Biography and History

ISBN-10: 1403987262
ISBN-13: 9781403987266
Edition: 2010
Authors: Barbara Caine
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 5/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Barbara Caineis Director of the Centre for Biography and Life Writing and co-ordinator of masters programme in Biography and Life Writing at Monash University, Australia.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Historians and the Question of Biography
Introduction
Biography and history in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Thomas Carlyle and the idea of biography as history
The professionalisation of history
Marxist history and the question of biography
Biography and history in the twentieth century
Changing ideas about the role of biography in history
A History of Biography
Introduction
The emergence of modern biography
'How delicate, decent is English biography, bless its mealy mouth!': the changing pattern of biography in the nineteenth century
The 'new' biography and the inner life in the early twentieth century
Biography and the quest for understanding
Feminist impulses
Collective Biography
Introduction
Encyclopaedias and universal biography
National biography in the nineteenth century
Women and collective biography
Prosopography
Contemporary dictionaries of biography
From collective to group biography
Group Biography
Auto/biography and Life Writing
Introduction
Life writing
Auto/biography
History and autobiography
Historian's autobiographies
Interpreting and Constructing Lives
Introduction
The biographer's craft
Biography and psychoanalysis
Texts and performances
Changing Biographical Practices
Introduction
The gender of biography
New biographical subjects
The individual and the wider world
Conclusion
Glossary
Notes
Further Reading
Index

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