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Unformatted text preview: answered, though it can be fascinating to investigate why the past lined up to allow my generation to ask these questions. In my mind, the same ideas can be applied in a much larger scale, which just contributes to making it largely even more interesting. The most intriguing part of history is to connect the facts in order to understand what led something to unfold as it did. It seems to me that the relevance of studying the history of our civilizations is not only to register the order in which events happened through time, but to inquire about the motives behind our ancestor's decisions which led to creating the world we live in today. From there we can begin to solve other puzzles as well, such as linking collective manifestations to a certain era, discovering clues about preceding beliefs and knowledge, or even finding patterns of human behavior....
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2008 for the course HIST 332 taught by Professor Townsend during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08