History Beyond the Text
A Student's Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources
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History Beyond the Text by Sarah Barber
Book DescriptionHistorians 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 to explain why, when and how these less traditional sources can be used. Each chapter introduces the reader to the source, suggests the methodological and theoretical questions historians should keep in mind when using it, and provides case studies to illustrate best practice in analysis and interpretation. Pulling these disparate sources together, the introduction discusses the nature of historical sources and those factors which are unique to, and shared by, the sources covered throughout the book. Taking examples from around the globe, this collection of essays aims to inspire practitioners of history to expand their horizons, and incorporate a wide variety of primary sources in their work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415429627
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sarah Barber
Disputatious Caribbean, Hardback (November 2014)
This history of the 'Torrid Zone' offers a comprehensive and powerfully rich exploration of the 17th century Anglophone Atlantic world, overturning British and American historiographies and offering instead a vernacular history that skillfully negotiates diverse locations, periodizations, and the fraught waters of ethnicity and gender.
Regicide and Republicanism, Hardback (July 1998)» View all books by Sarah Barber
This study of seventeenth-century monarchy suggests that the arguments which were used to attack the potentially absolutist monarchy of Charles I were not all that different from those used against the constitutional monarchy of today.
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Author Biography - Sarah Barber
Sarah Barber is Senior Lecturer in the History Department at Lancaster University. Her publications include Regicide and Republicanism: Politics and Ethics in the English Revolution (1998) and A Revolutionary Rogue: Henry Marten and the English Republic (2000). Corinna Peniston-Bird is Senior Lecturer in the History Department at Lancaster University. Her publications include A Soldier and a Woman: Women in the Military (co-edited with G. J. DeGroot, 2000) and Contesting Home Defence: Men, Women and the Home Guard in the Second World War (with Penny Summerfield, 2007)
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