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  • Past Changes History
    382 words
    The statement History is nothing more than a collection of the static facts of the past; people who say history changes are terribly misguided is incorrect. History is more than just static facts when ideas and concepts involved in history are understood and applied in life. Also, history changes when new applications of ideas found in past history are put to use and when new facts about happenings in the past are discovered. The statement is only taking into account the basic facts of history, ...
  • Boorstin Like Hofstadter And Hartz
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    Historiography Consensus Historians The consensus view of History emerged in the United States in 1950 until it's eventual dismiss in 1965. Consensus historians emerged in a time period when there were not many consensuses in the United States (Novick pg. 333). The historians of the era knew of the turmoil and felt that they needed to focus their attention on what united America and not what brought the country down. At this time there were three influential writers on consensus history. These t...
  • Predictions In Foundation
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    In what became the first of many of what became the "Foundation Novels", Isaac Asimov, through his invented science of psycho history as well as his clever characterizations, projects his theory stating, basically, that the future historical events will be nothing more than reenactments of those past. The basic plot of Foundation is how due to the predicted end of the just rule of the Galactic Empire, and to minimize the barbarism to follow, an intellectually elitist colony to preserve knowledge...
  • Meaning Of The Past For The Present
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    Historians Name: Stephanie Amar Student #: 9532080 Teacher: Mr. A. DalfenDate: March 10, 1997 'Professional historians spend their lives pursuing the meaning of the past for the present. ' Everything that exists in today's world has some origin coming from the past. Everything that exists today and seems to be unique of its time has some basis from the past. It is a known fact that history has a tendency of repeating itself, and so to prepare us for the future we need to understand the past. His...
  • Learning History
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    David McCullough had a speech on O'Neill Memorial Lecture about his view of history. In his point, history is the foundation for the humanity, it just like us now, distance and time, bring many human life evidence together. David said "history always one thing lead to another, it do not have to be a model patten in a form". Thus, history is so important in our daily life. David also said that don't look down of the past people who make some odd decisions, think they are foolish and unrealistic, ...
  • History Of Milkman's Family History
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    When Milkman goes to Pennsylvania to look for the gold, he was actually in search of his family's past. One of the themes in the story is how the history of African Americans histories are not clear and unrecorded. The fact that the history of Milkman's family history is so unclear and unrecorded he goes through a long journey to find it. Along the way he goes through many places and meets many people that help him find his family history. Milkman thought the bag that Pilate had was filled with ...
  • History Amounts To The Search For Truth
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    To explain the impacts of postmodernism, we have to understand the very composite nature of postmodernism, which is a relatively new all encompassing philosophy and one that reputedly lacks a historiography. The nature of the title question is very philosophical to which an equally philosophical answer could be given - why? However I am not so bold as to give that as the answer. I will therefore endeavour to simplify and qualify, what I consider are, related factors and, where applicable, their ...
  • Historians Evidence
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    "A historian must combine the rigor of a scientist with the imagination of the artist". To what extend, then, can the historian be confident about his or her conclusions? History has always been a subject that is looked upon by many as a very controversial and biased one. In History people can have disagreements. One historian can believe that an event in the past happened in a certain way while another can think it happened differently. This is because history is a matter of interpretation as w...
  • Monumental Cultural History
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    The Use and Abuse of History By Friedrich Nietzsche Forward 'Incidentally, I despise everything which merely instructs me without increasing or immediately enlivening my activity. ' These are Goethe's words. With them, as with a heartfelt expression of Ceterum cense o [I judge otherwise], our consideration of the worth and the worthlessness of history may begin. For this work is to set down why, in the spirit of Goethe's saying, we must seriously despise instruction without vitality, knowledge w...
  • Knowledge Of The Black Americans Past Caucasians
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    Though the past may bring "a revival and restoration of the misery" (Limerick 473), I believe it is necessary to know and study our past. Through this essay I shall explain how knowledge of the past helps improve the quality of future output, satisfy our human thirst for knowledge, and understand certain polices and regulations. Even in our everyday life we can see how past knowledge helps to improve the future's outcome. Whether it is improvement of policies, electronics or automobiles improvem...
  • Study Of The Study Of History
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    History, or at least the study thereof, as shown by class, is divided into three specific categories: remembered, recovered and invented -- each having their own benefits and downfalls. The main purpose of studying history is to gather information about the past; to see the cause and effects of different situations; to see how this information can be applied to our lives, to understand why and how and others think in certain ways; and thus eventually lead to a better appreciation different peopl...
  • Stark And Burden Use History
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    Throughout All the King's Men, history plays an important role in the motivations and lives of all the characters. History's importance is most noticeable, not surprisingly, in the story main characters - Willie Stark and Jack Burden - whose lives focus on and, in some cases, depend upon history and how they relate themselves to it. While Willie Stark views history as a tool with which to manipulate people for his own ends, an attitude resulting in his own destruction, Jack Burden's view of hist...
  • Objective Historians Of The Carr Variety
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    Edward Hallett Carr's contribution to the study of Soviet history is widely regarded as highly distinguished. In all probability very few would argue against this assessment of his multi-volume history of Soviet Russia. For the majority of historians he pretty much got the story straight. However, for several years there was disagreement about his contribution to the analytical philosophy of history. His ideas were outlined in What is History first published in 1961. For many today What is Histo...
  • Interesting History
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    this is my essay. I am writing it as we speak. I'm not sure what it is you want me to write. Oh yes, history. Very well, then I shall discuss history. History is interesting because it is what has ahppened in the past. However, what I just wrote is history too, because although when I wrote it, it was the present, now it no longer is. Now it is a part of history. History is also the name of Michael Jackson's greatest hits album. Now he has an interesting history, but we shouldn't discuss this si...
  • Are Not Natural History And Boland
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    Outside History The theme of this poem is the exclusion from history of those who have been voiceless and forgotten, the casualties of war, colonisation and, of course, women who for so long were denied status and recognition because of their gender. Boland rebelled against the mythisation of Irish history: the songs, the ballads, the female icons of the nation, the romantic images. Myth obscures the reality, manipulates history. It is outside real, lived history, a remote, unchanging image, a f...
  • Their History And The Lack Of Trust
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    It appears that one of the greater obstacles keeping Europe, specifically Russia, from uniting is that Europeans seem to have a difficult time overlooking blemishes in their pasts. For example, people still question, current Russian President, Vladimir Putin's past in the KGB. Many Russians, along with other countries as well, question Putin's "soul" and character due to his involvement in the KGB many years before (Myers). If citizens within a country cannot come to terms with a person's past, ...
  • Important To International Relations
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    Why is studying history both important and contentious for International Relations? All ideas in the world "are both a product of history and a creator of history. Idea does not exist outside of the history of men and women" #. History is one of the most important concepts of our lives, those who disregard it are modern fools who tomorrow will forget the mistakes of yesterday, consequently never learning from them. "those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them"....
  • Absolute Truth In History
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    October 20, 2000 Telling The Truth About History I am writing a book review of Telling The Truth About History by Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt and Margaret Jacob. In this book, the authors' talk about the increased skepticism and the position that relativism has lessen our ability to actually know and to write about the past. The book discusses the writing of history, and how people are struggling with the issues of what is "truth. ' It also discusses the postmodernist movement and how future histor...

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