n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Die waarde van genealogiese en familiegeskiedenis vir kultuurgeskiedenis in die Suid-Afrikaanse konteks

Volume 46, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0041-4751


The study of cultural history, as an extension of the science of history, is a field that creates ample opportunity for the historian to transcend the boundaries of specific disciplines. In this article the focus is on the study of genealogy and family history, which could contribute valuable insights into the history of South Africa. Attention is given to some aspects of the historiography that are relevant to genealogical and family history. It is specifically indicated in which manner the interaction between genealogy and cultural history could enlighten dynamic aspects of cultural actions and artefacts within the South African society.

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