Trachtenberg, Marc, 1946-

The craft of international history : a guide to method / Marc Trachtenberg. - Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, c2006. - 1 online resource (x, 266 p.) - JSTOR eBooks .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-262) and index.

The theory of historical inquiry -- Diplomatic history and international relations theory -- The critical analysis of historical texts -- Developing an interpretation through textual analysis: the 1941 case -- Working with documents -- Starting a project -- Writing it up.

This is a practical guide to the historical study of international politics. The focus is on the nuts and bolts of historical research--that is, on how to use original sources, analyze and interpret historical works, and actually write a work of history. Two appendixes provide sources sure to be indispensable for anyone doing research in this area. The book does not simply lay down precepts. It presents examples drawn from the author's more than forty years' experience as a working historian.

9781400827237 (electronic bk.) 140082723X (electronic bk.)

22573/ctt104pw JSTOR

International relations--History.

Electronic books.

JZ1329.5 / .T73 2005