Nations and their Histories

Constructions and Representations

  • Susana Carvalho
  • François Gemenne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Susana Carvalho, François Gemenne
      Pages 1-3
  3. National Histories and the Construction of Nations

  4. Present Representations of National Histories

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 291-295

About this book


Nations and their Histories highlights the importance of the past and its uses in the formation of modern nations and national identities. The book looks at the construction of different national historiographies as well as present representations of the past in the political and cultural life of nations, covering the five continents.


comparative history dialectic historiography history Islamism Israel morality nationalism politics restoration

Editors and affiliations

  • Susana Carvalho
    • 1
  • François Gemenne
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GovernmentLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
  2. 2.Centre for Ethnic and Migration StudiesUniversity of LiègeBelgium
  3. 3.Institute for Sustainable Development and International RelationsSciences PoParisFrance

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