The Contested Nation: Ethnicity, Class, Religion and Gender in National Histories by S. BergerThe Contested Nation: Ethnicity, Class, Religion and Gender in National Histories by S. Berger

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

byS. BergerEditorC. Lorenz

Paperback | October 24, 2008

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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 analyses their interrelationship with histories of ethnicity/race, class and religion.
DAVID MOTA ÁLVAREZ PhD candidate, University of Salamanca, Spain. PPETER ARONSSON Professor in Cultural Heritage and the Uses of History, Linköping University, Sweden. STEFAN BERGER Professor of Modern German and Comparative European History, the University of Manchester, UK. MARNIX BEYEN Assistant Professor, University of Antwerp, Bel...
Title:The Contested Nation: Ethnicity, Class, Religion and Gender in National HistoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:634 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 1.5 inPublished:October 24, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230300510

ISBN - 13:9780230300514


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.Male?ková National Historians and the Discourse of the 'Other': France and Germany; H.Frey and 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.Kolá? & D.Ková? 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

Editorial Reviews

"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