'True biographies of nations?' the cultural journeys of dictionaries of national biography

Dictionaries of national biography are a long-established and significant genre of biographical and historical writing, existing in many forms across the globe. This book brings together practitioners from around the English-speaking world to reflect on national biographical dictionary projects'...

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Corporate Author: Australian National University Press
Other Authors: Fox, Karen (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Canberra ANU Press 2019, 2019©2019
Series:ANU.Lives series in biography
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Dictionaries of national biography are a long-established and significant genre of biographical and historical writing, existing in many forms across the globe. This book brings together practitioners from around the English-speaking world to reflect on national biographical dictionary projects' recent cultural journeys, and the challenges presented to them by such developments as the transition to a digital environment, a new alertness to the need to represent diversity, and the rise of transnationalism. Exploring their paths forward, the chapters of this book collectively make a powerful argument for the continued value and importance of large-scale collaborative biographical dictionary research
Physical Description:viii, 229 pages