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1.5: Key Terms

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    chronological approach
    an approach to history that follows a timeline from ancient to modern
    global citizen
    a person who sees themselves as responsible to a world community rather than only a national one
    great man theory
    the view that it is enough to study the deeds and impact of important leaders to paint an accurate picture of the past
    historical empathy
    the ability to see the past on its own terms, without judgment or the imposition of our own modern-day attitudes
    historiography
    the study of how historians have already interpreted the past
    iconography
    the use of images and symbols in art
    intellectual history
    the history of ideas, which looks at the philosophies that drive people to make certain choices
    primary cause
    the most immediate reason an event occurred
    primary source
    a document, object, or other source material from the time period under study
    progressive history
    a school of thought that views history as a straight line to a specific and more democratic destination
    revisionism
    the process of altering our interpretation of historical events by adding new elements and perspectives
    rhetoric
    the way words are used and put together in speaking or writing
    secondary source
    a document, object, or other source material written or created after the time period under study
    social constructs
    ideas such as class and gender created and accepted by the people in a society that influence the way they think and behave
    social history
    a field of history that looks at all classes and categories of people, not just elites

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