Carroll Quigley (1910-1977) was a noted historian, polymath, and theorist of the evolution of civilizations.

Carroll Quigley Born and raised in Boston, Quigley planned to pursue a career in biochemistry. But he soon shifted to history, to which he brought an analytical, scientific approach and a questing spirit. After receiving a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D in history from Harvard University,1 he taught at Princeton and Harvard. In 1941 Quigley joined the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he came to teach a highly regarded course, “Development of Civilization”. Continue reading »

Tags: , , , , ,

 

readersKnowing how to read documents in a sensitive and analytical manner is a skill that has wide application in career and personal situations. Many of the techniques that help us evaluate documents can also be used to interpret objects of material culture and art. Here are 20 questions that can help one analyze documents.  While they can be applied systematically, using them randomly in brainstorming fashion may lead to even more rewarding outcomes.

  1. What kind of document is this?
  2. When and where was it written?
  3. Who is the author,  or what can we infer about an anonymous author? Continue reading »
Tags: , , , , ,
Copyright © Scientia Press, 2017
© 2009 Designed by Sayontan Sinha Wordpress Themes