Should we judge history by historic standards, or modern standards?

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Historicism vs Presentism

I would argue that historicism is the right choice here. Standards change as society evolves
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If someone still abides by a certain thing as in Religion then today's standards.

If someone is simply trying to find out whether or not x person was good in their time then by their standards. 

There are more examples but I guess these would be the most common. 
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Are you claiming morality changes?

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What's the difference between historic standards and modern standards?
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Eg. What today is generally regarded as Paedophilia, probably used to be accepted as the norm at one time.

Though what is the point of judging history anyway. Even if a judgement is made, history can't be changed.

Unless we are talking about re-judging those still living of course.
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