Originally translated and published in 1906, this volume is a full translation of Langlois and Seignobos' Introduction to the Study of History and contains chapters on the search for documents, textual criticism, critical investigation of authorship, and interpretative criticism.
Author's Preface. Book I: Preliminary Studies. 1. The Search for Documents. 2. 'Auxiliary Sciences'. Book II: Analytical Operations. 1. General Conditions of Historical Knowledge. 2. Textual Criticism. 3. Critical Investigation of Authorship. 4. Critical Classification of Sources. 5. Critical Scholarship and Scholars. 6. Interpretative Criticism (Hermeneutic). 7. The Negative Internal Criticism of the Good Faith and Accuracy of Authors. 8. The Determination of Particular Facts. Book III: Synthetic Operations. 1. General Conditions of Historical Construction. 2. The Grouping of Facts. 3. Constructive Reasoning. 4. The Construction of General Formulae. 5. Exposition. Conclusion.
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