Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources is a series of books designed to introduce students to different sources and illustrate how they are used by historians. Each volume explores one type of primary source from a broad spectrum and, using specific examples from around the globe, examines their historical context, and the different approaches that can be used to interpret these sources.
Sources for the History of Emotions A Guide
Reading Primary Sources The Interpretation of Texts from Nineteenth and Twentieth Century History
Reading Russian Sources A Student's Guide to Text and Visual Sources from Russian History
Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies
Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources
Understanding Medieval Primary Sources Using Historical Sources to Discover Medieval Europe
Katie Barclay, Sharon Crozier-De Rosa, Peter N. Stearns
July 03, 2020
Offering insights on the wide range of sources that are available from across the globe and throughout history for the study of the history of emotions, this book provides students with a handbook for beginning their own research within the field. Divided into three parts, Sources for the History ...
Miriam Dobson, Benjamin Ziemann
June 23, 2020
Now in its second edition, Reading Primary Sources explores the varied traditions in source criticism and, through specific examples, illustrates how primary sources can be read and used in historical research. Part I of this two-part volume begins by establishing the reader’s understanding ...
Sarah Barber, Corinna M. Peniston-Bird
April 28, 2020
In Approaching Historical Sources in Their Contexts, 12 academics examine how space, time and performance interact to co-create context for source analysis. The chapters cover 2000 years and stretch across the Americas and Europe. They are grouped into three themes, with the first four ...
Georg Christ, Philipp R. Rössner
March 12, 2020
History and Economic Life offers students a wide-ranging introduction to both quantitative and qualitative approaches to interpreting economic history sources from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. Having identified an ever-widening gap between the use of qualitative sources by cultural ...
January 30, 2020
Reading Russian Sources is an accessible and comprehensive guide that introduces students to the wide range of sources that can be used to engage with Russian history from the early medieval to the late Soviet periods. Divided into two parts, the book begins by considering approaches that can be ...
September 25, 2017
Sources are the raw material of History, but whereas the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, historians now recognize the value of sources beyond text. In this new edition of History and Material Culture, contributors consider a range of objects – from an ...
Kirsty Reid, Fiona Paisley
March 29, 2017
Sources and Methods in Histories of Colonialism provides an in-depth study of the relationships between archives, knowledge and power. Exploring a diverse range of examples and surveying the now substantial scholarly literatures on the functions and scope of the ‘imperial archive’, it facilitates a...
Chris Andersen, Jean M. O'Brien
December 09, 2016
Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies is a synthesis of changes and innovations in methodologies in Indigenous Studies, focusing on sources over a broad chronological and geographical range. Written by a group of highly respected Indigenous Studies scholars from across an array of disciplines, ...
Laura Sangha, Jonathan Willis
July 18, 2016
Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources is an introduction to the rich treasury of source material available to students of early modern history. During this period, political development, economic and social change, rising literacy levels, and the success of the printing press, ensured that the...
Joel T. Rosenthal
August 26, 2011
Medieval society created many kinds of records and written material which differ considerably, giving us such sources as last wills, sermons, manorial accounts, or royal biographies. Primary sources are an exciting way for students to engage with the past and draw their own ideas about life in the ...
April 02, 2013
How does the historian approach memory and how do historians use different sources to analyze how history and memory interact and impact on each other? Memory and History explores the different aspects of the study of this field. Taking examples from Europe, Australia, the USA and Japan and ...
Sarah Barber, Corinna Peniston-Bird
November 26, 2008
Historians 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 ...