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Biography and History

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Biography is the oldest way of writing about historical events, and one of the most popular. Looking at the complex relationship between the discipline of history and the writing of lives, Biography and History:
• is the first work to explore the significant place of biography within historical writing at the present time
• combines a discussion of the history of biography w
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Paperback, 196 pages
Published May 15th 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Hayley
Aug 13, 2012 Hayley rated it really liked it
I read this while I was writing my senior thesis. I found this book very useful and helpful. While dry at times, it was also fairly readable. In the world of historiography, the history of biography has been little studied, so this book is a good contribution to this small field.
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Apr 03, 2013 Patrik rated it really liked it
The book is very instructive and helpful. Probably the only negative aspect of it is the style in which it's written -- it's somewhat fragmented and not always clearly structured.
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