History is only recorded through a historian

History is only recorded through a historian

History is only recorded through a historian. Without historians, there is no history. If compared to a household item, a historian is like a tap so the water is the history that the historian is recording. This comparison is very much the structure of history in real life. Like the tap, the historian has control over what he says and control of his ideas and has full knowledge of his impact whilst making sure that his perspective is understood through his writing. In this article, the historian has chosen to take an extreme perspective on what history is quoting “History is deeply male, history is essentially non young, history is about the rich and famous”. The grass roots of his arguments are understood as basically all the historians in the modern and classical Era are well educated and come from aristocratic families if in the classical Era or a very well educated family as in Karl Marx’s case. Karl Marx quoted “the history of all existing societies is the history of class struggles”. This is not a very educated opinion as history is most certainly not centred on the class struggles as some of the greatest documented history is on the topics of wars and great leaders, but coming back to the point of about history being for the rich, it has to be understood that no rich man will ever mention his personal demise with other classes and will never make himself look as though he is an unfriendly character. In general, historians will always look to glorify themselves and others in their social caliber so the mention of history being based on class struggle is seemingly an obnoxious idea. This is relevant to this original idea in the way that in this case “the rich and famous” were the historians of that time, and for Karl Marx to suggest that a rich man will write his situation to be a struggle is questionable. The writer of the article continues on by saying “history is about assessing distortion, not copying…


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