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With numerous conflicting narratives regarding Muhammad and his companions from various sources, it was necessary to verify which sources were more reliable. In order to evaluate these sources, various methodologies were developed, such as the " science of biography ", " science of hadith " and " Isnad " chain of transmission.
These methodologies were later applied to other historical figures in the Islamic civilization. Famous historians in this tradition include Urwah d. During the Age of Enlightenmentthe modern development of historiography through the application of scrupulous methods began.
Among the many Italians who contributed to this were Leonardo Bruni c. Voltaire[ edit ] French philosophe Voltaire — had an enormous influence on the development of historiography during the Age of Enlightenment through his demonstration of fresh new ways to look at the past.
Guillaume de Syon argues: Voltaire recast historiography in both factual and analytical terms. Not only did he reject traditional biographies and accounts that claim the work of supernatural forces, but he went so far as to suggest that earlier historiography was rife with falsified evidence and required new investigations at the source.
Such an outlook was not unique in that the scientific spirit that 18th-century intellectuals perceived themselves as invested with.
A rationalistic approach was key to rewriting history.
He broke from the tradition of narrating diplomatic and military events, and emphasized customs, social history and achievements in the arts and sciences. He was the first scholar to make a serious attempt to write the history of the world, eliminating theological frameworks, and emphasizing economics, culture and political history.
Although he repeatedly warned against political bias on the part of the historian, he did not miss many opportunities to expose the intolerance and frauds of the church over the ages. Voltaire advised scholars that anything contradicting the normal course of nature was not to be believed.
Although he found evil in the historical record, he fervently believed reason and educating the illiterate masses would lead to progress. He helped free historiography from antiquarianism, Eurocentrismreligious intolerance and a concentration on great men, diplomacy, and warfare.
In he published the History of Englanda 6-volume work which extended "From the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in ". Hume adopted a similar scope to Voltaire in his history; as well as the history of Kings, Parliaments, and armies, he examined the history of culture, including literature and science, as well.
Because of its relative objectivity and heavy use of primary sourcesits methodology became a model for later historians. This has led to Gibbon being called the first "modern historian".
Biographer Leslie Stephen wrote that thereafter, "His fame was as rapid as it has been lasting. Winston Churchill memorably noted, "I set out upon I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all.
It is the one English history which may be regarded as definitive Whatever its shortcomings the book is artistically imposing as well as historically unimpeachable as a vast panorama of a great period. The tumultuous events surrounding the French Revolution inspired much of the historiography and analysis of the early 19th century.
A Historyin Carlyle rewrote it from scratch. He considered the dynamic forces of history as being the hopes and aspirations of people that took the form of ideas, and were often ossified into ideologies. Carlyle presented the history as dramatic events unfolding in the present as though he and the reader were participants on the streets of Paris at the famous events.
It is rarely read or cited in the last century. Michelet and Taine[ edit ] Jules Michelet —later in his career.
His inquiry into manuscript and printed authorities was most laborious, but his lively imagination, and his strong religious and political prejudices, made him regard all things from a singularly personal point of view.
He had a decisive impact on scholars.In BC Ionian Greeks from Phocaea founded the colony of Massalia (present-day Marseille) on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, making it the oldest city of France. At the same time, some Celtic tribes penetrated the eastern parts (Germania superior) of the current territory of France, but this occupation spread in the rest of France only between the 5th and 3rd century BC.
Analyze political and economic changes and continuities in East Asia between and CE. The time period between CE brought about many changes in East Asia, especially with the rise of the Mongols. History. History Specialist | History Major | History Minor; Combined Degree Program (CDP) in Arts and Education: History (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching; History Courses.
History. History Specialist | History Major | History Minor; Combined Degree Program (CDP) in Arts and Education: History (Major), Honours Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching; History Courses. Continuity and Change over time for Unit 2. (Poltical, Economic and Social) are generalized about that particular place.
The categories, Changes and Continuities, obviously describe what stayed the same and what changed. STUDY. PLAY.
East Asia: Countries. North Africa: Changes. Contacts among societies in the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and Asia increased significantly between and CE, and Africa and Europe became much more important links in the long-distance trade networks.