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Visual pedagogy

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Catechesis as a method of religious instruction has existed since the beginning of the Christian church. However, prior to the Reformation, high illiteracy rates and the predominance of Latin-language texts restricted the accessibility...

Portraits

Ludmilla Jordanova

Ludmilla Jordanova is Emeritus Professor of History and Visual Culture at Durham University, United Kingdom Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using Primary Sources

...Introduction Portraits are one of the most ubiquitous yet underused sources that historians have available to them. Hitherto they have mainly been the province of art historians, who have undertaken a rigorous training in ways of looking...

The battle for production

Rebecca Searle

Rebecca Searle is Principal Lecturer in the Humanities at the University of Brighton, UK. She is interested in interdisciplinary research on the histories of housing, capitalism, and war and conflict in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Art, Propaganda and Aerial Warfare in Britain during the Second World War

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...The Second World War was fundamentally a war of machines, technology and industrial production. It was a war in which the entire resources of the most advanced industrial nations were pitted against each other in a battle to produce...

Borrowing from Other Disciplines

Catherine Armstrong

Catherine Armstrong is Senior Lecturer in American History at Loughborough University, UK. She is the author of Writing North America in the Seventeenth Century (2007) and, along with Laura M. Chmielewski, The Atlantic Experience: People, Places, Ideas (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Using Non-Textual Sources : A Historian’s Guide

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Aim: This chapter will explain why it is useful for students of history to study other humanities disciplines. They can borrow methods and theoretical understanding from these other fields, as well as gaining insight into possible sources...

Material culture without objects

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Increasingly, scientists employing skills beyond documentary analysis are the ones making fundamental historical breakthroughs. As I write, geneticists, physical anthropologists and evolutionary biologists are rewriting the Columbian...

Pictorial Temporality and the Times of History

Rethinking Historical Time : New Approaches to Presentism

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...At first sight, images are not of particular importance for any reflection on the nature of history and historical time. The past might seem more accessible or tangible when it is portrayed in a picture. But generally speaking, from...

‘. . . κέ παντός του λαου τοῦ χορίου τ(ης) Μάζας…’

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I would like to thank the editor Rembrandt Duits, who also is my life companion, for giving me the opportunity to participate in the pioneering conference of which these proceedings form the published record.The small church dedicated...

Shakespeare’s picture of ‘We Three’

The Art of the Poor : The Aesthetic Material Culture of the Lower Classes in Europe, 1300–1600

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...I first came to the ‘We Three’ tradition not through images but through texts. My thanks to Rembrandt Duits for inviting me to present this work at the conference The Art of the Poor at the Warburg Institute, London, on 14–15 June 2018...

Alternative Forms of Historical Writing: Concepts and Facts in Goya’s Disasters of War

Theories of History : History Read across the Humanities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Translated by Sarah Hartley. Between 1808 and 1814, the war referred to as the Peninsular War in the Anglophone world and in the Spanish as the Guerra de la Independencia took place in Spain. In the wake of this conflict, which...

The bombing of Germany

Rebecca Searle

Rebecca Searle is Principal Lecturer in the Humanities at the University of Brighton, UK. She is interested in interdisciplinary research on the histories of housing, capitalism, and war and conflict in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Art, Propaganda and Aerial Warfare in Britain during the Second World War

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Between 1939 and 1945, Bomber Command dropped nearly a million tons of bombs on Germany. The number of German casualties is disputed, with estimates ranging from 300,000 to 600,000. A. C. Grayling, Among the Dead Cities: Was the Allied...