What Is a Nation?: Europe 1789-1914

Paperback | May 15, 2009

EditorTimothy Baycroft, Mark Hewitson

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Nationalism has had repercussions throughout the modern era, lying at the root of wars, revolutions, and social and cultural movements. This volume analyses and compares different forms of nationalism as they originated and developed in Europe throughout the 'long nineteenth century', andoffers an original and authoritative reassessment.What is a Nation? reconsiders whether the distinction between civic and ethnic identities and politics in Europe has been overstated, and whether it needs to be replaced altogether by a new set of concepts or types. This and other typologies are explored and related to complex processes ofindustrialization, increasing state intervention, secularization, democratization, and urbanization. Debates about citizenship, political economy, liberal institutions, socialism, empire, changes in the states system, Darwinism, high and popular culture, Romanticism, and Christianity all affected -and were affected by - discussion of nationhood and nationalist politics. By examining the significance of such controversies and institutional changes in a broader European context, together with new and systematic comparisons, this book reassesses the history of modern nationalism.

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Nationalism has had repercussions throughout the modern era, lying at the root of wars, revolutions, and social and cultural movements. This volume analyses and compares different forms of nationalism as they originated and developed in Europe throughout the 'long nineteenth century', andoffers an original and authoritative reassessmen...

Timothy Baycroft is a Senior Lecturer in French History, University of Sheffield.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pagesPublished:May 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Timothy Baycroft and Mark Hewitson: IntroductionI: Civis and Ethnie1. Michael Jeismann: Nation, Identity, and Enmity2. Timothy Baycroft: France3. Stefan Berger: GermanyII: Demos4. Maiken Umbach: Nation and Region5. Carl Strikwerda: The Low Countries6. Oliver Zimmer: Switzerland7. Constantin Iordachi: The Ottoman EmpireIII: Kultur8. Brian Vick: Language and Nation9. Mark Cornwall: The Habsburg Monarchy10. Mary Hilson: Denmark, Norway, and Sweden11. Stephen Jacobson: SpainIV: Etat12. Jorn Leonhard: Nation-States and Wars13. David Laven: Italy14. Chris Williams: The United Kingdom15. Vera Tolz: RussiaConclusionBibliographyIndex

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`Review from previous edition '...a superb collection that will certainly make a scholarly impact and help to define the terms of reference for nationalism studies in the coming generation.' 'The English Historical Review