In this essay we describe changes in the ways historians have valued egodocuments over time, looking at how such materials have been used in historiography from the Classical Age to the present.

Autobiographical texts and similar personal documents are not only historical sources but also, during the period we survey, considered to be works of literary writing.

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Keywords Egodocuments, Selbstzeugnisse, Ego-Dokument, Autobiographies, Memoirs, Diaries, Blogs
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Mascuch, M, Dekker, R.M, & Baggerman, J.A. (2016). Egodocuments and history: A short account of the Longue Durée. Historian (Vol. 78, pp. 11–56). doi:10.1111/hisn.12080