Historical Sources and Their Users

Authored by: Margaret Stieg Dalton

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Fourth Edition

Print publication date:  November  2017
Online publication date:  November  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466552593
eBook ISBN: 9781315116143
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ELIS4-120043658

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Abstract

This entry discusses the evolution of historical study from its beginnings in the realm of mythology to the present complex world of multiple audiences, multiple approaches, and a scope that touches virtually every area of human endeavor. Paralleling this evolution of scholarship has been a constantly expanding universe of sources deemed appropriate to provide the evidence upon which historians base their assertions. The related topic of scholarly communication among historians also receives attention.

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