To penetrate in the referring inquisitoriais processes to Brazilian lands, to use a strange example to the text, can be a form valuable to understand, not without certain caution, the forms of living or thinking of the population luso-Brazilian of the colonial period. The craft of the historian passes, before everything, for the undisputed necessity to establish problematic investigations and that exceed the thematic barriers of each document. Registers of the past do not speak for itself alone. In them they do not leave seno marks of a time or stories of diverse nature that if dedicated to contemplate specific subjects of a gift that in them is distant. The historian is in the center of a process that is far from being passive, irremediably meets imprisoned to a necessity to reconstitute the lost past by means of a series of interrogations, much even so few leaves itself to lead for itineraries tracings previously. The emphasis in the question of the interdisciplinaridade and the dialogue with the calls sciences ' ' auxiliares' ' of history they constitute, since the beginning of the magazine, an excellent aspect of them you strike pioneers of the school of the Annales, which again will be reiterated by Fernand Braudel in the text that ahead we will see.
However, intent Bloch for the fact not to exist a specialization of documentary types that corresponds to an only type of problem. ' ' That historian of the religions limits itself to examine carefully treat to theology or compilations of hymns? ' '. It knows well that the spotted or sculptured images in the walls of sanctuaries say what many writings more than. He fits to the craft of the historian, thus, to know to distinguish adequate the erudite techniques to each type of certification. However, one becomes almost impossible or, at least, fruit of practical long and incessant the domain of all the techniques of that if valley its craft.