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Specify the location that is described in the book.
Drag the marker to indicate the location. Remember, you can zoom into the map for a more precise location.
What is the name of the author of the book?
What is the name of the book?
Cite the extract that describes the place being analyzed. Be sure to correctly site the bibliographic information (author, name of the book, publishing house, year of publication, pages that mention the object under analysis).
Type of object analyzed Which place are you analyzing?
Accuracy of the description of the object under analysis Authors can, either by choice or by accident, alter the information about the place described in their book. They may describe a place inaccurately or simply use the real place as a prototype. In your book was/were
The time period during which the story takes place
Did the author visit the place of analysis in person?
Why did the author choose this place for his/her description? What drew him/her to use this particular place or setting?
Archival records found about this place
This question is optional.
Modern picture of the place If possible, upload a picture you made yourself of this place. If you use a picture made by someone else, be sure to specify its author and source (internet, book, magazine, reference book, etc.)
Please upload from 1 to 5 pictures
Data sources Specify the general source or sources of the information you found. Do not forget to include bibliographic information (year, month, author, publishing house). For periodicals (newspapers, journals, and magazines) be sure to include the name of the article, issue, year, pages, and author). If you take information from an Internet source note a page link and the last modified date (usually found on the bottom of the page).
Choose an excerpt from any book that describes the place you are interested in. It may be a street, a house, a bridge, a plaza, a mountain etc. It might be most rewarding to choose a place you have visited yourself, but you can select any place for your research.
Gather as much reliable information as you can. You can visit some archives or a library; inquire of teachers and other specialists, especially if the place you are analyzing is located in your city. If you inquire of more people then you are more likely to accumulate more material. If your chosen place is far away from you, you can look for information about it on the internet; do not forget to check the reliability of any internet sources.
During your investigation you should answer the following questions: - When (which year) was the chosen book written and what was happening during that historical period? - Did the author visit this place in person? If not, then how did (s)he know about it and why did (s)he decide to describe it? - Is the current appearance of the place different from the description in the book? Are there other books in which this place is also mentioned?
Often in the world of literature place prototypes are used. Such places, despite their altered name, are easy to recognize by events that happened there or by their description. There are a number of studies on such cases. You may consider these types of places, too, but you should be able to prove that the invented name belongs to a real place. WARNING: Be sure to specify where you got the information. The most reliable sources are books (include the bibliographic information- year, month, author, publishing house, pages), archival records, periodicals (author, article name, date, year and month of publishing, pages). If you take information from an Internet source be sure to note a page link and the last modified date (this information can usually be found on the bottom of the page).
Make your own picture of the place or find a modern one on the internet. If you use a picture made by someone else, be sure to credit the source.
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Be careful during the investigation. Do not forget basic safety measures and, while taking photos, do not go into the street.