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There are two common uses of the term "Historiography."
The major purpose of writing a historiographical paper is to convey the scholarship of other historians on a particular subject, rather than to analyze the subject itself.
Thus, a good historiography does the following:
The process of writing a historiography shows you the research that has been done on your topic in the past.
A historiography can give you new angles to research and new interpretations to dispute.
Most importantly, a historiography shows you which interpretations have been challenged.
Created by Alan Witt, 02/2012. Updated by Alan Witt 04/2012. Updated by Michaela Keating 11/2013.
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