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Early historians view Herodotus as the father of Western History. Unfortunately, Herodotus also orchestrated many lies especially on Greece states.
This book also identifies a double character in Thucydides’ History. Thucydides’ History double’s character is that it represents a focused accounts of events but at the same time, it is also an excellent literary works. Curthoys and Docker argue that although Herodotus and Thucydides are important history writings, they represent different modes of writings (169).
The contrast in Herodotus and Thucydides also involve the quality of the writings. These two History writings use cosmopolitan and internationalists modes to write History. In the progress, they ignored classical Greece sources and therefore, failed to write History as a progressive story.
This book also highlights the questioning of the truth of history that took place in the 1960s and 70s known as the postmodernism. Poststructuralists like Foucault and Derrida argued that History contains no truth since all the interpretations are equally good. The authors state that Foucault advocated for a true historical form of evaluating historical writings. Derrida supported the strict evaluation of various texts to verify the existence of a historical event. The authors conclude by stating that historians cannot objectively obtain the truth about History (Curthoys and Docker 330).
This book provides a global analysis of the history of modern historiography. Majority of books concentrated on analyzing the history of historiography from western perspective. This book examines the development of historical writings not only from western ancient societies, but also from non-western societies. It traces the development of historiography over two centuries ago. In addition, to tracing the transformation of historiography, this book examines the reactions to scientific historiography in the post-colonial and modern world. The main theme of
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A critical response paper on a global history of modern historiography by Georg Iggers and Edward Wang World history needs to be written within the global context and avoid copy pasting the historical approaches from the west to the modern historical writing.
Rosen does this mainly by discussing and dissecting the manner in which institutional and structural establishments were fashioned to resonate well with patriarchal ideals, at the expense of women’s rights and freedoms, as shall be seen in the ensuing discussion.
Infact the demographic trends observed in the last few decades in Latin America, Africa and Asia establish beyond doubt that the human society is increasingly becoming urban. Though some prominent thinkers and statesmen of the yore like Thomas Jefferson utterly decried such developments and were positively nostalgic about the long lost country life, according to Joel Kotkin, who happens to be a senior member of the New America Foundation, this ultimate social shift towards an enhanced predilection for the urban life is nothing strange, but a rational and foreseeable conclusion of the mankind's march towards development.
However, the humans have not been able to know all the past events that have occurred since the advent of human on this planet. Thus, the known past has been considered as the proper and realistic definition of the term history by most of the historians. Moreover, some more terms have been originated from the term history, such as historiography, which represents the human lives, as well as, civilizations that have been known by the humans in the form of records, it may be written, as well as, in verbal form.
hor accomplishes this first by introducing the subject with a brief story intended to be funny and then begins to present his arguments of why we should be students of history.
Moyers’ arguments begin largely as quotes from famous people telling us that history matters. The
for the throne, romance for the spouse and battle between the evil and good symbolised by the battle between the demon the deities, the mythological tale was actually written by a learned sage called Valmiki at least four hundred years Before Christ. The modern version, written
In most cases, People’s History Journal is equipped with vivid details and telling quotations with winning classics has continued to transform the way American history is remembered. With frequent appearances in popular media, the Americans have testified to believe in
Insights on postmodernism and post-structuralism theories have led to the development of contemporary historical writings including micro-history, history of sexuality, postcolonial histories, and gender history1. It is imperative that the
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