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

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

by Adrian Hastings
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521625440

ISBN-13: 9780521625449

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
235
Sales rank:
796,773
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The nation and nationalism; 2. England as prototype; 3. England's western neighbours; 4. Western Europe; 5. The south Slavs; 6. Some African case studies; 7. Ethnicity further considered; 8. Religion further considered.

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