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What methods and processes historians use to evaluate the authenticity of a historic source? [duplicate]

How do historians do the first steps, that separates their conclusions,claims,theories on historic matters from history crackpots, who read some wiki articles, saw some history channel documentaries ...
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How can software enhance our understanding of history? [on hold]

Historians use software to organize, analyze and present information derived from historical sources. I only took a short look other the shoulders of the prof working with it. there were many ...
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How would you explain to someone with a low IQ what an ideology is? [on hold]

In lyrics about turan and how turks founded the chinese dynasty there is a lot of mentioning of ideology. it is a word often heard but i can not understand its meaning in history, the wikipedia ...
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What are modern theoretical approaches towards history? [on hold]

There were/are different ways to describe history and what the most important forces are behind history. some say "history is the result of great men", some "history can be only understood under the ...
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How do repeating historical conflicts get resolved? [closed]

History is full of conflicts which persist over generations. Inter-Christian religious wars drive more than a century of conflict that spanned the globe. Inter-Empire wars over colonization ...
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Was the attack on Pearl Harbor totally unexpected?

According to "British Intelligence in the Second World War: Security and Counter-Intelligence", by Francis Harry Hinsley and C.A.G. Simkins, Tricycle, a British double agent, complained that the FBI ...
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Is history always written by the victors?

The famous "history is written by victors" saying argues that the victors overwhelmingly influence historical accounts. Are there any examples of history written by the(or THE) losers?
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What is “Theoretical History”?

This question is highlighting something I have been meaning to ask, but haven't known how to go about it: What is the contemporary knowledge of the theoretical history? I'm particularly interested in ...
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What is the contemporary knowledge of the theoretical history?

I have noticed, that posts here do not use in their argumentation the terminology and thoughts of the theories that attempted to make history more scientific, tried to put a base under it. I mean ...