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The Uses of the Middle Ages in Modern European States

History, Nationhood and the Search for Origins

  • R. J. W. Evans
  • Guy P. Marchal

Part of the Writing the Nation book series (WTN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Guy P. Marchal
      Pages 1-4
  3. Celts and Scandinavia

  4. Benelux

  5. Balkans

  6. Central Europe

About this book


An assessment of the role of the Middle Ages in national historiography and in modern conceptions of national identity, looking at relatively young nations, and regions which claim national traditions but were slow to achieve, or regain, separate statehood. Examples range from Ireland and Iceland through Austria and Italy to Finland and Greece.


Austria Europe Greece historiography history Middle Ages nation

Editors and affiliations

  • R. J. W. Evans
    • 1
  • Guy P. Marchal
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OxfordUK
  2. 2.University of LucerneSwitzerland

About the editors

BERNADETTE CUNNINGHAM Deputy Librarian, the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, Republic of Ireland DEREK FEWSTER Researcher in the Department of History, the University of Helsinki, Finland GU?MUNDUR HÁLFDANARSON Professor of History, the University of Iceland MICHEL MARGUE Professor of History at the University of Luxembourg MAURO MORETTI Professor in the Department of Human Sciences, Siena Foreign University, Italy JAN EIVIND MYHRE Professor of Modern History, the University of Oslo, Norway JOHANNES NIEHOFF-PANAGIOTIDIS Professor of Byzantine Studies, the Free University Berlin, Germany PIT PÉPORTÉ Researcher in the Department of History, the University of Luxembourg ILARIA PORCIANI Professor of Contemporary History, the University of Bologna, Italy PETER RAEDTS Professor of Medieval History, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands FRANTI EK MAHEL Vice-director, the Centre for Medieval Studies, Czech Academy of Sciences, the Czech Republic MARKO UICA Lecturer in the Department of History, the University of Belgrade, Serbia JO TOLLEBEEK Professor of Cultural History, the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium HERWIG WOLFRAM Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University of Vienna, Austria

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