This blog is about history, how to write history, and voices from the past.
“Historias apodeixis” is a phrase borrowed from the Greek historian Herodotus. Writing in the fifth-century BCE, he called his own work a historias apodeixis, meaning “publication of inquiries.”
The word history itself comes from Greek historia, meaning inquiry or investigation – no other value or connotation was attached to it. Its descendants include history in English, but also more ambiguous iterations such as storia in Italian – a word which can be both history and, simply, story. And at its most basic, I think, history is just a collection of stories about the past.
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