Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800 (Paperback) book cover

Writing National Histories

Western Europe Since 1800

Edited by Stefan Berger, Mark Donovan, Kevin Passmore

© 1999 – Routledge

332 pages

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Paperback: 9780415164276
pub: 1998-12-03
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pub: 1998-12-03
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About the Book

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General