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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Thomas Robisheaux Microhistory, far from a brief and controversial experiment in history writing of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, has become one of the most creative ways to tackle the difficult problems of writing history in our time. This JMEMS special issue brings together practicing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 7–52.
Published: 01 January 2017
... Petrosillo, Thomas Robisheaux, and István M. Szijártó—addressed a lively audience who interacted with the participants. The edited transcript of this roundtable introduces microhistory to researchers in the humanities and social sciences as an increasingly popular way to write history. It features a robust...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Thomas V. Cohen In the classic microhistorical mode, this article begins with the tale of the author's quirky, accidental entry into microhistory. It then frames his own practice in the social history of the 1980s, before moving to an apologia for microhistory not as a field but as a practice...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 121–146.
Published: 01 January 2017
... to another, but instead makes visible a dialectical relationship between the two. Examining literary representations of individual and social experiences of premodern pregnancy, the essay offers a complementary approach to historical archival methods. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 microhistory...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 147–166.
Published: 01 January 2017
... to the writing of microhistory. Vehicles of self-presentation and sources of social history, the pardon letters expose the textual strategies through which those accused sought to perform their innocence. In so doing, the letters reveal something of the vast and shifting terrain of sex, station, status...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 167–192.
Published: 01 January 2017
... imperial expansion and Chinese overseas settlement. Applying the practices of microhistory to world history, the article uses a microscopic lens and focuses it on a microcosm, a locale (like early modern Manila) where people from different parts of the world came together, interacted, clashed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 193–198.
Published: 01 January 2017
...István M. Szijártó This epilogue to the special issue of JMEMS , “Microhistory and the Historical Imagination: New Frontiers,” comments on the essays, which trace the frontiers of microhistory. While they embrace the essence of microhistorical practice in their commitment to microanalysis, agency...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (2): 361–385.
Published: 01 May 2022
... officials who kept this unusual record found themselves imagining their library and its books as working parts in a vibrant information hub for the Huguenot churches in England. Using methods from microhistory (i.e., plausible inference) and literary criticism to uncover an alternative reading...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2017) 47 (1): 75–119.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., reminding us that microhistory is not reductive, as is sometimes claimed, but expansive, for when it works it connects its objects of inquiry to wider worlds of meaning and importance. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 microhistory Carolingian monasticism codicology medieval scribes desert...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (2): 441–442.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... The editors welcome contributions on any aspect of Gregory’s work relevant to the concerns of medieval and early modern studies with which JMEMS engages. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: July 1, 2015 Microhistory Today Edited by Thomas Robisheaux with Tom Cohen and Szijártó István...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2015) 45 (3): 635–637.
Published: 01 September 2015
.../jmems Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 45:3, September 2015 DOI 10.1215/10829636-3149296  © 2015 by Duke University Press Microhistory Today Edited by Thomas Robisheaux with Thomas Cohen and Szijártó István Volume 47 / Number 1 / January 2017 Microhistory...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2022) 52 (1): 93–117.
Published: 01 January 2022
... temporal and moral sureties tout court . At such moments what trauma theorists call “traumatic microhistories” converge, from past to present, and unsettle confidence in the power of metaphysics, in the consolations of philosophy, or the capacity of ideological critique to move us forward. 7...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2014) 44 (2): 241–280.
Published: 01 May 2014
... most characteristic techniques, microhistory, has served to harrow our focus onto particular episodes and incidents. These are approached as emblems, hieroglyphs, and microcosms of wider cultural traits and are investigated using the device of “thick description.” They are excavated like...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (3): 587–600.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... [Microhistories of early modern consumers’ wide-ranging engagement with pearls and conceptions of wealth.] Zarinebaf, Fariba. Mediterranean Encounters: Trade and Pluralism in Early Modern Galata . Oakland: University of California Press, 2018. xix, 404 pp., 11 figs., 4 maps. Paper $39.95. Appelbaum...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2018) 48 (2): 413–430.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., viii, pp.; maps, illus. [A microhistori- cal study of a widowed mother from the mercantile class, who developed a complex real estate fortune while raising her three sons.] Roberts, Gordon. Robert Recorde: Tudor Scholar and Mathematician. Sci- entists of Wales. Cardi : University of Wales...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (1): 1–23.
Published: 01 January 2023
... microhistory of the village of Morebath, to recover the vitality of a traditional religion inherited from the late medieval church. 24 But sweeping impressions aside, there were no strict geographic divisions. Lollardy took root across East Anglia and the Midlands, as well as spreading further north in York...