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In this acclaimed study of British statehood, identity and culture, Tom Nairn deftly dispels the conviction that the Royal Family is nothing more than an amusing relic of feudalism or a mere tourist attraction. Instead, he argues that the monarchy is both apex and essence of the British state, the symbol of a national backwardness. In this fully updated edition, Nairn's powerful and bitterly comic prose lays bare Britain's peculiar, pseudo-modern, national identity--which remains stubbornly fixated on the Crown and its constitutional framework, the "parliamentary sovereignty" of Westminster.

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The acclaimed anatomy of Britain's relationship with its monarchy, by the foremost historian of nationalism.

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In this acclaimed meditation on the British state, its identity and culture, Tom Nairn sees the monarchy both as its apex and its essence, the symbol of a national backwardness. This powerful, analytical, and bitterly funny book lays bare Britain's peculiar, pseudo-modern, national identity, one that remains fixated on the Crown and its constitutional framework, the "parliamentary sovereignty" of Westminster.

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Tom Nairn divides his time between a home in the Republic of Ireland and his Professorial post at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) in Australia.

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ISBN:
9781844677757
Author:
Nairn, Tom
Publisher:
Verso
Subject:
Constitutions
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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"Synopsis" by , In this acclaimed meditation on the British state, its identity and culture, Tom Nairn sees the monarchy both as its apex and its essence, the symbol of a national backwardness. This powerful, analytical, and bitterly funny book lays bare Britain's peculiar, pseudo-modern, national identity, one that remains fixated on the Crown and its constitutional framework, the "parliamentary sovereignty" of Westminster.
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