A Practical Guide to Studying History

Skills and Approaches
by Dr Tracey Loughran
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Date: January 12, 2017

ISBN: 9781472530097

Binding: Kobo eBook

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*** PROSE Award Winner (2018) in the Textbook/Humanities Category ***

A Practical Guide to Studying History is the perfect guide for students embarking on degree-level study. The book:

- introduces students to the concepts of historical objectivity, frameworks and debate
- explains the differences in aims, methods and audiences for different types of history
- explores the relationship between the skills developed during a history undergraduate degree and the practice of professional history
- helps students develop the practical skills required to read historical writing critically, write good essays, and participate in historical debates
- includes study questions, further reading lists, text boxes, maps and illustrations

The book incorporates case studies taken from a range of regions and periods, reflecting the varied nature of historical study at university, and helps students to understand history, and to practice it successfully: it is an indispensable guide to studying history.