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Evans, R. J. W.

The Uses of the Middle Ages in Modern European States

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Guy P. Marchal

Part I. Celts and Scandinavia

2. Transmission and Translation of Medieval Irish Sources in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Bernadette Cunningham

3. The ‘Decline of Norway’: Grief and Fascination in Norwegian Historiography on the Middle Ages
Jan Eivind Myhre

4. ‘Braves Step out of the Night of the Barrows’: Regenerating the Heritage of Early Medieval Finland
Derek Fewster

5. Interpreting the Nordic Past: Icelandic Medieval Manuscripts and the Construction of a Modern Nation
Guðmundur Hálfdanarson

Part II. Benelux

6. A Serious Case of Amnesia: the Dutch and their Middle Ages
Peter Raedts

7. Medieval Myths and the Building of National Identity: the Example of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Michel Margue, Pit Péporté

8. An Era of Grandeur. The Middle Ages in Belgian National Historiography, 1830–1914
Jo Tollebeek

Part III. Balkans

9. To Whom Does Byzantium Belong? Greeks, Turks and the Present of the Medieval Balkans
Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis

10. The Image of the Battle of Kosovo (1389) Today: a Historic Event, a Moral Pattern, or the Tool of Political Manipulation
Marko Šuica

Part IV. Central Europe

11. Italy’s Various Middle Ages
Mauro Moretti, Ilaria Porciani

12. Medievalism, the Politics of Memory and Swiss National Identity
Guy P. Marchal

13. The Public Instrumentalization of the Middle Ages in Austria since 1945
Herwig Wolfram

14. ‘Old Czechs Were Hefty Heroes’: the Construction and Reconstruction of Czech National History in its Relationship to the ‘Great’ Medieval Past
František Šmahel

15. Conclusion
R. J. W. Evans

Keywords: History, European History, Cultural History, Modern History, Social History, Political History, Historiography and Method

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2011
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Writing the Nation
Page amount
304 pages
Category
History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230283107
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-36602-6

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