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    Landscape Of History

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    Amber Ramos History 1000C Prof. Wang 5 December 2015 The Landscape of History How Historians Map The Past The novel The Landscape of History How Historians Map The Past by John Lewis Gaddis touches on subjects such as the idea of history and how historians assume things and about what’s to come in the future. He describes how the only reason that we know things about the future is because of learning from the past historical events. He describes the fact that we can only learn from the past events but we cannot actually go back and relive them but only represent these past events. Not only does Gaddis realize this about history he realizes how science, history, and art have something in common that they depend on the recognition of…

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    Herodotus Histories

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    Herodotus of Halicarnassus represents his work Histories not as the history in the understanding of a modern reader, pure historical facts and events, but as a rich collection of vivid narratives and description about wars between Greeks and barbarians so that inspiring stories would not be forgotten in the days of yore. The name of this book, The Histories, derives from Greek word, hisroiē, meaning investigation and inquiry. For Herodotus, he investigates many local oral stories and tales from…

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    The History Craze Summary

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    While I was reading “The History Craze” by MacMillan, a traditional phrase in our country, Mongolia, “The man who does not know his history is the same as a monkey who is lost in the jungle”, came into my mind. In my view, the content of this chapter and the meaning of this phrase somehow match and make me want to reflect on them. MacMillan attempts to imply the importance of history as she mentions, “History has shaped humans’ values, their fears, their aspirations, their loves, and their…

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    Oral History Project

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    When I first heard about the Oral History project I did not know what to expect. After reading the assignment in more detail, I was excited to start the project. I immediately knew I would pick my mother for the project. She is my best friend and I wanted to learn more about her growing up with such a big family. After going over the assignment, I called my mother and asked if she would participate in the project and she said yes. I was delighted to hear her say that because I instantly started…

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    Re-Thinking History

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    Re-Thinking History by Keith Jenkins is a book that takes a critical look at writing history and how historians have individual approaches to history and the past. Jenkins creates a debate about theories, the definition of history, the question of truth, bias, and history as a science or as an art. He asks similar questions as John Tosh and John H. Arnold. All three challenge previous historians and theories. Jenkins even asks readers what method and ideology would they choose to follow, that of…

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    History and the past are two words that seem to go hand in hand. Unfortunately, when these words come up in conversation many people automatically reflect on their time in grade school when memorizing the capitals was the standard. The past though, is so much more than that, and the documented interviews contained within the pages of The Presense of the Past prove just that. Roy Rozenweig and David Thelen delve into the minds of Americans in an attempt to recognize how the public understands…

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    Herodotus Histories Essay

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    Herodotus, who recorded the things around him by inquiring people in different country, is known as the father of history in western literature. He was exiled by his native land and actually, this was an essential opportunity for writing his book The Histories. He was the first one who gives up the tradition of recording history from Homer. The Histories focuses on criticality and accuracy. His purpose of writing The Histories is to record those tremendous contributions by Hellenes and other…

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    of Disney and how it represents history and culture in its films, most will agree that Disney’s portrayals are highly inaccurate. Where this agreement usually ends, however, is that Disney is working to better portray non-American cultures and history in their films. Whereas some are convinced that Disney has and still is inaccurately representing the history and culture of many other people such as the Chinese and Native Americans, others believe that Disney is now beginning to accurately…

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    Juan Navarro Professor Powell English 5B 12 October 2015 Imperfections of History Over the years, the United States has always had controversies arise as time progresses. With technology advancing at a rapid rate, the amounts of historical inaccuracies that appear are tremendous. One of the most famous historical inaccuracies to appear, especially in United States history, is when George Washington crossed the Delaware River. Many historians have speculated the accuracy of the famous painting,…

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    Early Human History

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    a chance to learn about who we came from.We study both our collective pasts and our individual pasts to gain a better understanding of who we are today and where we are going in the future. We also learn lessons and those lessons learned from the past can influence hopefully for the better the social, political, and environmental actions we take today. By studying the past we learn how and why people lived as they did throughout the world and the changes and causes of such changes, that occurred…

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