1. History’s Story
  2. Wanderers and Settlers: The Ancient Middle East to 400 B.C.
  3. The Chosen People: Hebrews and Jews, 2000 B.C. to A.D. 135
  4. Trial of the Hellenes: The Ancient Greeks, 1200 B.C. to A.D. 146
  5. Imperium Romanum: The Romans, 753 B.C. to A.D. 300
  6. The Revolutionary Rabbi: Christianity, the Roman Empire, and Islam, 4 B.C. to A.D. 1453
  7. From Old Rome to the New West: The Early Middle Ages, A.D. 500 to 1000
  8. The Medieval Mêlée: The High and Later Middle Ages, 1000 to 1500
  9. Making the Modern World: The Renaissance and Reformation, 1400 to 1648
  10. Liberation of Mind and Body: Early Modern Europe, 1543 to 1815
  11. Mastery of the Machine: The Industrial Revolution, 1764 to 1914
  12. The Westerner’s Burden: Imperialism and Nationalism, 1810 to 1918
  13. Rejections of Democracy: The InterWar Years and World War II, 1917 to 1945
  14. A World Divided: The Early Cold War, 1945 to 1980
  15. Into the Future: The Contemporary Era, 1980 to the Present
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Primary Sources for Chapter 1
History’s Story

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There's Method

Research Plan: A suggested process for writing research papers.
Content Question: How does this plan compare to the outline of the Historical Method?
Analysis Question: How are the writing process and research interconnected?
Evaluative Questions: How would following the various steps promote a quality finished product?


What is Truth?

What is History?:  Short quotes from famous people and historians trying to describe the art and practice of history.
Content Question: Which quotes match your own view?
Analysis Question: Which quotes seem mutually contradictory?
Evaluative Questions: Given the diversity of descriptions of history, how should we define it?


Other Sources:

Other short quotes describing history; and and yet a few more; and others also.

Alun Munslow, "What History is": an essay discussing the practice of history after the "linguistic turn" of postmodernism.


Primary Source Project Links

1. Voltaire versus Macaulay


Last Updated: 8 January 2017