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 Studying the Holocaust A Guide
Doing Spatial History
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 Olivia Weisser
March 07, 2024
This collection offers readers a guide to analyzing historical texts and objects using a diverse selection of sources in early modern medicine. It provides an array of interpretive strategies while also highlighting new trends in the field. Each chapter serves as a study of a different type of ...
By Paul R. Bartrop
April 14, 2023
Sources for Studying the Holocaust provides a pathway for readers to engage with questions about what sources can be used to study the Holocaust. For many historians, the challenge has been how to rescue the story from oblivion when oft-used sources for other periods of history introduce even more...
By Chris Millard, Jennifer Wallis
April 18, 2022
This book offers a general introduction to historical sources in the history of psychiatry, delving into the range of sources that can be used to investigate this dynamic and exciting field. The chapters in this volume deal with physical sources that might be encountered in the archive, such as ...
By Riccardo Bavaj, Konrad Lawson, Bernhard Struck
December 31, 2021
This volume provides a practical introduction to spatial history through the lens of the different primary sources that historians use. It is informed by a range of analytical perspectives and conveys a sense of the various facets of spatial history in a tangible, case-study based manner. The ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...