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Autobiographical Texts as Historiographical Sources: Rereading Fernand Braudel and Annie Kriegel

From: Biography
Volume 29, Number 3, Summer 2006
pp. 425-445 | 10.1353/bio.2006.0050


This article engages autobiographical texts by French historians Fernand Braudel and Annie Kriegal as historiographical sources that help us comprehend the intersection between personal lives and scholarly production. This perspective serves as a reference for comprehending the way historians construct our access to the knowledge of the past to increase our understanding not only of history, but importantly, of the writing of history.