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International Journal of Humanities and Education Research

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2023)

The relationship between history and other branches of social sciences 


Mulehu Khesoh


History is the study of the past - specifically the people, societies, events, and problems of the past as well as our attempts to understand them. History furnishes sufficient material for comparison and induction, enabling us to build an ideal political structure of our aspirations. History apart from being a source of precedent and prediction is also a bridge to other disciplines in order to fully grasp the understanding of other humanities and the sciences. Marwick (1989) speaks of history as a ‘social necessity’ it means history provides a critique of the myths that pervade society. It has a crucial corrective function in that by removing myths, it can act as the conscience of society. The report on history is concerned mainly with those persons inside, but also outside, the historical profession who are engaged in the historical work of a social science character, and with that part of historical study and training that falls within the scope of social science. This focus has no invidious implications. On the contrary, the diversity of historical work reflects the diversity of the historian’s interests and of the evidence available to him; this diversity is a valuable, even indispensable, feature of the discipline. 
Method and Objectives: The aim of the paper is to present how history provides an imaginative range apart from being an inventory of assets. The current study is a critical analysis of the secondary sources, followed by a semi-structured interview.

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How to cite this article:
Mulehu Khesoh. The relationship between history and other branches of social sciences . Int. J. Humanit. Educ. Res. 2023;5(1):04-08. DOI: 10.33545/26649799.2023.v5.i1a.35
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