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    DescriptionSpecial EURO 10,- discount for our ABG readers: now EURO 24,50 instead of EURO 34,50 Performing the Past is an investigation of the multiple social and culture practices through which Europeans have negotiated the space between their history and their memory over the past 200 years. In museums, in opera houses, in the streets, in the schools, in theatres, in films, on the internet and beyond, narratives about the past circulate today at a dizzying speed. Producing and selling them is big business; if the past is indeed a foreign country, there are tens of thousands of tourist agents, guides, and pundits around to help us on our way, for a fee, to be sure.This collection of essays by renowned scholars from, among others, Yale, Columbia, Amsterdam Oxford, Cambridge, New York University and the European University Institute in Florence, is essential reading for anyone interested in today's memory boom. Drawing on different national and disciplinary traditions, the authors ultimately engage us with the ways in which Europeans continue a venerable tradition of finding out who they are, and where they are going, by performing the past.

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    Performing the Past
    Memory, History, and Identity in Modern Europe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jay Winter, By (author) Karin Tilmans, By (author) Frank Van Vree
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    ISBN 13: 9789089642059
    ISBN 10: 9089642056

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
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    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
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    LC classification: HM
    DC22: 900
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS049000
    DC22: 306.4848
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    LC classification: D16.8 .P382 2010
    Thema V1.0: JHB, NH
    Illustrations note
    49 black and white 19 colour illustrations
    Amsterdam University Press
    Imprint name
    Amsterdam University Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2010
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    Author Information
    Jay Winter is the Charles J. Stille Professor of History at Yale University.|Karin Tilmans is a cultural historian, fellow of the Department of History and Civilisation, and academic coordinator of the Max Weber Programme for Postdoctoral Studies, both at the European University Institute.[-][-]|Frank van Vree is an historian and professor of journalism at the Universiteit van Amsterdam.[-]
    Review quote
    Performing the Past is a dazzling collection of essays by scholars who share a passion for the performative nature of history, memory, and identity. The volume offers refreshing insights for anyone interested in the past.[-]Joanna Bourke, professor of History at Birkbeck College, London
    Table of contents
    Table of Contents - 6[-]Preface - 8[-]Acknowledgements - 10[-]CH1. The performance of the past: memory, history, identity - 12[-]CH2. Re-framing memory. Between individual and collective forms of constructing the past - 36[-]CH3. Repetitive structures in language and history - 52[-]CH4. Unstuck in time. Or: the sudden presence of the past - 68[-]CH5. Co-memorations. Performing the past - 106[-]CH6. 'Indelible memories': the tattooed body as theatre of memory - 120[-]CH7. Incongruous images. 'Before, during, and after' the Holocaust - 148[-]CH8. Radio Clandestina: from oral history to the theatre - 176[-]CH9. Music and memory in Mozart's Zauberfl te - 188[-]CH10. The many afterlives of Ivanhoe - 208[-]CH11. Novels and their readers, memories and their social frameworks - 236[-]CH12. Indigestible images. On the ethics and limits of representation - 258[-]CH13. 'In these days of convulsive political change'. Discourse and display in the revolutionary museum, 1793-1815 - 288[-]CH14. Restitution as a means of remembrance. Evocations of the recent past in the Czech Republic and Poland after 1989 - 306[-]CH15. European identity and the politics of remembrance - 336[-]About the Authors - 362[-]List of Illustrations - 368