Remembering the Road to World War Two
International History, National Identity, Collective Memory
By (author) Patrick Finney
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Remembering the Road to World War Two by Patrick Finney
Book Description'This is comparative history on a grand scale, skilfully analysing complex national debates and drawing major conclusions without ever losing the necessary nuances of interpretation.' Stefan Berger, University of Manchester, UK Remembering the Road to World War Two is a broad and comparative international survey of the historiography of the origins of the Second World War. It explores how, in the case of each of the major combatant countries, historical writing on the origins of the Second World War has been inextricably entwined with debates over national identity and collective memory. Spanning seven case studies - the Soviet Union, Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain, the United States and Japan - Patrick Finney proposes a fresh approach to the politics of historiography. This provocative volume discusses the political, cultural, disciplinary and archival factors which have contributed to the evolving construction of historical interpretations. It analyses the complex and multi-faceted relationships between texts about the origins of the war, the negotiation of conceptions of national identity and unfolding processes of war remembrance. Offering an innovative perspective on international history and enriching the literature on collective memory, this book will prove fascinating reading for all students of the Second World War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415230186
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Patrick Finney
Palgrave Advances in International History, Hardback (December 2004)
This text serves as an advanced introduction to the field of international history. With contributions from a range of scholars, it maps the current terrain of the sub-discipline through essays that both appraise recent historiography and analyze theoretical, methodological and conceptual issues.
Origins of the Second World War, Paperback (June 1997)» View all books by Patrick Finney
Our understanding of the origins of the Second World War have been transformed in recent decades. This volume provides a clear and accessible guide to these changes, and to the current state of debate.
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Author Biography - Patrick Finney
Patrick Finney teaches in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK. He has published widely in the fields of twentieth century international history, history and theory and collective memory. Previous publications include (ed.) Palgrave Advances in International History (2005).
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