Modern Historiography

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Modern Historiography: 

Characteristics of the modern historiography method: 

  1. It uses a method that is grounded in science. It starts with the development of relevant queries that are posed in a logical sequence. So, it is similar to the scientific process. 
  2. These inquiries are anthropocentric, meaning that they are focused on man and his ancient societal activities. History does not support any connections between human and divine deeds. 
  3. Based on credible information, the responses to these inquiries are provided in a logical sequence. 
  4. History tracks the course of man's development using his earlier events and actions. 

It is stated that the ancient Greek historical texts serve as the foundation for the current historiography with the traits listed above. The word ‘history’ has Greek roots. The first person to use it was the Greek historian Herodotus, who wrote ‘The Histories’ in the fifth century B.C.E.

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