Howell and Preventer-“Historical Interpretations” & “Source Criticism”

Howell and Preventer-“Historical Interpretations” & “Source Criticism”

The excerpt discusses source criticism, the things that historians must consider as they look at sources for their research. These ideas are broken down into several different sections; some of which are the documents genealogy, originality, interpretation, authority, and trustworthiness of an observer. To be able to properly analyze a source, historians must consider all of these listed and more. They must be able to tell whether a document is an original, and if it is not, how does it differ…

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