a stance regarding history positing that imperative occurrences and achievements result primarily from the behaviors of key people. It contrasts with descriptions of historical occurrences and achievements which elicit a Zeitgeist, or spirit of the times.

PERSONALISTIC APPROACH: "The personalistic approach is sometimes referred to as the great man hypothesis."
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