{Free Best} How to Study HistoryAuthor Norman F. Cantor – Kairafanan.co

We Have Set Down In This Book The Basic Rules And Principles Of Historical Study That A Student Should Bear In Mind As He Enters Upon His First College History Course In Our Experience As College Teachers Of History, We Have Found That Students Need To Be Informed On The Nature And Methods Of History As A Distinct Intellectual Discipline, And We Have Tried To Communicate This Information In As Direct And Practical A Way As PossibleWe Have No Only Set Before The College Student The Standards Of Excellence One Should Strive To Attain In Historical Study We Have Attempted To Show, Step By Step, How To Reach These Goals We Have Presented The Methods And Principles That Appear To Have The Widest Consensus Among Academic Historians, And We Have Sought To Avoid Extreme And Idiosyncratic Opinions


10 thoughts on “How to Study History

  1. says:

    This book was published in 1967 with some of the material dates but overall an excellent resource I should have read before I returned to school.


  2. says:

    Not quite a 5 star, but definitely 4 1 2, so I rounded up Written 40 years ago yet still just as popular, a true sign that a book hits upon principles reflective of true study and not just contemporary social opinion Definitely worth an afternoon read to help one understand why history is important, but then to also help them develop skills to understand how to interpret that history most objectively while applying those same skills to modern day events to help you understand history in the making.


  3. says:

    An excellent practical and philosophical guide to becoming a principled student of primary and secondary sources of history He clearly outlines and describes different schools of thought Cantor seems to view the historian s task not as determining right or wrong in history, but as recognizing historical significance and developing traits of accuracy, fairness, self criticism, and openness A little weak on truth, but he s speaking in the secular academic context.


  4. says:

    This was required in my history course, and I m glad it was the book they chose A good rundown on being a scholar of history, and despite its age and occasionally archaic methods of being a successful student, a lot can be figured out from this volume without having to worry about when it was written.


  5. says:

    Its information is good, but sometimes I had to laugh at loud at how fanatic the writers sounded They would advise the students to spend all extra time in the library, cataloging books on their favorite subjects, and to hang outlines of their research papers by their mirrors where they would see them always Otherwise, there was some very sound advise and good information in the book.


  6. says:

    Though it is quite dated, if you ignore the stuff about index cards and what not there is some really helpful advice in here.


  7. says:

    A little dated, but still very useful History students of all kinds can benefit from this, but I d say it s a must read for grad students.


  8. says:

    This was a required text in graduate school I read it, and forgot it It is now on my reread list.