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HY399 Studying History: About Historiography


“What is historiography?” asked the American historian Carl Becker in 1938.

"the history of historical writing"

- the nature and purpose of historical analysis

- ways that historians have defined and approached history

- differing interpretations of specific historical events

- what history is as a discipline

- the way that a historian’s context and subjective perspective influence his or her understanding of the past

 - complex and not linear progression

Historiography: an introductory guide / Eileen Ka-May Cheng

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Historiography Overviews

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