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HISTORY, evidence. The recital of facts written and given out for true.
     2. Facts stated in histories may be read in evidence, on the ground of their notoriety. Skin. R. 14; 1 Ventr. R. 149. But these facts must be of a public nature, and the general usages and customs of the country. Bull. P. 248; 7 Pet. R. 554; 1 Phil. & Am. Ev. 606; 30 Howell's St. Tr. 492. Histories are not admissible in relation to matters not of a public nature, such as the custom of a particular town, a descent, the boundaries of a county, and the like. 1 Salk. 281; S. C. Skin. 623; T. Jones, 164; 6 C. & P. 586, note. See 9 Ves. 347; 10 Ves. 354; 3 John. 385; 1 Binn. 399; and Notoriety.

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There is, however, a point that the theologian, Wink, has been able to emphasize better than many historians. The enigma of the Son of Man cannot be removed as meaningless, simply because we are not able to explain it.
Hence an appreciation of art is of the first importance to the historian and the sociologist, and it is only by viewing social life itself as an artistic activity that we can understand its full meaning."
"Before midnight," says historian Christopher Ward, "Cornwallis embarked the greater part of the Guards, the light infantry, and part of the 23rd Regiment in small boats and landed them" on the other side.
Bunch was an historian at the Air and Space Museum.
Historians view objective standards as a flexible framework for reasoning about the world and communicating with large networks of peers in a chosen field.
Most of the historians in this book are, or, in some cases, were, well known: Sir Arthur Bryant, Veronica Wedgwood and Sir John Neale.
'Integrating data from a machine-level historian with data from a plant-level historian allows operators to locate and correct sources of inefficiencies more quickly to improve manufacturing consistency, energy use and first-pass quality,' said Frank Kulaszewicz, senior vice president, architecture and software, Rockwell Automation.
Historians, Fried suggests, have too often overemphasized Barton's apologetics for corporate America and his portrait of Jesus as a salesman, forgetting that he identified with the GOP's liberal wing.
His proposed answer hinges on his position that, for artists, critics, and historians, everything "begins and ends in esthetic judgment." For artists, that act of judgment is inherent in practice, for all work is a response to and a comment on (even a critical interpretation of) other works, whether explicit or not.
Throughout the book, Bellesiles equates the presence of guns with violent crime, and he contends that what little violence did occur in England tended to take place "at public festivals, often between competing teams of Morris dancers." Bellesiles' assertion that these charming, white-costumed folk dancers, sporting bells at their knees, were responsible for most of the era's violence struck one British historian as Monty Pythonesque.
The historian's task is, in part, to measure the level of salience of an idea within the group studied.