Biography and History

Biography and History

by Barbara Caine

Paperback(2nd ed. 2019)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137611192
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 09/19/2018
Series: Theory and History
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2019
Pages: 153
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Barbara Caine is Head of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.- Historians and the Question of Biography.- A History of Biography.- Collective Biography.- Auto/biography and Life Writing.- Interpreting and Constructing Lives.- Changing Biographical Practices- Conclusion.- Glossary.- Notes.- Further Reading.- Index

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An excellent overview of the relationship between biography and history, and the underlying debates.' - Melanie Nolan, National Centre for Biography, Australian National University, Australia

'Historical biography is a topic which historians have neglected for far too long, and this incisive and thought-provoking survey fills a real gap in the literature.' - Jane Ridley, University of Buckingham, UK

'[A] brief, comprehensive examination of the relationship between biography and history....Recommended.' - CHOICE

'…essential reading for anyone interested in the writing of life histories, their relationship to other forms of historical scholarship, and their place in the galaxy of life-writing genres.' - Jeremy D. Popkin, Project Muse

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