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A Student's Guide to History

A Student's Guide to History
  • Author : Jules R. Benjamin
  • Publisher : Macmillan Higher Education
  • Release : 04 December 2015
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This guide provides comprehensive coverage of the historian's research process - from formulating a research question to finding, evaluating, and working with sources of all types - written and nonwritten, in print and online. The writing process is explained thoroughly, and advice on creating a strong thesis and writing an effective paper culminate in a model student research paper. The appendixes point students to the most helpful research resources.

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A Student's Guide to History

A Student's Guide to History
  • Author : Jules R. Benjamin
  • Publisher : Bedford/st Martins
  • Release : 01 January 2001
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A brief yet comprehensive introduction to the study of history, A Student's Guide to History discusses the discipline, reviews basic study, research, and writing skills, and describes the most common kinds of history assignments. Class tested and having seven editions, this text is a useful reference for any student of history, major and non-major alike, in both introductory and advanced courses.

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A Student's Guide to U.S. History

A Student's Guide to U.S. History
  • Author : Wilfred M. McClay
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 29 July 2014
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A lively, concise guide to the events and ideas that have shaped America over the centuries. No nation in modern history has had a more powerful sense of its own distinctiveness than the United States. Yet few Americans understand the immensely varied sources of that sense and the fascinating debates that have always swirled around our attempts to define “America” with greater precision. All too many have come to regard the study of their national history as tedious, just as

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History and Economic Life

History and Economic Life
  • Author : Georg Christ,Philipp R. Rössner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 March 2020
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History and Economic Life offers students a wide-ranging introduction to both quantitative and qualitative approaches to interpreting economic history sources from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Having identified an ever-widening gap between the use of qualitative sources by cultural historians and quantitative sources by economic historians, the book aims to bridge the divide by making economic history sources more accessible to students and the wider public, and highlighting the need for a complementary rather than exclusive approach. Divided

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A Student's Guide to the Study of History

A Student's Guide to the Study of History
  • Author : John Lukacs
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 29 July 2014
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A thoughtful look at the value of learning from the past: “Nobody has done more than John Lukacs to turn the short history book into an art form” (Antony Beevor, Toronto Globe & Mail). To study history is to learn about oneself. And to fail to grasp the importance of the past—to remain ignorant of the deeds and writing of previous generations—is to bind oneself by the passions and prejudices of the age into which one is born. John

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The Historian's Toolbox

The Historian's Toolbox
  • Author : Robert C. Williams
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Release : 21 December 2011
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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

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History and Material Culture

History and Material Culture
  • Author : Karen Harvey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 01 February 2013
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Sources are the raw material of history, but where the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, today historians are increasingly recognizing the value of sources beyond text. In History and Material Culture, Karen Harvey embarks upon a discussion about material culture – considering objects, often those found surrounding us in day to day life, as sources, which can help historians develop new interpretations and new knowledge about the past. Across ten chapters, different historians look at a

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History and Material Culture

History and Material Culture
  • Author : Karen Harvey
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 18 September 2017
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Sources are the raw material of History, but whereas the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, historians now recognize the value of sources beyond text. In this new edition of History and Material Culture, contributors consider a range of objects – from an eighteenth-century bed curtain to a twenty-first-century shopping trolley – which can help historians develop new interpretations and new knowledge about the past. Containing two new chapters on healing objects in East Africa and the shopping

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A Student's Guide to Literature

A Student's Guide to Literature
  • Author : R.V. Young
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 29 July 2014
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Explore the works of Western literature that have stood the test of time—and discover titles to enrich your own book collection. A Student’s Guide to Literature takes up these questions: In a time of mass culture and pulp fiction, can great literature still be discerned, much less defended? Why is literature so compelling? What should we read? Literary scholar R. V. Young addresses these timely issues in this guide to Western literature and poetry. He demonstrates that literature

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History Beyond the Text

History Beyond the Text
  • Author : Sarah Barber,Corinna Peniston-Bird
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 01 February 2013
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Historians are increasingly looking beyond the traditional, and turning to visual, oral, aural, and virtual sources to inform their work. The challenges these sources pose require new skills of interpretation and require historians to consider alternative theoretical and practical approaches. In order to help historians successfully move beyond traditional text, Sarah Barber and Corinna Peniston-Bird bring together chapters from historical specialists in the fields of fine art, photography, film, oral history, architecture, virtual sources, music, cartoons, landscape and material culture

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Reading the Historical Books

Reading the Historical Books
  • Author : Patricia Dutcher-Walls
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release : 18 March 2014
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Biblical history can be some of the most difficult material for beginning students to grasp. The conventions of contemporary history writing are quite different from those of ancient Israelite writers. Here a master teacher offers basic orientation to the genre and conventions of the Old Testament historical books, helping students become careful and attentive readers. Written in an accessible style with many ancient and contemporary examples, this book introduces students to some of the phenomena they will encounter in the

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A Student's Guide to Psychology

A Student's Guide to Psychology
  • Author : Daniel Robinson
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 29 July 2014
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A concise overview of the field of psychology—its historical roots, its most influential thinkers, and its role in the modern world. Psychology is frequently the most popular major on campus, but it can also be the most treacherous. In this guide, Daniel N. Robinson surveys the philosophical and historical roots of modern psychology and sketches the major schools and thinkers of the discipline. He also identifies those false prejudices—such as contempt for metaphysics and the notion that the

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The History of English

The History of English
  • Author : Ishtla Singh,
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 05 September 2013
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The History of English provides an accessible introduction to the changes that English has undergone from its Indo-European beginnings to the present day. The text looks at the major periods in the history of English, and provides for each a socio-historical context, an overview of the relevant major linguistic changes, and also focuses on an area of current research interest, either in sociolinguistics or in literary studies. Exercises and activities that allow the reader to get 'hands-on' with different stages

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A Student's Guide to Music History

A Student's Guide to Music History
  • Author : R.J. Stove
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 29 July 2014
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“Delightfully sophisticated . . . the only music history that can be savored, muscatel in hand, in the green shade of a beach umbrella” (John Simon, The Hudson Review). R. J. Stove’s A Student’s Guide to Music History is a concise account, written for the intelligent lay reader, of classical music’s development from the early Middle Ages onwards. Beginning with a discussion of Hildegard von Bingen, a twelfth-century German nun and composer, and the origins of plainchant, Stove’s narrative

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A Student's Guide to Economics

A Student's Guide to Economics
  • Author : Paul Heyne
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 29 July 2014
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What makes economies work—or not work? This concise overview of the field’s great thinkers offers a wealth of information. Paul Heyne, one of the nation’s best-selling economists, provides an accessible overview of the discipline of economics. Economic knowledge, he contends, is not complete without reference to the totality of human society—a realization essential to a proper understanding of the fundamental principles of economics. The sweep of economic thinking is presented here with reference to the great

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