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Historians and Nationalism

East-Central Europe in the Nineteenth Century

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Historians and Nationalism by Monika Baar
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Peripheral cultures have been largely absent from the European canon of historiography. Seeking to redress the balance, Monika Baar discusses the achievements of five East-Central European historians in the nineteenth century: Joachim Lelewel (Polish); Simonas Daukantas (Lithuanian); Franti&sek Palacky (Czech); Mihaly Horvath (Hungarian) and Mihail Kogalniceanu (Romanian). Comparing their efforts to promote a unified vision of national culture in their respective countries, Baar illuminates the complexities of historical writing in the region in the nineteenth century. Drawing on previously untranslated documents, Baar reconstructs the scholars' shared intellectual background and their nationalistic aims, arguing that historians on the European periphery made significant contributions to historical writing, and had far more in common with their Western and Central European contemporaries than has been previously assumed.

Author Biography

Monika Baar completed her D.Phil. at Oxford in 2002 and is currently the Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Groningen.
Release date Australia
November 30th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
354
Dimensions
149x223x26
ISBN-13
9780199581184
Product ID
4047687

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