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Writing the Nation

A Global Perspective

  • Stefan Berger

About this book


This book brings together experts on national history writing from all five continents to discuss the role of history in the making of national identities in a transnational and comparative way. The institutionalization and professionalisation of history writing is analysed in the context of history's increasing nationalization.


Nationalism identities transnational history nineteenth century twentieth century race religion gender transnational Analyse global history historiography history identity Institution Narrative Nation national identity Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan Berger
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK

About the editors

STEFAN BERGER Professor of Modern German and Comparative European History, the University of Manchester, UK ELIANA DUTRA DE FREITAS Professor of History, the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil MARK HEARN Post-Doctoral Fellow, the University of Sydney, Australia BIRGIT SCHAEBLER Professor of History and Chair of West Asian History, the University of Erfurt, Germany RADHIKA SESHAN Lecturer in the Department of History, the University of Pune, India ALLAN SMITH Lecturer in History, the University of British Columbia, Canada IBRAHIMA THIOUB Chair of the History Department of the Faculty of Humanities, the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal Q. EDWARD WANG Professor and Chair of the History Department at Rowan University, USA

Bibliographic information


'This is a fine work for introducing new historians to historiography and its nuances and complexities... Writing the Nation affirms the importance of history, not simply as a field of study, but also as an act, political or otherwise, that is crucial to the rationalising of socio-political economic formation in the modern age, and possibly before.' - Maghan Keita, English Historical Review