The Practical Past

Hayden White borrows the title for The Practical Past from philosopher Michael Oakeshott, who used the term to describe the accessible material and literary-artistic artifacts that individuals and institutions draw on for guidance in ...

The Practical Past

Author: Hayden White

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810130068

Page: 117

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Hayden White borrows the title for The Practical Past from philosopher Michael Oakeshott, who used the term to describe the accessible material and literary-artistic artifacts that individuals and institutions draw on for guidance in quotidian affairs. The Practical Past, then, forms both a summa of White’s work to be drawn upon and a new direction in his thinking about the writing of history. White’s monumental Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe (1973) challenged many of the commonplaces of professional historical writing and wider assumptions about the ontology of history itself. It formed the basis of his argument that we can never recover “what actually happened”in the past and cannot really access even material culture in context. Forty years on, White sees “professional history" as falling prey to narrow specialization, and he calls upon historians to take seriously the practical past of explicitly “artistic” works, such as novels and dramas, and literary theorists likewise to engage historians.

The Practical Archaeologist

Discusses the nature of archaeology, describes modern excavation methods, and explains how sites and remains are analyzed

The Practical Archaeologist

Author: Jane McIntosh

Publisher: Checkmark Books

ISBN: 9780816039517

Page: 186

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Discusses the nature of archaeology, describes modern excavation methods, and explains how sites and remains are analyzed

Essential Skills for Historians

The book begins with an examination of the historical discipline and its relevance to contemporary culture.

Essential Skills for Historians

Author: J. Laurence Hare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350005460

Page: 264

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Essential Skills for Historians helps undergraduate students make the transition from general university study to a more in-depth study of history, and to gain the skills and techniques they need to conduct an independent research project or embark on a career as a professional historian. The book begins with an examination of the historical discipline and its relevance to contemporary culture. It then guides readers through the steps of developing a research project, using two sample projects that illustrate the connections between core proficiencies such as critical thinking and effective time management, and professional proficiencies such as source criticism and historical interpretation. By following these source projects as they develop, the book also highlights the importance of sound historical practice and a critical understanding of the past in contemporary society. Finally, the book discusses the outcomes of historical research and reveals the wide array of possibilities for careers built upon the skills gained from studying history. Covering key topics such as research strategies, reading sources, effective writing and professional ethics – and with useful features such as glossaries, guidelines for student projects, hands-on exercises, further reading and a companion website containing extra resources – Essential Skills for Historians equips aspiring historians with everything they need to succeed whilst also demonstrating the value of history in the wider world.

Curiosities of Science Past and Present

He does not work to please the public , nor to win its guineas ; and the said public
, if asked its opinion as to the practical value of his researches , can see no
possible practical issue there . The public does not know that we need prophets ...

Curiosities of Science  Past and Present

Author: John Timbs

Publisher:

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Page: 248

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Quebec Past and Present

the practical navigator , all claimed their share in him . . . . . . . . . . With the life of
the faithful soldier closes the opening period of “ New France . " Let us add , one
of the most romantic eras in our annals . 1 . CHAPTER II . 1635 – 1663 . ,. 42 THE
 ...

Quebec  Past and Present

Author: Sir James MacPherson Le Moine

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 466

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The Practical Guide to Employment Law

The past employer said it had no duty to communicate information about the
administrator. The courtdisagreedwiththe past employer. It said the past employer
couldhave reasonably foreseen that the representations and omissions in its ...

The Practical Guide to Employment Law

Author: Mark Filipp

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 0735553262

Page: 950

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The Practical Guide to Employment Law is a comprehensive desk manual for HR managers, legal counsel, and labor and employment attorneys. It covers federal employment laws in plain-English, giving readers the practical information necessary to apply the laws, as well as providing readers with essential court cases and tips for compliance in every chapter. The Practical Guide to Employment Law includes a compliance checklist section -- where readers can learn the various laws that apply to such topics as hiring, terminations, and benefits. It also includes a supervisory training section on several laws, including FMLA and ADA. The Practical Guide to Employment Law also includes a CD-ROM that contains reproducible pages that summarize key provisions of the major employment laws as well as quizzes on each of the laws to be administered to your staff for training purposes.

A Practical Grammar

In expressing a past transaction which is finished , and which is definite in the
mind of the speaker , we use the simple form of the Past Tense Definite .
EXAMPLE — I went to Newark , to attend the Convention . OBS . 4. — In
expressing a past ...

A Practical Grammar

Author: Stephen Watkins Clark

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 212

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Quakerism Past and Present

With some of the first Friends , as with many other good but unlearned men , the
practical exhibition of their religion was often preferable to their written exposition
of it ; and it has been much overlooked , that whilst George Fox lived , his strong ...

Quakerism  Past and Present

Author: John Stephenson Rowntree

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 189

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A Practical Guide to Past Life Regression

A Practical Guide to Past Life Regression

Author: Florence Wagner McClain

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN:

Page: 147

View: 436

Have you ever visited a strange place and felt that you had been there before? Do you struggle with frustrations and fears that seem to have no basis in your present life? Are you afraid of death? This book presents a simple technique that you can use to obtain past life information today. There are no mysterious preparations, no groups to join, no philosophy to which you must adhere. You don't even have to believe in reincarnation. The tools are provided for you to make your own investigations, find your own answers and make your own judgements as to the validity of the information and its usefulness to you.

The Practical Mechanic s Journal

During Born on the 24th of February , 1782 , and living till the 26th August , the
past year the committee of the institution have been engaged in 1857 - a long life
of seventy - five years and upwards — Thomas Uwins completing and re ...

The Practical Mechanic s Journal

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English Past and Present

The practical business - like character of the English mind asserted itself in the
rejection of a distinction , which in the great multitude of words , that is , in all
having to do with inanimate things , and as such incapable of sex , rested upon a
 ...

English  Past and Present

Author: Richard Chenevix Trench

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 206

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