Microhistories

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Microhistories is open to books employing different microhistorical approaches. Global microhistories aimed at grasping world-wide connections in local research, social history trying to find determining historical structures through a micro-analysis and cultural history in the form of microhistories that relate directly to large or small scale historical contexts are equally welcome. We will also publish interesting stories, bringing the everyday life and culture of common people of the past close to the readers, without the aspiration of finding answers to general "big questions" or relating them to the grand narratives of history. In other worlds, we plan to have the quality of the manuscript deciding its fate. The series is open to publishing both theoretical and empirical works. It is, indeed, often hard to separate the two, especially in microhistory. However, our main focus will be on empirical monographs which are likely to communicate stories from the past which will capture the imagination of our readers. The geographical scope of the series is global and so non- European works or those which cross territorial boundaries are welcome. Any scholar who wishes to contribute to the series will be asked to make sure that they address important issues that can be researched with the methods of microhistory.

For more information about the series and the proposal process, please contact the series editors, Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon (sgm@hi.is) and István M. Szijártó (szijarto@elte.hu).

The members of the editorial board are the following scholars: Andrew Bergerson, Simona Cerutti, Chuanfei Chin, Dagmar Freist, Carlo Ginzburg, Binne de Haan, Karl Jacoby, Giovanni Levi, Edward Muir, Matti Peltonen, Hans Renders, Jacques Revel, and Dana Sajdi.

  • Five Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor London: Communities and Reforms book cover

    Five Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor London

    Communities and Reforms, 1st Edition

    By Gary G Gibbs

    Five Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor London presents linked microhistorical studies of five London parishes, using their own parish records to reconstruct their individual operations, religious practices, and societies. The parish was a foundational institution in Tudor London. Every…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25 
    Routledge
    Microhistories

  • Roman Tales: A Reader’s Guide to the Art of Microhistory book cover

    Roman Tales

    A Reader’s Guide to the Art of Microhistory, 1st Edition

    By Thomas V. Cohen

    Roman Tales: A Reader’s Guide to the Art of Microhistory explores both the social and cultural life of Renaissance Rome and the mind-set and methods of microhistory. This book draws the reader deep into eight stories: a Christian-Jewish picnic plus an ill-aimed stone-fight, an embassy-driven…

    Hardback – 2019-06-10 
    Routledge
    Microhistories

  • A Tale of a Fool?: A Microhistory of an 18th-Century Peasant Woman book cover

    A Tale of a Fool?

    A Microhistory of an 18th-Century Peasant Woman, 1st Edition

    By Guðný Hallgrímsdóttir

    A Tale of a Fool? explores the life of Guðrún Ketilsdóttir, a peasant woman born in Iceland around 1759. Guðrún worked as a farmhand for most of her adult life, and when she died she left behind a partial autobiography, which is believed to be the oldest autobiography of an Icelandic peasant woman.…

    Hardback – 2019-04-03 
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    Microhistories

  • The Revolt of Snowballs: Murano Confronts Venice, 1511 book cover

    The Revolt of Snowballs

    Murano Confronts Venice, 1511, 1st Edition

    By Claire Judde de Larivière

    The Revolt of Snowballs unpicks a rare and turbulent event which occurred in 1511 and investigates the meaning behind it. On January 27, 1511, the island of Murano was the scene of an exceptional event during which the representative of Venice, exercising power in the island on behalf of the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-02
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    Microhistories