Nationalism, Historiography and the (re)construction of the Past

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Claire Norton
New Academia Pub., 2007 - History - 218 pages
The essays in this collection explore both how the employment of nation-state dominated discourses have caused a re-imagination of the past, and how the past has been re-constructed to accord with nationalist agendas. Although other works have considered in general terms how nations are imagined, this collection takes a different stance and specifically focuses on how 'the past' is used in such imaginations. This collection was conceived in an interdisciplinary spirit, drawing insights from art history, intellectual history, literature, archaeology, heritage studies, political science, and film studies. The authors combine a sophisticated theoretical approach with illuminative case studies from all across the globe, including the Balkans, South Africa, Rwanda, the Yemen, Italy, Turkey, Greece, and Uzbekistan.

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Claire Norton is a lecturer in Islamic history at St Mary¿s College, University of Surrey. She has published articles on Ottoman history in a number of edited collections and journals. Her research interests include, Ottoman literacy practices, identity formation, Christian-Muslim interactions, the rhetoric of conflict and representations of war, and questions concerning the epistemological status of history.

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