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Title History and biography : essays in honour Derek Beales / edited by T.C.W. Blanning and David Cannadine
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996


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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
History and biography: an inaugural lecture / Derek Beales -- Derek Beales: a chronological list of publications
Summary 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
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Beales, Derek Edward Dawson., 1931-
Beales, Derek Edward Dawson.
History, Modern.
Statesmen -- Biography.
Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Author Blanning, T. C. W.
Cannadine, David, 1950-
Beales, Derek Edward Dawson.
LC no. 95036123
ISBN 0521473306
0521893178 paperback