Reading Primary Sources

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Juli 2008



Offers an overview of methodological approaches to the use of sources, analyzing the way that these have changed over time. This work also provides an overview of twelve different types of written sources, including letters, diaries, novels, and dreams, taking into account the expansion in the range of written primary sources used by historians.


Acknowledgments. List of Contributors. List of Abbreviations Part 1: Reading Primary Sources: Contexts and Approaches 1. Reading Primary Sources. An Introduction Benjamin Ziemann/Miriam Dobson 2. Understanding History. Hermeneutics and Source Criticism in Historical Scholarship Philipp Muller 3. Reading Texts after the Linguistic Turn. Approaches from Literary Studies and their Implications Christoph Reinfandt Part 2: Varieties of Primary Sources and their Interpretation 1. Letters Miriam Dobson 2. Surveillance Reports Moritz Follmer 3. Court Files Claudia Verhoeven 4. Opinion Polls Anja Kruke 5. Memoranda Kristina Spohr Readman 6. Diaries Christa Hammerle, translated by Andrew Evans 7. Novels Julia Reid 8. Autobiography David Carlson 9. Newspapers Stephen Vella 10. Speeches Paul Readman 11. Testimony Devin Pendas. Glossary


Miriam Dobson is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Sheffield. Her forthcoming monograph explores popular responses to the reforms of the Khrushchev era. Benjamin Ziemann is Reader in Modern History at the University of Sheffield. His recent publications include: War Experiences in Rural Germany 1914-1923 (2007), and Peace Movements in Western Europe, Japan and the USA during the Cold War (2007).


'The chapters always have a clear structure; their great merit is that they all follow the agenda laid out by the editors in a 'basic checklist' in their introduction and thus have a similar, unified structure ... All in all, this volume can convince. It introduces the problem of the literary qualities of primary source texts in a manner that can be found nowhere else.' - Stefan Jordan, H-Soz-u-Kult
EAN: 9780415429573
ISBN: 0415429579
Untertitel: The Interpretation of Texts from Nineteenth and Twentieth Century History. 'Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources'. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2008
Seitenanzahl: 272 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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