Shaping the Past
Theme, Time and Place in Local History — Essays in Honour of David Dymond
Editor: Evelyn Lord, Nicholas R. Amor
Price: £35 (free postage)
“The book's principal value is in setting out the range of methods, sources and approaches currently adopted by leading local and regional historians, and making these accessible to a wide readership… There is a good chronological spread of topics, with notable strength at the medieval end… [T]here is much here to interest socio-economic historians, religious historians, and local historians concerned with a sense of how people and places shape one another.”
About the book
Dr David Dymond is one of Britain’s most highly respected local historians. He is a Vice President of the British Association for Local History and of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, President of the Suffolk Records Society, and an honorary fellow of the University of East Anglia.
The author of several valued books about the practice of local history, notably Researching and Writing History, his contribution to the study of local history generally, and in his adopted county of Suffolk in particular, has been immensely influential.
The essays in this Festschrift are offered as a token of esteem and affection by colleagues, friends and students of David. They consist of new research on aspects of local history from the medieval period to the twentieth century, with a particular focus on Eastern England.
Taken together, they illustrate David’s philosophy of local history (that it should be ‘wide‐ranging, inclusive, integrating and interdisciplinary’).
ISBN: 978-1-912260-22-5 Format: Hardback, 242pp Published: Jul 2020
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