||CURRENT RESEARCH JOURNAL OF HISTORY is an open access peer reviewed international American journal.
History is narratives. From chaos comes order. We seek to understand the past by determining and ordering â€˜factsâ€™; and from these narratives we hope to explain the decisions and processes which shape our existence. Perhaps we might even distil patterns and lessons to guide â€“ but never to determine â€“ our responses to the challenges faced today. History is the study of people, actions, decisions, interactions and behaviours. It is so compelling a subject because it encapsulates themes which expose the human condition in all of its guises and that resonate throughout time: power, weakness, corruption, tragedy, triumph â€¦ Nowhere are these themes clearer than in political history, still the necessary core of the field and the most meaningful of the myriad approaches to the study of history. Yet political history has fallen out of fashion and subsequently into disrepute, wrongly demonised as stale and irrelevant. The result has been to significantly erode the utility of ordering, explaining and distilling lessons from the past.