The Historian's Craft

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Manchester University Press, 1992 - Feudalism - 163 pages
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This work, by the co-founder of the "Annales School" deals with the uses and methods of history. It is useful for students of history, teachers of historiography and all those interested in the writings of the Annales school.
  

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Review: The Historian's Craft: Reflections on the Nature and Uses of History and the Techniques and Methods of Those Who Write It.

User Review  - Dan Beaver - Goodreads

Second reading of this book; placed here because I really don't remember when I read it first. This is a remarkable little book that should be read by anyone in the social sciences since the methodology transcends. Read full review

Review: The Historian's Craft: Reflections on the Nature and Uses of History and the Techniques and Methods of Those Who Write It.

User Review  - Arundhati Bhan - Goodreads

How much more brilliant would have this book been, had it been complete. Alas! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
History Men and Time
17
Historical Time
23
The Boundaries between Past and Present
29
Understanding the Past by the Present
36
Evidence
50
The Transmission of Evidence
57
Historical Criticism
66
In Pursuit of Fraud and Error
75
Toward a Logic of the Critical Method
91
Judging or Understanding?
114
Historical Causation
157
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