What is Microhistory?
Theory and Practice
by Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon & István M.
‘The voices of two authors combine in this important analysis of the evolving character of microhistory. This study guides the reader through the achievements of microhistory to date. It also offers a thought-provoking perspective on the potential for microhistory to continue to make a significant contribution to our understanding of the past.’ – Graeme Murdock, Trinity College Dublin, Republic of Ireland
This unique and detailed analysis provides the first accessible and comprehensive introduction to the origins, development, methodology of microhistory – one of the most significant innovations in historical scholarship to have emerged in the last few decades. What is Microhistory?surveys the significant characteristics shared by large groups of microhistorians, and how these have now established an acknowledged place within any general discussion of the theory and methodology of history as an academic discipline.
About the Authors:
Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon is currently the chair of the Center for Microhistorical Research at the Reykjavík Academy and Dr. Kristján Eldjárn Research Fellow at the National Museum of Iceland. He is the author of seventeen books and numerous articles published in Iceland and abroad.
István M. Szijártó is Associate Professor in the Department of Economic and Social History at Loránd Eötvös University, Hungary. He is the author of three books and several articles published in Hungary and abroad.
Available May 2013!
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