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What is History?
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2012 Essay: evaluate the way history is contructed
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2012 Practice essay from an extract article. "With close reference to the issues present in this extract, critically evaluate the purpose of the idea of objectivity in modern history"
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2012 Summary of some key historians
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2012 A detailed yet easy to follow analysis of the historians I used (13 historians from 8 fields). [2012 Syllabus]
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2009 Notes on seven historians: Herodotus, Polybius, Bede, Gibbon, Von Ranke, The Annalists, and Elton, Carr, and Berlin.
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2009 Definitions of key terms relevant to the course to be used in essays
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2009 EXTENSIVE notes on 13 historians (from Herodotus to Reynolds), answering all 5 key questions for each
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2009 Super Summary of historians that can be used in the historiography essay RE 5 questions
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2009 Extension History: notes on Von Ranke and E.H. Carr
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2008 this is a historigraphy essay i got 18/20 for it “How have the issues of objectivity and selection of material affected the work of Historians overtime? (Paying specific reference to at least four historians from a range)”
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2008 Notes on various historians based on 5 key questions
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2008 Notes: Hayden White and Poststructualism
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2008 Notes: Polybius historiography, background, subject matter and sources
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2008 Bury Quotes
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2008 Notes: What is History?
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2008 Notes: Becker, beard, croce, hill
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2008 Notes: Elton
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2008 Notes: Herodotus
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2008 Notes: The impact of anthropology on the study of history
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2008 Notes: The impact of post structuralism on the study of history
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2008 Notes: Post modernism
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2008 Notes: Holocaust denial - Should an historian have the freedom to contradict the mainstream views of history?
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2007 2007. Writing/homework task. Looks at Herodotus and Thucydides' constructions of history. Structured around five key questions, 5pg.
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2006 speech/essay on herodatus and the way he wrote history.
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2006 "What is History",critical analysis on Eric Hobsbawn's 'On History'using Von Ranke, Hegel, Carr and Foucault.
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2006 Detailed analysis on Jenkins' 'Re Thinking History', using Carr, Von Ranke, Marx, Hegel and Foucault. 'A' range response.
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2006 Table: What are the historical debates?
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2006 Completed HSC study notes including various historians
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2006 Major Work - 1932-33 Bodyline Series between Australia and England
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2006 Covers From Herodotus to Postmodernism
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2006 Early Annalistes- Marc Bloch and Fernand Braudel. The notes are excerpts from the book "Studying History". It is not a direct copy, some information is omitted. Nevertheless it is a long document, for quick reference some notes are in bold. For more information refer to the book "Studying History' by Jeremy Black and Donald M. MacRaild
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2006 Notes
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2006 Notes on the debates; herodotus/thucydides and bede/gibbon to each section of the syllabus + quotes
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2006 notes on various historians (von ranke, elton,vincent etc)
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2006 Essay on What is History? Received 22/25
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2006 Notes for Question 2 of the HSC exam (Crusades). These notes follow the syllabus.
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2006 2007. History Extension Terminology Glossary.
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2006 2007. Historians Summaries. Includes Ranke, Windschuttle, Hobsbawn, Carr, Jenkins, Bassnett, Geyl, Thucydides, White. Summaries loosley based around 5 key questions and include quotes.
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2006 Notes: What is history. Covers focus questions.
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2006 Notes on the Great Thucydides
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2006 Essay plan
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2006 guidelines of the questions to ask about historians in regards to the key historiographical questions
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2006 what is history notes
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2005 Assessment task notes for Leopold von Ranke. Regarding enlightenment history and empirical history.
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2005 Powerpoint on Leopold von Ranke. This answers the five history questions.
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2005 Practice essay for Trials
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2005 Annales notes
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2005 Concise summary of Leopold Von Ranke from readings given in class. Useful for Study.
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2005 Concise summary of Marc Bloch and the Annales School from Class readings.
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2005 10 Essential things to know about EH Carr and Relativism. Also touches on GR Elton.
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2005 Concise notes on Herodotus and Thucydides from class readings.
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2005 Concise notes on Leopold Von Ranke, the "Father of Modern History."
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2005 Notes on Historians from each period, their profiles are backed up with quotes
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2005 Critique on Carr and his view on History.
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2005 This has notes on "what is history" with quotes from 2 contrasting historians on the ancients as well as quotes from the historian themselves. And has info on relativists, structuralists, post-modernists, etc. It also has a very in depth study notes on JFK, which is written to the syllabus
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2005 Notes on various historians.
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2005 A concise analysis of the historiographical questions posed in the syllabus. This essay gained full marks and it contains an analysis of Ranke, Gibbon and Karl Marx in relation to What is History.
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2004 States changes in Historiography, with reference to historians such as Herodotus, Ranke, and Hayden White.
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2004 Goes through some of the main groups looked at in the what is history course- classical/christian/medieval/annals/marxist/postmodern with examples from historians plus quotes
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2004 Notes on hisotographical groups
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2004 Notes/Quotes on Historiography - Reynolds, Von Ranke, Commager, Herodotus
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2004 Historiography essay- "Study the historians before you study the facts"
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2004 Prac Essay using 2001 HSC Paper - Top band 6
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2004 summary notes on a couple of historians
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2004 notes on Herodotus, answers all of the points necessary, (Who are the historians, aims and purps etc)
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2004 Who are the Historians notes, Daikonof and Braudel, covers all the points in syllabus
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2004 Short Eassay: Carl L. Becker and history/historical facts.
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Ancient
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2008 Notes: Teti with supporting evidence
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2008 Notes: Tacitus and gender
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2008 Notes: Tacitus - context, gender, portrayals of nepotism and opression, portrayals of princeps, historical debate
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2006 Essay: Influence on the priesthood in the death of Teti
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2004 Independent Research Project: Extension History. The Execution of Socrates.
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2004 This covers historians varied interpretations on gladiators. Its highly in depth. It also shows the form of writing extension history exams should be in.
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2004 Thucydidies Case study - What are the debates - includes debate on purpose/context, causes of pel war, method, etc
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2004 Thucydidies case study - looking at teh historical debates
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2004 Thucydidies - looks at the historians that write about thucydidies - provides backgrounds and their stance
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Medieval and Early Modern
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2012 My annotations on Phillip Edwards and Susan Doran's main texts, as well as one of my plans for an Elizabeth essay.
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2012 Elizabeth 1 Case Study Notes
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2011 A Brief summary of Elizabeth's Identity and Gender; including Susan Bassnett's view, G.R. Elton's view and Shekhar Kapur's film 'Elizabeth'.
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2009 Elizabeth I essay as used for the HSC.
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2008 Notes on Martin Luther, covering the 5 focus questions and using 3 main historians: Denifle, Pascal and Marius
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2006 Notes on Crusades historian Jonathon Riley Smith. Fairly detailed and thorough.
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2006 2007. Napoleon Case Study. Summaries of historians. Includes Markham, Johnson, Cronin, Asprey, Englund, Lefebvre, Thiers, Geyl, Grab, Schom, and mentions of Lyons. Summaries based around 5 key questions and include quotes. Also notes on issues with the study of Napoleon.
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2006 Case Study- Elizabeth 1- Gender and Identities & Polit Leadership
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2005 Proposel for the Major Eassy. Robert the Bruce. 9/10
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2005 The motives and the debate on the Crusades
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2005 Notes with quotes for the debate 'What is a Crusade?'
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2004 Essay on "The Crusades", Full Marks
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Modern
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2011 Essay: John F. Kennedy - referring to the works of Sorenson, Hersh and O'Brien. 21/25
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2011 JFK: Cuban Missile Crisis. High E4 Range.
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2011 Winston Churchill - Statesman or Career Opportunist? - Food for thought, creative questions and theories about Winston Churchill in Gallipoli and WWII. Discussion about Gilbert, revisionists and post- revisionists.
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2010 Notes: Winston Churchill - Trukhanvosky. I have focused mainly on the period from his wilderness years to the end of world war 2, with my own analysis thrown in.
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2008 Essay: "The state of terror imposed under Stalin affected not only Party members but the whole Soviet Population. Explain why such a state of terror existed and had the impact it had."
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2008 Notes: JFK public and private
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2008 Notes: JFK historian quotes
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2008 Notes: JFK the man and myths
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2006 Essay: The Nature of JFK and his Presidency
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2006 Patrick Finney: The Romance of Decline: The Historiography of Appeasement
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2006 notes on stages of historiography and the debates; origins of appeasement and relationship to earlier policies and appeasement and the coming of the second world war
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2006 Kennedy
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2005 Shell essay for Appeasment- Band Six Quality- needs intro and conclusion.
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2005 Kennedy - a start.
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2002 American revolution
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2001 The Nature of the Presidency of JFK: The Dark Side of Camelot
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Australian
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2012 Bush Legend - Masculinity and Bush Vs City debate
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2006 Major work on Jack Lang and the historians who deal with him. 40/40
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2005 Exact Quantitative essay on the convict women for the 2006 syllabus.
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2005 The complete Timeline of Historians for convict women 2006.
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2004 Band 6 HSC prac
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2004 Prac Essay on Arrival of Brits in Aus. Band 6
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General
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2012 Essay: Analyse the changing and conflicting interpretations and perceptions relevant to president John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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2012 Key terms for ext. history
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2012 Essay on 2004 HSC History Extension Question 2, historiography of Napoleon
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2009 About JFK's historians RE 5 key questions (Schlesinger, Reeves, Hersh, Dallek & Talbot)
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2009 Notes on JFK's public & private life + Indochina, including quotes from historians
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2006 crusades notes
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2006 Notes for Question 1 of the HSC exam. These notes follow the syllabus.
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2006 Winston Churchill HSC study notes
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2006 Glossary
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2005 Denial of the holocaust
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2005 Major Work. Malcolm X
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2005 Major work on the life and legacy of Genghis Khan
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2005 Kennedy (man/myth, public/private) herodotus, thucydides, leopold von ranke, elton/carr debate.
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2004 Major work that received full marks
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2004 This is my major work proposal - got A+ and basically describes what you need to detail in the proposal
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2004 Malcolm X: History Extension Major Work
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2004 Major research project covering the Pearl Harbor advance warning debate. 40/40.
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2004 These are past exam questions (school based, trials and past HSCs) from both the sections on historiography and specific case studies.
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2004 History extension major work on REYNOLDS AND WINDSCHUTTLE, based around historiographical issues- therfore helpful to everyone!
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2004 Elton and Bassnett Quotes on Issues relating to Elizabeth
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2004 JFK - general quotes and notes
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2004 Summary of the historiographical sources on John Franklin Kennedy
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2004 JFK not finished but good
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2002 Who are the historians?
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2002 Notes on all topics
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2001 Damned Whores & God's Police
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Major Works
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2012 'Is Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's legacy one of a true revolutionary or a meaningless icon? Evaluate how this has changed over time and why. (19/20 for the essay) Complete project (Proposal, bibliography, source evaluation, process log.) All together, mark of 37.5/40. Includes teachers comments.
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2012 Proposal for my Major work ideas. This is just an example of a Extension History major work proposal.
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2012 Major Work Essay- Is the phrase "Knight in shining armour" an accurate reflection of history? 18/20
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2012 Glenrowan Siege Escape Theory Investigation
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2011 Major Work. The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba. 100%
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2011 Proposal: Bill Clinton
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2011 Essay: Bill Clinton
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2011 Bill Clinton Synopsis
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2011 Major Work: Media Portrayals of Ned Kelly 19th C to present.
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2011 Major Work: Does alexander deserve to be called great? 45/50 Uses ancient and modern historians.
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2011 Major Work: Maximillien Robespierre Historiography 40/40 - How and why have historical interpretations surrounding the representation of Maximillien Robespierre changed since the French Revolution (1789)?
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2010 Proposal: The Tokugawa/Meiji restoration and Western influences 9/10
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2009 Genghis Khan and Modern Leadership Theory. Complete Major Work. 49/50 mark.
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2008 Major Work: Synopsis. The Nature of the Russian Psyche in relation to the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II
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2008 Major Work: The Nature of the Russian Psyche in relation to the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II
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2008 History Extension – Project Proposal "the black death".
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2008 Major Work: The Execution of Marie Antionette
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2008 Major Work: Armenian genocide
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2008 History project: "What role has Western-targeted Islamic terrorism, the existence of Israel, and irresponsible media reporting played in catalysing a negative perception of Islam in the Western world?"
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2008 Major Work: Amazon Warrior Women - Fact or Fiction?
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2008 Major Work: Historiographical issues surrounding the reign of the Roman Emperor Gaius (Caligula).
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2008 Major Work: The Bismarck.
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2008 Major work on the Historical debate over the use of the Atomic Bomb
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2008 Major Work- History Wars. Mark; 17/20
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2008 Major Work: Historiography on Jack the Ripper.
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2007 Major Work on windschuttle debate. "How have specific historians involved in the controversial debates concerning aboriginal history, highlighted historiographical issues that accompany any attempt to uncover the ‘truth’ of the past?" Recieved 48/50 over all.
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2006 Was Akenaten (or moses) the true forerunner of judaism?
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2006 Major work on Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)
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2006 History of postmodernism.got 98%
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2006 major work on the origins of the Holy Grail.
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2006 Synopsis of major work. Focus question: What evidence is there for the existence of atlantis?
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2006 What evidence is there for the existence of Atlantis? (Major Work) includes proposal, draft essay, synopsis, final essay, annotated references and bibliography. Mark 90%
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2006 Augustus Caesar
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2006 A very comprehensive major work on the extent to which the media influenced public opinion in the Vietnam War. Mark (43/45)
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2006 This is my proposal, scoring 5/5, that involves the latest mel-gibson movie Apocalypto
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2006 History Project: "What are the reasons for Yasser Arafat recieveing the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize, and now, in hindsight, should the prize be revoked?"
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2006 Extension History Project- Proposal, on The Petrov Affair.
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2006 My history interest project answering the question: “In light of the Just War tradition evaluate whether the United States-led coalition’s invasion of Iraq was justified as a humanitarian intervention”.
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2006 Rethinking Churchillian legend
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2006 Proposal- Samuel Marsden
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2006 Synopsis- Samuel Marsden
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2006 Samuel Marsden. "Assess the depiction of the Reverend Samuel Marsden and the validity of his portrayal as the ‘Flogging Parson’ throughout Australian colonial history. "
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2006 Major work on King Arthur --> scored 38/40 --> only lost marks for expression
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2006 My Assessment was on the debate behind the 1942 campiagn in Kokoda and what different critics thought about how the history was being done
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2006 major work on arthur wellesley..1st duke of wellington
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2006 A major work from left field, assessing the identity of Al Qaeda post 9/11. Includes synopsis, source analyses and bibliography.
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2006 Genghis Kahn
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2006 Exemplar project proposal
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2006 The Salem Witch Trials of 1692
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2006 my major project for ext hist. Its focus is on the portrayal of Pocohontas in media. I got 35/40
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2006 Major work on Robert the Bruce
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2006 Major work on the legacy of Che Guevara. Complete with synopsis and source analysis
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2006 Major work, got 94%, Topic: The changing historiography of the salem witch trials
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2005 'Did China discover America?'
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2005 Lindbergh kidnapping, differing historical interpretations and causes.
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2005 Historical accuracy of the Samurai way of life represented in the film, ‘The Last Samurai’ 23/25
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Modern
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2012 Quotes from various historians on Cuban Missile Crisis
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2006 Practice HSC Essay examining JFK Case Study. Based on a comparsion of context between 'camelot' historians and those of the second revisionist period
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2006 Revision of Historians needed for Kennedy
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