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Histories of Nations

How Their Identities Were Forged

Peter Furtado


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

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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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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 19.8 x 12.9 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Illustrations: 28

Publication date: 2 March 2017

ISBN: 9780500293003

Contents List

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

About the Author

Peter Furtado is the former editor of History Today. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Oxford Brookes University for his work in promoting interest in history. His publications include 1001 Days That Shaped the World.