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. Lastly, the idea of micro-readings is not new, nor does it come from history. One of the first theoretical expositions of it came from Jean-Pierre Richard, Microlectures (Paris, 1979). A historian's version can be found in Carlo Ginzburg

. Tedeschi, Microhistory: Two or Three Things That I Know about It, Critical Inquiry, vol.20, issue.1, pp.10-35, 1993.