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Profiles in Power

In recent years historians have been preoccupied with broad questions of structure and process, and many have become suspicious of biography and the 'Great Man' approach to history.

On the other hand many students and readers continue to be drawn to history by an interest in individuals. This ambitious and wide-ranging series provides critical studies of key figures in international political history since 1500. The books are not biographies, though inevitably they contain much biographical material; rather they are succinct interpretative essays, analysing the major features of the career within the context of its own time.

Below are the titles in this series.