The Contested Nation: Ethnicity, Class, Religion and Gender in National Histories

Paperback | October 24, 2008

EditorS. Berger, C. Lorenz

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This volume asks which national histories underpinned which national identity constructions in almost every nation state in Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It explores the construction of national identities through history writing and analyzes their interrelationship with histories of ethnicity/race, class and religion.

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This volume asks which national histories underpinned which national identity constructions in almost every nation state in Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It explores the construction of national identities through history writing and analyzes their interrelationship with histories of ethnicity/race, class and re...

STEFAN BERGER is Professor of Modern German and Comparative European History at the University of Manchester, UK. He has published widely in the fields of nationalism and national identity studies, labour studies, and the history of historiography. His most recent monograph is Inventing the Nation: Germany (2004). CHRIS LORENZ is Prof...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:656 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.06 inPublished:October 24, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Maps of Europe 1789-2005
Introduction: National History Writing in Europe in a Global Age; S.Berger &C.Lorenz 
Representations of Identity: Ethnicity, Race, Class, Gender and Religion: An introduction into conceptual history; C.Lorenz 
The Metaphor of the Master 'Narrative Hierarchy' in National Historical Cultures of Europe; K.Thijs
Nation and Ethnicity; J.Leerssen
Religion, Nation, and European Representations of the Past; J.C.Kennedy
The 'Nation' and 'Class': European National Master-Narratives and their Social 'Other'; G.Deneckere &T.Welskopp
Where Are Women in National Histories?; J.Malecková
National Historians and the Discourse of the 'Other': France and Germany; H.Frey &S.Jordan
Ethnicity, Religion, Class and Gender and the 'Island Story/ies': Great Britain and Ireland; K.Robbins
Nordic National Histories; P.Aronsson, N.Fulsås, P.Haapala &B.Eric Jensen
Weak and Strong Nations in the Low Countries: National Historiography and Its 'Others' in Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; M.Beyen &B.Majerus
National Historiography and National Identity: Switzerland in Comparative Perspective; G.P.Marchal
Portuguese and Spanish Historiographies: Distance and Proximity; S.Campos Matos &D.Mota Álvarez
Habsburg's Difficult Legacy: Comparing and Relating Austrian, Czech, Magyar, and Slovak National Historical Master-Narratives; G.Heiss, Á.V.Klimó, P.Kolár &D.Kovác
The Russian Empire and its Western Borderlands: National Historiographies and their 'Others' in Russia, the Baltics, and Ukraine; A.V.Wendland
Mirrors for the Nation: Imagining the National Past among the Poles and Czechs in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; M.Janowski
National Historiographies in the Balkans, 1830–1989; M.Turda
History Writing among Greeks and Turks: Imagining the Self and the Other; H.Millas 
Narratives of Jewish Historiography in Europe; U.Wyrwa
Conclusion: Picking up the pieces; S.Berger &C.Lorenz 

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"It should be said at once that this is a very valuable investigation of major themes and one that should be on the bookshelf of anyone seriously interested in the history of European historiography." --H-Soz-u-Kult