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Introduction: Localités And Nationalism As The Vestigial And The Lncipient?, Newton E. Key Feb 2000

Introduction: Localités And Nationalism As The Vestigial And The Lncipient?, Newton E. Key

Newton Key

The professionalization of history was tightly bound to nationalism. Historians in early modern Europe distinguished between story and inventory: chronology and chorography. The latter was the domain of the local antiquarian and county historian. Even as local history professionalized and cut its antiquarian/chorographical roots, the profession still marginalized it, and local history was mainly published by antiquarian or local societies. Even those who carved out a field distinct from national history, such as the German genre of Landesgeschicte (regional or provincial history), were considered subordinate if not actually suspect endeavors by the profession. Recently, however, European historians have embraced ...


Localités And Early Modern Britain, Newton E. Key Feb 2000

Localités And Early Modern Britain, Newton E. Key

Newton Key

In early modem England local identity often was more important than national identity, and "country" as often meant one's native shire as one's nation state.