Historical memory: The construction of consciousness. Nikiforov, A. L. Russian Studies in Philosophy, 55(1):49–61, 2017.
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Historical (national) memory is considered in this article as one of the most important pillars of national identity. In addition to identifying some of the characteristic features of national, historical memory, the author shows that historical memory is influenced by two factorsthe direct experience of the witnesses and participants of past events and official propaganda. As the direct witnesses of events disappear, the possibility of reconstructing and distorting historical memory increases. The ideas put forth in this article are formulated based on the historical memory of World War II in the United States, Russia, Germany, and other European countries.
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abstract = {Historical (national) memory is considered in this article as one of the most important pillars of national identity. In addition to identifying some of the characteristic features of national, historical memory, the author shows that historical memory is influenced by two factorsthe direct experience of the witnesses and participants of past events and official propaganda. As the direct witnesses of events disappear, the possibility of reconstructing and distorting historical memory increases. The ideas put forth in this article are formulated based on the historical memory of World War II in the United States, Russia, Germany, and other European countries.},
author = {Nikiforov, Alexander L.},
doi = {10.1080/10611967.2017.1296292},
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journal = {Russian Studies in Philosophy},
number = {1},
pages = {49--61},
title = {{Historical memory: The construction of consciousness}},
url = {https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10611967.2017.1296292},
volume = {55},
year = {2017}
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