The Problem of the Development of Ideas and the Historical Methods

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Souad Lebsir


Arabs and Muslims in general have contributed to the development of historiography as an independent discipline. Through analysis and reasoning, historical material can be accessed through various methods and approaches, including source criticism, empirical research, comprehensive history, and world history. In this context, the emergence of New History among Western scholars is noteworthy. It aims to address the problem of human existence and reconstruct it by linking the past with the present and envisioning the future. This phenomenon highlights the openness and cross-fertilisation of history with other sciences, which contributes to the development of traditional historical discourse. It also opens avenues for connections between different methodologies and sciences, and for exploring the epistemology of historical knowledge.

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