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Author Eriksen, Anne.

Title Negotiating Pasts in the Nordic Countries : Interdisciplinary Studies in History and Memory
Published Chicago : Nordic Academic Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (319 pages)
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Negotiating Negotiations Theorising a concept -- conceptualising theory; Negotiating the Past in the High Middle Ages; Historical Writing and the Political Situation in Iceland 1100-1400; Political Polemics in Early Modern Scandinavia; National Histories Sven Lagerbring and his Channels of Communication; Negotiating the History of the World; On Whales, Potholes and Giants; The Historical Novel Negotiating the Past Enquist's The Visit of the Royal Physician; Using a Past -- Magistra Vitæ Approaches to History
Personal Pain, National Narrative Commemorating an SS-campNegotiating Holocaust Memory in School-trip Reports; The Emperor and the Aunts; Negotiating Pasts -- an Afterthought; About the Authors
Summary A contribution to the popular international and interdisciplinary field of collective memory within a Scandinavian context, this reference presents a number of case studies?from the Middle Age to the present time?that discuss how people look to the past for identity and meaning. Acknowledging that many pasts exist?sometimes harmoniously and other times in conflict?this resource attempts to negotiate the past by analyzing the tensions that occur when individuals with different interests, understandings, and points of view study history and by exploring the
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Form Electronic book
Author Sigur?sson, Jon Vi?ar
ISBN 9187121182