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    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

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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

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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

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    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

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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

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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

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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

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    The Objectivity of History The issues that are raised in this source by Marc Trachtenberg are is whether or not objectivity is still a relevant idea, and if it is not then is history in fact dying. Keith Jenkins' "What is History?," Carl Becker's "What are Historical Facts?" and Richard Evans' "In Defence of History" will be used to discuss and examine these issues. Marc Trachtenberg is questioning if objectivity is possible and desirable in today's society, and this is a question that many

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    The Truth in History

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    The Truth in History We are all taught essentially the same things in school. We learn of the presidents and what they did and when they did it. But we know, as adults, that we did not get all the facts or even a portion of the correct facts in regards to history. In the essay, "The Historian and His Facts," Edward Hallett Carr shares a bit of insight into the people who record history and write about it. We are given a deeper understanding of historians and just what it is they do and what

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    oral history

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    Diane Bell, in her book Daughters of the Dreaming, says that in Australia: ‘The written history was a celebration of the arrogance and chauvinism of the late nineteenth and twentieth century society’, but that the oral histories of Aboriginal peoples told a different tale. In the oral histories: Irreplaceable ritual objects were stolen; water-holes were despoiled; the ecological domain of indigenous flora and fauna was rapidly transformed by intensive grazing; punitive parties massacred groups

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