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Orientierung Geschichte
Der Kurs führt in die Geschichtswissenschaft ein. Er vermittelt Orientierungswissen über historische Entwicklungen von der Antike bis zu Gegenwart in Verbindung mit einem Überblick über historische Gegenstandsbereiche und Methoden.
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Was ist Geschichte?
Quellen und Quellenkritik
1 People I Have Learned About in this Course:
Leopold van Ranke (1795-1886)
German historian and a founder of modern source-based history
  • implemented the seminar teaching method in his classroom and focused on archival research and analysis of historical documents
  • set standards for much of later historical writing, introducing such ideas as reliance on primary sources (empiricism), emphasis on narrative history, and especially international politics (Außenpolitik)
  • Ranke rejected the teleological approach to history, by which each period is considered inferior to the period which follows, thus, the Middle Ages were not inferior to the Renaissance, but must be considered on their own terms