Historiographical analysis applies a common research methodology used in history studies to strategy analysis. It attempts to understand strategic issues relative to their origins and evolution in order to more clearly understand the present. Historiography seeks to identify and interpret events that have occurred, as opposed to merely reporting them.1 By placing the present in an historical perspective, historiographical analysis may also beneficially frame future strategic considerations.
Commonly described as "the history of history," historiography is almost as old as history itself. Since time immemorial, humankind has engaged in communicating and preserving their historical records, ...