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Title : 21H.931 Seminar in Historical Methods (MIT)

Title : 21H.931 Seminar in Historical Methods (MIT)

Description : Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course is designed to acquaint students with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. The books we read have all made significant contributions to their respective sub-fields and have been selected to give as wide a coverage in both field and methodology as possible in one semester's worth of reading. We examine how historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are the advantages and drawbacks of their various approaches.

Description : Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course is designed to acquaint students with a variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century. The books we read have all made significant contributions to their respective sub-fields and have been selected to give as wide a coverage in both field and methodology as possible in one semester's worth of reading. We examine how historians conceive of their object of study, how they use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, how they structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic, and what are the advantages and drawbacks of their various approaches.

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromyear : 2004

Fromyear : 2004

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Date : 2004-09-02T22:24:35+05:00

Date : 2004-09-02T22:24:35+05:00

Relation : 21H.931

Relation : 21H.931

Language : en-US

Language : en-US

Subject : History

Subject : History

Subject : Historical

Subject : Historical

Subject : Methods

Subject : Methods

Subject : Sources

Subject : Sources

Subject : Narrative

Subject : Narrative

Subject : Analytic

Subject : Analytic

Subject : writing methods

Subject : writing methods

Subject : historians

Subject : historians

Subject : annales

Subject : annales

Subject : gender

Subject : gender

Subject : middle ages

Subject : middle ages

Subject : fantasy

Subject : fantasy

Subject : environment

Subject : environment

Subject : demography

Subject : demography

Subject : culture

Subject : culture