Answer in Brief
Explain the following statement with its reason.
It is said that Voltaire was the founder of modern historiography.
- The French scholar, Voltaire (original name was François-Marie Arouet) was of the opinion that apart from objective truth and chronology of historical events, historiography should also be based on social traditions, trade, economy, agriculture, etc.
- He, thus gave importance to the understanding of all aspects of human life while writing history. As Voltaire contributed greatly to historiography, he is said to be the founder of modern historiography.
Concept: Notable Scholars
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