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Author(s): Véronique Meimoun

Journal: Bulletin du Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem
ISSN 2075-5287

Issue: 4;
Start page: 93;
Date: 2008;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Despite historians’ growing interest in memory and its different means of preservation, most historians continue to privilege what was written down at the time of an event, and assign less weight to oral testimonies obtained years afterwards. Memory, whether individual or collective, is perceived as being defective and selective, partial and partisan, more difficult to handle. Memory emerges as a structuring of the forgotten. For this reason historiography is primarily dependent on written so...
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