The history in its process is first of all a sensual occurrence, as its actors are people taken from life. So the historical actions influence the psychical-physical conditions of people taking part in it. The lived history is the history of the body; tortured, suffering, going hungry, loving, pressed or even pleased. The most beautiful and authentic descriptions of the historical being of the body are to be read in the novel of Péter Nádas: Párhuzamos történetek. Nádas is interested not in the different narratives and interpretations of the momentous events, but how they appear on the level of the cells and nerves; in brief, in the way in which we exist primarily and pre-eminently. The paper analyses the living and lived body appearing in the novel, and how the lived history appears in the living and lived body.