Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 29, 1992 - History - 214 pages
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Eric Hobsbawm's brilliant enquiry into the question of nationalism won further acclaim for his 'colossal stature ... his incontrovertible excellence as an historian, and his authoritative and highly readable prose'. Recent events in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet republics have since reinforced the central importance of nationalism in the history of political evolution and upheaval. This second edition has been updated in the light of those events, with a final chapter addressing the impact of the dramatic changes that have taken place. It also includes additional maps to illustrate nationalities, languages and political divisions across Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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This is a great study about the nature and history of the concepts of nation and nationalism since the French Revolution. The difficulty (or even the impossibility) of giving a definition encompassing ... Read full review

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E.J. Hobsbawm's Nations and Nationalism since 1780 is a captivating look at the theory behind what really makes a nation. It strives to answer how we create our nations, what identity we find within ... Read full review

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Hobsbawm is Emeritus Professor of History at Birbeck College, University of London. He was educated in Vienna, Berlin, London, and Cambridge. He divides his time between New York and London.

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