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Acknowledgements.- Introduction .- Historians and the Question of Biography .- The Biographical Impulse.- Collective Biography .- Auto/biography and Life Writing .- Reflecting on Biography .- Changing Biographical.- Practices.- Glossary .- Notes.- Further Reading .- Index.

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'An excellent overview of the relationship between biography and history, and the underlying debates.' - Melanie Nolan, National Centre for Biography, Australian National University, Australia 'Historical biography is a topic which historians have neglected for far too long, and this incisive and thought-provoking survey fills a real gap in the literature.' - Jane Ridley, University of Buckingham, UK '[A] brief, comprehensive examination of the relationship between biography and history...Recommended.' - CHOICE '...essential reading for anyone interested in the writing of life histories, their relationship to other forms of historical scholarship, and their place in the galaxy of life-writing genres.' - Jeremy D. Popkin, Project Muse

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BARBARA CAINE is Professor of History at Monash University, Australia. She has published extensively in the area of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century history and biography.

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'An excellent overview of the relationship between biography and history, and the underlying debates.' - Melanie Nolan, National Centre for Biography, Australian National University, Australia 'Historical biography is a topic which historians have neglected for far too long, and this incisive and thought-provoking survey fills a real gap in the literature.' - Jane Ridley, University of Buckingham, UK '[A] brief, comprehensive examination of the relationship between biography and history...Recommended.' - CHOICE '...essential reading for anyone interested in the writing of life histories, their relationship to other forms of historical scholarship, and their place in the galaxy of life-writing genres.' - Jeremy D. Popkin, Project Muse

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