Explain Leopold von Ranke’s perspective of history?

a. Historiography of the nineteenth century was greatly influenced by the thoughts of Leopold Von Ranke of Berlin University; he spoke about the critical method of historical research.
b. He put emphasis on the utmost importance of information gathered through original documents.
c. He also stated that all types of documents associated with a historical event need to be examined with greatest care.
d. He believed that with this method it was possible to reach the historical truth.
e. He criticized imaginative narration of history.
f. Collection of his articles is published in two books, entitled ‘The Theory and Practice of History’ and ‘The Secret of World History’.


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