Myths and Nationhood

Myths and Nationhood

By: Geoffrey Hosking (editor), George Schopflin (editor)Paperback

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In this volume, a group of specialists look at the general and theoretical nature of myth on a universal basis, and examine the specific myths of various nations. The aim is to try and illuminate the deeper, underlying issues of nationalism that cause so much conflict throughout the world.

Contents

The "Golden Age" and national revival; a taxonomy of myths; the role of myths - an anthropological perspective; the myth of European unity; myth-making and national identity - the case of the GDR; making history - myth and the construction of American nationhood; the myth of divine election and Afrikaaner ethnogenesis; national myths in the new Czech liberalism; Polish national mythologies; national mythology in Latvia; East European Jewry and the myth of Zion; the Russian national myth repudiated; myths of national history in Belarus and Ukraine.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781850653349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781850653349
  • weight: 310
  • ISBN10: 1850653348

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