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Review Article

THE OXFORD DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY: DICTIONARY OR ENCYCLOPAEDIA?

JAMES RAVENa1

a1 UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX

The Oxford dictionary of national biography. Edited by Lawrence Goldman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. 61 vols. Pp. 61,440. ISBN 0-19-861411-X (hbk). £6,500.00. Online edition: www.oxforddnb.com.