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Historiography is a branch of historical research based on the belief that knowledge of the past can never be complete since it is based only on those aspects of events that were documented at the time that they occurred. For this reason, historiography is often seen as the opposite of ‘history,’ a term that indicates that the past can be fully known. While history does not consider fiction a true record of past events, historiography probably regards historical novels as genuine records of documented history, since _______________________

Which of the following, if true, best completes the passage above?
A. History and historiography do not use the same methodology while evaluating works written by individual authors.
B. History does not recognize fictionalized versions of past events as actual records of the events.
C. Those scholars who assess the historical value of fiction are usually historiographers rather than historians.
D. Historical novels can be categorized as documented records of events that were contemporary to the author’s time period.
E. Some scholars combine the methodologies of both history and historiography
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Historiography is a branch of historical research based on the belief that knowledge of the past can never be complete since it is based only on those aspects of events that were documented at the time that they occurred. For this reason, historiography is often seen as the opposite of ‘history,’ a term that indicates that the past can be fully known. While history does not consider fiction a true record of past events, historiography probably regards historical novels as genuine records of documented history, since _______________________

Which of the following, if true, best completes the passage above?
A. History and historiography do not use the same methodology while evaluating works written by individual authors.
B. History does not recognize fictionalized versions of past events as actual records of the events.
C. Those scholars who assess the historical value of fiction are usually historiographers rather than historians.
D. Historical novels can be categorized as documented records of events that were contemporary to the author’s time period.
E. Some scholars combine the methodologies of both history and historiography


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As historiography is based only on those aspects of events that were documented at the time that they occurred, historical novels can be regarded as genuine records of documented history only if they document events that were contemporary to the author's time period.
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Historiography is a branch of historical research based on the belief that knowledge of the past can never be complete since it is based only on those aspects of events that were documented at the time that they occurred. For this reason, historiography is often seen as the opposite of ‘history,’ a term that indicates that the past can be fully known. While history does not consider fiction a true record of past events, historiography probably regards historical novels as genuine records of documented history, since _______________________

Which of the following, if true, best completes the passage above?
A. History and historiography do not use the same methodology while evaluating works written by individual authors. -We already know this from the premise that historiography is opposite of history
B. History does not recognize fictionalized versions of past events as actual records of the events. -This explains that why history doesn't regard fiction as a good source, but doesn't explain that why historiography regards the fiction to be a good source.
C. Those scholars who assess the historical value of fiction are usually historiographers rather than historians. -scholars? out of scope
D. Historical novels can be categorized as documented records of events that were contemporary to the author’s time period. -Correct. This explains the difference between the 2. Historiography takes into account written documents good source of information
E. Some scholars combine the methodologies of both history and historiography -Some scholars will always exist. But this is not relevant to the argument. Out of scope
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