Nations and Nationalism Since 1780

Programme, Myth, Reality
Author: E. J. Hobsbawm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107604621
Category: History
Page: 211
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Nations and Nationalism since 1780 is Eric Hobsbawm's widely acclaimed and highly readable inquiry into the question of nationalism. Events in the late twentieth century in Eastern Europe and the Soviet republics have since reinforced the central importance of nationalism in the history of the political evolution and upheaval. This second edition has been updated in light of those events, with a final chapter addressing the impact of the dramatic changes that have taken place. Also included are additional maps to illustrate nationalities, languages and political divisions across Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Nations and Nationalism since 1780

Programme, Myth, Reality
Author: E. J. Hobsbawm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107394465
Category: History
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Nations and Nationalism since 1780 is Eric Hobsbawm's widely acclaimed and highly readable enquiry into the question of nationalism. Events in the late twentieth century in Eastern Europe and the Soviet republics have since reinforced the central importance of nationalism in the history of the political evolution and upheaval. This second edition has been updated in light of those events, with a final chapter addressing the impact of the dramatic changes that have taken place. Also included are additional maps to illustrate nationalities, languages and political divisions across Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Nations and Nationalism Since 1780

Programme, Myth, Reality
Author: E. J. Hobsbawm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521439619
Category: History
Page: 206
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Hobsbawm's classic account, revised in the light of recent political upheavals.

The Invention of Tradition


Author: Eric Hobsbawm,Terence Ranger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107394511
Category: History
Page: N.A
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Many of the traditions which we think of as very ancient in their origins were not in fact sanctioned by long usage over the centuries, but were invented comparatively recently. This book explores examples of this process of invention – the creation of Welsh and Scottish 'national culture'; the elaboration of British royal rituals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the origins of imperial rituals in British India and Africa; and the attempts by radical movements to develop counter-traditions of their own. It addresses the complex interaction of past and present, bringing together historians and anthropologists in a fascinating study of ritual and symbolism which poses new questions for the understanding of our history.

Nationalism

Five Roads to Modernity
Author: Liah Greenfeld
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674603196
Category: History
Page: 581
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Nationalism is a movement and a state of mind that brings together national identity, consciousness, and collectivities. A five-country study that spans five hundred years, this historically oriented work in sociology bids well to replace all previous works on the subject.

Theories of Nationalism

A Critical Introduction
Author: Umut Ozkirimli
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 1137411163
Category: Political Science
Page: 280
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This widely-used and highly-acclaimed text provides a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the main theoretical perspectives on nationalism. The 3rd edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the practical outworking of theory in the contemporary politics of nationalism.

Nationalism and International Society


Author: James Mayall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521389617
Category: Political Science
Page: 175
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What is meant by international society? On what principles is the notion of international society based? How has the notion of nationalism influenced its evolution? In this book James Mayall addresses these questions and sheds important new light upon the issues of nation and international society by bringing together subjects which have hitherto been examined separately. Mayall locates his study within a theoretical discussion of the relationship between the ideas of nationalism and international society, maintaining that it is one of challenge and accommodation. He then explores three central issues. First, the manner in which nationalism has created new states and pushed the boundaries of international society outwards. Second, how the confrontation between nationalist and liberal ideas about international economic relations has impelled state activity downward into the lives of ordinary people and outward into the international political economy. And third, the way Third World nationalism has reacted against the postwar international economic order but has been unable to alter it in its favour. Nationalism and international society will be of interest to specialists and students of international relations with special reference to nationalism and sovereignty, and to modern historians of world order, decolonisation and economic nationalism.

Myths and Memories of the Nation


Author: Anthony D. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780198296843
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Nations and nationalism remain powerful phenomena in the contemporary world. Why do they continue to inspire such passion and attachments? Myths and Memories of the Nation explores the roots of nationalism by examining the myths, symbols and memories of the nation through a 'ethno-symbolic' approach. The book reveals the continuing power of myth and memory to mobilise, define and shape people and their destinies. It examines the variety and durability of ethnic attachments and national identities, and assesses the contemporary revival of ethnic conflicts and nationalism. The book analyses the depth of ethnic attachments and the persistence of nations to this day.

Imagined Communities

Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
Author: Benedict Anderson
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1844670864
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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The definitive, bestselling book on the origins and development of nationalism...

Kidnapped Souls

National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900–1948
Author: Tara Zahra
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801446287
Category: History
Page: 279
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Zahra shows how nationalists in the Bohemian Lands worked to forge political cultures in which children belonged more rightfully to the national collective than to their parents.

The Idea of Nationalism

A Study in Its Origins and Background
Author: Hans Kohn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351481231
Category: Political Science
Page: 800
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In this sixtieth anniversary edition of The Idea of Nationalism, Craig Calhoun probes the work of Hans Kohn and the world that first brought prominence to this unparalleled defense of the national ideal in the modern West. At its publication, Saturday Review called it an enduring and definitive treatise.... [Kohn] has written a book which is less a history of nationalism than it is a history of Western civilization from the standpoint of the national idea. This edition includes an extensive new introduction by Craig Calhoun, which in itself is a substantial contribution to the history of ideas. The Idea of Nationalism comprehensively analyzes the rise of nationalism, the idea's content, and its worldwide implications from the days of Hebrew and Greek antiquity to the eve of the French Revolution. As Calhoun explains, Kohn was particularly qualified to undertake this study. He grew up in Prague, the vigorous heart of Czech nationalism, participated in the Zionist student movement, studied the question of nationality in multinational cultures, spent the World War One years in Asian Russia, and later traveled extensively in the Near East studying the nationalist movements of western and southern Asia. The work itself is the product of Kohn's later years at Harvard University. In The Idea of Nationalism, Kohn presents the single most influential articulation of the distinction between civic and ethnic nationalism. This has shaped nearly all ensuing research and public discussion and deeply informed parallel oppositions of early and late, Western and Eastern varieties of nationalism. Kohn also argues that the age of nationalism represents the first period of universal history. Civilizations and continents are brought into ever closer contact; popular participation in politics is enormously increased; and the secular state is ever more significant.The Idea of Nationalism is important both in itself and because it so deeply sha

Nationalism Reframed

Nationhood and the National Question in the New Europe
Author: Rogers Brubaker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521576499
Category: Political Science
Page: 202
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Nationalism Reframed is a theoretically and historically informed study of nationalism in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Rogers Brubaker develops an original account of the interlocking and opposed nationalisms of national minorities, the nationalizing states in which they live, and the external national homelands to which they are linked by external ties. He then analyzes contemporary nationalisms in historical and comparative perspective, tracing the parallels between the Eastern European nationalisms of today and those of the interwar period.

National Identity


Author: Anthony D. Smith
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874172041
Category: Political Science
Page: 226
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Table of Contents Introduction Ch. 1 National and Other Identities 1 Ch. 2 The Ethnic Basis of National Identity 19 Ch. 3 The rise of Nations 43 Ch. 4 Nationalism and Cultural Identity 71 Ch. 5 Nations by Design? 99 Ch. 6 Separatism and Multi-nationalism 123 Ch. 7 Beyond National Identity? 143 Notes 179 Bibliography 199 Index 221.

Revolutions, Nations, Empires

Conceptual Limits and Theoretical Possibilities
Author: Alexander J. Motyl
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231114318
Category: Political Science
Page: 229
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In this concise, provocative, and trenchant book, Alexander J. Motyl argues that social scientists must pay more rigorous attention to the formulation of concepts, as they provide the basis for clear thinking, good research, and intelligent formulation of theories. Focusing his "conceptual explorations" on three phenomena -- revolutions, nations and nationalism, and empires -- Motyl challenges the sloppy thinking that so often surrounds these three interrelated concepts, and moves our understanding of them toward greater precision.

Nationalism in Europe

From 1815 to the Present
Author: Stuart Woolf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134800983
Category: History
Page: 224
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Nationalism is virtually impossible not to identify oneself with a nation-state, and yet nationalism is historically a modern phenomenon. This reader of classic texts draws on authors spanning a chronological period and from a variety of European countries - including John Stuart Mill and Otto Bauer - to explore the theme of nationalism in Europe. It provides texts long enough for the undergraduate student to study critically, and makes available the central building blocks for theoretical discussion.

The Ethnic Origins of Nations


Author: Anthony D. Smith
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631161691
Category: Political Science
Page: 332
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This book is an excellent, comprehensive account of the ways in which nations and nationhood have evolved over time. Successful in hardback, it is now available in paperback for a student audience.

Medieval Women


Author: Eileen Power,Maxine Berg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107650151
Category: History
Page: 104
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Throughout her career as a medieval historian, Eileen Power was engaged on a book on women in the Middle Ages. She did not live to write the book but some of the material she collected found its way into her popular lectures on medieval women. These lectures were brought together and edited by M. M. Postan. They reveal the world in which women lived, were educated, worked, and worshipped. Power gives a vivid account of the worlds of the lady, the peasant, the townswoman, and the nun. The result is a historical yet intimate picture of a period gone by yet with resonances for today. An intimate portrait of the writer and social historian, by Maxine Berg, is also included.