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2004. Collected Essays. Volume 2: Literary Criticism. Edited by S. T. Joshi
1984. The English Novel in the Twentieth Century: The Doom of Empire
1967. The French Novel Since The War by Maurice Nadeau; A. M. Sheridan Smith (translator)
1996. Language and Control in Children's Literature by Murray Knowles and Kirsten Malmkjaer
1971. Mark Twain: The Critical Heritage. Edited by Frederick Anderson
1999. Writing National Histories: Western Europe Since 1800

Joshi, S. T. (ed.). 'Collected Essays. Volume 2: Literary Criticism', published in 2004 in the U.S. by Hippocampus Press, 248pp, ISBN 0972164499. Condition: very good with some mild handling wear to the cover. Price: £8.99, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK customers and more for overseas buyers)
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About this book: Renowned as being one of the 20th Century's premier authors of supernatural fiction, Lovecraft actually wrote far more essays than stories during his lifetime and this is volume 2 of the completion collection of those essays. S. T. Joshi is the world's leading authority on Lovecraft and in this volume exhaustively annotates all his texts providing critical and bibliographic notes.

Lovecraft's writings in the realm of literary criticism are unfailingly acute and cover a surprisingly wide range. Besides his authoritative early essay on "The Literature of Rome" (1918), other works condemn free verse and simple spelling, and devote attention to neglected poets. Discovering weird fiction as his chosen field, he produced such scintiallating essays as "Lord Dunsany and His Work" (1922) and "Supernatural Horror in Literature" (1927) and "Supernatural Horror in Literature" (1927), along with essays on Frank Belknap Long and Clark Ashton Smith. Late in Life, Lovecraft codified his grasp of weird literature by writing such trenchant pieces as "Notes on Writing Weird Fiction" (1933) and "Some Notes on Interplanetary Fiction" (1934). One of his last writings, "Suggestions for a Reading Guide" (1936), is a comprehensive discussion of world literature.

Introduction by S. T. Joshi
Metrical Regularity
The Allowable Rhyme
The Proposed Authors' Union
The Vers Libre Epidemic
The Despised Pastoral
The Literature of Rome
The Simple Spelling Mania
The Case for Classicism
Literary Composition
Editor's Note to "A Scene for Macbeth" by Samuel Loveman
Winifred Virginia Jackson: A "Different" Poetess
The Poetry of Lilian Middleton
Lord Dunsany and His Work
Rudis Indigestaque Moles
Introduction to the Poetical Works of Jonathan E. Hoagl
Ars Gratia Artis
In the Editor's Study
[Random Notes]
[Review of Ebony and Crystal by Clark Ashton Smith]
The Professional Incubus
The Omnipresent Philistine
The Work of Frank Belknap Long, Jr
Supernatural Horror in Literature
Preface [to White Fire by John Ravenor Bullen]
Notes on "Alias Peter Marchall", by A. F. Lorenz
Foreword [to Thoughts and Pictures by Eugene B. Kuntz]
Notes on Verse Technique
Weird Story Plots
[Notes on Weird Fiction]
Notes on Writing Weird Fiction
Some Notes on Interplanetary Fiction
What Belongs in Verse
[Suggestions for a Reading Guide]
Appendix: The Poetry of John Ravenor Bullen
The Favourite Weird Stories of H. P. Lovecraft
Supernatural Horror in Literature; Index


H. P. Lovecraft

Green, Martin. 'The English Novel in the Twentieth Century: The Doom of Empire', published by Routledge & Kegan Paul in 1984 in hardcover, 236pp, ISBN 0710099711. Retains good condition dustjacket protected by plastic sleeve (this copy is ex-library). It's a clean, very decent good condition copy, with the odd library marking as you'd expect. Price: £6.55, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers & more for overseas customers)
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  • The English Novel in the Twentieth Century: The Doom of Empire [top]
    First published in 1984 in Great Britain by Routledge & Kegan Paul in hardcover, with dustjacket, 236pp, ISBN 0710099711. Originally sold at £12.95
    Written by Martin Green. The author was born in England, and lived and taught in France and Turkey before settling in the USA. At the time of publication he taught in the English department at Tufts Un iversity, Massachusetts. His previous books include The Von Richthofen Sisters (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974); Children of the Sun (Constable, 1976) ; Dreams of Adventure; and Deeds of Empire (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980)

About the Book: Martin Green has selected six authors whom he sees as the most interesting fiction writers of twentieth century Britain: Kipling, Lawrence, Joyce, Waugh, Amis and Lessing. He asks how these novelists responded to and expressed in their work the pressure exerted upon all English people by their possession and subsequent loss of the Empire. The intrinsic literary interest of each writer turns out to have something to do with their response to England's plight as an Imperialist and post-Imperialist power.

Dr Green begins with Kipling, who not only talks about the Empire, but who also expresses the Empire in a number of indirect ways. He points out that Kipling is a much more pervasive and powerful presence in English Literature after 1918 than has been recognized, and goes on to show that D.H. Lawrence reacted against Kipling in his major work-speaking against Empire, and for women and the private life. Next Dr. Green turns to Joyce, and discusses both the overt and the implicit anti-imperialism of his work. In each case, Dr Green has something to say about another novelist who can be associated with the principal subject of the chapter-for example, Forster with Lawrence, Wells with Joyce. He continues with chapters on Evelyn Waugh and Kingsley Amis, who being their careers by mocking Kipling and the ruling class of the Empire, but who gradually turn into their defenders-and who eventually take on some of Kipling's own characteristics. The book concludes with a discussion of Doris Lessing, the most committed of anti-imperialists.

The book is divided into two sections:

Imperial England
The Empire and the adventure story
Rudyard Kipling: The Empire Strikes Back
D.H. Lawrence: The Triumph of the Sisters
The Empire of Art

Ex-Imperial England
Evelyn Waugh: The Triumph of Laughter
Kingsley Amis: The Protest Against Protest
Doris Lessing: The Return from the Empire
The Fall of Kipling's Shadow

1984, Routledge, hbk

1987, Pennsylvania State University, hbk

1984, Law Book Co. of Australasia, pbk

Nadeau, Maurice; Sheridan Smith, A. M. (translation): 'The French Novel Since The War', published in 1967 in Great Britain by Methuen & Co. Ltd. in hardback with dustjacket, 208pp, No ISBN. Condition: good, clean & tidy, but vintage ex-library copy with library slip & ticket still present. Price: £2.25, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
1967, Methuen & Co Ltd, hbk
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Maurice Nadeau has written a history of surrealism and at the time of publication was the author of the revue: Les Lettres Nouvelles (link leads to relevant Ebay listings)

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  • The French Novel Since The War [top]
    Written by Maurice Nadeau; Translated by A. M. Sheridan Smith from the 1963 French original 'Le Roman Francais Depuis La Guerre', published by Editions Gallimard
    Published in 1967 in Great Britain by Methuen & Co. Ltd in hardback with dustjacket, 208pp. No ISBN. Original UK retail price: 36 shillings, or £1.80 net

About the book/synopsis: The 'nouveau roman' - the 'new novel' evolved in France is a convenient way of describing the aims of those associated with this latest stage in the development of the novel, and the writers who have done most to establish it in France - Butor, Robbe-Grillet, and Nathalie Sarraute - are already well-known to English readers. The impact of this movement has constituted something of a revolution and has resulted in a reversal of established ideas about the novel form. Maurice Nadeau has set out to analyse the development taking place in the French novel in the years from 1945 up until publication.

In tracing how the older generation of literary rebels such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus has influenced the novel's evolution, the author introduces the English reader to the works of other writers such as Raymond Queneau - authors who had been somewhat neglected outside of France, but whose popularity has been increasing; and their influence has also been great.

Maurice Nadeau looks at each writer without losing sight of the overall context of the development of the French novel overall; he also suggests which aspects of the French novel's development may be significant for its future

Introduction: The Artist and His Time

1. The Development of the Novel
2. The War Dead
Paul Nizan
Jean Prévost
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

3. The Theme of War
David Rousset
Robert Antelme
Jean Cayrol
Robert Merle, Jules Roy, Jacques Perret, Romain Gary, Dominique Ponchardier
Roger Vailland

4. The Return of the Pre-War Novelists
Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Georges Bernanos
Jean Giono
Louis Aragon
Louis Guilloux
André Dhôtel

5. Surrealism and after
George Limbour
Raymond Queneau
Michel Leiris
Julien Gracq
André Pieyre de Mandiargues

6. Metamorphoses of the Novel
Sartre, theoretician of the novel
Maurice Blanchot

7. Jean-Paul Sartre, Novelist
8. Albert Camus, Novelist

9. Existentialism and Its Influence
Simone de Beauvoir
Jean Genet
Raymond Guérin
Colette Audry, Roger Grenier
Marguerite Duras, Jean Cau

10. Tradition and Innovation
Marc Bernard
Henri Calet
Alexandre Vialatte
Jean-Louis Curtis
Pierre Gascar
Jean-Louis Bory, Paul Gadenne, Claude Roy, Jean Bloch-Michel, Dominique Rolin, Béatrix Beck, Célia Bertin, Marguerite Yourcenar, Claire Sainte-Soline, Françoise Mallet-Joris, Marcel Schneider, Raymond Abellio, José Cabanis, Michel Mohrt, Jean Douassot, Boris Vian, Ladislas Dormandi, Geneviève Serreau, Kateb Yacine and the 'North African School'

11. The Novel in Question
Georges Bataille (you might like to try the Reaktion Books Critical Lives book on this author)
Maurice Blanchot
Louis-René des Forêts

12. The Neo-Classical Reaction
Jacques Laurent
Roger Nimier
Antoine Blondin
Bernard Pingaud
Françoise Sagan

13. Beyond the Novel
Jean Reverzy
Pierre Klossowski
Samuel Beckett

14. The 'Nouveau Roman'
Alain Robbe-Grillet
Nathalie Sarraute
Michel Butor
Claude Simon
Claude Ollier
Robert Pinget

15. The Future of the Novel

Appendix: A Selection of Critical Texts
Jean Cayrol: Looking Back on the Concentration Camps
Jean-Paul Sartre: Commitment
Jacques Laurent: The Reaction Against Existentialism
Julien Gracq: Literary Morals
Michel Leiris: The Experiences of Writers
Raymond Queneau: Literary Language and Spoken Language
Presentation of Les Lettres Nouvelles
Roland Barthes: The Zero Point of Writing
Maurice Blanchot: Literature and the Right to Death
Jean Reverzy: Experiences of Literature
Nathalie Sarraute: The 'New Novel'
Alain Robbe-Grillet: A Path for the Future Novel
Michel Butor: The Novel as Exploration


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Knowles, Murray; Malmkjaer, Kirsten. 'Language and Control in Children's Literature', published in 1996 by Routledge, 284pp, ISBN 0415086256. Condition: Very good, nice, clean copy, well looked-after. Price: £18.25, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
1996, Routledge
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Although children's literature is recognised to have a profound influence on the development and socialisation of young people, it attracted little serious linguistic analysis prior to this volume, although the first scholarly work on English Literature for children is Harvey Darton's 'Children's Books in England'. The authors in this book look at the work of some of the most popular 19th and 20th Century children's writers to demonstrate the persuasive power of language.

The core of their analysis is based on two surveys of children's favourite reading: the first was Edward Salmon's survey undertaken in 1888 and the second was taken a century later by the authors themselves. By looking at the vocabulary and grammar patterns in the most popular childrens' texts of each period, the authors examine the ways in which children's writers use language to support or challenge particular views of the social world. The 19th century literature for example demonstrates the colonial and class assumptions on which the books were predicated, although Salmon was looking at the literature mainly in terms of its moral content.

This is an invaluable book for anyone concerned with children and what they read, whether parent, teacher, or students of language and literature

Preface; Acknowledgements
1. Children's Literature in England
The nineteenth century: traditional juvenile fiction
The nineteenth century: fantasy and imagination
The fairytale
The twentieth century: the first half
The twentieth century: the second half
Genre and children's literature
The author, the reader and the text
The data

2. Literature as a carrier of ideology: children's literature and control
The idea of ideology
Ideology and narrative
Ideology in children's literature
Ideology and linguistic categories

3. Traditional Juvenile Fiction
Gender: the young hero

4. Today's young reader
Carrie's War
Roald Dahl: anarchist
The teen novel

5. The fairytale
The fairytale as genre
Fairytale narrative
Fairytale language
Language and control in nineteenth-century literary fairytales
Language and control in twentieth-century literary fairytales

6. Fantasy Fiction
Lewis Carroll
C. S. Lewis

7. Last Thoughts
References; Index

About the authors:
At the time of publication, Murray Knowles lectured in Applied English Linguistics at the Centre for English Language Studies at the U
niversity of Birmingham

Kirsten Malmkjaer at the time of publication was Assistant Director of Research at the University of Cambridge Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics. Her previous publications include The Linguistics Encyclopedia (Routledge, 1991)

1996, hbk, Routledge:

1996, pbk, Routledge, Paperback:

Harvey Darton's study of children's books:

Anderson, Frederick. 'Mark Twain: The Critical Heritage' published in 1971 in Great Britain in hardback with dustjacket, 347pp, ISBN 0710070845. Condition: good condition - ex-library with stamps, embossed library markings & dustjacket protector (dj is not clipped). Some marks and dusty-dirtiness consistent with age. Price: £10.75, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK customers, more for overseas customers)
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  • Mark Twain: The Critical Heritage [top]
    Edited by Frederick Anderson; assisted by Kenneth M. Sanderson
    First published in 1971 in Great Britain in hardback with dustjacket, 347pp, ISBN 0710070845. Jacket design by Andrew Young

Synopsis: The Critical Heritage Series spans several great authors from Jane Austen to Ezra Pound and Rochester and devotes a volume to each author to set them in context - to explore their critical reputation in their lifetime. Each volume reprints and revisits important essays and reviews about the author - for example, this volume in The Critical Heritage Series contains articles and reviews from both American and British journals covering the years 1869 to 1913, with the aim of showing the reader a balanced view of the response to Mark Twain's writings on both sides of the Atlantic. There is criticism and comment from writers, all of which are listed below:

Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on the Text; Chronological Table, Introduction.
1. The Innocents Abroad or The New Pilgrim's Progress (1869)
Unsigned Review, Nation 1869
Unsigned Review, Packard's Monthly 1869
Unsigned Review, Buffalo Express 1869
William Dean Howell's: review, Atlantic 1869
'Tom Folio': review, Boston Daily Evening Transcript 1869
Bret Harte: review, Overland Monthly 1870
Unsigned Review, Athenaeum 1870
Unsigned Review, Saturday Review 1870
William Ward: 'American Humorists', Macon (Mississippi) Beacon 1870

2. Roughing It or The Innocents at Home (1872)
Unsigned Review, Manchester Guardian 1872
William Dean Howells: review, Atlantic 1872
Unsigned review, Overland Monthly 1872

3. Sketches, New and Old (1875)
William Dean Howells: review, Atlantic 1875
Matthew Freke Turner: 'Artemus Ward and the Humourists of America', New Quarterly Magazine 1876

4. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
William Dean Howells: review, Atlantic 1876
Moncure D. Conway: review, London Examiner 1876
Unsigned review, Athenaeum 1876
Unsigned review, London Times 1876
Unsigned review, New York Times 1877

5. A Tramp Abroad (1880)
William Ernest Henley: review Athenaeum 1880
Unsigned review, Saturday Review 1880
William Dean Howells: review, Atlantic 1880

6. The Prince and the Pauper (1881)
H. H. Boyesen: review, Atlantic 1881
E. Purcell: review, Academy 1881
Unsigned review, Athenaeum 1881
Unsigned review, Century Magazine 1882
John Nichol on Mark Twain (1882)
William Dean Howells: 'Mark Twain', Century Magazine 1882
Thomas Sergeant Perry: 'An American on American Humour', St. James Gazette 1883

7. Life on the Mississippi (1883)
Lafcadio Hearn: review, New Orleans Times-Democrat 1883
Unsigned review, Athenaeum 1883
Robert Brown: review, Academy 1883
Unsigned review, Graphic 1883

8. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884-5)
Unsigned review, Athenaeum 1884
Brander Matthews: review, Saturday Review 1885
Robert Bridges: review, Life 1885
Unsigned article, 'Modern Comic Literature', Saturday Review 1885
Thomas Sergeant Perry: review, Century Magazine 1885
Andrew Lang: 'The Art of Mark Twain', Illustrated London News 1891
Sir Walter Besant: 'My Favourite Novelist and His Best Book', Munsey's Magazine, 1898
Andrew Lang: Jubilee Ode to Mark Twain, Longman's Magazine 1886

9. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889)
Sylvester Baxter: review, Boston Sunday Herald 1889
William Dean Howells: review, Harper's Magazine 1890
Desmond O'Brien: review, Truth 1890
Unsigned review, Speaker 1890
Unsigned review, London Daily Telegraph 1890
Unsigned review, Scots Observer 1890
William T. Stead: review, Review of Reviews (London) 1890
Unsigned review, Athenaeum 1890
Unsigned review, Boston Literary World 1890
Unsigned review, Plumans National 1890
H. C. Vedder: article, New York Examiner 1893

10. The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894)
William Livingston Alden: review Idler (1894)
Unsigned review, Athenaeum 1895
Unsigned review, Critic 1895

11. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (1896)
William Peterfield Trent: review, Bookman (New York) 1896
Brander Matthews: 'Mark Twain-His Work', Book Buyer 1897
Unsigned article, 'Mark Twain, Benefactor', Academy 1897
David Masters: 'Mark Twain's Place in Literature', Chautauquan 1897
D. C. Murray: article, Canadian Magazine 1897

12. Following the Equator or More Tramps Abroad (1897)
Unsigned review, Academy 1897
Unsigned review, Speaker 1897
Unsigned review, Saturday Review 1898
Unsigned review, Critic 1898
Hiram M. Stanley: review, Dial 1898
Theodore De Laguna: 'Mark Twain as a Prospective Classic', Overland Monthly 1898
Anne E. Keeling: 'American Humour: Mark Twain', London Quaterly Review 1899
Henry Harland: 'Mark Twain', London Daily Chronicle 1899
Harry Thurston Peck: 'As to Mark Twain', Bookman (New York) 1901
R. E. Phillips: 'Mark Twain: More than Humorist', Book Buyer 1901
T. M. Parrott: 'Mark Twain: Made in America', Booklover's Magazine 1904
Harry Thurston Peck: 'Mark Twain at Ebb Tide', Bookman (New York) 1904
Hammond Lamont: 'Mark Twain at Seventy', Nation, 1905
Unsigned articel, 'Mark Twain', Spectator 1907
William Lyon Phelps: 'Mark Twain', North American Review, 1907
Charles Whibley: column, Blackwood's Magazine 1907
H. L. Mencken: review, Smart Set 1909
Unsigned notice, Dial 1910
Arnold Bennett: comment, Bookman (London) 1910
Sydney Brooks: 'England and Mark Twain', North American Review 1910
Harry Thurston Peck: article, Bookman 1910
William Lyon Phelps: 'Mark Twain, Artist', Review of Reviews (New York) 1910
Simon Strunsky: article, Nation 1910
Archibald Henderson: 'The International Fame of Mark Twain' North American Review 1910
John Macy on Mark Twain, 1913
H. L. Mencken: 'The Burden of Humor', Smart Set 1913
Appendix A: Two Mark Twain Letters
Letter to Andrew Chatto 1889
Letter to Andrew Lang 1890(?)
Appendix B: The Subscription Book
George Ade: 'Mark Twain and the Old Time Subscription Book', Review of Reviews (New York) 1910
Bibliography; Index

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Berger, Stefan; Donovan, Mark; and Passmore, Kevin. 'Writing National Histories: Western Europe since 1800. Condition: very good, clean ex-library copy with withdrawn stamps just inside front and back covers. Price: 18.00, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently 2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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  • Writing National Histories: Western Europe since 1800 [top]
    Edited by Stefan Berger, Mark Donovan; and Kevin Passmore
    First published in 1999 in Great Britain by Routledge, 318pp, ISBN 0415164273
    Cover Picture: Battle of the Nations at Leipzig, 19 October 1813 by P. Krafft, embedded in a cover design by Sutchinda Rangsi Thompson

About the authors: At the time of publication, Stefan Berger was Senior Lecturer in German History at the University of Wales, Cardiff
Mark Donovan lectures in Italian politics; and Kevin Passmore lectures in modern European history at the same institution.

Contents: Historical writing has been associated with the process of nation-building across Europe since the concept of the modern nation was first formulated during the American and French Revolutions at the close of the eighteenth century. Writing National Histories examines comparatively how the writing of history by individuals and groups, historians, politicians and journalists, has been used to 'legitimate' the nation-state, focusing on the nation-building of the nineteenth century and the subsequent struggle to defend the nation-state against socialist, communist and Catholic internationalism in the modern era. Covering four countries in Western Europe, the book includes discussion of:

History as legitimation in post-revolutionary France
Unity and confederation in the Italian Risorgimento
German historians as critics of Prussian conservatism
Right-wing history writing in France between the wars
British historiography from Macauley to Trevelyan
The search for national identity in the reunified Germany

Part 1: Comparative Perspectives
1. Apologias for the nation-state in Western Europe since 1800
Stefan Berger with Mark Donovan and Kevin Passmore

2. Nationalism and historiography, 1789-1996: the German example in historical perspective
Georg G. Iggers

3. Literature, liberty and life of the nation: British historiography from Macaulay to Trevelyan
Benedikt Stuchtey

Part 2: The Age of Bourgeois Revolution
4. History as a principle of legitimation in France (1820-48)
Ceri Crossley

5. National unification and narrative unity: the case of Ranke's German History
Patrick Bahners

6. Unity and Confederation in the Italian Risorgimento: the case of Carlo Cattaneo
Martin Thom

Part 3: The Age of the Masses
7. Taine and the nation-state
Stuart Jones

8. 'Prussians in a good sense':German historians as critics of Prussian conservatism, 1890-1920
Alastair Thomson

9. The search for a 'national' history: Italian historiographical nationalism in the interwar years
Mauro Moretti

Part 4: Liberal democracy and antifacism (1918-45)
10. Marc Bloch as a critic of historiographical nationalism in the interwar years
Peter Schottler

11. From antifacist to Volkshistoriker:demos and ethnos in the political thought of Fritz Rorig, 1921-1945
Peter Lambert

12. Reclaiming Italy? Antifacist historian and history in Justice and Liberty
Philip Morgan

Part 5: Fascist historiography and the nation-state
13. Right-wing historiographical models in France, 1918-1945
Bertram M. Gordon

14. German historiography under National Socialism:dreams of a powerful nation-state and German Volkstum come true
Hans Schleier

15. Gioacchino Volpe and fascist historiography in Italy
Martin Clark

Part 6: The Cold War Years
16. Rebuilding France: Gaullist historiography, the rise-fall myth and French identity (1945-1958)

17. Dividing the past, defining the present:historians and national identity in the two Germanies
Mary Fulbrook

18. A neglected question:Historians and the Italian national state (1945-1995)
Roberto Vivarelli

Part 7: Contemporary Trends
19. Historians and the nation in contemporary France
Julian Jackson

20. Historians and the search for national identity in the reunified Germany
Stefan Berger

21. Historians and the 'First Republic'
Carl Levy

Part 8: Conclusion
22. Historians and the nation-state:some conclusions
Kevin Passmore; Stefan Berger; Mark Donovan


1998, Routledge, hbk

1998, Routledge, pbk

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