New in B-format paperback
A unique lens through which to view the modern world: 28 insider accounts of national histories, now available in B-format paperback. 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.
28 illustrations 19.8 x 12.9 cm 272pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 293003 March £9.99
Histories of Nations How Their Identities Were Forged Edited by Peter Furtado
‘Bold and intriguing … deft and revelatory’ BBC History Magazine
‘If you want to get a sense of what it means to be Greek, French, German, Egyptian or Ghanaian, then make the excellent Histories of Nations your first port of call’ Geographical Magazine
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? In this book, 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. Argentina • Australia • Brazil • Canada • China • Czech Republic • Egypt • Finland France • Germany • Ghana • Great Britain • Greece • Hungary • India • Iran Ireland • Israel • Italy • Japan • Mexico • Netherlands • Poland • Russia • Spain Sweden • Turkey • United States