After the Fact: The Art of Historical Detection Topics for Discussion

Jams Wst Davidson
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What kinds of things must a historian take into account when looking at pictorial evidence?

How can ordinary documents reveal larger elements of a society? What examples do the authors give?

What appear to be the authors' own preferred methods of historical interpretation? How can you deduce this?

What is the role of historical theory in the practice of history? What are some of the theories the authors examine?

What is the role of a historian, according to the authors?

The authors at times express their personal views regarding events or historical sources. Does this affect how we should interpret their book?

What are some modern examples of events that might be interpreted using historical methods? How do you think they will be viewed by future historians?

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