Eyewitnessing: The Uses of Images As Historical Evidence (Picturing History Series)

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Burke (cultural history, U. of Cambridge, UK) reviews graphics, photographs, films, and other media from many countries and periods to discuss the important roles images play in relation to other kinds of historical evidence. In particular, he describes and evaluates the methods by which art histori

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Peter Burke is professor of cultural history at the University of Cambridge, UK. His books includeWhat is Cultural History? and Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe.

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"Provides us with a compendium . . . which continues the long process of restoring the balance between written documentation and optical representation as carriers of historical information. . . . A thoroughly engrossing explication of how fine art, graphics, photographs, film and other media can be used to make sense of lives lived out in other times." (Tate Magazine)

"Well-informed and fair-minded, and it prompts one to ponder." (Michael Baxandall English Historical Review)

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