Microhistory

Microhistory is the intensive historical investigation of a well defined smaller unit of research (most often a single event, the community of a village, a family or a person). In its ambition, however, microhistory can be distinguished from a simple case study insofar as microhistory aspires to `[ask] large questions in small places`, to use th.....
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microhistory

microhistory 1. Historical study that addresses a specific or localized subject; a historical account of this nature, a case study. 2. A short account, a 'potted' history.
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