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The Construction of Nationhood : Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism - Adrian Hastings

The Construction of Nationhood

Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism

Paperback Published: 5th January 1998
ISBN: 9780521625449
Number Of Pages: 248

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This interdisciplinary book straddles the fields of history, politics, religion and sociology, and medieval and modern history. Its importance lies in its contribution to arguments about the meaning and origin of nationalism, ethnicity and nationhood, and in challenging the widely-accepted "modernist" theories of Eric Hobsbawm, Benedict Anderson and others. Its argument incorporates careful analysis of English, Irish, South Slav and African examples, and suggests finally an important contract between Christianity and Islam.

'... an important book that is a significant corrective to the dominant reading of nationalism'. History ' I heartily recommend this stimulating and provocative book to all those interested in the history of the nation' The Historical Journal ' ... some thought-provoking material ... this study ... offers food for thought in its insistence on nationalism's much earlier origins'. Labour History Review

Preface
The nation and nationalism
England as prototype
England's western neighbours
Western Europe
The south Slavs
Some African case studies
Ethnicity further considered
Religion further considered
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ISBN: 9780521625449
ISBN-10: 0521625440
Series: 1996 Wiles Lectures Given at the Queen's University of Belfa
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 5th January 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.4 x 22.5  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.37