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Voices from the Past: People in History

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 4
Module lead
David Brown
Academic year

Module overview

History, at its core, is made up of the stories of thousands of individuals. Often these individuals are the rich and powerful, but historians also study those with less authority and agency. In this module, you will look at sources and case studies about individual historical figures, specific texts, or small communities from the ancient world to the modern period, such as Anna Comnena, Pliny, and the sixteenth century miller, Domenico Scandella. By examining the sources made by and about these individuals and their surrounding historiography, this module invites you to think critically about how historians construct meaning out of documents and accounts written within specific contexts.