The New Nationalism and the Old History: Perspectives on the West German Historikerstreit

  title={The New Nationalism and the Old History: Perspectives on the West German Historikerstreit},
  author={Richard John Evans},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={761 - 797}
  • R. Evans
  • Published 1 December 1987
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
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