Microhistory is the intensive historical investigation of a well defined smaller unit of research (most often a single event, community of a village, family or 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 the definition given by Charles Joyner

New Releases Tagged "Microhistory"

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
Paper: Paging Through History
Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating
Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating
Paper: Paging Through History
Proof: The Science of Booze
Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
Rabid: A Cultural History of the World's Most Diabolical Virus
The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting
Red: A History of the Redhead
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute
Straight: The Surprisingly Short History Of Heterosexuality
Ivory Vikings: The King, the Walrus, the Artist and the Empire That Created the World's Most Famous Chessmen
Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again
The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game
Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

Popular Microhistory Books

Salt: A World History
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History
Color: A Natural History of the Palette
Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements


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