10 thoughts on “Microhistory and the Lost Peoples of Europe: Selections from Quaderni Storici

  1. Malcolm Malcolm says:

    In the final essay in this collection of papers, Gianna Pomata explores the experiences and lives of unwed mothers in Italy during the late 19th and early 20th centuries In most cases all she has to go on are medical notes and case reports, often very formulaic and recorded as part of form filling for bureaucratic and reporting purposes in maternity and foundling hospitals These are not what we would usually thin

  2. Dan Gorman Dan Gorman says:

    This collection of Italian microhistory articles blur cultural and social history as well as ideas about the objectivity ambiguity of historical research to recreate Renaissance era Italian life Some of the prose skews toward the overly technical, but the best essays show how limited sources can reveal much about the past, as well as how folk beliefs fears of the Turks, Roman myths, pagan stories, etc can influence

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