It may seem unfashionable to say so, but historians should seize the imagination as well as the intellect. History is, in a sense, a story, a narrative of adventure and of vision, of character and of incident. It is also a portrait of the great general drama of the human spirit.
We love to focus on an aspect of portrait. We love to make some pieces of small personal histories and give them as much imagination and colorful narration as possible!