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HIST.2980: Introduction to Historical Methods

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medieval illustration of two men
A 15th century painting from the Ottoman Empire
depicting Mehmed the Conqueror meeting Patriarch Gennadius II from Constantinople.

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 Introduction to Historical Methods.

An introduction for the undergraduate student to the nature and principles of history. The course examines methodology, historiography, research methods, electronic resources, bibliography, and the technical and stylistic problems involved in the presentation of research in scholarly form

Required Texts

William K. Storey, Writing History: A Guide for Students (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), 5th edition.

Jeremy D. Popkin, From Herodotus to H-Net: The Story of Historiography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Ihsan Salih Turjman, Salim Tamari (trans.), Year of the Locust: A Soldier’s Diary and the Erasure of Palestine’s Ottoman Past (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011).