01a-4 NOTE historiography

Religious scripture verily as history i say unto you

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Unformatted text preview: pective Why Study History? ❖ Religious ✦ scripture ✦ “Verily as history I say unto you, that it is my will that you should . . . obtain a knowledge of history” DC 93:53 Types of Evidence ❖ Primary Sources ❖ Artifacts (Archaeology) ✦ Buildings, ✦ Physical ❖ Written tools, art, coins Evidence Documents ✦ Eyewitness ❖ Secondary testimony Sources Limits of Historical Knowledge ❖ lack of data ✦ Ancient ❖ arbitrary Egypt vs. modern USA nature of data ❖ Purposeful manipulation of the past (ancient and modern) Limits of Historical Knowledge ❖ historian's selection of data ✦ what data is important (=what question are you asking)? ❖ incorrect interpretation of data ❖ numerous methodological fallacies ❖ Reductionism = simple explanations for complex phenomena ❖ historian's selection of data ✦ what data is important (=what question are you asking)?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course HIST 201 taught by Professor Sabey during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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