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Nations and Nationalism Since 1780: Programme, Myth, Realityby E J Hobsbawm
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Eric Hobsbawmâ€™s brilliant enquiry into the question of nationalism won further acclaim for his â€˜colossal stature ...his incontrovertible excellence as an historian, and his authoritative and highly readable proseâ€™. 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.
This title is Hobsbawm's classic account, revised in the light of recent political upheavals.
This updated and revised edition of Eric Hobsbawmâ€™s acclaimed analysis of the problems of nations and nationalism takes account of the most recent events in Eastern Europe and the Soviet republics.
Recent events in Eastern Europe and the Soviet republics have 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.
Hobsbawm??'s classic account, revised in the light of recent political upheavals.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; 1. The nation as novelty: from revolution to liberalism; 2. Popular proto-nationalism; 3. The government perspective; 4. The transformation of nationalism 1870 — 1918; 5. The apogee of nationalism 1918 — 1950; 6. Nationalism in the late twentieth century.
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