Introduction to history 2

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  • Chapter 1: Introduction to History
    • How is the past reconstructed?
      • History is written  through the study of various types of evidence from the past
        • Historians attempt to explain what had happened
    • Primary and Secondary sources
      • 2 types of historical evidence
      • Sources = collection of historical evidence
      • Difference
        • Primary sources = evidence from first-hand accounts, from witnesses or directly involved people
        • Secondary sources = information from indirectly involved people, from non-witnesses, from second-hand accounts
    • Primary sources
      • Pictorial
      • Written
      • Oral
      • Artefact
    • Secondary sources
      • Materials produced from studying primary sources

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