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Eyewitnessing

Peter Burke

Eyewitnessing

the uses of images as historical evidence

by Peter Burke

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  • 23 Currently reading

Published by Reaktion Books in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History -- Methodology.,
  • History -- Sources -- Evaluation.,
  • Event history analysis.,
  • Motion pictures and history.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: 205-213. - Includes index.

    StatementPeter Burke.
    GenreSources
    SeriesPicturing history
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD61
    The Physical Object
    Pagination223p. :
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22125500M
    ISBN 101861890923

    observation. Burke’s book ranges widely and applies the principle of ‘eyewitnessing’ – explicitly or implicitly – to images in general. The title of his book might seem by turns innocent or inspired, but it has a long heritage in the exploration and exhortation of the fidelity of the eye as a witness – often a superior one to the ear. Eyewitnessing evaluates the worth of images as historical evidence, examining religious, political, advertising and commodified images. Peter Burke challenges the conventional view that images represent specific historical meanings.

    In Eyewitnessing, Peter Burke reviews graphics, photographs, films, and other media from many countries and periods and examines their pragmatic uses. This profusely illustrated book surveys the opportunities and the challenges of using images to understand other times/5. Common Knowledge Series Eyewitness Books. Series: Eyewitness Books. Also known as: Les Yeux de la Découverte, Gallimard Jeunesse, Biblioteca visual Altea. Series by cover. items.

      His book is intended to encourage and instruct readers in the historiographic use of images, and it succeeds splendidly on both counts. Through an impressive array of case studies, Burke demonstrates the value of images to historians while providing instructive warnings about their use. Eyewitnesses are frequently used in courts of law to provide evidence in criminal cases. However, numerous recent psychological studies that have questioned the quality of the evidence presented may have a long-lasting impact on the way this .


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“This book is especially valuable for its many examples of images that could be used in historical research, and for its coherent summary of key concepts and theories. Eyewitnessing is highly recommended for historians and art historians alike.” -- Nina K.

Stephenson, University of New Mexico, Art DocumentationReviews: 4. In Eyewitnessing, Peter Burke reviews graphics, photographs, films, and other media from many countries and periods and examines their pragmatic uses. This profusely illustrated book surveys the opportunities and the challenges of using images to /5.

"Eyewitnessing is not about the value of images at all, but rather about the primacy of words The book becomes a sustained argument for the preservation of old-fashioned text-based history, Eyewitnessing book the constant citing of contexts in which images are nothing without textual support."―Times Literary SupplementCited by: Eyewitnessing evaluates the place of images among other kinds of historical evidence.

By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium, and looking at the pragmatic uses of images, Peter Burke questions the assumption that these practical uses are 'reflections' of specific historical meanings and influences.

Eyewitnessing evaluates the place of images among other kinds of historical evidence. By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium, and looking at the pragmatic uses of images (e.g. the Bayeux Tapestry, an engraving of a printing press, a reconstruction of a building), Peter Burke sheds light on our assumption that these practical.

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‘Eyewitnessing is not about the value of images at all, but rather about the primacy of words The book becomes a sustained argument for the preservation of old-fashioned text-based history, through the Eyewitnessing book citing of contexts in which images are nothing without textual support.’ — Nicholas Hiley, Times Literary Supplement.

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""Eyewitnessing is not about the value of images at all, but rather about the primacy of words The book becomes a sustained argument for the preservation of old-fashioned text-based history, through the constant citing of contexts in which images are nothing without textual support.""Times Literary Supplement5/5(2).

"Eyewitnessing is not about the value of images at all, but rather about the primacy of words The book becomes a sustained argument for the preservation of old-fashioned text-based history, through the constant citing of contexts in which images are nothing without textual support."/5(3).

Burke, Peter. Eyewitnessing: The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence. Created Date: Z. Eyewitness to History, edited by Professor John Carey and first published incontains first-hand reports of events ranging from the death of Socrates to the first men on the moon.

They are short accounts, written in the language of the time, by someone who was actually there when the events occurred.4/5(57). Eyewitnessing evaluates the place of images among other kinds of historical evidence. By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium, and looking at the pragmatic uses of images (e.g.

the Bayeux Tapestry, an engraving of a printing press, a reconstruction of a building), Peter Burke sheds light on our assumption that these practical Brand: Reaktion Books. This text evaluates the place of images among other kinds of historical evidence.

By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium, and looking at the pragmatic uses of images (e.g. the Bayeux Tapestry, an engraving of a printing press, a reconstruction of a building), the author sheds light on our assumption that these practical uses are "reflections" of.

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In Eyewitnessing, Peter Burke reviews graphics, photographs, films, and other media from many countries and periods and examines their pragmatic uses.

This profusely illustrated book. “ Eyewitnessing is not about the value of images at all, but rather about the primacy of words. The book becomes a sustained argument for the preservation of old-fashioned text-based history, through the constant citing of contexts in which images are nothing without textual support.”.

This book is primarily concerned with the use of images as historical evidence. It is written both to encourage the use of such evidence and to warn potential users of some of the possible pitfalls.

In the last generation or so, historians have widened their interests considerably to include not only political events, economic trends and social struc-File Size: 2MB. Eyewitnessing: The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence. By Peter Burke (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp.

Peter Burke has mobilized his decades of work in social and cultural history in order to write this exhortative book exploring the value of images for historical writing. Eyewitnessing evaluates the place of images among other kinds of historical evidence.

By reviewing the many varieties of images by region, period and medium, and looking at the pragmatic uses of images (e.g. the Bayeux Tapestry, an engraving of a printing press, a reconstruction of a building), Peter Burke sheds light on our assumption that these practical /5().

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