Historians and Nationalism: East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

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byMonika Baar

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Peripheral cultures have been largely absent from the European canon of historiography. Seeking to redress the balance, Monika Baar discusses the achievements of five East-Central European historians in the nineteenth century: Joachim Lelewel (Polish); Simonas Daukantas (Lithuanian); FrantisekPalacky (Czech); Mihaly Horvath (Hungarian) and Mihail Kogalniceanu (Romanian). Comparing their efforts to promote a unified vision of national culture in their respective countries, Baar illuminates the complexities of historical writing in the region in the nineteenth century.Drawing on previously untranslated documents, Baar reconstructs the scholars' shared intellectual background and their nationalistic aims, arguing that historians on the European periphery made significant contributions to historical writing, and had far more in common with their Western and CentralEuropean contemporaries than has been previously assumed.

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Peripheral cultures have been largely absent from the European canon of historiography. Seeking to redress the balance, Monika Baar discusses the achievements of five East-Central European historians in the nineteenth century: Joachim Lelewel (Polish); Simonas Daukantas (Lithuanian); FrantisekPalacky (Czech); Mihaly Horvath (Hungarian)...

Monika Baar completed her D.Phil. at Oxford in 2002 and is currently the Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Groningen.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:September 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Five Biographical Profiles2. Romantic Historiography in the Service of Nation-building3. Institutionalization and Professionalization4. Intellectual Background5. Language as Medium, Language as Message6. National Antiquities7. Feudalism8. The Golden Age9. Perceptions of others and attitudes to European civilizationConclusionBibliography

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"...dazzling and dramatic...[Baar] has written the most distinguished work on the history of history to come out in recent years." --Maureen Healy, English Historical Review