• SOURCES OF AFRICAN HISTORY
    WORLD HISTORY

    SOURCES OF AFRICAN HISTORY

    There are two sources for the writing of history. They are the primary and the secondary sources Primary sources Primary sources are materials produced by the people or groups directly involved in the event or topic under discussion, ether as participants or as witnesses. Some primary sources are written documents such as letters, diaries, newspaper and magazine articles, speeches, autobiographies, treatise, census data and marriage, birth and death registers. In addition, historians often examine primary sources that are not written. Examples are works of art, films, recordings, items of clothing, household objects, tools and archaeological remains.   Oral sources (interviews) and eyewitness accounts can be used as primary sources. DOCUMENTARY…

  • SOURCES OF HISTORY
    WORLD HISTORY

    SOURCES OF HISTORY

    Sources of history refer to the various means through which the historian gathers historical information. The historian can use as many sources as possible as there are no best or most reliable sources of history. Sources of history can be classified into broad types, which are Primary and Secondary sources. These two broad types can further be sub-divided into: Oral sources. Written sources. Archaeological sources. Linguistics and Ethnographic analysis. Geography and Environmental analysis. Primary sources: Primary sources of history refer to the most basic and raw sources of information about a historical event. They are basic and raw because they are recorded as they happened and not tampered with. They…

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