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Herodotus "Father of HIstory"

Herodotus, Father of History

Herodotus (oxforddictionaries.com)

Syllabification: He·rod·o·tus       Pronunciation: /heˈrädədəs/

(5th century BC), Greek historian. Known as “the Father of History,” he was the first historian to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent, and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative.

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What is Historiography?

historiography

Definition of historiography  noun his·to·ri·og·ra·phy \-fē\

  1. 1 a :  the writing of history; especially :  the writing of history based on the critical examination of sources, the selection of particulars from the authentic materials, and the synthesis of particulars into a narrative that will stand the test of critical methods b :  the principles, theory, and history of historical writing <a course in historiography>

  2. 2 :  the product of historical writing :  a body of historical literature

his·to·rio·graph·i·cal play \-ē-ə-ˈgra-fi-kəl\ also his·to·rio·graph·ic play \-fik\ adjective
his·to·rio·graph·i·cal·ly play \-ē-ə-ˈgra-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

History, historians, and historiography

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