test 1 . key concept 1 - 1. Historicism vs. Presentism...

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1. Historicism vs. Presentism Historicism claims that there is an organic succession of developments and the local conditions and pecularities influence the results in a decisive way. Presentism is a mode of historical analysis in which present-day ideas and perspectives are introduced into depictions or interpretations of the past. Most modern historians seek to avoid presentism in their work because it creates a distorted understanding of their subject matter. 2. Continuity vs. change Although there have been a multiple number of “nations” in the Korean peninsula, Koreans and Korean historians claim that Koreans have maintained the “continuity” with one ethnic group. Throughout different kingdoms and nations they argue, it has maintained one Korea. Some argue, however, that one must acknowledge each kingdoms and nations as different entities, and changes must be recognized in Korean history. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course ECON 306k taught by Professor Krasner during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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