John Lingard and the Pursuit of Historical Truth
By: Edwin Jones (author)Hardback
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John Lingard & the Pursuit of Historical Truth
Edwin Jones studied at the University of Wales and Cambridge University. Appointed OBE in 1986 for services to Education, he retired in 1994 and started to write The English Nation: The Great Myth (1998), and the present work, which represents over 40 years of research.
Contents: Introduction: The Background to Lingard's Work; An Invitation to the Historian's Workshop; The Historiography of the Massacre of St. Bartholomew; The Collation of Sources and Lingard's Use of Public Records as a Tool of Source Criticism; The Role of Private Sources and Their Use as a Tool of Source Criticism; The Great Step Forward: Pursuit of the Source of the Source'; A Critical Apparatus for Prioritising the Authority of Sources; The Use of Forensic' Rules of Source Criticism; The Application of Lingard's Source Criticism; to Some Celebrated Historical Problems; Lingard's Place in English Historiography; Epilogue: Hic caestus artemque repono'; Index.
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