Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800

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Stefan Berger, Mark Donovan, Kevin Passmore
Routledge, 1999 - History - 314 pages
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.

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About the author (1999)

Mark Donovan's has spent nearly three decades working in various engineering and marketing roles in the high tech field around the New Hampshire/Boston area. His career has provided him with a breadth of knowledge in semiconductors, computers, telecom, defense, and sensor technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. In addition, he holds a private pilot license. Through his website, www.HomeAdditionPlus.com, he has also authored 32 eBooks and 2,000+ articles on a wide variety of home improvement topics. Many of his articles are syndicated around the United States in various print and online outlets.

Kevin Passmore is Lecturer in History at the University of Wales, Cardiff. His books include From Liberalism to Fascism: The Right in a French Province, Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800, The French Right: A History, and Women, Gender and the Extreme Right in Europe, 1919-1945.

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