History through material culture

Level E A907.2 /747563 Available
Full title: History through material culture / Leonie Hannan and Sarah Longair
Main author: Hannan, Leonie
Other authors: Longair, Sarah
Format: Book           

Summary: History through material culture' is a unique, step-by-step guide for students and researchers who wish to use objects as historical sources. Responding to the significant, scholarly interest in historical material culture studies, this book makes clear how students and researchers ready to use these rich material sources can make important, valuable and original contributions to history. Written by two experienced museum practitioners and historians, the book recognises the theoretical and practical challenges of this approach and offers clear advice on methods to get the best out of material culture research. With a focus on the early modern and modern periods, this volume draws on examples from across the world and demonstrates how to use material culture to answer a range of enquiries, including social, economic, gender, cultural and global history.
Other authors: Longair, Sarah
Language: English
Published: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Classmark: A907.2 /747563
Series: IHR Research Guides
ISBN: 1784991260