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The publication of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography in September 2004 was an event of great literary and scholarly importance. In his Leslie Stephen Lecture, commemorating the founder of the original Dictionary of National Biography, the celebrated historian Keith Thomas surveys the many earlier attempts at collective biography, considers the relationship of the Oxford DNB to them, and offers a preliminary assessment of it. The author, who has been chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the Oxford DNB since its inception, writes with intimate knowledge of the project.Read more
- One of the world's great historians writing about one of the world's great books
- Insightful analysis of one of the publishing phenomena of recent times
- Lecture itself commemorates original Founder of the DNB, Leslie Stephen
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- Date Published: July 2005
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521671187
- length: 60 pages
- dimensions: 187 x 124 x 8 mm
- weight: 0.08kg
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