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History and material culture : a student's guide to approaching alternative sources

Author: Karen Harvey
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge guides to using historical sources.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Harvey opens up the discussion on sources to those beyond the 'traditional' textual ones, and into the material realm. Through 12 chapters different historians look at a variety of material sources from around the world and across centuries to assess how such sources can be used to study history.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Harvey
ISBN: 9780415468497 0415468493 9780415459327 041545932X
OCLC Number: 176946352
Description: xiv, 210 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Things that shape history : material culture and historical narratives / Giorgio Riello --
Ornament as evidence / Andrew Morrall --
Back yards and beyond : landscapes and history / Marina Moskowitz --
Draping the body and dressing the home : the material culture of textiles and clothes in the Atlantic world, c. 1500-1800 / Beverly Lemire --
Using buildings to understand social history : Britain and Ireland in the seventeenth century / Anne Laurence --
Object biographies : from production to consumption / Karin Dannehl --
Regional identity and material culture / Helen Berry --
Objects and agency : material culture and modernity in China / Frank Dikötter --
Mundane materiality, or, should small things still be forgotten? Material culture, microhistories and the problem of scale / Sara Pennell --
The case of the missing footstool : reading the absent object / Glenn Adamson.
Series Title: Routledge guides to using historical sources.
Responsibility: edited by Karen Harvey.
Local System Bib Number:
383066

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Embarks upon a discussion about material culture - considering objects, often those found surrounding us in day to day life, as sources, which can help historians develop fresh interpretations and  Read more...
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'This collection of essays by eleven leading historians ... offers a wealth of new insights into the burgeoning field of material culture studies.' - Ann E. McCleary, University of West Georgia, USA Read more...

 
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