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Abstract

This article examines the relationship between law and historiography. Law played a central role in the creation of the nation-state. Historiography also narrates the victories and sacrifices of the nation and constructs its “imagined community.” Recently, court hearings are increasingly used for history authentication. Developing Hannah Arendt's argument in , the article argues that legal proceedings are not suitable for clarifying the historical record.

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2012-12-01
2024-06-22
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