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Understanding history; a primer of historical method.

Author: Louis Reichenthal Gottschalk
Publisher: New York, Knopf, 1950.
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Gottschalk, Louis Reichenthal, 1899-1975.
Understanding history.
New York, Knopf, 1950
(OCoLC)569582575
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Reichenthal Gottschalk
OCLC Number: 361470
Description: xix, 290 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Objectives of historians. Evaluation of historical writing --
Relation of historical method to life and learning --
pt. 2. Methods of historical research. What are history and historical sources --
Choosing a subject and finding information upon it --
Where does historical information come from --
Problem of authenticity, or external criticism --
Problem of credibility, or internal criticism --
Learning and teaching historical techniques --
pt. 3. Theory of history. Problems of selection, arrangement, and emphasis --
Problems of cause, motive and influence --
Historian and the problems of the present.

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