Meta-Disciplines: Traditionalists, Revisionism, and Post-Revisionists


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A historian embarks on a study of early modern history from the perspective of the candle trade. Why would this history be best described as post-revisionist?

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1. Which of the following would be considered a traditionalist interpretation of why Country X invaded Country Z?

2. Which of the following is a major criticism of traditionalist history as made by historical revisionists?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments determine your understanding of the meta-disciplines in history. To score well on the quiz, you'll have to correctly identify examples of each of the three main meta-disciplines in history.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

More specifically you will be tested on:

  • Traditionalists
  • Revisionists
  • Post-revisionists

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the meta-disciplines in history
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding similarities between revisionists and post-revisionists
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as revisionists and traditionalists
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a traditionalist interpretation of a given example

Additional Learning

If you are interested in this topic, you can find out more by studying the lesson, Meta-Disciplines: Traditionalists, Revisionism, and Post-Revisionists. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what 'meta' refers to
  • Examine the field of study called historiography
  • Determine which historians take a more holistic approach to studying history