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

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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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Exam Prep for: The Historians Toolbox; A Students Guide ...

Author: David Mason

Publisher: Rico Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 800

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A civilization is any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification imposed by a cultural elite, symbolic systems of communication (for example, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text The Historians Toolbox; A Students Guide ... Items include highly probable exam items: Martin Luther, Idrimi, Atlatl, Atlatl, Homo erectus, and more.
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Comparison and History

Europe in Cross-national Perspective

Author: Deborah Cohen,Maura O'Connor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415944434

Category: History

Page: 207

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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A Concise History of Christianity

Author: R. Dean Peterson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 360

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This brief and chronologically organized overview of the Christian religious tradition introduces students to the history of the Christian Church, describing the people, places, and ideas that have shaped Christianity. Written in a straightforward, accessible style, this text presents students with at survey of the scholarship of the discipline.
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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: 9781843313359

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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Civil War

America : Pathways to the Present

Author: Andrew R. L. Cayton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780138035037

Category: History

Page: N.A

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