What do you understand by periodization in history?
Answer by Student
Periodization in history is the process of dividing the past into different
based on some
Periodization in history helps to
organize and classify the past
according to some common themes or features that distinguish one period from another.
Periodization in history is
not fixed or absolute,
but rather relative and subjective, depending on the perspective and purpose of the historian.
Periodization in history can be
based on various factors, such as political, social, economic, cultural, religious, geographical, chronological,
etc. For example, historians may divide Indian history into ancient, medieval, and modern periods based on political unity and cultural diversity.
- Periodization in history can also be challenged and revised, as new evidence, interpretations, and perspectives emerge. For example, historians may question the validity or relevance of certain periods or labels, such as the Dark Ages or the Renaissance.