Nationalizing the Past

Historians as Nation Builders in Modern Europe

  • Stefan Berger
  • Chris Lorenz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Stefan Berger, Chris Lorenz
    Pages 1-25
  3. Joep Leerssen
    Pages 71-85
  4. Jan Ifversen
    Pages 452-479
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 500-529

About this book


Historians traditionally claim to be myth-breakers, but national history since the nineteenth century shows quite a record in myth-making. This exciting new volume compares how national historians in Europe have handled the opposing pulls of fact and fiction and shows which narrative strategies have contributed to the success of national histories.


20. Jahrhundert 20th century Austria Britain empire Europe European history Germany historiography history nation reform reformation Renaissance Russia

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Berger
    • 1
  • Chris Lorenz
    • 1
  1. 1.European Science FoundationSetting Science Agendas for EuropeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-31526-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-29250-5
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