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Authors:Péter Apor: Centre for Historical Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Publication title:Master Narratives of Contemporary History in Eastern European National Museums
Conference:Great Narratives of the Past Traditions and Revisions in National Museums: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen; Paris 28 June – 1 July & 25–26 November 2011
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:078
Article No.:035
Abstract:The paper addresses the ways contemporary history (the “short 20th century”; 1914–1989) is represented in the national museums of post-communist East-Central Europe. It focuses particularly on the Hungarian House of Terror; and draws on examples from Romania; Hungary; Poland; Czech Republic; Serbia and the Baltic Republics. The representations of communism regularly reflect two interrelated problems: how to contain Fascism and how to maintain the idea of an eternal set of continuous national qualities; a mystical concept of the nation.
Language:English
Year:2012
No. of pages:17
Pages:569-585
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/078/035/ecp12078035.pdf
Available:2012-10-30
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Péter Apor (2012). Master Narratives of Contemporary History in Eastern European National Museums, Great Narratives of the Past Traditions and Revisions in National Museums: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen; Paris 28 June – 1 July & 25–26 November 2011 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=078;article=035 (accessed 12/18/2014)