Nationalizing the Past: Historians as Nation Builders in Modern Europe (BOK)

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Although professional historians have traditionally claimed to be 'myth-breakers', national history from the Nineteenth century onwards shows that they have quite a record in 'myth-making'. This tension between myth-making and breaking is actually still with us today. This volume makes a truly comparative and transnational analysis of how some of the most important national historians in Europe have handled the opposing pulls of fact and fiction and which narrative strategies have contributed to the success of national histories. What role did the narrative framing of beginnings, middles and endings of national histories play? How were continuities and discontinuities constructed? How did the discourse of 'the nation' integrate narratives of ethnicity, race, class, religion and gender? This volume also shows how Twentieth century dictatorships have influenced the ways in which the past has been 'nationalized' by historians and asks whether national history as a genre still has a future in the Twenty-first century.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2010 Forlag
ISBN 9780230237926 Antall sider 552
Dimensjoner 16,4cm x 24,3cm x 3,6cm Vekt 971 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Chris Lorenz, Stefan Berger
Emner og form European history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, 21st century history: from c 2000 -, Historiography