History and Biography

History and Biography Author : T. C. W. Blanning, David Cannadine
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pub Date : 2002-05-02
Page : 312
Language : en
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For too long, too many historians have been too much concerned with impersonal forces, underlying structures and long-term developments. Now, ‘people’ are back. In a post-modern age it is easier to appreciate the decisive role played by individuals, as they ride their luck and seize their opportunity to bend the world to their will. As these essays by twelve eminent historians demonstrate, biography is too important to be left to the amateurs. Among the rich variety of strong characters analysed here are an Austrian emperor, a German kaiser, a Victorian prime minister, an Italian dictator, and an American president.

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