Writing History Essays: A Student's Guide / Edition 1

Writing History Essays: A Student's Guide / Edition 1

by I. W. Mabbett
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403997705

ISBN-13: 9781403997708

Pub. Date: 12/26/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

To write history successfully, it is essential to understand the nuts and bolts of technique as well as the underlying principles which are too rarely made explicit, but which govern the whole process. I.W. Mabbett carefully analyzes these principles, and takes us step-by-step through the stages of the process. He shows how history differs from other disciplines,

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To write history successfully, it is essential to understand the nuts and bolts of technique as well as the underlying principles which are too rarely made explicit, but which govern the whole process. I.W. Mabbett carefully analyzes these principles, and takes us step-by-step through the stages of the process. He shows how history differs from other disciplines, outlines the methods of historical research and writing, and clearly illustrates their application to writing assignments, essays and dissertations in history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403997708
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.73(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note
• A History Essay in History
• A History Essay is Academic, is an Essay, is Literature
• The History Essay as a Process
• Knowing Your Sources
• Reading Sources Critically
• Explanation and Judgement
• Noting What You Read
• Planning
• Writing and Independent Thought
• Drafting Your Essay
• Documenting Your Essay
• Revision and Correction
• Beyond the History Essay
• The Importance of Good English Expression
• Appendix: A Note on Historiography
• References
• Glossary
• Index

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