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Auxiliary sciences of history

scholarly disciplines which help evaluate and use historical sources and are seen as auxiliary for historical research

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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  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.