The Landscape of History
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What is Chapter 1 about?
- Indirect vs. Direct experience
- Historians of the present have an advantage of an expanded view
- History is a representation of the past
What is Chapter 2 about?
- The ability of historians to travel through time
- But within the confines of what is left in the records
- But we are not representatives of literal reality...are able to use imagination to best fill the gaps
- Selectivity, Simultaneity, Scale
- Cartography to explain space
What is Chapter 3 about?
- here is where agreement definitely happens between the two
- if time and space is the field
- structure and process is the mechanism
- historians will never be able to view the experiment, we arrive after the fact to piece it together
- the face of Ramses/cannon at Austerlitz
- reproducibility and science...is history a science?
What is Chapter 4 about?
- How can independent variables exist?
- do variables not count on each other?
- reductionism-why is it so pushed?
- it is hardly the only form on scientific investigation
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