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A practical guide to studying history : skills and approaches

Author: Tracey Loughran
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An introduction to the fundamental skills and principles underpinning historical research and writing, and to the different contexts in which history is produced and consumed"--
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Practical guide to studying history
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017
(DLC) 2016014811
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tracey Loughran
ISBN: 9781472532268 1472532260 9781472529985 1472529987
OCLC Number: 935985853
Description: xiii, 333 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Tracey Loughran pt. I. Framing histories --
Introduction : frameworks and perspectives / Tracey Loughran --
1. Nations / Mark Williams --
2. Periodization / Shaun Tougher --
3. Comparative histories / Chiara Beccalossi --
4. Biography / Toby Thacker --
5. People's history / Martin Wright --
6. Identities / Siobhan McGurk --
pt. II. The historian's craft --
Introduction / Tracey Loughran --
7. Historical research / Garthine Walker --
8. Evidence and interpretation / Kevin Passmore --
9. Archives / Federica Ferlanti --
10. Documents, editions and translations / Helen J. Nicholson --
11. The good, the bad, and the ugly : sources for essays / Keir Waddington --
12. Reading and writing history / Tracey Loughran --
pt. III. History in public --
Introduction / Tracey Loughran --
13. History in schools / Lloyd Bowen --
14. History and policy / Matthew Grant --
15. Historical novels / Tracey Loughran --
16. History and heritage / Stephanie Ward --
17. Exhibiting history / Jane Hamlett --
18. Taking history into the world / Dave Wyatt.
Responsibility: edited by Tracey Loughran.

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