DIARIES AS CULTURAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORIES
Rochester NY: University of Rochester Press
The diary is a personal document, which presents events from an individual’s perspective. It is rich in details, particularly details of everyday life that are useful, among other things, for the writing of social history and biographies. The numerous historical volumes produced from the diaries of George Washington, for instance, testify to the usefulness of the diary as a historical source. Although the diary and other autobiographical writings are to be found in most literate societies of the world, the diary-keeping culture is not a recent development. In Europe, diaries from the fifteenth century have survived till the present, and their numbers have increased over the years.
Diary , Educated Elite , Western Education , Yorubaland , Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION::History and philosophy subjects
Adeboye, O.A. (2006). "Diaries as Cultural and Intellectual Histories" In Toyin Falola and Ann Genova (eds.), Yoruba Identity and Power Politics, Rochester NY: University of Rochester Press, 74-95