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Linking theory, research, and practice

In the field of historiography, or the study of how historical knowledge was gained and communicated, and how it developed through time, the work of Ancient Greek and Roman historians continues to have a profound influence. For professional historians, history mainly signifies the specialized work of historians and their scholarly activities, whereas historiography refers to the study of historical knowledge, that is, how histories are produced, which includes the study of the works of individual historians. It is also a collected work providing a broad range of examples of the contributions made by translators and interpreters in all areas of cultural history. This schematic overview of individual historical studies offers a limited number of examples which document and analyze the involvement of translators and interpreters in the political agenda of their principals and in the Spanish colonial administration. To conclude, it is assumed that history needs to be periodically rewritten according to the imperatives of the present.