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256 Pages | 23 Illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198707035

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The Oxford History of Life Writing: Volume 1. Early Modern

Alan Stewart

Oxford History of Life-Writing

  • The first survey of early modern life-writing as a whole including biographies, autobiographies, and diaries
  • Features a mix of familiar names including Samuel Pepys, John Aubrey, Thomas More, and Izaak Walton and lesser-known and intriguing figures
  • Shows how new forms began to challenge established classical and medieval models
  • Explores how the sixteenth-century English Reformation and the seventeenth-century Civil Wars changed life-writing
  • Based on original archival research that brings readers into contact with the raw manuscript materials of early modern life-writing