Historical Research : A Guide

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Historical Research : A Guide

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Full Description

This is the first practical guide to cover the various stages of a history research project, from the selection of the topic and the organization and interpretation of source material, through to the completion of the written-up record.Whether it is for a dissertation, thesis article or, indeed, full-length book, Historical Research deals with the purpose of research, and the implications, limitations and benefits of different research methods, as well as the effective presentation of the finished result.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            vii
Part I The study of history 1 (38)
The nature and value of history 3 (12)
History and the social sciences 15 (12)
History and the natural sciences 27 (12)
Part II Research methods 39 (144)
Research tools 41 (13)
Historical sources 54 (23)
Planning a research project 77 (16)
Locating and indexing source material 93 (16)
Evaluating source material 109(17)
Research notes 126(7)
The preparation of drafts 133(11)
Illustrative material 144(11)
Research for a higher degree 155(15)
Publication of articles and books 170(13)
Part III Stylistic conventions 183(70)
Abbreviations, numbers and punctuation 185(10)
Typescript format 195(14)
Footnote and bibliographical references 209(23)
Proofreading 232(6)
Indexing 238(15)
Glossary 253(4)
Guide to further reading 257(9)
Index 266