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Les vies de Schliemann : l’autobiographie comme lieu de savoir

Abstract : Heinrich Schliemann’s legend is based on the autobiography he wrote and published, where he explains the birth of his vocation. Famous for having established the site of the Homeric Troy, as self-educated archeologist, he instrumentalised the story of his life to legitimate his scientist position, and to impose himself to the public as a “self-made scientist man”. However, the study of the four versions of his autobiography shows that a narratologic approach opens new perspectives to the history of science. Archeology being, at the time, a discipline in course of definition, the case of Schliemann contributes to prove the central role played by narrative in social sciences at the end of the 19th century.
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Annick Louis. Les vies de Schliemann : l’autobiographie comme lieu de savoir. Mètis - Anthropologie des mondes grecs anciens, Daedalus/EHESS, 2014, N.S.12, pp.201-223. ⟨10.4000/books.editionsehess.3197⟩. ⟨halshs-02100178⟩

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