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History-What Really Happened? Excellent Lecture on Historiography


Historiography, the History of Writing History. Emily Blanck, Rowan University


What is historiography?


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Historiography is the study of the methods of historians in developing history as an academic discipline, and by extension is any body of historical work on a particular subject. The historiography of a specific topic covers how historians have studied that topic using particular sources, techniques, and theoretical approaches. Scholars discuss historiography by topic – such as the "historiography of the United Kingdom", the "historiography of Canada", "historiography of the British Empire", the "historiography of early Islam", the "historiography of China" – and different approaches and genres, such as political history and social history. Beginning in the nineteenth century, with the ascent of academic history, there developed a body of historiographic literature. The extent to which historians are influenced by their own groups and loyalties – such as to their nation state – is a debated question.
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    • Terminology 

    • Antiquity 

    • Middle Ages to Renaissance 

    • Enlightenment 

    • 19th century 

    • 20th century 

    • Scholarly journals 

    • Narrative 

    • Topics studied 

    • Approaches 

    • Bibliography