HIS 3051 - Craft of the Historian

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What is Historiography?

The study of historical writing -- Merriam-Webster Dictionary

In his classic 1938 paper, historian Carl Becker said, "Now that I am old the most intriguing aspect of history turns out to be neither the study of history nor history itself, in the above noted senses, but rather the study of the history of historical study.  The name given to this aspect of history is the unlovely one, as Mr. Barnes says, of Historiography".

How to Write a Historiography

Here's a guide written by a history professor at Muskingum College.

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