Maharashtra State Board Class 10 History Chapter 1 Quiz

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Who is considered the father of modern historiography?

Leopold von Ranké

Which university in Germany had an independent department for history in 1737 C.E.?

Gottingen

Who used the term 'History' for the first time in his book 'The Histories'?

Herodotus

Which school of historiography arose in France and had significant influence in the nineteenth century?

Annales

Who called his method 'the archaeology of knowledge'?

Michel Foucault

What is the earliest inscription in the world displayed at the Louvre Museum?

France

Who is considered the founder of modern historiography?

Voltaire

Who wrote the book 'Archaeology of Knowledge'?

Michel Foucault

Identify the correct pair.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - 'Reason in History'

What concept is associated with the Annales School?

Marxism

Which historical figure wrote 'The Histories'?

Herodotus

What concept is related to the theory of Dialectics?

Idealism

Study Notes

Historiography Development in the West

  • Voltaire is considered the founder of modern historiography.
  • Michel Foucault wrote the book "Archaeology of Knowledge".

Key Historians and Their Works

  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel wrote "Reason in History".
  • Leopold von Ranke wrote "The Theory and Practice of History".
  • Herodotus wrote "The Histories".
  • Karl Marx did not write "Discourse on the Method" (wrong pair).

Concepts

  • Dialectics: No explanation provided in the text.
  • Annales School: No explanation provided in the text.

Historical Research and Focus

  • Historical research focused on various aspects of women's life.
  • Foucault called his method "the archaeology of knowledge".

Class Theory and Modern Historiography

  • Karl Marx's "Class Theory" is explained in his book "Das Kapital".
  • Four characteristics of modern historiography:
    • No explanation provided in the text.
  • Feminist Historiography: No explanation provided in the text.
  • Leopold von Ranke's Perspective of History: Leopold's view on ways to write history throws light on his perspective of history.

Other Questions and Answers

  • A scholar who writes critical historical narratives is known as a historian.
  • The earliest inscription in the world is displayed at the Louvre museum in France.
  • The tradition of recording historical events can be traced back to Sumer civilization in Mesopotamia.
  • The tradition of modern historiography has its roots in the writings of Greek historians.
  • Herodotus, a Greek historian of the fifth century B.C.E., used the term "History" for the first time for his book entitled "The Histories".
  • In 1737 C.E., the Gottingen university in Germany had an independent department for history.
  • Historiography of the nineteenth century was greatly influenced by the thoughts of Leopold von Ranke.
  • A new school of historiography arose in France known as the Annales school.
  • The method of analysis which is based on opposites is known as dialectics.

Test your knowledge on Historiography Development in the West with important questions and answers from Chapter 1 of the History textbook. Choose the correct options to complete the statements and enhance your understanding of modern historiography.

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