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Problems and Perspectives in Understanding History

 

1.  Problems:  access to the past via

 

     --“facts” and evidence

     --records

     --personal accounts

     --representing what gathered facts, records, and personal accounts indicate (historiography)

 

 

2. Perspectives:

     --chronology

     --personal approaches

     --causality (and resulting ripple effects)

     --social forces:

--political, social, economic, intellectual, and aesthetic perspectives on past events