They are written as though they are collections of information in fact, history is not a collection of facts about the past history consists of making arguments about what happened in the past on the basis of what people recorded (in written documents, cultural artifacts, or oral traditions) at the time. The history of it is written sixty years ago , the world was a very different place disneyland had just opened its doors to the public, elvis appeared on the entertainment scene and immediately captured national interest, and warner brothers unveiled its first television studio in burbank.
Recorded history or written history is a historical narrative based on a written record or other documented communication it contrasts with other narratives of the past, such as mythological, oral or archeological traditions. Walter benjamin — ‘history is written by the victors.
History (from greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation) is the study of the past as it is described in written documents events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. Often its the scholars who survive on the winning side, but history is written by the scholars, ie- england more often than not lost to the vikings, yet the scholars/monks wrote the history and demonized the fuck out of early vikings.
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted the indifference of those who should have known better the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
I want to include the quote in a research paper, but i don't know who said it, or when it was said most sites seem to think that winston churchill said it, but, they never can actually prove it it vexes me. History is the study of the human past as it is described in the written documents left by human beings the past, with all its decisions completed, its participants dead and its history told, is what the general public perceives as the immutable bedrock on which we historians and archaeologists stand.