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Memoria e Ricerca

History and the media: notes for an evolving historiography

di Mirta Varela
in Memoria e Ricerca n.s. 26 (2007), p. 15

Mass media help us in interpreting and explaining facts. Then, in this case, have to underline many different kinds of interlacing questions: the evolution of communication models since the early twentieth century to nowadays; the use and the choice of particular sources in the analysis of the contemporary society. There are many different kinds of historiographical interpretations but all are strictly connected: for example, the history of communication forms and the history of the images, considered as the main sources for the documentation and the growth of our knowledge