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History, historians, and autobiography

Author: Jeremy D Popkin
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historians' autobiographies, Popkin shows, reveal how scholars arrive at their vocations, the difficulties of writing about modern professional life, and the ways in which personal stories can add to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy D Popkin
ISBN: 0226675432 9780226675435
OCLC Number: 1049062590
Description: x, 339 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: History and autobiography --
Narrative theory, history, and autobiography --
Historians as autobiographers --
Classic historians' autobiographies : Edward Gibbon and Henry Adams --
Choosing history : the issue of vocation in historians' autobiographies --
Speaking of careers : historians on their professional work --
Historians' autobiographies and historical experience --
Holocaust memories, historians' memoirs --
Historians and the redefinition of personal narrative.
Responsibility: Jeremy D. Popkin.
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"This is a wonderful study of autobiographies by historians. It is the first such book-length study, and it is composed with great analytic acuity and psychological insight. One of its many strengths Read more...

 
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