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The Oxford Handbook of History and Material Culture - Gaskell, Ivan (Editor), and Carter, Sarah Anne (Editor)
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Most historians rely principally on written sources. Yet there are other traces of the past available to historians: the material things that people have chosen, made, and used. This book examines how material culture can enhance historians' understanding of the past, both worldwide and across time. The successful use of material culture in history depends on treating material things of many kinds not as illustrations, but as primary evidence. Each kind of material thing-and there are many-requires the application of ...

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The Oxford Handbook of History and Material Culture 2020, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199341764

Hardcover