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Answer the Following in 25-30 Words. Why is Voltaire Said to Be the Founder of Modern Historiography ? - History and Political Science

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Answer the following in 25-30 words. 

Why is Voltaire said to be the founder of modern historiography ?

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Solution

Voltaire suggested that to write history, all the aspects of the human life should be taken into consideration and not just the chronology or objective truth. Social traditions, trade, economy, agriculture, etc. are also equally important to write the history. This is the reason he is said to be the founder of the Modern Historiography.

Concept: Development of Scientific Perspective in Europe and Historiography
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Balbharati Social Science History and Civics 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1.1 Historiography : Development in the West
Exercise | Q 3 | Page 6
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