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Historical Research; An Outline of Theory and Practice (Paperback) Loot Price: R481
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Historical Research; An Outline of Theory and Practice (Paperback): John Martin Vincent

Historical Research; An Outline of Theory and Practice (Paperback)

John Martin Vincent

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III EXTERNAL CRITICISM Since thobjectjpf history is toestablish as nearly as possible Jhejrue Development of society or of some selected part,.it becomes necessary for the historian first to test the data furnished by his predecessors and to determine whether the fragments of information received are themselves true, or what measure of probability should be ascribed to them. These are the duties of historical criticism. Criticism. however, is not the chief end of historical research. The combination "bTiHttsTEe"".pjrceptionofthe relations of events and .the finaJconstructipn of these into narratives are the great .objects of the study, yet these are of no value unless based pn scientific criticism. Not until the isolated data have been proved and interpreted may the historian draw safe conclusions. The processespf criticism fall naturally into two Definition, parts. The,lirst.-important step is to determine whether the given source is at all admissible as evidences, or, in other words, whether the material is genuine or not. Conclusions are worthlesslind labor is wasted if the document is fraudulent or misjudged. It is necessary to knpw at the outset whether the chronicle, chartefTor relic is in reality what it claims to be, or what it has TSeen esteemed to be. T$" is important to determine where and when it originated, who was its author, and where he derived his-isfor- jnaEKax TKTTuIes of procedure by which these facts are determined in historical research constitute External Criticism. The propriety of this deEnflion. will be more fully observed when the various materials are criticized in detail. The process has to do with those data about a document or relic which relate to forms and appearance rather than to contents. lnternalCriti- The second part of the c...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: John Martin Vincent
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 86
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-22259-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-22259-5
Barcode: 9780217222594

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