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    DescriptionTo write history successfully, it is essential to understand the nuts and bolts of technique as well as the underlying principles which are too rarely made explicit, but which govern the whole process. I.W. Mabbett carefully analyzes these principles, and takes us step-by-step through the stages of the process. He shows how history differs from other disciplines, outlines the methods of historical research and writing, and clearly illustrates their application to writing assignments, essays and dissertations in history.


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    Title
    Writing History Essays
    Subtitle
    A Student's Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Mabbett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781403997708
    ISBN 10: 1403997705
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: HBA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Approval Code: A21800000
    DC22: 901
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: LAN005000, HIS035000
    B&T Approval Code: A14150000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 808.0669, 808/.0669
    LC classification: D16 .M1185 2007
    Thema V1.0: NHA
    Publisher
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    26 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Gordonsville
    Author Information
    I.W. Mabbett is Reader in History at Monash University, Australia. He has held visiting positions at the Humanities Research Centre (in the Australian National University) and at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA. Since 2002 he has been Professor Emeritus of Aichi Bunkyo University, Nagoya, Japan.
    Review quote
    'A fresh, creative, and intelligent discussion of how beginning historians should approach their work.' - Michael Shirley, Eastern Illinois University, USA 'Mabbett outlines the methods of historical research and writing, and clearly illustrates their application to writing assignments, essays and dissertations in History. I would absolutely recommend this book to students and teachers alike.' - Gerry Hughes, University of Wales, UK
    Table of contents
    Author's Note A History Essay in History A History Essay is Academic, is an Essay, is Literature The History Essay as a Process Knowing Your Sources Reading Sources Critically Explanation and Judgement Noting What You Read Planning Writing and Independent Thought Drafting Your Essay Documenting Your Essay Revision and Correction Beyond the History Essay The Importance of Good English Expression Appendix: A Note on Historiography References Glossary Index