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Shaping the Past
Shaping the Past

Shaping the Past

Theme, Time and Place in Local History - Essays in Honour of David Dymond

Edited by Nicholas R. Amor, Edited by Evelyn Lord

Studies in Regional and Local History


256 Pages, 6.75 x 9.75

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Cloth, $79.95 (US $79.95) (CA $107.95)

Publication Date: October 2020

ISBN 9781912260225

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (Oct 2020)
University Of Hertfordshire Press


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Dr David Dymond is a Vice President of the British Association for Local History and of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, President of the Suffolk Records Society, and an honorary fellow of the University of East Anglia. The author of several valued books about the practice of local history, his contribution to the study of local history generally, and in his adopted county of Suffolk in particular, has been immensely influential. The essays in this Festschrift are offered as a token of esteem and affection by colleagues, friends, and students of David. They consist of new research on aspects of local history from the medieval period to the twentieth century, with a particular focus on Eastern England. Taken together, they illustrate David's philosophy of local history (that it should be 'wide ranging, inclusive, integrating, and interdisciplinary'). These essays, in turn, aim to reflect the values that have always characterised David's approach: a focus on primary sources meticulously interrogated and a concern to avoid the pitfalls of parochialism by remaining sensitive to the wider influences upon communities. The very varied contributions to this collection aptly reflect the breadth and depth of David Dymond's own scholarship whilst offering a rich choice of material to anyone with an interest in local history.

Author Biography

Dr Nicholas R. Amor is an honorary fellow of the University of East Anglia and the University of Suffolk, and chairman of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and history. Dr Evelyn Lord was the course director for the University of Cambridge's Master of Studies in Local History and tutor for local history at the University of Cambridge, Institute for Continuing Education.