The primary objective of this study is to present a theoretical approach and analysis of the term "history". The study of history is of crucial importance for the transmission of culture and national values. Modern states should exploit the study of history, since only by acquiring historical consciousness will they be able to formulate new policies to promote and preserve their culture. Knowledge of the past leads to a better understanding of the facts of the present; therefore, it also enables a more accurate, efficient and – hopefully - globally beneficial planning of the future.
Nowadays, the purpose of history is to assist us in a two-fold way in order to: (i) better understand the present and deal with it responsibly through the knowledge and study of the past as well as (ii) to take the necessary initiatives and action for creating and preparing a better future. One could, therefore, claim that the main purpose of history is rather didactic than cognitive. Careful study of history contributes to a proper understanding of the present, resulting to states able to exploit their past and use it as a guide for shaping their national strategy and maximizing their present and future benefits in the contemporary global setting.
Publication Date : December 27, 2017
|EndNote||%0 International E-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences HISTORY AS A GUIDE TO EFICIENT CULTURAL STRATEGY %A Katerina Papaioannou %T HISTORY AS A GUIDE TO EFICIENT CULTURAL STRATEGY %D 2017 %J IJASOS- International E-journal of Advances in Social Sciences %P 2411-183X-2411-183X %V 3 %N 9 %R doi: 10.18769/ijasos.367309 %U 10.18769/ijasos.367309|