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Using Non-Textual Sources: A Historian's Guide - Bloomsbury Research Skills for History (Hardback)
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Using Non-Textual Sources: A Historian's Guide - Bloomsbury Research Skills for History (Hardback)

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Using Non-Textual Sources provides history students with the theoretical background and skills to interpret non-textual sources. It introduces the full range of non-textual sources used by historians and offers practical guidance on how to interpret them and incorporate them into essays and dissertations. There is coverage of the creation, production and distribution of non-textual sources; the acquisition of skills to 'read' these sources analytically; and the meaning, significance and reliability of these forms of evidence. Using Non-Textual Sources includes a section on interdisciplinary non-textual source work, outlining what historians borrow from disciplines such as art history, archaeology, geography and media studies, as well as a discussion of how to locate these resources online and elsewhere in order to use them in essays and dissertations. Case studies, such as William Hogarth's print Gin Lane (1751), the 1939 John Ford Western Stagecoach and the Hereford Mappa Mundi, are employed throughout to illustrate the functions of main source types. Photographs, cartoons, maps, artwork, audio clips, film, places and artifacts are all explored in a text that provides students with a comprehensive, cohesive and practical guide to using non-textual sources.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781472505835
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 11 mm


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"Students eager to find a fresh way to study history should read this book. Written in a clear, accessible style, it applies essential cultural theory to a dazzling array of examples from many continents and periods, from pottery and portraits to films and interviews. One of Catherine Armstrong's outstanding qualities as a historian is that far from talking down to her readers she encourages them to join her on an exciting and surprising voyage of historical discovery. As such, this is both a useful handbook and an extended essay, fizzing with interest and enthusiasm, that one can read with pleasure from start to finish." --"Malcolm Gaskill, University of East Anglia, UK"

"Armstrong's "Using Non-Texual Sources" is an ambitious, concise, clearly structured and lucidly written introduction to the use of visual, aural, and material sources for the writing of history. Based upon a broad and deep knowledge of the relevant interdisciplinary literatures, there is no comparable textbook available for undergraduate historical methods courses. Its intended audience will find a persuasive argument for why they should look beyond textual sources as well as a detailed guide to best-practices in their analysis of film, paintings, cartoons, music, film, and artefacts." --"Leora Auslander, University of Chicago, USA"


Students eager to find a fresh way to study history should read this book. Written in a clear, accessible style, it applies essential cultural theory to a dazzling array of examples from many continents and periods, from pottery and portraits to films and interviews. One of Catherine Armstrong's outstanding qualities as a historian is that far from talking down to her readers she encourages them to join her on an exciting and surprising voyage of historical discovery. As such, this is both a useful handbook and an extended essay, fizzing with interest and enthusiasm, that one can read with pleasure from start to finish. "Malcolm Gaskill, University of East Anglia, UK"

Armstrong's "Using Non-Texual Sources" is an ambitious, concise, clearly structured and lucidly written introduction to the use of visual, aural, and material sources for the writing of history. Based upon a broad and deep knowledge of the relevant interdisciplinary literatures, there is no comparable textbook available for undergraduate historical methods courses. Its intended audience will find a persuasive argument for why they should look beyond textual sources as well as a detailed guide to best-practices in their analysis of film, paintings, cartoons, music, film, and artefacts. "Leora Auslander, University of Chicago, USA""


Students eager to find a fresh way to study history should read this book. Written in a clear, accessible style, it applies essential cultural theory to a dazzling array of examples from many continents and periods, from pottery and portraits to films and interviews. One of Catherine Armstrong's outstanding qualities as a historian is that far from talking down to her readers she encourages them to join her on an exciting and surprising voyage of historical discovery. As such, this is both a useful handbook and an extended essay, fizzing with interest and enthusiasm, that one can read with pleasure from start to finish. Malcolm Gaskill, University of East Anglia, UK

Armstrong's Using Non-Texual Sources is an ambitious, concise, clearly structured and lucidly written introduction to the use of visual, aural, and material sources for the writing of history. Based upon a broad and deep knowledge of the relevant interdisciplinary literatures, there is no comparable textbook available for undergraduate historical methods courses. Its intended audience will find a persuasive argument for why they should look beyond textual sources as well as a detailed guide to best-practices in their analysis of film, paintings, cartoons, music, film, and artefacts. Leora Auslander, University of Chicago, USA

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"Students eager to find a fresh way to study history should read this book. Written in a clear, accessible style, it applies essential cultural theory to a dazzling array of examples from many continents and periods, from pottery and portraits to films and interviews. One of Catherine Armstrong's outstanding qualities as a historian is that far from talking down to her readers she encourages them to join her on an exciting and surprising voyage of historical discovery. As such, this is both a useful handbook and an extended essay, fizzing with interest and enthusiasm, that one can read with pleasure from start to finish." --Malcolm Gaskill, University of East Anglia, UK

"Armstrong's Using Non-Texual Sources is an ambitious, concise, clearly structured and lucidly written introduction to the use of visual, aural, and material sources for the writing of history. Based upon a broad and deep knowledge of the relevant interdisciplinary literatures, there is no comparable textbook available for undergraduate historical methods courses. Its intended audience will find a persuasive argument for why they should look beyond textual sources as well as a detailed guide to best-practices in their analysis of film, paintings, cartoons, music, film, and artefacts." --Leora Auslander, University of Chicago, USA

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