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
History and Economic Life A Student’s Guide to Approaching Economic and Social History Sources
Reading Russian Sources A Student's Guide to Text and Visual Sources from Russian History
By Apostolos Spanos
June 14, 2021
Games of History provides an understanding of how games as artefacts, textual and visual sources on games and gaming as a pastime or a “serious” activity can be used as sources for the study of history. From the vast world of games, the book’s focus is on board and card games, with reference to ...
Edited By 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 ...
Edited By 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 ...
Edited By Sarah Barber, Corinna M. Peniston-Bird
April 27, 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 ...
Edited By Georg Christ, Philipp R. Rössner
March 06, 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 ...
Edited By George Gilbert
January 29, 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 ...
Edited By Karen Harvey
September 18, 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 ...
Edited By Kirsty Reid, Fiona Paisley
March 31, 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...
Edited By Chris Andersen, Jean M. O'Brien
December 13, 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, ...
Edited By Laura Sangha, Jonathan Willis
July 22, 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...
Edited By Joel T. Rosenthal
October 07, 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 ...
Edited By Joan Tumblety
May 28, 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 ...