On Historiography

Obviously historiography cannot be a science. It can only be an industry, an art, and a philosophy—an industry by ferreting out the facts, an art by establishing a meaningful order in the chaos of mate­rials, a philosophy by seeking perspective and enlightenment.

~ Durant, Will, and  Durant, Ariel. “Hesitations.” The Lessons of History. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1968. 12. Print.

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