The Singularization of History : Social History and Microhistory within the Postmodern State of Knowledge

  title={The Singularization of History : Social History and Microhistory within the Postmodern State of Knowledge},
  author={Sigurður Gylfi Magn{\'u}sson},
  journal={Journal of Social History},
  pages={701 - 735}
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