Published: 18 February 2011

272 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199740543

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Processing the Past

Contesting Authority in History and the Archives

Francis X. Blouin Jr. and William G. Rosenberg

Oxford Series on History and Archives

  • a unique approach to the relationships between archives and the formation of historical knowledge jointly conceptualized by an archivist and a historian
  • develops a new understanding of the "archival divide" separating contemporary historical scholars and their former colleagues in the archival community
  • an essential work for scholars interested in understanding how archives really work, and for archivists interested in understanding current dimensions of historical scholarship
  • addresses how the study of history has and will change with the development of new technology
  • explains problems of access to archives and why they are likely to continue for conceptual, political, and technological reasons

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