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Name: Conducting Historical Research: The Case of "Oriental Cairo"
ID: col10291
Language: English (en)
Summary: This course guides you through how to conduct historical research by conducting a case study on Douglas Sladen's "Oriental Cairo: City of the 'Arabian Nights'" (1911), a work included in the Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA). It introduces some standard research techniques used by historians, such as establishing a subject's biography and placing a work in context, and it also explores how to use library resources such as online catalogs and databases.
Collection Subtype: Course
Subject: Humanities
Keywords: British Empire, Cairo (Egypt), History -- Research, History --Methodology, library research, library resources, Oriental Cairo, People, Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, TIMEA, Travelers in the Middle East Archive
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: David Getman (dpgetman@rice.edu), Paula Sanders (sanders@rice.edu)
Copyright Holders: David Getman (dpgetman@rice.edu), Paula Sanders (sanders@rice.edu)
Maintainers: David Getman (dpgetman@rice.edu), Paula Sanders (sanders@rice.edu), Lisa Spiro (lspiro@sparta.rice.edu)

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Jun 20, 2005 2:23 pm GMT-5
Last revision to collection: Oct 23, 2006 5:00 am GMT-5

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Version History

Version: 1.4 Oct 23, 2006 5:00 am GMT-5 by Lisa Spiro
Changes:
updated links

Version: 1.3 Apr 28, 2006 10:58 am GMT-5 by Lisa Spiro
Changes:
changed title
edited text

Version: 1.2 Apr 27, 2006 9:56 am GMT-5 by Chuck Bearden
Changes:
Added new roles.

Version: 1.1 Jul 13, 2005 1:24 pm GMT-5 by David Getman
Changes:
basic update

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