Myths and nationhood / Geoffrey Hosking, George Schöpflin, editors.
Contributor(s): Schöpflin, George | University of London. School of Slavonic and East European StudiesLanguage: English Publisher: London : Hurst, 1997.Description: x, 214p. ; 22cm.ISBN: 185065333X
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Includes footnotes. Papers from a two-day international conference, "Myths and nationhood" held at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, October 1996.
Contents: The role of myth / Joanna Overing; The functions of myth and a taxonomy of myths / G. Schöpflin; The "golden age" and national renewal / Anthony Smith; The myth of European unity / S.P. Riekmann; Myth-making and national identity: the GDR / M. Fulbrook; Making history: myth and the construction of American nationhood / Susan-Mary Grant; The myth of divine election and Afrikaner ethnogenesis / B. Cauthen; National myths in the new Czech liberalism / Kieran Williams; Polish national mythologies / Norman Davies; National mythology in the history of ideas in Latvia / A. Misane, A. Priedite; The myth of Zion among East European Jewry / J.D. Klier; Myths of national history in Belarus and Ukraine / Andrew Wilson; The Russian national myth repudiated / G. Hosking