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The contested nation : ethnicity, class, religion and gender in national histories

The contested nation : ethnicity, class, religion and gender in national histories

Author: Stefan Berger; Chris Lorenz; European Science Foundation.
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Series: Writing the nation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"How did national histories in Europe come into being and which were most successful in underpinning national identities? Who constructed the narratives of 'the nation' and why were they accepted, rejected or contested? How did the discourse of 'the nation' integrate narratives of ethnicity, race, class, religion and gender? 29 authors from 17 European countries provide answers to these questions in a truly  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Berger; Chris Lorenz; European Science Foundation.
ISBN: 9780230500068 0230500064 9780230300514 0230300510
OCLC Number: 221962074
Notes: "European Science Foundation."
Description: xxii, 634 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : National history writing in Europe in a global age / Stefan Berger and Chris Lorenz --
Representations of identity : ethnicity, race, class, gender and religion : an introduction to conceptual history / Chris Lorenz --
The metaphor of the master : 'narrative hierarchy' in national historical cultures of Europe / Krijn Thijs --
Nation and ethnicity / Joep Leerssen --
Religion, nation, and European representations of the past / James C. Kennedy --
The 'nation' and 'class' : European national master-narratives and their social 'other' / Gita Deneckere and Thomas Welskopp --
Where are women in national histories? / Jitka Malečková --
National historians and the discourse of the other : France and Germany / Hugo Frey and Stefan Jordan --
Ethnicity, religion, class and gender and the 'island story/ies' : Great Britain and Ireland / Keith Robbins --
Nordic national histories / Peter Aronsson [and others] --
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 / Marnix Beyen and Benoît Majerus --
National historiography and national identity : Switzerland in comparative perspective / Guy P. Marchal --
Portuguese and Spanish historiographies : distance and proximity / Sérgio Campos Matos and David Mota Álvarez --
Habsburg's difficult legacy : comparing and relating Austrian, Czech, Magyar, and Slovak national historical master narratives / Gernot Heiss, Árpad v. Klimó, Pavel Kolár and Dušan Kovác --
The Russian Empire and its western borderlands : national historiographies and their 'others' in Russia, the Baltics, and Ukraine / Anna Veronika Wendland --
Mirrors for the nation : imagining the national past among the Poles and Czechs in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Maciej Janowski --
National historiographies in the Balkans, 1830-1989 / Marius Turda --
History writing among the Greeks and Turks : imagining the self and the other / Hercules Millas --
Narratives of Jewish historiography in Europe / Ulrich Wyrwa --
Conclusion: Picking up the threads / Stefan Berger and Chris Lorenz.
Series Title: Writing the nation.
Responsibility: edited by Stefan Berger and Chris Lorenz.
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