FROM WIDUKIND TO WILDERS

Event Date: 
Thu, 26/01/2012 - 14:30 to 16:30
Venue: 
University Utrecht
Location: 
Utrecht, NE
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In this joint presentation, the project members of Utrecht will offer four brief contributions, comparing the uses of the past in early medieval texts with those of contemporary conservative populists. Of course the context, the media and the audience are all different, yet there are surprising similarities in the way in which a newly constructed past offered stability and solid authority in a rapidly changing world.