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    DescriptionFrom Reliable Sources is a lively introduction to historical methodology, an overview of the techniques historians must master in order to reconstruct the past. Its focus on the basics of source criticism, rather than on how to find references or on the process of writing, makes it an invaluable guide for all students of history and for anyone who must extract meaning from written and unwritten sources.Martha Howell and Walter Prevenier explore the methods employed by historians to establish the reliability of materials; how they choose, authenticate, decode, compare, and, finally, interpret those sources. Illustrating their discussion with examples from the distant past as well as more contemporary events, they pay particular attention to recent information media, such as television, film, and videotape.The authors do not subscribe to the positivist belief that the historian can attain objective and total knowledge of the past. Instead, they argue that each generation of historians develops its own perspective, and that our understanding of the past is constantly reshaped by the historian and the world he or she inhabits.A substantially revised and updated edition of Prevenier's Uit goede bron, originally published in Belgium and now in its seventh edition, From Reliable Sources also provides a survey of western historiography and an extensive research bibliography.


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    Title
    From Reliable Sources
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to Historical Methods
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martha C. Howell, By (author) Walter Prevenier, Translated by Martha C. Howell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780801485602
    ISBN 10: 0801485606
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBA
    B&T General Subject: 610
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 907.2
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 907/.2, 907.2
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI014000
    LC classification: D16 .H713 2001
    Thema V1.0: NHA
    Publisher
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    26 April 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Ithaca
    Review quote
    "Both learned and informative, From Reliable Sources is clearly the outcome of extensive archival and critical experience. With its accessible balance of exposition and example, it is also a pleasure to read. There is nothing else like this in English." Isabel V. Hull, Cornell University"