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The Modern World

Ross Wilson

Ross Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Modern History and Public Heritage, University of Chichester, UK. He is the author of Representing Enslavement and Abolition in Museums (2011), Landscapes of the Western Front (2012), Cultural Heritage of the Great War in Britain (2013) and New York in the First World War: Shaping an American City (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Language of the Past

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Chapter 5 examines the ways in which modern historical associations are drawn upon within current society to express identities and meanings in the present. Using recent historical periods as a frame of reference enables individuals, groups...

The Medieval World

Ross Wilson

Ross Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Modern History and Public Heritage, University of Chichester, UK. He is the author of Representing Enslavement and Abolition in Museums (2011), Landscapes of the Western Front (2012), Cultural Heritage of the Great War in Britain (2013) and New York in the First World War: Shaping an American City (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Language of the Past

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Chapter 4 examines the references that are associated with medieval culture, politics and religion which are used to understand and assess the present. Popular expressions within Britain and the United States are replete with allusions...

Historicizing New Beginnings, 1400–1650

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Renaissance The revival of knowledge of, and interest in, Classical literature, which played a major role in the Renaissance, provided not only information on the Ancient world that helped foster further...

The State, the Private Sector, and Academe

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Iulia, my daughter – I think I told this story for her and her generation, the people born in the third millennium, people for whom the times of Nicolae Ceauşescu are on the same level of fantasy as those of Vlad the Impaler...

Case Study: ‘Truth’ and ‘interiority’: Screening and interpreting the early modern era

Histories on Screen : The Past and Present in Anglo-American Cinema and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Filmmakers have had a long love affair with the early modern period (roughly 1500 to 1800), an era full of compelling narratives, dramatic conflicts and opportunities for lavish sets and beautiful costumes. 1930s cinema is remembered...

Conclusions: Speaking about the Past

Ross Wilson

Ross Wilson is Senior Lecturer in Modern History and Public Heritage, University of Chichester, UK. He is the author of Representing Enslavement and Abolition in Museums (2011), Landscapes of the Western Front (2012), Cultural Heritage of the Great War in Britain (2013) and New York in the First World War: Shaping an American City (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Language of the Past

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Chapter 6 concludes the study by analysing how through language we can assess wider public responses to the past. The way in which words or phrases that reference previous historical eras are used to assess and understand the present...

Introduction

Jeremy Black

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter, UK, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, USA. His books include Crisis of Empire (2015), Military Strategy: A Global History (2020) and Naval Warfare (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Contesting History : Narratives of Public History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...It is an irony of the present age, the modern condition, that history appears far stronger as a force than had been widely anticipated. This chapter begins by considering the weight of history in the modern age, before assessing key...

Case Study: ‘We will remember them’: Television and British memory of the First World War, 1964–2014

Sam Edwards

Sam Edwards is Senior Lecturer in American History at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has published widely on the cultural history of twentieth century conflict. He is the author ofAllies in Memory: World War II and the Politics of Transatlantic Commemoration, c.1941-2001 (2015), which was shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society’s Gladstone Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Histories on Screen : The Past and Present in Anglo-American Cinema and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...‘Our understanding of the [First World] war’, declared Michael Gove in a widely publicized Daily Mail article published on 2 January 2014, ‘has been overlaid by misunderstandings, and misrepresentations which reflect an, at best, ambiguous...

Case Study: Mammy, Mandingo, Django and Solomon: A century of American slavery in cinema from Uncle Tom’s Cabin to 12 Years a Slave

Histories on Screen : The Past and Present in Anglo-American Cinema and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In 1903, black activist, scholar and intellectual W. E. B. Du Bois declared that ‘the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line’. W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk (Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co...

Case Study: Superhero films and American national identity

Histories on Screen : The Past and Present in Anglo-American Cinema and Television

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The concepts of both ‘nation’ and ‘identity’ are far from straightforward; the relation of culture to both is an equally vexed question. It is explored at length in M. Goodrum, Superheroes and American Self Image: From War...