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Dream nation : enlightenment, colonization, and the institution of modern Greece

Author: Stathis Gourgouris
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Univ. Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Against the backdrop of ever-increasing nationalist violence during the laat decade of the 20th century, this book challenges standard analyses of nation formation by elaborating on the nation's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stathis Gourgouris
ISBN: 0804726388 9780804726382 0804727252 9780804727259
OCLC Number: 185858572
Description: 303 s
Contents: A note to readers; Prologue; 1. The nations's dream-work; 2. The formal imagination, I: The back roads of development from enlightenment to bureaucracy; 3. The formal imagination, II: Natural history and the national pedagogy - the case of Korais; 4. The punishment of philhellenism; 5. The phatasms of writing, I: Makriyiannis and the miracles of national memory; 6. The phatasms of writing, II: Nostalgia for Utopia - the idolatries of Seferis; 7. Homologia Apologia: the writing of national history; Works cited; Index.
Responsibility: Stathis Gourgouris.

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