The Craft of International History A Guide to Method PDF

The Craft of International History A Guide to Method [PDF / EPUB] The Craft of International History A Guide to Method This is a practical guide to the historical study of international politics The focus is on the nuts and bolts of historical research that is on how to use original sources analyze and interpret histo This is a practical guide of International ePUB ´ to the historical study of international politics The focus is on the nuts and bolts of historical research that is on how to use original sources analyze and interpret historical works and actually write a work of history Two appendixes provide sources sure to be indispensable for anyone doing research in this area The book The Craft PDF or does not simply lay down precepts It presents examples drawn from the author's than forty years' experience as a working historian One important chapter dealing with America's road to war in shows in unprecedented detail how an interpretation of a major historical issue can be developed The aim throughout is to throw open the doors of the workshop so that Craft of International PDF/EPUB » young scholars both historians and political scientists can see the sort of thought processes the historian goes through before he or she puts anything on paper Filled with valuable examples this is a book anyone serious about conducting historical research will want to have on the bookshelf.


5 thoughts on “The Craft of International History A Guide to Method

  1. says:

    The Craft of International History teaches readers how to conduct historical research In this book Marc Trachtenberg promotes the revisionist brand of history and distills the craft of research using a plethora of examples and practical exercises He describes the method of critical analysis and relates it directly to case studies of popular historical events Trachtenberg directs budding researchers to first identify the most important works in the selected field then analyze that body of work and identify the core arguments and how they are supported In addition to the instruction on research Trachtenberg addresses theories of historical inuiry critiuing the relative constructivist approach of some historians in the 1960s Trachtenberg challenges the reader to conduct thorough research in order to empower oneself with the ability to draw one’s own conclusions about historical issues


  2. says:

    Marc Trachtenberg who has solid credentials as both a historian and political scientist wrote this book to show the value in bringing the two disciplines together The book is especially intended for aspiring political scientists who are intimidated by the prospect of doing history Trachtenberg argues fear is unwarranted; political scientists can gain an adeuate grasp of history for their purposes in a relatively short amount of time by deliberate and systematic engagement with secondary sources The book unpacks his method using a running sample project to illustrate For a student who is new to serious historical research like me the book is an excellent primer


  3. says:

    Um livro seminal para ualuer pessoa ue ueira entender o processo da pesuisa e do pensamento de um historiador O texto pode ficar excessivamente dificil uando o autor começa a citar documentos específicos porém os apontamentos de como escrever um bom texto como não cair na armadilha de leituras acrítica de obras historiográficas e outras dicas fazem com ue valha a pena Tem ue sair algo semelhante em português


  4. says:

    A very useful intro to research A great book to read as an advanced undergraduate or early grad student before starting a project If you're looking for practical advice skip the first chapter on theory


  5. says:

    Interesting for political scientistshistorians like me


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