Las ventanas de la biografía. Reflexiones personales

Translated title of the contribution: Biography's windows. Personal reflections

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The present essay offers a series of personal reflections on the merits of biography as a historical genre. Starting from the author’s own experience and what he learnt from writing the biographies of José María Tornel y Mendívil (1795-1853) and Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794-1876), the different views of the past the windows of biography open up to us are explored here, underlining how a form of “total history” may be attained through the practice of biography.
Translated title of the contributionBiography's windows. Personal reflections
Original languageSpanish
JournalFuentes Humanísticas
Issue number59
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020


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