Histories of Nations

How Their Identities Were Forged


A unique lens through which to view the modern world: twenty-eight insider accounts of national histories


ISBN: 9780500293003 Category:


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? Here, 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.

Additional information

Weight 280 g
Dimensions 13 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 2 February 2017
Number of pages 272
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Peter Furtado
Dimensions 13 x 19.7 cm
Weight 280 g


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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.