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The myth of nations : the Medieval origins of Europe

Author: Patrick J Geary
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modern-day Europeans by the millions proudly trace back their national identities to the Celts, Franks, Gauls, Goths, Huns, or Serbs--or some combination of the various peoples who inhabited, traversed, or pillaged their continent more than a thousand years ago. According to Patrick Geary, this is historical nonsense. The idea that national character is fixed for all time in a simpler, distant past is groundless, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick J Geary
ISBN: 0691090548 9780691090542 9780691114811 0691114811
OCLC Number: 47182376
Description: x, 199 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The crisis of European identity --
A poisoned landscape : ethnicity and nationalism in the nineteenth century --
Imagining peoples in antiquity --
Barbarians and other Romans --
New barbarians and new Romans --
The last barbarians? --
Toward new European peoples.
Responsibility: Patrick J. Geary.
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Offers an analysis, which contrasts the myths with the actual history of Europe's transformation between the fourth and ninth centuries - the period of grand migrations that nationalists hold dear.  Read more...

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