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History and popular memory : the power of story in moments of crisis / Paul A. Cohen
VerfasserCohen, Paul A. In der Gemeinsamen Normdatei der DNB nachschlagen In Wikipedia suchen nach Paul A. Cohen
ErschienenNew York : Columbia Univ. Press, 2014
UmfangXVII, 279 S. : Ill.
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When people experience a traumatic event, such as war or the threat of annihilation, they often turn to history for stories that promise a positive outcome to their suffering. During World War II, the French took comfort in the story of Joan of Arc and her heroic efforts to rid France of foreign occupation. To bring the Joan narrative more into line with current circumstances, popular retellings modified the original story so that what people believed took place in the past was often quite different from what actually occurred.Paul A. Cohen believes this interplay between story and history is