are usually classified as cultural heritage or legends because they do not show

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), are usually classified as cultural heritage or legends , because they do not show the "disinterested investigation" required of the discipline of history. [10] [11] Herodotus , a 5th-century BC Greek historian is often considered within the Western tradition to be the "father of history", or by some the "father of lies", and, along with his contemporary Thucydides , helped form the foundations for the modern study of human history. Their works continue to be read today, and the gap between the culture- focused Herodotus and the military-focused Thucydides remains a point of contention or approach in modern historical writing. In East Asia, a state chronicle , the Spring and Autumn Annals , was known to be compiled from as early as 722 BC although only 2nd- century BC texts have survived. Ancient influences have helped spawn variant interpretations of the nature of history which have evolved over the centuries and continue to change today. The modern study of history is wide-ranging, and includes the study of specific regions and the study of certain topical or thematical elements of historical investigation. Often history is taught as part of primary and secondary education, and the academic study of history is a major discipline in university studies.
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