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What History Tells
George L. Mosse and the Culture of Modern Europe
Edited by Stanley G. Payne, David J. Sorkin and John S. Tortorice
Foreword by Walter Laqueur

George L. Mosse Series in Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History

What History Tells presents an impressive collection of critical papers from the September 2001 conference "An Historian's Legacy: George L. Mosse and Recent Research on Fascism, Society, and Culture." This book examines his historiographical legacy first within the context of his own life and the internal development of his work, and secondly by tracing the many ways in which Mosse influenced the subsequent study of contemporary history, European cultural history and modern Jewish history.

The contributors are Steven E. Aschheim, David Sabean, Johann Sommerville, Emilio Gentile, Roger Griffin, Saul Friedländer, Jay Winter, Rudy Koshar, Robert Nye, Janna Bourke, Shulamit Volkov, and
Emmanuel Sivan.

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Stanley G. Payne
is professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. David J. Sorkin is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. John S. Tortorice is director of the George L. Mosse Program in History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Complete information about the series and other titles published is at
George L. Mosse Series

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the cover of What History Tells is illustrated with a color photo of George Mosse reading a book, with a cat, on an outdoor bench.

November 2003
LC: 2003007692 D
270 pp.    6 x 9

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ISBN 978-0-299-19410-9
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ISBN 978-0-299-19414-7
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