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Memory in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800

Memory in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800

Author: Judith Pollmann
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For early modern Europeans, the past was a measure of most things, good and bad. For that reason it was also hotly contested, manipulated, and far too important to be left to historians alone.Memory in Early Modern Europe offers a lively and accessible introduction to the many ways in which Europeans engaged with the past and 'practised' memory in the three centuries between 1500 and 1800. From childhood memories and local customs to war traumas and peacekeeping , it analyses how Europeans tried to control, mobilize and reconfigure memories of the past. Challenging the long-standing view that memory cultures transformed around 1800, it argues for the continued relevance ofearly modern memory practices in modern societies.
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  • : 9780198797555
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : Oxford University Press
  • : August 2017
  • : 1.81 Centimeters X 17 Centimeters X 24 Centimeters
  • : books

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  • : 256
  • : 302
  • : English
  • : Hardback
  • : Judith Pollmann