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History/Peace and Conflict Studies/International Studies 331: Peace and War in a Global World

An interdisciplinary guide for research on peace and war

Analyzing Primary Sources

Artifact Reading Method

Creator: Who wrote the document or made the artifact?

Context: Where and when was it created?

Audience: For whom was it made?

Purpose: What was the intended use of the document or object?

Historical Significance: How does this object affect our understanding of history?