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No. Plutarch would not be considered a historian from the modern standard of academic or professional history. Plutarch lacked the equivalent of a modern University's research degree in history. Plutarch did not work in a context of post 19th century historiography. In particular Plutarch's writing of "history" for moral instruction is greatly frowned ...


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It is not only historians who decide. Usually, the "Allies" call such themselves. For example, you refer to World War I. Please remember, that on the very beginning there were two blocs: Triple Entente (France allied with Russia along with United Kingdom, which was not allied to anybody, except the Commonwealth), and Triple Alliance (Germany allied with ...


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I'm sure there are tons of examples (there are national myths in every culture and country and time), a couple of ones I can think of that are no longer supported but were important in ancient times are the claimed descent from Antiquity of Medieval rulers, the non-existent Battle of Clavijo in Early Medieval Spain, and the forged Donation of Constantine ...


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There are many books written about this but I am not sure that there is a name for the "filed of study". For example, Carlo Ginzburg, Cheese and worms. The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller, https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/cheese-and-worms There are also many books, mostly in French which have "Daily life" in their titles, like Edmond Pohnon, La ...


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Just as I was posting that question and looking for a tag, I saw social-history appear as a suggestion. Sure enough, Social History describes what I am looking for: Social history, often called the new social history, is a broad branch of history that studies the experiences of ordinary people in the past.



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