This essay focuses on documents and oral accounts. For more details on this assignment, review the Historical Context Chart Guidelines and Rubric PDF document.
Instructions Identify two secondary sources from your select topic. The secondary resources will review two historical events that impact your research topic. Complete the Historical Context Chart to explore the how these events inform. The historical context of your topic and support your thesis statement. To complete this assignment, use this Historical Context Chart Word Document. For more details on this assignment, review the Historical Context Chart Guidelines and Rubric PDF document.
And have attempted to answer historical questions through the study of written documents and oral accounts. From the beginning, historians have also use such sources as monuments, inscriptions, and pictures. In general, the sources of historical knowledge can be separate into three categories. What is written, what is said, and what is physically preserve, and historians often consult all three. But writing is the marker that separates history from what comes before.
Archaeological finds rarely stand alone, with narrative sources complementing its discoveries. Archaeology’s methodologies and approaches are independent from the field of history. “Historical archaeology” is a specific branch of archaeology which documents and oral accounts often contrasts. Its conclusions against those of contemporary textual sources.
For example, Mark Leone, the excavator and interpreter of historical Annapolis, Maryland, USA, has sought to understand. The contradiction between textual documents idealizing “liberty” and the documents and oral accounts material record. Demonstrating the possession of slaves and the inequalities of wealth made apparent by the study of the total historical environment.
These divisions are not mutually exclusive, and significant intersections are often present. It is possible for historians to concern themselves with both the very specific and the very general. Although the modern trend has been documents and oral accounts toward specialization. The area called Big History resists this specialization, and searches for universal patterns or trends. History has often been study with some practical or theoretical aim. But also may be study out of simple intellectual curiosity.