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Writing National Histories

Western Europe Since 1800

Edited by Stefan Berger, Mark Donovan, Kevin Passmore

Routledge – 1998 – 336 pages

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    December 2nd 1998
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Description

This book examines comparatively how the writing of history by individuals and groups, historians, politicians and journalists has been used to "legitimate" the nation-state agianst socialist, communist and catholic internationalism in the modern era. Covering the whole of Western Europe, the book includes discussion of:

* history as legitimation in post-revolutionary France

* unity and confederation in the Italian Risorgimento

* German historians as critics of Prussian conservatism

* right-wing history writing in France between the wars

* British historiography from Macauley to Trevelyan

* the search for national identity in the reunified Germany.

Name: Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800 (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Stefan Berger, Mark Donovan, Kevin Passmore. This book examines comparatively how the writing of history by individuals and groups, historians, politicians and journalists has been used to "legitimate" the nation-state agianst socialist, communist and catholic internationalism in the...
Categories: European History, Modern History 1750-1945, Contemporary History 1945-