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    If I find a historical mistake during my historical research what I have to do?
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    (Original post by Jjj90)
    Like what?
    For example, if I find a mistake in my book, is the reason of that mistake effect or I must not trust this book?
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    (Original post by Quma)
    If I find a historical mistake during my historical research what I have to do?
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    What kind of mistake are you talking about?
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    What kind of mistake are you talking about?
    A historian takes an interview from a witness. During the testimony the witness made a mistake. Why the witness's intentions don't matter when he made a mistake?
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    (Original post by Quma)
    A historian takes an interview from a witness. During the testimony the witness made a mistake. Why the witness's intentions don't matter when he made a mistake?
    Well, this is the kind of thing historians need to look out for when looking at primary sources/eyewitness accounts.

    What do you mean by 'intentions'?
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    Well, this is the kind of thing historians need to look out for when looking at primary sources/eyewitness accounts.

    What do you mean by 'intentions'?
    If the witness made a mistake because he was confused or he was tired and this mistake was very big mistake so why his reason doesn't matter when he made the mistake? Why the historian can't say that although this mistake he will say that this mistake did not happen because it has a reason/intention?
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    (Original post by Quma)
    If the witness made a mistake because he was confused or he was tired and this mistake was very big mistake so why his reason doesn't matter when he made the mistake? Why the historian can't say that although this mistake he will say that this mistake did not happen because it has a reason/intention?
    Well, maybe it depends how relevant the mistake was to the point the witness was trying to get across...?

    I'm not sure I'm 100% understanding what you mean
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    (Original post by Puddles the Monkey)
    Well, maybe it depends how relevant the mistake was to the point the witness was trying to get across...?

    I'm not sure I'm 100% understanding what you mean
    Why the witness's reason/intention of his mistake doesn't matter when he made a mistake?
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    OP, it would be useful if we had the example?
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    Dude are you from Poland?
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    If you find a mistake, if you have evidence from somewhere else explain what the mistake is in that source, why it is a mistake and comment on whether or not it affects the validity of the rest of the source.

    After that see if a more up to date edition has the mistake corrected. Walter Spielberger's "Panther and its Variants" 1993 edition would be an example of this, an error was picked up by another historian and it was correct in the 1999 edition (Not that the war thunder dev team care -_-).
 
 
 
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