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Title Mapping the 'I' : research on self-narratives in Germany and Switzerland / edited by Claudia Ulbrich, Kaspar von Greyerz, Lorenz Heiligensetzer.
Imprint Leiden, the Netherlands ; Boston : Brill, [2015]

Series Egodocuments and History Series ; volume 8
Egodocuments and history series ; http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2009013239 8.
Subject Autobiography -- German authors.
Autobiography -- Swiss authors.
Self (Philosophy) in literature.
German literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Swiss literature (German) -- History and criticism.
Alt Name Ulbrich, Claudia,
Greyerz, Kaspar von,
Heiligensetzer, Lorenz, 1968-
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mapping the 'I': Research on Self-Narratives in Germanyand Switzerland; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; PART 1: Inroads; 1 From the Individual to the Person: Challenging Autobiography Theory; 2 Observations on the Historiographical Status of Research on Self-Writing; 3 Swiss-German Self-Narratives: The Archival Project as a Rich Vein of Research; 4 Private Body -- What Do Self-Narratives Bring to the History of the Body?; PART 2: Approaches; 5 "I will Wake the Maidens, They shall Prepare Soup for You" -- Food as a Code in the Autobiography of Thomas Platter.
6 Autobiographical Texts: Acting within a Network: Observations on Genre and Power Relations in the German-Speaking Regions from 1400 to 16207 Condemning Oneself to Death: The Semantics of Suicide in Self-Narratives of the German Enlightenment; 8 Pitfalls in Reading Popular Self-Narratives: Biographical Reconfigurations and Self-Censure in the Autobiography of a Pedlar, Small Farmer and Weaver from Eastern Switzerland, Gregorius Aemisegger (1815-1913); PART 3: Cartography; 9 Family and House Books in Late Medieval German-Speaking Areas: A Research Overview.
10 Autobiography in Economic History11 Family Politics, Family Networks and the "Familial Self": Sibling Letters in Seventeenth Century German High Aristocracy; 12 Scrabbling Mice, a Visit from Hades and Thoughts of Death: The Autobiography of Lucas Forcart-Respinger, a Merchant from Basel (1789-1869); Index of Persons; Index of Places.
Summary In Mapping the 'I' the contributors, working with egodocuments, offer various historical approaches on early modern concepts of personhood and autobiographical writing practices. The contributions address themes such as the body, food, the economy, group cultures and suicide.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9004283978 (electronic bk.)
9789004283978 (electronic bk.)
9789004283985 (hardback)
9004283986 (hardback)
OCLC # 899248871
Additional Format Print version: Mapping the 'I'. 9789004283985 9004283986 (DLC) 2014036560


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