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Social History
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1. Theme, Questions, and Methods

In its subject matter, social history is a branch of historical science; in its formulations and methods, it brings a specific approach to historical research. If we define it by its subject as a part of history, then its field of research is society rather than the state, in the sense of G. W. F. Hegel’s (1770–1831; Hegelianism; Idealism 6) “system of nee…

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Sellin, Volker, “Social History”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_SI.22>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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