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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

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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