The Historian s Toolbox

History exists both in the knowable past and in the present mind of the historian. History is neither scientific fact nor relativist fiction. Historians both discover and describe the past through narrative and persuasive argument, ...

The Historian s Toolbox

Written in an engaging and entertaining style, this widely-used how-to guide introduces readers to the theory, craft, and methods of history and provides a series of tools to help them research and understand the past. Part I is a stimulating, philosophical introduction to the key elements of history--evidence, narrative, and judgment--that explores how the study and concepts of history have evolved over the centuries. Part II guides readers through the workshop of history. Unlocking the historian's toolbox, the chapters here describe the tricks of the trade, with concrete examples of how to do history. The tools include documents, primary and secondary sources, maps, arguments, bibliographies, chronologies, and many others. This section also covers professional ethics and controversial issues, such as plagiarism, historical hoaxes, and conspiracy theories. Part III addresses the relevance of the study of history in today's fast-paced world. The chapters here will resonate with a new generation of readers: on everyday history, oral history, material culture, public history, event analysis, and historical research on the Internet. This Part also includes two new chapters for this edition. "GIS and CSI" examines the use of geographic information systems and the science of forensics in discovering and seeing the patterns of the past. "Too Much Information" treats the issue of information overload, glut, fatigue, and anxiety, while giving the reader meaningful signals that can benefit the study and craft of history. A new epilogue for this edition argues for the persistence of history as a useful and critically important way to understand the world despite the information deluge.

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The Historian 2007 (1&2)
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Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Tahir Kamran

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Theopompus The Historian
Language: en
Pages: 346
Authors: Gordon Spencer Shrimpton
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

In Theopompus the Historian, Gordon Shrimpton critically examines the direct evidence concerning the life and lost works of Theopompus of Chios, the fourth-century BC historian and orator, providing the first comprehensive study of the man and his work. In a translation of the fragments (the surviving citations of Theopompus' work)
The Historian's Toolbox
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Robert C Williams
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-17 - Publisher: Routledge

Written in an engaging and entertaining style, this widely-used how-to guide introduces readers to the theory, craft, and methods of history and provides a series of tools to help them research and understand the past. Part I is a stimulating, philosophical introduction to the key elements of history--evidence, narrative, and
The Historian
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Ciara Graves
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher:

Nienna’s not a librarian in Portland Oregon. Nope. Not anymore. She’s now in another world serving as a Historian to a population of elves. She’s obligated to a life of recording her visions in a tome. A tome which seems to be hellbent on recording her death and Alred’s heartbreak.
Shakespeare the Historian
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: P. Pugliatti
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-12-18 - Publisher: Springer

In a major reassessment of Shakespeare's dominant dramatic genre, Paola Pugliatti explores the historiographical quality of Shakespeare's histories. Her main assumption is that Shakespeare's staging of English history helped to shape a new historiography. In particular, multi-perspectivism in the treatment of political issues produced a problem-oriented kind of historical perspective.