1. History is a collection of ideas, knowledge, and practices. It is a time capsule of our collective past.
2. Geography is the geographical arrangement of people, lands, and things.
Geography is a part of history, but it is only one element of history. The history of the world is the history of the relationships between people and lands, and the relationships between people and things. In other words, geography is one of the very things that have influenced history because geography is not a neutral or objective term; it is a very subjective one.
Although it is true that geography is a very subjective thing, people seem to often look at geography and assume that it is objective. A good example of this is the term “America” itself which seems to be something that exists in a completely subjective space. That in itself is not a bad thing, but looking at America and assuming that it is in the same universe that we are, is a bad thing.
The problem is that history is not a neutral or objective thing because people have done bad things to geography in the past. Therefore, when we look at history now we can’t simply look at it as a neutral entity. We also can’t assume that it is objective, because history is not neutral. History is in fact a very subjective entity. The best way to explain this is to say that history is a narrative.
In other words, our history is a story in which we are the actors, and in which we are the characters who tell this story. How we tell this story can be as important as how we tell it. In that way, history is as real as our own lives.
In the early 1900s, historians were very interested in the history of science and technology. Because history as a form of narrative is so subjective, historians would often ask themselves, “If we put myself in the shoes of a scientist, what would I want to know?” (The answer: everything!) The result was a kind of scientific history that was very objective, and a kind of historical geography that was very subjective.
One of the ways that we can get outside of the history of science and technology is through history as a form of geography. The idea is to look at the relationship between what we think we know about history and geography. For example, we know that the United States is a country, but we don’t know much about the history of that country. To see this a little bit more clearly, we could ask how the United States relates to the rest of the world.
This is one of those questions that people ask me all the time. I always give the same answer: the United States is the only country in the world that has never been a part of another country. The fact that we only ever know about US history from the outside means that we can understand the rest of our history much better.
I think this is a very good question to ask. To answer this question I think it helps to look at the question from another perspective. If we look at how geography has affected our lives, we can see that history is very much a part of geography. The people that we see from the outside of the world, are the result of our history.