Part research manual, part study guide, and part introduction to the study of history, Essaying the Past
guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of producing good historical prose, offering key strategies and useful tips.
Includes expert advice on writing about history, conducting good research, and learning how to think analytically
Covers important topics such as framing questions, developing a strong introduction and topic sentences, choosing good evidence, and the crucial role of revision
An annotated case study takes the reader through one student’s process of writing an essay and illustrates how strategies discussed in the book can be successfully implemented
Six appendices cover the major issues facing students today, such as the dangers of plagiarism and the role of the internet
Keywords: General & Introductory History, Writing, history writing, history paper, history