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Global biographies

Lived history as method

Edited by Laura Almagor, Haakon Ikonomou and Gunvor Simonsen

Global biographies
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  • ISBN: 9781526161161
  • Publish Date: Aug 2022
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    Book Information

    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6116-1
    • Pages: 288
    • Price: £85.00
    • Published Date: August 2022

    Description

    Global biographies provides an advanced and comprehensive analytical framework for historians to use biography as a method to write global history. Moving beyond the state-of-the-art, the volume defines and operationalises three uniquely tailored approaches to global biographies: 'time and periodisation', 'exceptional normal' and 'space and scales'. From Icelandic communists and Jewish medical students, via Zambian Third Worldism and Albanian nationalism, to the Black/White Atlantic and Australian internationalists, the volume tests the prospects and pitfalls of the approaches it launches.

    Contents

    Introduction - Laura Almagor, Haakon A. Ikonomou and Gunvor Simonsen
    PART I: Time and periodisation
    1 Wilsonian moments: Thanassis Aghnides between empire and nation state - Haakon A. Ikonomou
    2 Making sense of 1956: experiencing and negotiating the socialist project in Iceland - Rósa Magnúsdóttir
    3 Colonial masculinity: monarchy, military, colonialism, fascism and decolonisation - Diana M. Natermann
    4 Jewish medical students in Vienna between two world wars - Natalia Aleksiun
    PART II: Exceptional normal
    5 'Just an African radical'? A Zambian at the edge of the third world - Ismay Milford
    6 Exceptionally normal (post)Ottomans: how failure shaped the futures of Balkan heroes - Isa Blumi
    7 The exceptional normal: Hugh Lenox Scott (1853-1934) and the United States' imperial expansion - Stefan Eklöf Amirell
    8 A fateful beginning: Mehmed Cavid Bey, politics and finance in the global Middle East, 1908-14 - Ozan Ozavci
    PART III: Space and scales
    9 Scholar, refugee worker, Jew: Koppel S. Pinson (1904-61) - Laura Almagor
    10 Transnational agitator and union activist: James W. Ford and the communist push into the Black Atlantic - Holger Weiss
    11 A woman with a typewriter: the international career of Dorothea Weger - Benjamin Auberer
    12 A white Atlantic life: the money, books and family of Adrian Bentzon - Gunvor Simonsen
    Index

    Editors

    Laura Almagor is a Lecturer in Twentieth Century European History at the University of Sheffield

    Haakon Ikonomou is a Gerda Henkel Fellow at the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen

    Gunvor Simonsen is Associate Professor at the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen

    Global biographies

    Edited by Laura Almagor, Haakon Ikonomou, Gunvor Simonsen

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