L’impiego delle fonti orali nella ricostruzione delle storie di famiglia. Una rassegna storiografica

Barbara Coppini Orlandi


This article offers an overview of studies that used oral sources in order to tell some of the possible paths taken by Italian families during the Twentieth Century. While the Introduction talks about the development that the use of such sources has gone through in our Country, highlighting the stages and some significant methodological aspects, in the remaining five paragraphs, the treatise continues focusing on those authors who, starting from the Sixties of the Twentieth Century to present, have contributed to affirm with their researches, at the international level, the use of a approach called “bottom-up” in the study of the family. So, the aim of this article is providing, within this area of interest, a historiographical review that collects some of the most important works born from a direct voice of the protagonists.


historiography; oral sources; family history; methodology; interview

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/RIEF-20975

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