Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800 by Stefan BergerWriting National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800 by Stefan Berger

Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800

EditorStefan Berger, Mark Donovan, Kevin Passmore

Paperback | January 7, 1999

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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.
Title:Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:January 7, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415164273

ISBN - 13:9780415164276

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Covering western Europe from 1800 on, this book explores how the writing of history legitimates the nation-state. Specifically, the contributors to Writing National Histories discuss history as legitimation in the reunified Germany’s search for national identity and with German historians acting as critics of Prussian conservatism. The book also covers post-revolutionary France and British historiography from Macauley to Trevelyan.