A story is a narration which is carried out with the intention of telling the details of certain events. Historical , on the other hand, is what is linked to the history (the presentation or explanation of events that took place in the past).
It is known as historical account to chronological narration from real events of the past . Typically, this kind of story is structured in three sections: it begins with a introduction , which offers a broad overview of what will be discussed below; keep up with him developing of events; and ends with a conclusion .
When focusing on past events, the historical account always has a final . That is to say: although it will be the historian who chooses when to finish the story according to his interpretations and knowledge , the events that it explains have already concluded and, therefore, will not be renewed or extended.
A historical account of a battle of the Second World War , for example, you can start with a introduction about the war Then the reference to the battle itself will be developed and finally, a conclusion will be made about the outcome and consequences of it. Since World War II ended in 1945 , the events narrated in this historical account will not be continued or modified in the future.
In some cases, anyway, new discoveries or interpretations they allow the modification of a historical account although, obviously, the events that have already happened do not change.
Writing a historical account, as well as any other literary work, must emerge as the result of a legitimate need and be based on relevant knowledge; It is not a task that anyone can carry out, since it is not a mere factual account. If we meet those requirements, then we must pay attention to a number of fundamental points that make the wing structure of the writing.
These points serve as vertices that unite and articulate the historical account, but also allow answering various questions. Let's see below a list of the main ones, with a brief description of each one:
* protagonists : how to tell part of the history of humanity without focusing on one or more characters , in this case real people, who have starred in it. Any page of our past must revolve around the actions of certain individuals, and that is why we must be very clear about who we will speak before we begin;
* weather : Another of the fundamental questions when writing a historical account is "when?" It is not a mere search for a date, but for everything that surrounded the time in question;
* place : similar to the previous point, it is necessary to place the reader in a well defined place, with all the cultural aspects that entails;
* motivations : the protagonist or the story did not act because yes, but there are reasons that prompted them to leave footprints indelible. Knowing the background of the characters gives the reader a more human and emotional point of view to understand the facts;
* difficulties : The historical account must present a clean and easy-to-follow structure, so that the result of reading it is to know one more part of the story. Having covered the initial points, the path of the protagonists begins and it is probable that something unexpected has happened, difficulties that have forced them to change plans ;
* Final status : As indicated in previous paragraphs, the narrator must choose a portion of the story that he concludes, and it is important to clearly explain how such closure is, remembering to indicate the situation of the protagonists and the geographical space at that time.