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Writing the Nation A Global Perspective

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ISBN-10: 023000802X

ISBN-13: 9780230008021

Edition: 2007

Authors: Stefan Berger, Stefan Berger

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History has been one of the most important elements in creating national identity across the globe. This book provides intriguing comparative and transnational perspectives on the process of writing national histories across five continents.
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List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 7/12/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 243
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Stefan Berger is Professor of Modern German and Comparative European History at the University of Manchester. He is the author of numerous books, including Inventing the Nation: Germany (2004), Social Democracy and the Working Class in Nineteenth and Twentieth-century Germany (2000), and The Search for Normality: National Identity and Historical Consciousness in Germany Since 1800 (1997, second edition, 2003). He is co-editor of, among other works, Writing History: Theory and Practice (co-author, 2003), Historikerdialoge (2003), Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800 (1999), and Policy Concertation and Social Partnership in Western Europe (2002).

Introduction
The Power of National Pasts
Writing National History in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe
Seven Narratives in North American History
Thinking the Nation in Canada, Quebec, and the United States
The Mirror of History and Images of the Nation
The invention of a national identity in Brazil and its contrasts with similar enterprises in Mexico and Argentina
Writing the Nation in Australia
Australian Historians and Narrative Myths of Nation
Between Myth and History
the Construction of a National Past in Modern East Asia
Writing the Nation in India
Communalism and Historiography
Writing the Nation in the Arabic-speaking World
Writing the Nation in Persia/ Iran
Writing National and Transnational History in Africa
the Example of the 'Dakar School'
Select Bibliography
Introduction
The Power of National Pasts
Writing National History in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe
Seven Narratives in North American History
Thinking the Nation in Canada, Quebec, and the United States
The Mirror of History and Images of the Nation
The invention of a national identity in Brazil and its contrasts with similar enterprises in Mexico and Argentina
Writing the Nation in Australia
Australian Historians and Narrative Myths of Nation
Between Myth and History:
the Construction of a National Past in Modern East Asia
Writing the Nation in India
Communalism and Historiography
Writing the Nation in the Arabic-speaking World
Writing the Nation in Persia/ Iran
Writing National and Transnational History in Africa
the Example of the 'Dakar School'
Select Bibliography