Myths and Nationhood

Myths and Nationhood

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by George Schopflin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415919746

ISBN-13: 9780415919746

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415919746
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
The Contributors
The Role of Myth: An Anthropological Perspective, or: 'The Reality of the Really Made-Up'1
The Functions of Myth and a Taxonomy of Myths19
The 'Golden Age' and National Renewal36
The Myth of European Unity60
Myth-Making and National Identity: The Case of the GDR72
Making History: Myth and the Construction of American Nationhood88
The Myth of Divine Election and Afrikaner Ethnogenesis107
National Myths in the New Czech Liberalism132
Polish National Mythologies141
National Mythology in the History of Ideas in Latvia: A View from Religious Studies158
The Myth of Zion among East European Jewry170
Myths of National History in Belarus and Ukraine182
The Russian National Myth Repudiated198
Index of Names211

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