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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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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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ISBN 9780631209331
Released NZ 12 Jan 1998
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Paperback, New edition
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Series Making of Europe
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ISBN-13 9780631209331
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 4-6 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Blackwell Publishers
Released 12 Jan 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
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
Dewey Code 320.5409
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

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