Writing Local History

Writing Local History

eBook - 2007
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This fascinating book looks at how local history developed from the antiquarian county studies of the sixteenth century through the growth of 'professional' history in the nineteenth century, to the recent past. Concentrating on the past sixty years, it looks at the opening of archive offices, the invigorating influence of family history, the impact of adult education and other forms of lifelong learning. The author considers the debates generated by academics, including the divergence of views over local and regional issues, and the importance of standards set by the Victoria County History).
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, ©2007
ISBN: 9781847791337
1847791336
0719029503
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xii, 244 pages)

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