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History Fair 2010-2011 Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences Assignments Due Dates Share this paper with my parents, discuss, & sign (parents keep the bottom copy)       Read the 2010-2011 History Theme Description Begin the History Fair Writing Process (Develop Thesis/Premise) Formulate guiding questions to direct research. Decide whether or not I want to work in a group or as an individual. Finalize Topic Choose a category - visit http://www.nhd.org/CreatingEntry.htm descriptions...

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Objectivity and Subjectivity in History

for historians, due to their inability to use all the sources at their disposal, are led by their personal ‘prejudices' when choosing both primary and secondary sources to interpret events of the past. Michael Bentley says that ‘a historian's historiography cannot be free from prejudice as the historian is already moulded by the external influences of his time' . One cannot but agree with him for historians are also human beings who are subjected to external influences of their time such as the political...

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Global History

China and neighboring barbarians. After 2000 years Sima Qian's model still dominates scholarship, although the dynastic cycle is no longer used for modern Chinese history.[6] In Ancient Greece, Herodotus (5th century BC), as founder of Greek historiography.,[7] presents insightful and lively discussions of the customs, geography, and history of Mediterranean peoples, particularly the Egyptians. However, his great rival Thucydides promptly discarded Herodotus's all-embracing approach to history,...

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History and New York

(Haviland, 1) Breisach, Ernst. Historiography: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Third Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Print. “The history of historiography has shown the role these uses of history have played.” (Breisach,2) Iggers, Georg. Historiography in the Twentieth Century: From Scientific Objectivity to the Postmodern Challenge. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press, 2005. Print. “In a sense the paradigm of professional historiography initiated by Ranke had already been...

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The Major Problems of Historical Research

venue(s) of research for data collection.2 often times, a researcher may have to travel even to another country in search of materials and this for him may amount to huge cost. 1. Lanre Davies, ‘The Problems of Historical Research,’in Issues in Historiography, ed. Olubomehin O. (Ibadan: College Press and Publisher Ltd.2001). pg. 86 2. Ibid 81 Money is needed for feeding, accommodation, photocopy of needed materials and documents, and typing out of drafts of essay written by him3. It should...

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Four Eras of Writing

history was perceived differently every time it was written down since no one thinks exactly alike. With so many different views, historians are usually adding more and more information to each other’s perceptions. Couvares says that “history is historiography, the study of history and its changing interpretations” (Couvares 3). When interpreting history, historians were influenced by their personal circumstances, beliefs, and environment. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, all through...

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Social Research Methods

One he called "ideational" and the other "sensate." Later he developed third point of view, which he called "idealistic." - Historical research and sociology often use the same tools and datasets as history, but they have different goals. historiography - methodology of doing historical research The comparative historical method was the backbone of 19th century sociology. Sociologists such as Durkheim and Weber focused in on societies and studied and categorized them during different stages of...

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Annales School of History

the close of the twentieth century, the invention of internet revolutionized the way people shared information and catalyzed further technological advancement. Will these radical changes affect future historians’ understanding and practice of historiography? This question puts the Annales School of history under the scrutiny and debates of many modern historians. The Annale School of history was started by Marc Bloch and Lucien Febvre. The name Annale comes from Annales d'histoire économique...

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The Nature of Source and Evidence Summary

• Where? • Why? There are no simple answers to these questions. In many cases, there is a lot of debate about the answers. Historians examine traces of the past in order to answer these questions. These traces are called ‘sources’. Historiography • The study of how archaeologists and historians reconstruct the past, the sources they use and the way in which they use them. • Focuses on methodology used by historians to reconstruct history • When you analyse sources and consider how...

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Important factors shaping social relationships under the French Absolutist Monarchy

enforced distinct gender roles and enshrined the patriarchal family model in legislation. This model was in turn used to explain and justify absolutism.11 Hanley approaches her study with an “ethnographic” perspective.12 She states that conventional historiography has always been a uniform process of selecting documents to confirm a point, but more recent scholarship on social history now seeks to gain greater scope and depth by viewing a range of non-traditional sources.13 From these historians may distil...

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