A Basic Introduction to Investigating Primary Sources ~ With Dr. Sobehrad ~ History Lecture

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1y Jan 23, 2020

Hello everyone! In this lecture Doctor Sobehrad gives us an introduction to history and explains not only what a primary source is but how we also investigate primary sources. This lecture is designed to be interactive and so when he asks me a question then feel free to give an answer as well!

We examine drawings of a Hurrian Hymn, a classical statue, various manuscripts and several different versions of medieval and early modern Bibles. We examine the paper, the fonts, look for clues and etc!

The “Hurrian Hymn”: an introduction, for participants of the Social Practice Initiative
Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2016-2017.


Electronic Beowulf : https://ebeowulf.uky.edu/ebeo4.0/CD/main.html

Latin Text: http://www.bl.uk/IllImages/BLCD/big/a800/a80006-19.jpg

THE FIRST BOOKE OF MOSES, called Genesis. Chapter 1


The Geneva Bible 1560: https://archive.org/details/TheGenevaBible1560/page/n1

Cotton MS Claudius B IV Manuscript Viewer.


LOLCATS BIBLE: https://apath.org/the-lolcats-bible/

Creating a Palimpsest: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/creating-a-palimpsest.html

The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville

https://sfponline.org/Uploads/2002/st isidore in english.pdf

Medieval Sourcebook : https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/sbook.asp

Lane J. Sobehrad is Programs Manager in the College of Education at Texas Tech University and his academic work focuses on medieval chronicles. He is the Director of Outreach and Digital Media for the Texas Medieval Association. You can read his PhD dissertation here!

The Past in Prologues: The Origins, Form, and Function of Introductory Material in Medieval English Historical Works.


Isabelle of Angoulême: Jezebel of the Middle Ages?


For more information on the Texas Medieval Association


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