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«Scientific» National History

The Greek Case in Comparative Perspective (1850-1920)


Effi Gazi

This book examines the correlation between history, national ideology and the politics of the nation-state in the 19th century. It focuses on the formation of a «scientific historical discipline» in Greece which aimed at strengthening a specific version of national history by relating it to the concepts of «objectivity» and «truth». Further it explores relevant processes in other European socio-cultural contexts and concludes by stressing the tremendous impact of nationalism on the historical discipline.
Contents: Historiography – National history – National ideology – The formation of the historical discipline – The national historical narrative of modern Greece.