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Why has it been so difficult for historians to arrive at the truth about the past?

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Question: In the light of the ideas discussed by Kremmer, why has it been so difficult for historians to arrive at the truth about the past? In your response, present a sustained argument which is supported by explicit reference to the source AND at least TWO other relevant sources.

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Why has it been so difficult for historians to arrive at the truth about the past?
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Philosophy 1st millennium BC Humanities Philaidae Thucydides Historiography Political philosophy Historian E. H. Carr Herodotus What Is History? Truth Edward Gibbon
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Philosophy 1st millennium BC Humanities Philaidae Thucydides Historiography Political philosophy Historian E. H. Carr Herodotus What Is History? Truth Edward Gibbon
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The truth is possibly the most ambiguous quality of historiography, despite its position as the ultimate goal of most historians. Our ideas of the truth are shaped by our contexts and perspectives, and while it may be comforting to think that there is only one ultimate truth historians must strive to achieve, this is not the case. Historians and their histories are influenced irrevocably by their backgrounds and experiences, which in turn impact upon the way they believe history should be approached and thus the history they ultimately produce. One historian’s truth will not be the same as every other historian’s truth, and it is this uncertainty that makes the study of history so interesting and exciting. K...
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