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Living Political Biography

Narrating 20th Century European Lives

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280 pages
Paperback
ISBN 978 87 7124 057 3

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About the book

Historical political biography is a popular genre, capable of reaching a wide audience. It is also a genre closely associated with the modern nation-state. It often recounts the lives of great men in the service of the nation, but is there a way beyond this methodological nationalism?

Living Political Biography revisits biography as a historical and narrative genre. It explores and explicates the new analytical potentials of political biographical research in view of the recent transnational and sociological 'turns' in international and European political history. In doing so, the book attempts to facilitate exhange between scholars of biographical and 20th century European political historical research.

Table of contents

BIOGRAPHICAL POLITICS

Portraiture and Re-portraiture of the Political Individual

Who's your daddy?

POLITICS OF EUROPEAN LIVES

Defensive Personal Leadership and its Unintended Consequences

Bodil Begtrup

A Good European?

Practicing Political Biography

BIOGRAPHY AND INTELLECTUAL POLITICS

Europe as a Community of Values

Promise or Plague?

The Thread of a Political Life?

E.H. Carr