History Extension Section I notes

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Notes on prominent historians that contribute to historiography. These Section I notes are based on the key questions with a diverse list of historians, hence providing you a comprehensive understanding when writing an extended response around the construction of history. There are also contemporary case studies relevant to the changing nature of history, further supporting your argument!

Historians include:

  • Herodotus (ancient)
  • Thucydides (ancient)
  • Eric Hobsbawm (history from below)
  • Richard Evans (history from below)
  • Martin Gilbert (history from below)
  • E. H. Carr (postmodernism)
  • Keith Jenkins (postmodernism)
  • Toppling of Cecil Rhodes statues (Case Study)
  • David Irving: Libel case (Case Study)

These notes are based on the History Extension Stage 6 Syllabus 2017:

  • WHO ARE HISTORIANS?

  • WHAT ARE THE PURPOSES OF HISTORY?

  • HOW HAS HISTORY BEEN CONSTRUCTED, RECORDED AND PRESENTED OVER TIME? – FROM ANCIENT TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY

  • WHY HAVE APPROACHES TO HISTORY CHANGED OVER TIME? – FROM ANCIENT TIME TO THE PRESENT DAY

Added November 2021