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Culture: Concepts, Theories, Methods of Study Heradotus (484 BC­425 BC) ­put the word history together ­famous book "The Histories” ­first attempt in western culture to describe other people without describing them through  mythology ­account for the rise of the greek ­believed he was a merchant that travelled and observed what other people did  ­there was a market for his work in Athens, where people wanted to know about other  cultures, otherwise known as business intelligence (thirst for this type of knowledge from  this time) ­travelled in the Black Sea where he described the culture of the barbarians ­derived from the word bar­bar (Barbarians) ­the more he travelled the more he learned about other civilized people  ­compiled first hand accounts, asked primary sources about their experiences and now  considered very modern type of research techniques ­writing was considered very true and realistic Ibn Battuta  (1304­1369 or 1377) ­Moraccan traveller ­travelled on a 
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