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One Thing That People Get Wrong About History

Someone started a thread about common mistakes on AskHistorians. I think people fundamentally mistake history to be mainly about chronicling, when in fact the profession is much about about interpretation and analysis. Historians do gather information, there is no doubt about that. However, what they do after they have done that information gathering is a far more important part of the profession. Thoughts and discussion on /r/askhistorians.