Researching Local History: The Human Journey (Approaches to Local History)

Researching Local History: The Human Journey (Approaches to Local History)

by M Williams (Author)


This practical but inspiring book considers what local history is, why researching it is valuable and rewarding, and how we should go about it. Issues addressed include: getting oral and documentary evidence; keeping records; the nature of data, information and knowledge; and their use to create the different products of local history research. Michael Williams is both a professional scientist and a local historian of long standing, and he uses both sides of his experience in a text that is at once rigorous about the historical process, and also a fascinating - and often moving - account of his adventures into the past of his own family and community. He demonstrates local history methodology through his research into ancestry, migration, work, war and religion in the towns and villages of England and Wales. It is richly illustrated throughout.



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More Information

Format: Unknown Binding
Pages: 296
Edition: 1
Publisher: Longman
Published: 18 Jul 1996

ISBN 10: 0582042887
ISBN 13: 9780582042889

Media Reviews

'This is a most agreeable and readable book. xxx;It covers very many questions and subjects in an engaging, rigorous and interesting way. xxx;What I particularly like is the freshness of approach that comes from the author's scientific background.'

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