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History and biography : essays in honour of Derek Beales

Author: Derek Edward Dawson Beales; T C W Blanning; David Cannadine
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Derek Edward Dawson Beales; Derek Edward Dawson Beales; Derek Edward Dawson Beales; Derek Beales
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Edward Dawson Beales; T C W Blanning; David Cannadine
ISBN: 0521473306 9780521473309
OCLC Number: 33079383
Description: ix, 298 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Derek Beales as historian and biographer / T.C.W. Blanning and David Cannadine --
1. Baron Bartenstein on Count Haugwitz's 'new System' of government / P.G.M. Dickson --
2. The rise of the first minister in eighteenth-century Europe / H.M. Scott --
3. An old but new biography of Leopold II / T.C.W. Blanning --
4. John Marsh's History of My Private Life 1752-1828 / John Brewer --
5. The gallows and Mr Peel / Boyd Hilton --
6. Szechenyi and Austria / R.J.W. Evans --
7. Past and future in the later career of Lord John Russell / J.P. Parry --
8. Documentary falsification and Italian biography / Denis Mack Smith --
9. Kaiser Wilhelm II and the British monarchy / David Cannadine --
10. The historical Keynes and the history of Keynesianism / Peter Clarke --
11. Bastianini and the weakening of the Fascist will to fight the Second World War / Owen Chadwick --
12. The New Deal without FDR: what biographies of Roosevelt cannot tell us / Tony Badger.
Responsibility: edited by T.C.W. Blanning and David Cannadine.
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