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History 1001 January 16, 2008 WHAT IS HISTORY? Herodotus Greek writer of “The History of the Persian Wars” Father of history Lived at the end of the wars b/t Persians and Greeks – wrote account of war Historian – questioning, inquiry, investigation – questioned the Persian Wars 1. Primary and Secondary Sources Primary – an account of people who were there Ex. Letters, artifacts Secondary – evaluations and interpretations of primary sources Ex. Lectures, me 2. Evidence 3. Questions – depends on interests of present culture 4. Interpretation **There are many types of history because of this process. Different types are different approaches: military, economics, cultural, social HOW TO READ A PRIMARY SOURCE (3 LEVELS OF ANALYSIS) 1. Level One Who wrote it? When was it written? What type of document is it? Main storyline 2. Level Two Intended audience Why was it written? Assumptions behind the source Law codes – someone who believes they are law givers
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Unformatted text preview: Fire codes wanted safety or maybe frequent fires Letters to parents for money parents provide for kids after move out, high tuition 3. Level Three Can I believe this document? Does student really need money? Did all students feel this way? How useful? What can I learn about the society and/or person? Who created this document? How does this document relate to its context?-Need date, place, culture, society DATING SYSTEMS History 1001 January 16, 2008 Year of kings rule ancient civilizations Olympic years Greece Significant events Jewish calendar- Anno Mundi AM 5768 Islamic calendar- Anno Hegira AH 1429 Christian calendar- Anno Domini AD 2008 (wasnt used until 700s) AD = CE (Common Era) BC = BCE (Before Common Era) Fifth century = 400s, either AD or BC...
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