Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged

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A unique lens through which to view the modern world: twenty-eight insider accounts of national histories

How do writers and citizens in the different countries of the world view their own past? What key events and influences shaped those perspectives? And how accurate are the views of foreign commentators? Here, leading writers and scholars from twenty-eight countries give thoughtful, engaging accounts of their own nation's history. Their diverse and wide-ranging narratives offer a unique lens through which to view the modern world.

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Sweden · Mexico · Egypt · Germany · Britain · India · Ireland · Canada · Ghana · Netherlands · Iran · Russia · Hungary · France · Italy · Greece · Argentina · China · Australia · Finland · Brazil · Japan · United States · Poland · Czech Republic · Turkey · Israel · Spain

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'If you want to get a sense of what it means to be Greek, French, German, Egyptian or Ghanaian, then make the excellent Histories of Nations your first port of call' - Geographical Magazine 'Immaculately edited ... rich and multi-layered' - History Today 'Bold and intriguing ... deft and revelatory' - BBC History Magazine

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Peter Furtado is the former editor of History Today. His publications include the bestselling Histories of Nations and the forthcoming Great Cities Through Travellers' Eyes.

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