Microhistory as source of inspiration for biographical research

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    Abstract

    The editors of 'Theoretical discussions of biography' are very sceptical about the scientific merits of the genre of Life Writing. They prefer a rapprochement between Biography, based on written sources, and Ginzburgian microhistory. One of their key arguments is that micro history and biography are more interwoven with notions of agency and context than with problenms of identity and emancipation.
    Translated title of the contributionMicrohistory as source of inspiration for biographical research
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)90-94
    Number of pages5
    JournalTijdschrift voor Biografie
    Volume3
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • biography, life writing. micro history

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