Don't do too many, just 2-4 main ones, preferably who have different viewpoints. You can support these 'main historians' with glancing reference to others if you want, but don't go overboard or else it will get very cluttered. 2500 words is a very short essay when you have basically 8 months worth of info and sources that you could use to support it!Just a question: Since many of you would have probably at least done your first draft, how many historians did you refer to? I was lucky enough to have picked a topic with countless of wonderful sources of all kinds (not only books but movies, interviews, poetry, plays, historical fiction etc), but now I am unsure as to whether I should have toned it down a bit. My topic deals with changing interpretations regarding the value of Tsar Peter I's reforms, so I've had almost 300 years worth of sources to deal with.
Not sure...maybe begin with looking at historians' insights into the limitations of democracy in Ancient Athens?Anyone have any ideas as to what to look at if I'm viewing democracy and civil liberty? That is, an alternative view of democracy; how individual/ collective rights can and have been violated under democratic systems?