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What is history?

Ahsan, Abdullahil (2016) What is history? International Journal of Islamic Thoughts, 5 (1). pp. 17-32. ISSN 2306-7012

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This article aims at elucidating the role of history in human civilization and the way history has been shaped through ages. It is essential for Muslims to understand the distinctions between history and pseudo-history and the purpose for which history is often written. This article defines history, describes how the idea of recording history came into existence, early historians and their method of history writing, and how history could be divided into various periods. It also briefly describes human origin in history, sources of history and their utilization in history writing. Then it describes the differences between history and pseudo-history, differences between history and other disciplines in humanities and social sciences. It concludes by highlighting the importance of history.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1056/55386
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civilization,neolithic & Paleolithic age,cuneiform script, Gilgamesh, Hammurabi.
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Abdullah al-Ahsan
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 11:14
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 11:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55386

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