People and Places of the Middle Ages - Medieval People and Places The directories here will help you find biographical information about notable individuals, historical background on cultural groups, and the history of various geographical areas throughout the Middle Ages. This project is intended to help you find information about significant individuals from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, when available, on the web and in print. Each page offers a brief explanation of who the individual was and why he or she is important or interesting in medieval and Renaissance studies. A survey of some of the most famous -- and not-so-famous -- couples in Medieval and Renaissance history and fiction.
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Historiography Historiography refers either to the study of the methodology and development of " history " (as a discipline), or to a body of historical work on a specialized topic. Scholars discuss historiography topically – such as the "historiography of Catholicism ", the " historiography of early Islam ", or the " historiography of China " – as well as specific approaches and genres , such as political history and social history . Beginning in the nineteenth century, with the ascent of academic history , a corpus of historiographic literature developed. The research interests of historians change over time, and in recent decades there has been a shift away from traditional diplomatic, economic and political history toward newer approaches, especially social and cultural studies.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. [ 1 ] History (from Greek ἱστορία - historia , meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation" [ 2 ] ) is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about these events. The term includes cosmic , geologic , and organic history , but is often generically implied to mean human history . Scholars who write about history are called historians . History can also refer to the academic discipline which uses a narrative to examine and analyse a sequence of past events, and objectively determine the patterns of cause and effect that determine them. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Historians sometimes debate the nature of history and its usefulness by discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing "perspective" on the problems of the present. [ 3 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ]