APPLICATION OF THE COMPARATIVE HISTORY IN THE MASTER THESIS OF GLOBAL HISTORY
Writing the history is one of the most difficult jobs a person can give to himself. This comes in a vast range of matters, but especially in the crucial duty to represent the truth and the reality as it was, without diversifying it in no matter, independently of the personal beliefs and of the other tendencies that might inflict the clean job of the historian.
During all the times, from antiquity till our days, almost nothing happened independently and totally separately from another phenomenon. Everything is connected, and everything depends from another one. It is the famous cause-result theory that involves every historical event, and makes possible history to be written and studied in the centuries.
Comparative history is a key ingredient, or better said, a powerful boost to speed up the analysis process during the study of historical events, and particularly in their analysis connected to the environment and to the historical conditions that brought this event to happen. Based on the fact that today more than ever the globe has come to be a single entity, comparing different phenomena, finding their approaches and their differences, through studying the characteristics of the countries or regions in which they develop, becomes a crucial method to be necessarily implemented if a historian requires a successful study of the particular case, phenomena, or situation.
The most important points that a historian has to take into account, while he applies the comparative methods in his work are1:
a) Which comparative units are appropriate;
b) With what and with whom should the comparison be made (also very important to take account of the fact, if this comparison has been made even before in the past);
c) Choosing the comparison perspective;
d) Decide to do a synchronic or diachronic comparison.
As a conclusion I would say that during my master thesis I will...