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Minor knowledge and microhistory : manuscript culture in the nineteenth century

Author: Sigurður G Magnússon; Davíð Ólafsson
Publisher: New York : Routledge,Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Series: Routledge studies in cultural history, 47.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book studies everyday writing practices among ordinary people in a poor rural society in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Using the abundance of handwritten material produced, disseminated and consumed some centuries after the advent of print as its research material, the book's focus is on its day-to-day usage and on 'minor knowledge,' i.e., text matter originating and rooted primarily in the everyday life  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sigurður G. Magnússon, author.
Minor knowledge and microhistory
New York : Routledge, 2017
(DLC) 2016040899
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sigurður G Magnússon; Davíð Ólafsson
ISBN: 9781138812079 1138812072
OCLC Number: 957704967
Description: xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Towards a new model of fragmented history --
Part I. Theory and historiography --
Historiography of texts : from literacy to literacy practices within the Anglo-Saxon school of thought --
Scribal culture in transnational perspective --
Local and global perspectives as platforms for barefoot historians : a microhistorical approach --
Part II. The structure of culture and education --
Setting the scene within the hard rock of reality --
Vernacular literacy between two campaigns --
Emotions and education --
Part III. Barefoot historians and their everyday life --
Childhood, local culture and educational processes --
A quest for a space...no-place : scribal communities as institutional structures --
Solidarity with substance : "History is no respecter of persons, it depicts both high and low" --
Postscript: Cornerstone for a creative space in the nineteenth century.
Series Title: Routledge studies in cultural history, 47.
Responsibility: by Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon and Davíð Ólafsson.

Abstract:

"This book studies everyday writing practices among ordinary people in a poor rural society in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Using the abundance of handwritten material produced, disseminated and consumed some centuries after the advent of print as its research material, the book's focus is on its day-to-day usage and on 'minor knowledge,' i.e., text matter originating and rooted primarily in the everyday life of the peasantry"--Provided by publisher.

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