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Theoretical perspectives on historians' autobiographies : from documentation to intervention, Jaume Aurell

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Theoretical perspectives on historians' autobiographies : from documentation to intervention
Title
Theoretical perspectives on historians' autobiographies
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from documentation to intervention
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Jaume Aurell
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eng
Summary
Edmund Carr wrote, "[S]tudy the historian before you begin to study the facts." This book approaches the life, work, ideas, debates and the context of key twentieth- and twenty-first-century historians through an analysis of their life writing projects viewed as historiographical sources. Merging literary studies on autobiography with theories of history, it provides a sys-tematic and detailed analysis of the autobiographies of the most outstanding historians, from the classic texts by Giambattista Vico, Edward Gibbon and Henry Adams, to the Annales historians such as Fernand Braudel, Philippe Ariès and Georges Duby, to Marxist historians such as Eric Hobsbawm and Annie Kriegel, to postmodern historians such as Carolyn Steedman, Robert A. Rosenstone, Carlos Eire, Luisa Passerini, Elisabeth Roudinesco, Gerda Lerner and Sheila Fitzpatrick, and to "interventional" historians such as Geoff Eley, Jill Ker Conway, Natalie Davis and Gabrielle Spiegel. Using a comparative approach to these texts, this book identifies six historical- autobiographical styles: humanistic, biographic, ego-historical, monographic, postmodern, and interventional. By privileging historians' autobiographies, this book proposes a renewed history of historiography, one that engages the theoretical evolution of the discipline, the way history has been interpreted by historians and the currents of thought and ideologies that have dominated and influenced its writing in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.--
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Aurell i Cardona, Jaume,
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907.2/02
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illustrations
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge approaches to history
Series volume
15
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  • Historiography
  • Historians
  • Autobiography
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Theoretical perspectives on historians' autobiographies : from documentation to intervention, Jaume Aurell
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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multicolored
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Table; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Humanistic Style: On the Nature of History; 2 The Biographical Approach: Historians Describing the Self; 3 Autobiography as Scholarship: French Ego-histoire; 4 Autobiography as History: The Monographic Approach to the Self; 5 Postmodernism and the Self: Autobiography as Poetry; 6 Autobiography as Historiography: The Interventional Mode; Conclusions; Index
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ocn914472277
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1 online resource
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online
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9781317389965
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Taylor & Francis
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)914472277
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Theoretical perspectives on historians' autobiographies : from documentation to intervention, Jaume Aurell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures and Table; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Humanistic Style: On the Nature of History; 2 The Biographical Approach: Historians Describing the Self; 3 Autobiography as Scholarship: French Ego-histoire; 4 Autobiography as History: The Monographic Approach to the Self; 5 Postmodernism and the Self: Autobiography as Poetry; 6 Autobiography as Historiography: The Interventional Mode; Conclusions; Index
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ocn914472277
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317389965
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)914472277

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