Paul Thompson

In the movement of analysis of the verbal sources he is that historiadorpercebe the constructions and desconstrues of its searched object. He is with analytical essemovimento that the historian looks to new routes and multiple comregistros approaches of the memory, which, will serve it of evidence dasfontes written by the verbal sources and vice versa, aiming at the veracity dasinformaes, as he points THOMPSON (1992): Verbal history can certainly be a way of transformartanto content, as purpose of history. It can be used to modify oenfoque of proper history and to disclose new fields of inquiry; (...) to podedevolver to the people who had made and lived deeply history a basic place, by means of its proper words (P. 25). In such a way, the preconception of the refutado traditional historiografia, therefore, considers the verbal sources as documents only subsidiary epossuidores of low historical value.

However, although the indiscutvelcontribuio of the movement of annales in the desmistificao attempt dasfontes erected by the historiogrfica tradition, still lasts preconceitosacerca of verbal history as safe source in the search of the hisdtrica truth. According to BURKE (1992), this happens due following the problematic one: Paul Thompson suggested that the old professors gostamde not to learn new tricks and resists what they perceive to be an erosion of the posioespecial of the rankeano method. This can be truth, but I suspect of that hrazes deeper, and exactly strident. The historians live in sociedadesalfabetizadas e, as many of the inhabitants of such societies, unconsciously tend to disdain said word. It is the corollary denosso pride in writing and of our respect for the written word (P. 166). In the FREITAS workmanship (op. cit.), some enfoquesincisivos are presented with respect to the historical truth. In the bulge of it they textoem debate, perceives that the process of the knowledge, to arrive itself at the truth, is something unfinished and infinite.