Recently, Nok View has been asked what history is. How is History studied? Why does Nok View post information about history? Is history not boring? What is the importance of history? Will history make someone rich? A answer to the last question is that the knowledge of history shows a pattern, drops the hints ? . Today is a summary of these questions.

Today’s post is dedicated to everybody who have asked questions and also to all my readers from Nigeria, United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, Cameroon, European Union, Germany, Norway, South Africa, Philippines, Latvia, India, Kenya, Australia, Sweden, Pakistan, Ghana, Romania,  Australia, Kenya, Ireland, Canada, Zimbabwe, Spain, New Zealand, Singapore, Netherlands and Hungry. Nok View appreciates you and every one that has taken time to read this blogs from the above countries. Nok View is thus using this medium to thank you all for viewing and reading, commenting and even liking my post and reposting.Screenshot_2017-08-05-00-18-33

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I hope you will share the link for others to see. Japan, China, Liberia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Mexico, Brazil, Haiti, Scotland, Finland and other countries this blog awaits your viewership, comments, likes and broadcasting. History is for everybody.

On this note, I will use today’s post to answer some of the questions.

Question 1:  what history is?

The Concept History is nebulous i.e. it does not have a precise definition. It is broad and complex. As such, that there are many perspectives, views and definitions.[1]

In explaining the term History from an academic Perspective, History according to E.H Carr “history is a continuous interaction between the historian and his fact, an unending dialogue between the past and the present.[2] Professor Geoffrey Barraclough defines history as “the attempt to discover on the basis of fragmentary evidence, the significant things about the past.[3]  This means that when people say they study history or they are historians, it denotes the studying of facts left behind by events, civilisations, individuals which are significant and thus causes a continuous dialogue and information flow between the past and present.

In explaining to an Individual, it is important to note that you have a history, Yesterday was the past which makes it history. History is for everyone, it is a continuous interaction between you and your life which past. This simply means that your life as after day end becomes history. Why don’t you think of making your life count, making a difference? You don’t have to do anything immense, Start small by helping your mum do the dishes, to helping the blind man cross, helping the poor with what you have and can afford. Do not wait until you can turn the world upside down before you make your history. Look at Mother Theresa she started small, upon her death, her history is worth studying.

Today’s post ends with this request to say this to yourself, I am important, I want my history to be  reckoned with, I want to make a difference, I can make history.

The next post would attempt to answer these questions

  • Question 2: How is History studied?
  • Question 3:Why does Nok View post information’s about history?
  • Question 4:Is history not boring?
  • Question 5: What is the importance of history
  • Question 6:Will history make someone rich? The answer to last question is that the knowledge of history shows a pattern, drops the hints ?
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REFERENCE

 

Olubomehin, O.O. 2001. The Issue of Objectivity in Issues in Historiography. Olubomehin, O.O (ed). Ibadan:  College Press & Publisher Limited.

Carr, E.H. 1961. What is History?  London: Macmillan Press. P24

Barraclough. G, 1975, History in the Changing World, Oxford: Basil Blackwee pp2

 Olubomehin, O.O. 2001. The Issue of Objectivity in Issues in Historiography. Olubomehin, O.O (ed). Ibadan:  College Press & Publisher Limited. Pp 37-39

 

[2] Carr, E.H. 1961. What is History?  London: Macmillan Press. P24

 

[3] Barraclough. G, 1975, History in the Changing World, Oxford: Basil Blackwee pp2

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