Paolo Pombeni

The Political History of the Contemporary Age

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Keywords: Political History; Contemporary History; Historiography; Global History; Political Science.

On January 30, 2014, the Department of Political and Social Science of University of Bologna honored Professor Paolo Pombeni - founder and first director of «Ricerche di Storia Politica» - on the occasion of his retirement. We have the pleasure to publish his farewell lecture. The essay is an important contribution that discusses the current challenges of contemporary political history: its relationship with other social sciences as well as recent historiographical trends, such as global history. On the journal website ( it is possible to read the introductive remarks of Professor Fulvio Cammarano to Professor Pombeni's farewell lecture.

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