Writing the History of Memory

Writing the History of Memory

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How objective are our history books? This addition to the Writing History series examines the critical role that memory plays in the writing of history. This book includes: - Essays from an international team of historians, bringing together analysis of forms of public history such as museums, exhibitions, memorials and speeches - Coverage of the ancient world to the present, on topics such as oral history and generational and collective memory - Two key case studies on Holocaust memorialisation and the memory of Communism

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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 12mm | 459.99g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Hodder Arnold
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340991887
  • 9780340991886
  • 450,837

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Author Information

Stefan Berger is Professor of Social History and Director of the Institute of Social Movements and the House for the History of the Ruhr at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Bill Niven is Professor of Contemporary German History at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is author (with JKA Thomaneck) of Dividing and Uniting Germany (2000), and of Facing the Nazi Past (2001) and The Buchenwald Child (2007). He is also the editor of Germans as Victims and has published widely on many areas of post-1918 German history.

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Review quote

The collection includes essays on oral history, generational and collective memory, and memorialisation, each one with a list of further reading, making the book an excellent point of entry into the field. -- Stuart MacIntyre, University of Melbourne, Australia Australian Journal of Politics and History

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