In the history of modern political thought, no other topic has attracted as much attention as nationalism, nation formation and patriotism. Because of the ever-growing body of literature tackling these vexed issues, level-headed clarification has been long overdue.
Shunning attempts to spin off yet another theory of nationalism, Miroslav Hroch offers a remarkable synthesis that aims to track the historical genesis of European nations through the sundry paths of the nation-forming processes in the 19th century, integrating apparently competing frameworks into a coherent system.
Combining a comparative perspective on nation-formation with invaluable theoretical insights, European Nations is a must-read for everyone who wants to understand the historical roots of Europe's current political crisis.
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About the Author
Miroslav Hroch is an emeritus Czech professor of modern and contemporary history. He has written several books on modern nationalism and nation formation.