European Nations: Explaining Their Formation

European Nations: Explaining Their Formation


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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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ISBN-13: 9781781688342
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 04/28/2015
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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.

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