When the medieval past has been used to support nationalism
Describe an example when the medieval past has been used to support nationalism in (1) Europe and (2) the US. How does the common perception of the Middle Ages as a time of “pure” and isolated nations and peoples compare with historical reality?
Patriotism supports the presence of patriotism in the Middle Ages primarily in Europe. This way of thinking varies from innovation, which proposes that patriotism created after the late eighteenth century and the French Revolution