The Historian's Toolbox

A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History

Author: Robert C. Williams

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765633280

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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's Toolbox

A Student's Guide to the Theory and Craft of History

Author: Robert Chadwell Williams

Publisher: Sharpe Reference

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 170

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A guide to the theory and methods of historical research covers the use of such tools as documents, footnotes, and chronologies, and includes information on professional ethics, plagarism, and historical hoaxes.
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Comparison and History

Europe in Cross-National Perspective

Author: Deborah Cohen,Maura O'Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135945152

Category: History

Page: 232

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Schumpeter's Evolutionary Economics

A Theoretical, Historical and Statistical Analysis of the Engine of Capitalism

Author: Esben Sloth Andersen

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1843313359

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 500

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Joseph Schumpeter’s views on innovation, entrepreneurship and creative destruction are widely cited in many fields of the social sciences, and are influential in policy and decision making, yet they have often been misinterpreted and misunderstood. ‘Schumpeter’s Evolutionary Economics’ fills this void of analysis by introducing novel interpretations of Schumpeter’s five major works, and tracing the development of his intellectual theory and framework. In so doing it places our understanding of Schumpeter on a new and firmer footing. Esben Sloth Andersen was awarded the Gunnar Myrdal Prize for 2010 for ‘Schumpeter’s Evolutionary Economics’. The Myrdal Prize is awarded annually for the best monograph on a theme broadly in accord with the research perspectives of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy.
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The CCWH Newsletter

Newsletter of the Coordinating Council for Women in History

Author: Coordinating Council for Women in History

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women

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Saints, Scholars, and Politicians

Gender as a Tool in Medieval Studies : Festschrift in Honour of Anneke Mulder-Bakker on the Occasion of Her Sixty-fifth Birthday

Author: Mathilde van Dijk,Renée Nip

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 261

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Over the past eighteen years, gender has become a major analytical tool in medieval studies. The purpose of this volume is to evaluate its use and to search for ways in which to improve and enhance its value. The authors address the question of how gender relates to other tools of medieval research. Several articles criticize the way in which an exclusive focus on gender tends to obscure the impact of other factors, for instance class, politics, economy, or the genre in which a source is written. Other articles address 'wrong' ways of using gender, for instance monolithic or anachronistic views of what constitutes differences between men and women.
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