The Uses of the Middle Ages in Modern European States by R.J.W. Evans

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The Uses of the Middle Ages in Modern European States: History, Nationhood and the Search for Origins (Writing the Nation) by R.J.W. Evans

English | Jan 15, 2011 | ISBN: 0230576028 | 305 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

An assessment of the role of the Middle Ages in national historiography and in modern conceptions of national identity, this book looks 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.

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