From Reliable Sources An Introduction to Historical Methods

ISBN-10: 0801485606

ISBN-13: 9780801485602

Edition: 2001

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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 4/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.95" wide x 9.00" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Walter Prevenier is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and the author or coauthor of numerous books, including From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods , also from Cornell, and The Promised Lands: The Low Countries Under Burgundian Rule, 1369-1530 .

The Source: The Basis of Our Knowledge about the Past
What Is a Source?
Source Typologies, Their Evolution and Complementarity
The Impact of Communication and Information Technology on the Production of Sources
Storing and Delivering Information
Technical Analysis of Sources
Clio's Laboratory
Additional Technical Tools
Source Criticism: The Great Tradition
The "Genealogy" of the Document
Genesis of a Document
The "Originality" of the Document
Interpretation of the Document
Authorial Authority
Competence of the Observer
The Trustworthiness of the Observer
Historical Interpretation: The Traditional Basics
Comparison of Sources
Establishing Evidentiary Satisfaction
The "Facts" That Matter
New Interpretive Approaches
The Social Sciences
The Humanities
The Politics of History Writing
The Annales
The "New Left" and New Histories
The New Cultural History
The Nature of Historical Knowledge
Change and Continuity
Causal Factors
Religious Ideology, Clericalism, and Anticlericalism
Social and Economic Factors
Biology and "Race"
Science, Technology, and Inventions
Public Opinion and the Mass Media
The Role of the Individual
History Today
The Problem of Objectivity
The Status of the "Fact"
Research Bibliography
Bibliographies, Guides, Dictionaries
Additional Readings on Selected Technical Topics
Basic Readings on Historiography and Theory
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