General features of historical science at an early stage of development

There is no distinction between different scientific disciplines. Descriptions of past events were accompanied by information about geography, economic, political life, features of culture, religion, philosophical reasoning)
There is no clear distinction between reality and fantasy (Plato is the myth of Atlantis)
The influence on historians of the ideas prevailing in society of that period (negative attitude towards residents of other states)
The desire to win the favor of the mighty of this world is to embellish the merits of modern commanders, rulers

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