DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HISTORY AND NARRATION
WORLD HISTORY

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HISTORY AND NARRATION

Many people tend to confuse history with narration because history, most times, adopts the use of narratives in its explanation and presentation.

History is not all about story telling. It deals with only facts that have proofs and evidence in its sources. Historians do not just accept information or accounts like they are presented, they go a step further to analyse and investigate those accounts and information to see if they are historical facts.

History is not a fiction or an imaginary work determined by the historian, the historian records events as they happened, unlike in narration or story-telling where the storyteller only adopts the use of creative imagination and emotion to present what he or she desires. History pays attention to facts, dates and sequence of events.

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