A Source Book of Mediæval History

Documents Illustrative of European Life and Institutions from the German Invasions to the Renaissance

Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 187,248 / 580 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 33
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,808
Added to site: 2012.08.29
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Genre: History
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ships,--some well preserved and surviving as they were first fashioned, others in ruins, and still others built over and more or less obscured by modern improvement or adaptation.

[Sidenote: Various ways of using sources]

These are some of the things to which the writer of history must go for his facts and for his inspiration, and it is to these that the student, whose business is to learn and not to write, ought occasionally to resort to enliven and supplement what he finds in the books. As there are many kinds of sources, so there are many ways in which such materials may be utilized. If, for example, you are studying the life of the Greeks and in that connection pay a visit to a museum of fine arts and scrutinize Greek statuary, Greek vases, and Greek coins, you are very clearly using sources. If your subject is the church life of the later Middle Ages and you journey to Rheims or Amiens or Paris to contemplate the splendid cathedrals in these cities, with their spires and arches and ornament

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