Historiography is the study of the methodology of historians in developing history
as an academic discipline, and by extension is any body of historical work on a
particular subject. The historiogra...
Cross-checking sources against other evidence. However, there's no 'patent
recipe' for dealing with problems of bias in sources.
Nov 7, 2012 ... All historians have biases (and so does everybody else). How it affects one's
interpretation of the sources depends on what the bias is. ... They are human, and
no one is immune the bias or prejudice, however hard we may try to eliminate it
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We often say that great figures make history, but in truth historians make history.
..... All teachers, as they address students, are secondary sources. ... However,
even if we cannot or should not try to eradicate bias, we can discipline it when we
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The author's sources: did the author make good use of adequate sources? ... The
author's bias: did the author's inevitable prejudices clearly distort the account ...
which the historian through poor research fails to examine all the evidence
relevant ... his/her personal position obvious but nonetheless clearly tries to
Feb 18, 2007 ... Fourth, often historians are interested in piecing together the human .... who
attempt to explain some large features of human history on the basis of a few ....
Philosophical reasoning by itself cannot be a source of substantive ... Or are
forms of bias, omission, selection, and interpretation such as to make all ...
Who is the most influential historian in America? Could it be Pulitzer .... It is the all
-purpose explanation of every subject that Zinn covers. On other hand, why ...
Despite some differences historians still try to have a "sciencelike" approach and
work to disprove findings. ... Once located all sources of evidence must be
evaluated for their validity. ... Rule of perspective - did the source have a bias? ...
regularly and attempt to address questions well in advance of any formal
Annual address of the president of the American Historical Association, delivered
... For all practical purposes history is, for us and for the time being, what we ....
He does what any historian would do: he does a bit of historical research in the
sources. ... I have tried to reduce history to its lowest terms, first by defining it as...
Historians ought to try to answer such questions by saying what the study of
history ... asking new questions, searching new sources and finding new
meanings in old ... enhanced older sensibilities and corrected older biases; but,
being both new ... Amongst all the varieties of history that specialists have so
energetically and .....