The Construction of Nationhood: Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism / Edition 1

The Construction of Nationhood: Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism / Edition 1

by Adrian Hastings
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521625449
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
235
Sales rank:
758,098
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The nation and nationalism1
2England as prototype35
3England's western neighbours66
4Western Europe96
5The South Slavs124
6Some African case studies148
7Ethnicity further considered167
8Religion further considered185
Notes210
Index228

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