Nature Of History

Jan 17


Sharon White

Sharon White

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We are used to refer history to science which studies past which is possible to study due to evidences left by our predecessors.


However,Nature Of History Articles this approach has been so changing throughout the years that many have definite doubts regarding history nature. For example, many historical evidences have been exposed as great frauds or something which hade to be referred to definitely other events or historical persons. So is history an art to interpret well or a science with exact pieces?

History is both an art and a science. Any constructive work of art, although bound by objectified forms, attempts to translate a boundless subjective experience of the artist into a socially transferable mode; specifically, a mode of sharing, which allows other human beings to share in the artist’s personal experience. History also comes to life only through the formal methodologies of the historian, but the historian’s method is more strictly bound than the artist’s. The artist may freely break with any given methodology and create something radically unique and personal; the historian, however, is not at luxury to abandon his methodology, if only because the experience he wishes to convey does not originate in himself. In this regard history becomes more of a science. History must be understood as a radically unique form of enquiry. History is valuable observation that documents or artefacts are considered “historical” only in relation to how they are used. After having made his observations, the historian must project those observations back into the time period when such a coin was an active part of social intercourse. Hence there is an abyss of understanding that characterizes the historical mode, over which neither artists nor scientists need trouble themselves.

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