Essays on History

Tracing the history and development of the quiz game

Early quiz or game television shows were originally adapted from similar programmes on broadcast radio. Since the emergence of ‘big money’ television quiz shows in the 1950s, quiz/game shows have been trapped in a ‘copycat’ phase, made on low budgets and with humdrum and insipid […]

Cultural history

‘Literature is a part of cultural history. The study of it may well include relations between men and women as well as issues of class and race. ‘ Do you agree? Literature can be both an intentional product of an individual or a consciousness of […]

Alfred Whitehead

In the words of the great Heraclitus, ”a hidden connection is stronger than an obvious one”. This implies that the debate between truth and false is seemingly obvious but in a deeper context, sets us well on the way of uncovering hidden nuggets of thinking […]

Catholic religion

“History is part myth, part hope and part reality. ” Discuss the validity of the quote and its implications in the overall importance of “knowing” history. Replace the word history with two other areas of knowledge and compare the validity of the new statement. Mrs. […]

Historical and scientific explanations?

  History on the other hand may leave questions unanswered or give many unsure answers to one question, which in many cases creates enigmas. Modern historians can only obtain knowledge about past events if they have data explaining the happenings. Modern scientists can obtain knowledge […]

Study history

That means: can human behaviour be predicted? Human sciences seem to be attempting to do just that. However, can any, for example economic model work completely No such thing as truth. If “Context is all” does it mean that there is no such thing as […]

War history

War history is one place where we can express an example of such a case. For example, consider the Algerian war (1 November 1954 – 19 March 1962). In that war, casualties from the Algerian side were in an estimation of 1,500,000 deaths by the […]

The artist of our history

In mathematics, the theories and laws that it presents are rarely challenged. Everything is what it is in mathematics and thus it is generally not doubted. This is why it is an integral part of the sciences. It holds true in many situations, ranging from […]

The Second World War

History is one area where individual truth becomes quite apparent as it is an area of knowledge where context is very significant. History can not be proven empirically and, though some facts such as ‘Britain declared war on Germany on September the 3rd 1939’ can […]

U.S. History

John has been tortured before Act 4 to try and make him confess to witchcraft. John endures torture because he feels his cause is so necessary not only will he die he is prepared to bear pain and suffering in order to support his cause […]