History Beyond the Text: A Student+s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources by Sarah BarberHistory Beyond the Text: A Student+s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources by Sarah Barber

History Beyond the Text: A Student+s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources

EditorSarah Barber, Corinna Peniston-bird

Paperback | August 1, 2009

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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 order to help historians successfully move beyond traditional text, Sarah Barber and Corinna Peniston-Bird bring together chapters from historical specialists in the fields of fine art, photography, film, oral history, architecture, virtual sources, music, cartoons, landscape and material culture to explain why, when and how these less traditional sources can be used. Each chapter introduces the reader to the source, suggests the methodological and theoretical questions historians should keep in mind when using it, and provides case studies to illustrate best practice in analysis and interpretation. Pulling these disparate sources together, the introduction discusses the nature of historical sources and those factors which are unique to, and shared by, the sources covered throughout the book.

Taking examples from around the globe, this collection of essays aims to inspire practitioners of history to expand their horizons, and incorporate a wide variety of primary sources in their work.

Sarah Barberis Senior Lecturer in the History Department at Lancaster University. Her publications include Regicide and Republicanism: Politics and Ethics in the English Revolution (1998) and A Revolutionary Rogue: Henry Marten and the English Republic (2000).Corinna Peniston-Birdis Senior Lecturer in the History Department at Lancaste...
Title:History Beyond the Text: A Student+s Guide to Approaching Alternative SourcesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.15 × 0.45 inPublished:August 1, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415429625

ISBN - 13:9780415429627


Table of Contents

Introduction.  1. Fine art: the creative imageSarah Barber  2. The Cartoon: the image as critiqueFrank Palmeri  3. The Photograph: the still imageDerek Sayer  4. Film and Television: the moving imageJeffrey Richards  5. Music: the creative soundBurtonW. Peretti  6. Oral testimony: the sound of memoryCorinna Peniston-Bird7. The Internet: virtual space Dennis Trinkle  8. Landscape: the configured spaceTom Williamson9. Architecture: the built object Christopher Long 10 Material Culture: the object Adrienne D. Hood

Editorial Reviews

¿This book has a good feel to it. Pictures, diagrams and cartoons are used effectively and the chapters are brief and to the point. Result ¿ my awareness of the sources is enhanced, and I can now hope to become a better historian.¿ ¿ SATH History Teaching Review