Histories of Nations
What is it?
Histories of Nations is a fascinating book about national identities and how they were forged. The book is made up of 28 intimate and unconventional autobiographies of the nations/states, told by historians from their respective countries. Global histories tend to be written from the narrow viewpoint of a single author and a single perspective, with the inevitable bias that it entails. But in this thought-provoking collection, twenty-eight writers and scholars give engaging, often passionate accounts of their own nation’s history. The essay on Ireland (In the shadow of the fond abuser) is written by Ciaran Brady and goes through the intense and troubled relationship the country has had with Britain. These diverse perspectives offer a unique lens through which we can view the modern world. The countries covered in Histories of Nations are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.
Peter Furtado is the former editor of History Today. He has edited many reference works on world history, including 1001 Days That Shaped the World.
How does it come?
Paper back 20 x 13 x 2 cm approx.
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