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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Fallacies Of Oral History

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    Like any other source of information oral history is a valuable source for historian. Therefore historian should take oral history as a legitimate source of information because it has the potential of providing rich primary sources. While oral history has the potential of highlighting individual experiences of past events and reassert ordinary individual inherent agency as people, it is not without its pitfalls; any historian approaching oral history must approach it with a critical lens and…

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    History is the past analyzed and recorded, it is not everything that ever happened or everything that historians have already written about. While the existence of subjectivity in history is not often questioned many philosophers have rejected the possibility of objective historical knowledge. This essay seeks to explain the ways in which history consists of both elements of objectivity and subjectivity. Objectivity refer to the lack of bias. With this being said there is no objective truth…

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    Herodotus, in his work, The Histories, describes the leaders of the two combatant coalitions in the Persian War, Themistocles of the Greeks and Xerxes of the Persians, in very different ways. Herodotus often points to how both men handle council and their own piety as a tool to depict what kind of men they are, and at times reinforces his own generalizations of the Greek and Persian people using these men as his proxy. Herodotus seems to accept the idea that men, as individuals, can shape great…

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