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The Mammoth and the Mouse
Microhistory and Morphology

Egmond, Florike; Mason, Peter
Publisher:  Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA
Year Published:  1997  
Pages:  246pp   ISBN:  0-8018-5478-4
Library of Congress Number:  D16.E32 1997   Dewey:  907.2-dc21
Resource Type:  Book

Essays exploring the theoretical relationship between the microhistorical method of paying careful attention to revealing details and the morphological method of looking for homologies among cultural artifacts or texts from different places and times.


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Part I
Into The Archipelago
1. Excursions

Part II
Points of Distinction
2. Points of Honor: The Limits of Comparison
3. Points of Comparison: Saints, Sorcerers, and Shamans
4. Points of Identity: Sketching a Jewish Profile

Part III
Reinvention and the Resistance to Chronology
5. The Resistance to History
6. The Longue Duree of Ritual Punishment
7. Images of the Barbarian

Postscript: Morphology and History


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