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The myth of nations : the medieval origins of Europe

Author: Patrick J Geary
Publisher: Princeton [NJ] ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd printingView all editions and formats

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.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick J Geary
ISBN: 0691090548 9780691090542 0691114811 9780691114811
OCLC Number: 441656564
Description: x, 199 str. ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Introduction: The Crisis of European Identity 1 Chapter One: A Poisoned Landscape: Ethnicity and Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century 15 Chapter Two: Imagining Peoples in Antiquity 41 Chapter Three: Barbarians and Other Romans 63 Chapter Four: New Barbarians and New Romans 93 Chapter Five: The Last Barbarians? 120 Chapter Six: Toward New European Peoples 151 Notes 175 Suggestion for Further Reading 185 Index 189
Responsibility: Patrick J. Geary.


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