1st Edition

Writing National Histories Western Europe Since 1800

Edited By Stefan Berger, Mark Donovan, Kevin Passmore Copyright 1999
    332 Pages
    by Routledge

    330 Pages
    by Routledge

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    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.


    Stefan Berger is Senior Lecturer in German history at the University of Wales, Cardiff, where Mark Donovan lectures in Italian politics and Kevin Passmore lectures in modern European history.