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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This is the last work of French historian and Resistance fighter Marc Bloch, unfinished at his capture and death at the hands of the Nazis in 1944. Written without access to his library, and ... Read full review

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Beautifully written book especially given the context of Marc Bloch's imprisonment.

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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