ESF Scientific Programme: Representations of the Past
Representations of the Past: The Writing of National Histories in Europe
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Home arrow News arrow Writing the Nation - A Global Perspective (Stefan Berger)
Writing the Nation - A Global Perspective (Stefan Berger) Print E-mail
History has been one of the most important elements in creating national identity across the globe. Most constructions of national identity are incorporating a sense of a long, proud and preferably unbroken national history. This book brings together experts on national history writing from all five continents to discuss the role of history in the making of national identities in a transnational and comparative way. The institutionalization and professionalisation of history writing is analysed in the context of history's increasing nationalization in the course of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century.

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