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Revista da Faculdade de Letras : História
História genealógica do homem comum : micro-história ou macro-história
A.H. de Oliveira Marques
AbstractDistancing himself from some of the more traditional methods practiced by 'genealogists', the author endorses a genealogical history which should focus not only on the aristocracy and royal family but also on common families, the ancestors of each and every one of us. For this purpose, prime sources are undoubtedly notary records, but the author goes further. He recommends that studies should be made of sources as varied as family memoirs, household agendas, ledgers, and personal correspondence. In this type of research, 'major history' and"minor history' intersect and complement one another, thus prevailing over the ancient dichotomy: history of structures versus personal paths and biographies.
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