One of the things that I found bothersome about the readings was the fact that some historians have interpreted history to serve a predefined purpose….
Considering it’s the first week, I’m not sure if it’s how we should go about analyzing the articles, but I’m going to move text by text instead of trying to throw all of them together at once. Also, I’m going Continue reading →
Kate Good Uncategorized
“Apart from their intrinsic interest, what lies behind our concern with these instances of historical process is the much bigger question of how we got from ‘then’ to ‘now’…There may be a gulf between ‘us’ and ‘them’, but that gulf is actually composed of processes of growth, decay and change which it is the business […]
Carmen Bolt Uncategorized
I may have made the mistake of beginning this week’s reading with George Iggers’s Historiography in the Twentieth Century. And while I did enjoy some aspects of this particular scholarly work, it was dense at times and somewhat confusing at others. I recognized many of the names Iggers mentioned but felt overwhelmed by the sheer number. Thus,(…)