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HIS 494: Augustine and His World: Primary Sources

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Primary Source Material

Primary sources can be a variety of materials in different mediums.  The key to identifying primary source materials is determining if this source originatesd or was created during the time under study.  Primary sources were present during the event or time period and offer a first-hand perspective on the historical event or time period under study.  Examples of primary source material include:

  • Artifacts
  • Images/Visual Art
  • Maps
  • Music
  • Official Documents
  • Documents 
  • Personal Accounts
  • Travel Narratives