Popular Historiographies in the 19th and 20th Centuries by Sylvia Paletschek
Cultural Meanings, Social Practices (New German Historical Perspectives)

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Popular presentations of history have recently been discovered as a new field of research, and even though interest in it has been growing noticeably very little has been published on this topic. This volume is one of the first to open up this new area of historical research, introducing some of the work that has emerged in Germany over the past few years. While mainly focusing on Germany (though not exclusively), the authors analyze different forms of popular historiographies and popular presentations of history since 1800 and the interrelation between popular and academic historiography, exploring in particular popular histories in different media and popular historiography as part of memory culture.


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Published December 30, 2010 by Berghahn Books. 252 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction