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Understanding history; a primer of historical method

Author: Louis Reichenthal Gottschalk
Publisher: New York, Knopf [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gottschalk, Louis Reichenthal, 1899-1975.
Understanding history.
New York, Knopf [1969]
(OCoLC)756459821
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Reichenthal Gottschalk
OCLC Number: 3861
Description: xix, 310, vi pages 21 cm
Contents: Objectives of historians. The evaluation of historical writing ; The relation of historical method to life and learning --
Methods of historical research. What are "history" and "historical sources"? ; Choosing a subject and finding information upon it ; Where does historical information come from? ; The problem of authenticity, or external criticism ; The problem of credibility, or internal criticism ; Learning (and teaching) historical techniques ; A word on style and composition --
Theory of history. The problems of selection, arrangement, and emphasis ; The problems of cause, motive, and influence ; The historian and the problems of the present.
Responsibility: [by] Louis Gottschalk.

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