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States, Nations and Nationalism: From the Middle Ages to the Present

States, Nations and Nationalism: From the Middle Ages to the Present (Paperback, New edition)

By Schulze, Hagen

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Describes the evolutions of nation and state from the Middle Ages to the present, and links them to stages in European cultural history. The author contrasts the development of the state in Europe, and shows how the concept merged with the idea of the nation in the 18th and 19th ... read full description below.

ISBN 9780631209331
Barcode 9780631209331
Published 12 January 1998 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Paperback, New edition
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Series Making of Europe
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ISBN-13 9780631209331
ISBN-10 0631209336
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date 12 January 1998
International Publication Date 6 March 1998
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Translated from German
Author(s) By Schulze, Hagen
Series Making of Europe
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
History Of Ideas, Intellectual History
World History: C 1500 To C 1750
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
European History
European history: c 1500 to c 1750
Nationalism
Number of Pages 392
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 227mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 594g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Nationalism, Europe, National state, History
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 320.5409
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book describes the twin evolutions of nation and state from the Middle Ages to the present and links them to stages in European cultural history. The author contrasts the development of the state in different parts of Europe and shows how the concept merged with the idea of the nation in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The modern idea of the nation state, he argues, is rooted in the fundamental changes that took place during the industrial, political and cultural evolutions of this period. Alongside the history of the nation the author charts successive stages in the development of nationalism, offering an explanation of why it was that in the decades preceding the twentieth century the concept of the nation began to take hold of the people at large. The identification of nation with state and the definition of its internal and external enemies laid the ground for the extreme developments of the twentieth century. In the final part of the book the author traces the attempts in Western Europe since 1945 to come to terms with nationalism; and examines the implications of the rise of nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe. Peace in Europe is threatened, he suggests, not only by the resurgence of national interests in both East and West but also by the attempts to impose unity on the many unique ways of life that have evolved in the nations of Europe.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "Schulze's book is clearly aimed at a wide readership and is likely to be used widely in undergraduate courses on European history." History "Schulze demonstrates a high level of competence in tracing the growth of the nation and the state from the time of Charlemagne to the reign of Napoleon. But it is in his account of that point in the early 19th century when the nation and state fuse that his book achieves brilliance." Choice

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Author's Bio

Hagen Schulze was born in Tangiers, Morocco in 1943. He was until recently Professor of Modern History and Head of Department at the Institute for History at the University of the German Armed Forces in Munich. He is currently Professor of Modern German and European History at the Free University in Berlin. He has written several books on the Weimar Republic, on Prussian history and on German and European nationalism (most recent English translation: The Course of German Nationalism, From Frederick the Great to Bismarck, 1763-1867,1991) as well as numerous articles on German and European cultural and political history from the 18th to the 20th centuries.

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