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HIS 400: Bandits, Mercenaries, and Warlords [Fall 2017]

The source-driven junior paper

Often, the best work arises from close engagement with a primary source. As you read, you'll think of questions or begin to shape an argument. The hard part is to find a primary source that addresses the broad general area of interest. Here are some strategies for finding primary sources:

Help! I can only read English

If you can't read the language of the country you are researching, your best options are:

1. Use British or American foreign relations documents:

2. Use the English-language mass media:

Some ideas