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Historical Thinking
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Historical thinking is the attempt to give structure and meaning to historical events in order to learn from them for present and future action. In reality, it is always linked to other forms of thought, i.…

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Quirin, Michael, “Historical Thinking”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 08 February 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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