History studies the activities of the human race. History of cultures and institutions is of help in the understanding of sociology and in the collection of its material. Sociology assists it in the study of society. On the other hand, history is being studied from the sociological view point. Philosophy of history is also proving they do differ in the following respects.
History is concrete and Sociology is abstract:
While history is the concrete sociology is the abstract science of human experience and human nature. History presents a chronological description of incidents, attempts to discover their causes and general principles. For example, history undertakes merely to describe wars or their causes. Sociology studies those social processes which encourage war.
Sociology and History have different attitudes:
As a general rule, history studies those incidents which are peculiar or unusual. Sociology studies those incidents which are peculiar or unusual. Sociology studies those incidents which are frequently repeated. History describes incidents taking place