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Historical evidence and argument

Author: David P Henige
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historians know about the past because they examine the evidence. But what exactly is "evidence," how do historians know what it means--and how can we trust them to get it right? Historian David Henige tackles such questions of historical reliability head-on in his skeptical, unsparing, and acerbically witty Historical Evidence and Argument. "Systematic doubt" is his watchword, and he practices what he preaches  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Henige, David P.
Historical evidence and argument.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005010203
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David P Henige
ISBN: 0299214133 9780299214135
OCLC Number: 646769098
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 325 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Declaiming the endtime --
Traveling hopefully --
The anxieties of ambiguity --
Unraveling gordian knots --
When too much is not enough --
The many births of Frank Lloyd Wright --
Destroying in order to save --
Speaking of history --
Sensing incongruity --
Poisoned chalices --
Scotching the myth-making machine --
Irreconcilable differences --
"We're changing everything ... again" --
Rule life vs. real life --
When might makes wrong --
Six hundred barrels of plaster of Paris --
Millions of moving parts --
He says, she says --
Bringing texts up to code --
Gaining and providing access --
Hearing a white horse coming.
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Historians know about the past because they examine the evidence. But what exactly is ""evidence"", how do historians know what it means and how can we trust them to get it right? The author tackles  Read more...

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"Henige takes the study of historical methodology to a new level." - David C. Conrad, State University of New York-Oswego "There is no other book like this one in its breadth and scope...a deftly Read more...

 
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