Auxiliary sciences of history

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The Auxiliary sciences of history are fields of study based on historical sources and items.[1]

Many of these fields of study started between the 16th and 19th centuries. At first, they were started by students of old artifacts.[2] At the time, "History" was thought of only as a literary skill.

In the late 18th century the study of history became more empirical. This change was lead by the Göttingen School of History.[3] Then in the mid-19th century, Leopold von Ranke also focused on it. These changes lead to the rise of the trained historian as a skill.[4][5]

The auxiliary sciences of history include, but are not limited to:[1]

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Historical method

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Drake, Miriam A. (2003). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. Dekker Encyclopedias Series. 3. CRC Press. ISBN 0-8247-2079-2.
  2. Sweet, Rosemary (2004). Antiquaries: the discovery of the past in eighteenth-century Britain. London: Hambledon & London. p. xiv. ISBN 1-85285-309-3.
  3. Ranke, Leopold von (2011). Iggers, Georg G. (ed.). The Theory and Practice of History. Abingdon: Routledge. p. xix. ISBN 978-0-415-78032-2.
  4. Green, Anna; Troup, Kathleen, eds. (1999). The Houses of History: A Critical Reader in Twentieth-Century History and Theory. Manchester University Press. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-7190-5255-2.
  5. Stern, Fritz, ed. (1972). The Varieties of History: From Voltaire to the Present (2nd ed.). New York: Vintage Books. p. 54. ISBN 0-394-71962-X.