Nations and Nationalism Since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 26, 2012 - History - 206 pages
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.
 

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User Review  - le.vert.galant - LibraryThing

Like Hobsbawm's "Invention of Tradition," the ideas of this book will stay with me long after my frustration with their exposition has been forgotten. While Hobsbawm is often considered a good stylist ... Read full review

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User Review  - FPdC - LibraryThing

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

Contents

from revolution
14
Popular protonationalism
46
The government perspective
80
The transformation of nationalism
101
The apogee of nationalism 19181950
131
Nationalism in the late twentieth century
163
Maps following page 1 9 3
195
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