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Historical Research Methods for the Study of Religion

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History is one of the few academic fields where there are a number of books dealing with research methods available in the public domain. Below are a few of them followed by links to more modern works that you can either borrow from a library or buy at a reasonable price.

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Fred Morrow Fling, The Writing of History: An Introduction to Historical Method

Fred Morrow FlingAn Outline of Historical Method

  Mary Heldon Barnes, Studies in Historical Method

W. H. Walsh, Philosophy of History: An Introduction


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G. R. Elton  
John Vincent

Leopold von Ranke 



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