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Summary: Intro To Comparative European History

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  • 1.1 John Tosh

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  • What book did John Tosh write

    The Pursuit of History
  • What is John Tosh's specialisation?

    Social problems, especially masculinity
  • What is Tosh's opinion regarding to purist view?

    He disagrees, because if you only remain with the primary sources, then it may not be useful or relevant to the present and its needs
  • To what are Galbraith and Tosh oriented to?

    Tosh is problem-oriented. Galbraith is source-oriented
  • What is the aim of 'history as description'

    To give readers the illusion of direct experience
  • What is the aim of 'history as narrative'

    To convey what is felt like to observe of participate in past events
  • What is the aim of 'history as analysis'

    To interpret history by analyzing causes and consequences
  • Why are there multiple or different answers if you interpret history? Name 2 reasons

    Because individuals may have different or many reasons for their action(s) & some cultures have unspoken assumptions
  • What is 'Latent history'

    Things were people in that time were only vaguely aware of an cannot expect or predict (such as shifts in cultures, values), so slow changes over time
  • How is latent history different then histories of stated intentions and conscious actions?

    Because those actions were a result of active thinking

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