Testimonies of the City

Identity, Community and Change in a Contemporary Urban World
Editor(s): 
Rodger, Richard
Editor(s): 
Herbert, Joanna
ISBN: 
9780754655602
Date published: 
May 2007
Hardback
Pages: 
188

Oral testimony is one of the most valuable but challenging sources for the study of modern history, providing access to knowledge and experience unavailable to historians of earlier periods. In this groundbreaking collection, oral testimonies are used to explore themes relating to the construction of urban memories in European cities during the twentieth century. By using the full range of opportunities offered by oral history, as well as fully considering the related methodological issues of interpretation, this volume provides a fascinating insight into one of the least explored areas of urban history. As well as adding to our understanding of the European urban experience, it highlights the potential of this intersection of oral and urban history.