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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

TTT: Microhistory


Today's topic a school freeby, I'm joining Lydia in doing micro history, As per Wikipedia, 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)

Wow biography is micro history, who knew.

Guess what, I Maury qualifies. The life and times of truly great scientist who changed transportation on the oceans dramatically. He is the father of Oceanography.

Other biographies come to mind:

William Manchester's American Caesar, biography of Douglas McArthur.

Elizabeth Jenkin's Elizabeth the Great, biography of Queen Elizabeth I.

Charles W. Ferguson's Naked to Mine Enemies, biography of Cardinal Wolsey.

Topical micro history would be:

Basil Lidell Hart's Strategy and World War II.

John Keegan's Face of Battle, World War I, Fields of Battle, and History of War.


Lydia said...

Yay! I’m glad you borrowed my idea.

I haven’t read any of these books yet, but they sure do sound good.

Kelli @ rewritingkel said...

Interesting to learn that a biography would be considered micro history but it makes sense. You are also the third person to mention Naked to Mine Enemies and I wondering if that is a sign that I need to read this.

P M Prescott said...

Lydia, thanks for coming by.

P M Prescott said...

Wow Kelli, nice to know someone else out there is into the Cardinal's life.