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The Uses of the Middle Ages in Modern European States free pdf This is the first collection of its kind, with a broad European coverage and an international team of authors. It shows how modern states and societies have used the history of the Middle Ages to legitimize themselves, and draws on some of the most famous and fascinating medieval themes, from Icelandic sagas, through Switzerland's William Tell and the Czech Hussites, to the Serbian battle of Kosovo. Now in paperback, the volume investigates especially the ways in which new and smaller states have invented or reinvented themselves on an imagined medieval base and how rival traditions have interacted with each other. It also shows the often uneasy relation between professional history and popular understandings of history, and some of the highly politicized uses to which the work of historians has been put in many different countries.

About R. J. W. Evans

Robert Evans was Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford, UK from 1997-2011. His main publications are Rudolf II and his World- The Making of the Habsburg Monarchy- and Austria, Hungary, and the Habsburgs: Essays on Central Europe, c. 1683-1867. He is currently researching ecological and local history, and Welsh history in comparative context. Guy P. Marchal is Emeritus Professor of General and Swiss History, University of Lucerne, Switzerland. His main works are: Die frommen Schweden in Schwyz. Das 'Herkommen der Schwyzer und Oberhasler' als Quelle zum schwyzerischen Selbstverstandnis im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert- Geschichte der Schweiz und der Schweizer- Schweizer Gebrauchsgeschichte. Geschichtsbilder, Mythenbildung und nationale Identitat. His special interests are in the history of mentalites, historical anthropology, historiography and the history of traditions.

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Author : R. J. W. Evans
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 06 July 2015
ISBN : 1137428112
EAN : 9781137428110
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 306 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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