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By Mary Lynn Rampolla

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Publish 12 months note: First released March 1st 1995, first edition

An crucial writing, analyzing, and examine software for all historical past scholars, A Pocket consultant to Writing in History bargains a best-selling mixture of concise but complete suggestion in a conveyable and available structure.

This quick-reference advisor presents a realistic advent to usual historical past assignments, exercise serious interpreting abilities, comparing and documenting resources, writing powerful heritage papers, undertaking examine, and warding off plagiarism. construction on its time-tested method, the 7th version deals increased, hands-on suggestions for writing and studying within the electronic age, and extra insurance on operating with basic and secondary assets.

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Whatever the specifics of your assignment, a single-source analysis asks you to examine a primary source in depth, often without reference to the work of other historians, in order to deter- 12/20/11 1:16 PM 30 3c Approaching Typical Assignments in History mine what it can tell you about the people and the period you are studying. To write an effective primary source analysis, you first need to ask questions about the nature of the source itself: Who wrote this document or made this artifact? When was this source created, and why?

Although Fletcher’s book is brief (161 pages), it is both scholarly and eminently readable, even for a non-specialist, and provides a clearly argued introduction to the subject that elucidates both Muslim and Christian viewpoints. Footnotes enable the student to pursue the sources the author used, and a narrative bibliography provides suggestions for further reading. The book also includes a useful chronology. 3c Using primary sources As noted in Chapter 2, primary sources constitute the basic materials of historical research.

Conclude with a final evaluation of the book or article. You might discuss who would find it useful and why. Note: While many of the elements of a review or critique are the same as those found in an annotated bibliography entry, full-length book reviews and article critiques should be much longer and more detailed than brief bibliography entries. 3d-2 Historiographic essays As noted in Chapter 1, historians frequently disagree about how to interpret the events they study. For example, 12/20/11 1:16 PM 38 3d Approaching Typical Assignments in History some historians have interpreted the Magna Carta, a charter signed by King John of England in 1215, as a revolutionary declaration of fundamental individual freedoms; others have seen it as a conservative restatement of feudal privilege.

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