National Histories, Natural States: Nationalism and the Politics of Place in Greece

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I.B.Tauris, Aug 18, 2001 - History - 224 pages
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Recent conflicts in Southeast Europe have drawn attention to the close relationship between place and national identity. Robert Shannan Peckham explores the conscious linkage between identity and homeland as this was articulated in 19th and early 20th-century Greece, a period formative of the present Balkan crisis. The particularities of place, Peckham argues, were construed both as underpinning a territorial expansion and as a resistance to the homogenizing drive of a state-sponsored nationalism. This book makes an innovative theoretical contribution to the ongoing debate on nationalism and nationhood.
  

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Contents

Mapping the nation language geography
1
Cultural landscapes and the formation
21
Frontier Fictions
38
Folklores of modernity
62
Local knowledge national history
76
Islands apart rural fictions
89
Life underground archaeology and
115
Map mania
137
Nationalism and the location of culture
147
Bibliography
188
Index
217
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Robert Shannan Peckham is a Fellow of St. Peter's College, Oxford

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