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historicity

  1. the distinctive historical quality or character of a social context. This aspect of social reality is emphasized by those sociologists who believe in the importance of an historical approach in bringing authenticity to social accounts. See also HISTORICISM, HERMENEUTICS.
  2. the capacity of a society to reflect and to act upon itself. This term was first used by SARTRE, and is taken up by GIDDENS to characterize the capacities possessed especially by historical (as against ‘prehistorical’) societies.
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The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, one of 13 libraries in the Presidential Library system administered by the National Archives, invited independent historians to review and authenticate the historical accuracy of our permanent exhibit redesign," said Michael Ellzey, Director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum.
Aberdeen COMEDIAN Sarah Millican had the temerity to question the historical accuracy of the film Braveheart on a BBC Radio 4 comedy show.
In the interests of historical accuracy, I would point out that although true, this was a common mistake.
The following information is provided to the marketplace to help facilitate the change of Company's name and mark, and to request proper use of the new name and mark to prevent confusion and maintain historical accuracy.
Historical accuracy is a paramount feature of A Fine Dessert; the story does not shy away from references to slavery, as once practiced in the antebellum American South.
What this film lacks in historical accuracy it makes up for in entertainment, writes Stephanie Gray.
THE PROLIFIC correspondent Mr AC Edwards of Caerau Lane, Cardiff, needs to pay a little more attention to historical accuracy ("Remember the Artic Convoys", Feedback, February 18).
This book summarizes each novel, novella, and story and discusses its plot, characters, and historical accuracy.
The partnership will enhance the flow of traffic for non-touring visitors, while ensuring historical accuracy of information and a top quality experience.
TUESDAY BRAVEHEART FILM4 9PM It may not concern itself too much with historical accuracy but Mel Gibson's Oscar-laden tale of William Wallace still entertains.
Combining historical accuracy with thrilling action and exotic locales, Pasha is sure to stand out as Kydd's most exciting adventure yet.
One of the strongest aspects of this show last time around was its historical accuracy and attention to detail - it's even filmed at the Cheshire mill at which it is set - and this series stays true to the trend.

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