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Microhistory


  • Here are entered general works on the technique of microhistory. Individual microhistories are entered under the appropriate subject, e.g., [Paris (France)--History.]

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    • found: Work cat: 2012047337: What is microhistory? 2013:ECIP introduction (Microhistory is, in the first approach, the intensive historical investigation of a relatively well defined smaller object, most often a single event, or a village community, a group of families, even an individual person. Focusing on certain cases, persons and circumstances, microhistory allows an intensive historical study of the subject, giving a completely different picture of the past from the investigations about nations, states, or social groupings, stretching over decades, centuries, or whatever longue durée.)
    • found: Cornell University course catalog, 2010(Deviants, Outcasts & other "Others": Microhistory and Marginality in Early Modern Europe; Microhistory is a particular methodological approach to the study and writing of history. The aim of microhistory is to present especially peculiar moments in the past by focusing on the lives and activities of a discrete person or group of people. By illuminating the trials and tribulations of ordinary people in their everyday lives, microhistory aims to show both the extent of and the limits upon human agency, i.e. the ability of individuals to make meaningful choices and undertake meaningful actions in their lives.)
    • found: Oxford English dictionary online, Dec. 20, 2012:microhistory (Historical study which addresses a specific or localized subject; a historical account of this nature, a case study. Also, a short account, a 'potted' history.)
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    • D16.138
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    • Here are entered general works on the technique of microhistory. Individual microhistories are entered under the appropriate subject, e.g., [Paris (France)--History.]
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    • 2012-12-18: new
    • 2013-03-13: revised
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