example, completely reject history and see it as no importance, they believe that ‘if one is committed to the future, then why bother with the past?’ . However, if you were to ask a history student, whether the level GCSE, A-Level or even degree level, the answer would be varied. Just many of the few possible answers could be; that history is to facilitate others, and that studying it is a social responsibility to educate those that don’t. History teaches us empathy

  • Majoring In History

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    Majoring in History History is the understanding and study of the past, which enables us to learn change and continuity over time. History seeks to explain the way individuals and global features have changed over a particular time period. Historians use all available forms of evidence in examining, interpreting, reinterpreting, and revisiting the past. They use written documents, objects like buildings, photographs, paintings, and oral communication. Therefore, for an individual to become a historian

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