Oxford historians and non-historians are now invited to trial a Bloomsbury History: Theory & Method [access via SOLO]. This is a new educational resource dedicated to historiography and the examination of historical theory and methods using a global approach. This resource will be suitable to particularly students in history or researchers from other disciplines wishing to learn about historiography and historical theory and methods.
The resource contains:
- 61 Bloomsbury ebooks (most already available via other resources)
- 134 exclusive articles by authors based in 25 different countries
- 4-volume major reference work on the global history of historiography
Articles and essays are provided by an international group of historians. You can search and find these in a variety of ways. Browsing is a good option if you want to explore more broadly to learn about historical methods, historiography and thematic issues. The topics cover a broad spectrum and historical periods go back to Ancient Greece and Rome.
You can browse for articles and essays in many ways:
- by historian (Abū Bakr to Wilhelm von Humboldt)
- type of history (Annales School to Universal History)
- by topic (Censorship to War)
- theory & method (Abuse of History to What is History and Why Does It Matter)
- key thinkers (e.g. Catharine Macaulay, Ibn Khaldûn, Karl Marx, R.G. Collingwood)
- using primary sources (e.g. autobiography, early modern diaries, ecclesiastical records, slave narratives, statistics)
- key concepts (e.g. Afrocentricity, class, gender, Identity, time)
- Classic texts in context (Bede’s Ecclesiastical History to
- Historiography: critical readings