Editing Historical Documents

This volume is aimed both at more experienced editors, who may wish to skip over the advice offered in the introduction, as well as at those who are new to the craft and want to know how to begin work on publishing historical documents of ...

Author: Michael E. Stevens

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0761989609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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This volume is aimed both at more experienced editors, who may wish to skip over the advice offered in the introduction, as well as at those who are new to the craft and want to know how to begin work on publishing historical documents of interest to them.

Editing Historical Records

This book is about editing documentary texts.

Author: P. D. A. Harvey

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: UCSC:32106016319292

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 104

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This book is about editing documentary texts. It is not a book of instructions, and indeed Professor Harvey has only three unbending rules: be accurate; say what you are going to do and do it; and give full references to the document and describe it. Based on these three rules he examines the underlying principles of editing records and historical documents, and the considerations the editor ought to bear in mind when working on these sorts of texts. Drawing on over thirty years experience as general editor of the ten volumes of the prestigious Portsmouth Record Series, Professor Harvey looks at the kinds of decisions and methodology the editor should adopt, citing the advantages and disadvantages he has encountered with varying approaches and points of style. Amongst the issues discussed are: selection of documents; the quest for accuracy; normalisation; translation; punctuation; abbreviations; calendaring; presentation and layout; consistency in the use of symbols; external presentation; the archival setting; the historical setting; appendices; the glossary; and indexing, including indexing people, places and subjects. This book will be invaluable for archivists and historians, and for anyone involved in editing historical documents for publication either in hard copy or electronic format.

Editing Documents and Texts

ANGLO - AMERICAN HISTORICAL COMMITTEE . “ Report on Editing Historical Documents . " Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 1 ( 1923 ) : 6–25 ...

Author: Beth Luey

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0945612133

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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Over the past twenty years, the field of scholarly editing has expanded and altered immeasurably. In Editing Documents and Texts Beth Luey has compiled for the first time 900 references from nearly 200 journals and books that explain how scholarly editors do their work and the theories behind their editing. Bridging the traditional gap between historical and literary editing, Luey surveys the relevant scholarship in all editorial fields and presents a thorough picture of the state of the discipline. Anyone interested in the editing of documents and texts--whether an undergraduate or graduate student, instructor, or a beginning or experienced editor--will find Editing Documents and Texts an indispensible reference.

Editing Naval Documents

An Historical Appreciation : Selected Papers from the Sixth Naval History Symposium, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 29 September 1983 United ...

Author: United States. Navy

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034309099

Category: Conference proceedings

Page: 61

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Editing Historical Records

On the other hand , the reports of two committees on editing historical documents in 1923 and 1924 recommended a closer attention to minutiae than many ...

Author: P. D. A. Harvey

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: UOM:39015054388742

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 104

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This book is about editing documentary texts. It is not a book of instructions, and indeed Professor Harvey has only three unbending rules: be accurate; say what you are going to do and do it; and give full references to the document and describe it. Based on these three rules he examines the underlying principles of editing records and historical documents, and the considerations the editor ought to bear in mind when working on these sorts of texts. Drawing on over thirty years experience as general editor of the ten volumes of the prestigious Portsmouth Record Series, Professor Harvey looks at the kinds of decisions and methodology the editor should adopt, citing the advantages and disadvantages he has encountered with varying approaches and points of style. Amongst the issues discussed are: selection of documents; the quest for accuracy; normalisation; translation; punctuation; abbreviations; calendaring; presentation and layout; consistency in the use of symbols; external presentation; the archival setting; the historical setting; appendices; the glossary; and indexing, including indexing people, places and subjects. This book will be invaluable for archivists and historians, and for anyone involved in editing historical documents for publication either in hard copy or electronic format.

Public History

Editors may also decide to add illustrations, maps, and additional documents ... While older, Stevens and Burg's Editing Historical Documents still helps ...

Author: Thomas Cauvin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317512448

Category: History

Page: 282

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Public History: A Textbook of Practice is a guide to the many challenges historians face while teaching, learning, and practicing public history. Historians can play a dynamic and essential role in contributing to public understanding of the past, and those who work in historic preservation, in museums and archives, in government agencies, as consultants, as oral historians, or who manage crowdsourcing projects need very specific skills. This book links theory and practice and provides students and practitioners with the tools to do public history in a wide range of settings. The text engages throughout with key issues such as public participation, digital tools and media, and the internationalization of public history. Part One focuses on public history sources, and offers an overview of the creation, collection, management, and preservation of public history materials (archives, material culture, oral materials, or digital sources). Chapters cover sites and institutions such as archival repositories and museums, historic buildings and structures, and different practices such as collection management, preservation (archives, objects, sounds, moving images, buildings, sites, and landscape), oral history, and genealogy. Part Two deals with the different ways in which public historians can produce historical narratives through different media (including exhibitions, film, writing, and digital tools). The last part explores the challenges and ethical issues that public historians will encounter when working with different communities and institutions. Either in public history methods courses or as a resource for practicing public historians, this book lays the groundwork for making meaningful connections between historical sources and popular audiences.

Reauthorization of Appropriation for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

EDITING INSTITUTE The Commission's seventh annual Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents took place June 11-23 in Madison , Wis .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Subcommittee on Government Information and Individual Rights

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754075295638

Category: Government publications

Page: 66

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English Historical Documents 500 1042

EDITOR'S. NOTE. ON. THE. SECOND. EDITION. PUBLICATION of English Historical Documents began in 1953. Since that date, death has removed several of those who ...

Author: Dorothy Whitelock

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415143660

Category: History

Page: 952

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English historical documents includes over 5,500 documents dating from 500 to 1914. Each document has been indexed and classified by experts. The sources include treaties, statutes, declarations, government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, orders, acts, sermons, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters, diaries and more. Each section of documents and many of the documents themselves are accompanied by editorial commentary. The sources cover a wide spectrum of topics, from political and constitutional issues to social, economic, religious as well as cultural history. Personalized login for individual users to bookmark entries and save and manage searches.