Theoretical Discussions of Biography : Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing.

Biography has been around at least since the time of Christ, but it was not called that until the late seventeenth century, and even then it was conflated with other terms to describe essentially the same activity. Developed over centuries there has been surprisingly little systematical theoretical...

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Main Author: Renders, Hans.
Other Authors: Haan, Binne de.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.
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Summary:Biography has been around at least since the time of Christ, but it was not called that until the late seventeenth century, and even then it was conflated with other terms to describe essentially the same activity. Developed over centuries there has been surprisingly little systematical theoretical work done on the genre of biography. Not only does this text serve as a historical primer on biography it provides a touchstone text on the theories behind the phrase, why it became prominent, and whether or not it can be critically analyzed as a historiographical and literary genre. Whether Biograp.
Physical Description:1 online resource (450 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-415) and index.
ISBN:9780773417519
0773417516