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Biography - Contributions to its History


The volume reflects upon the history of modern biography since Johann Gottfried Herder. The historical status and methodology of seminal biographies are systematically examined. The principle methodologies used here are those of hermeneutics, ideology critique and narratology.
Together with the volume Die Biographie - Zur Grundlegung ihrer Theorie [Towards a Theory of Biography], this book was published on behalf of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the History and Theory of Biography in Vienna in 2009. In German.

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Towards a Theory of Biography

Die Biographie - Zur Grundlegung ihrer Theorie. Ed. by Bernhard Fetz. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter 2009.