The Making of English National Identity / Edition 1

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Overview

Drawing on historical, sociological and literary theory, Krishan Kumar examines the rise of English nationalism and issues of race and ethnicity from the Norman Conquest to the present. This study encourages reconsideration of pre-conceptions about nationalism and identity.

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"The breadth of this book is impressive and includes sharp analysis and informative detail. It deserves a wide readership. Scholars, students, and that elusive group, general readers, will all come away the wiser for having read it." History

"Kumar has made an original and highly useful addition, not only through his extraordinary breadth but also in his wide coverage of literature...This study is immensely valuable." The Journal of Interdisciplinary History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521777360
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/13/2003
  • Series: Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Krishan Kumar is a distinguished author and Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. English or British? The question of English national identity; 2. Nations and nationalism: civic, ethnic and imperial nations; 3. When was England?; 4. The first English empire; 5. The English nation: parent or nationalism?; 6. The making of British identity; 7. The moment of Englishness; 8. The English and the British today.

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