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

Author: Stathis Gourgouris
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stathis Gourgouris
ISBN: 0804726388 9780804726382 0804727252 9780804727259
OCLC Number: 33983165
Description: xii, 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A note to readers --
Prologue --
The nation's dream-work --
The formal imagination, I: The back roads of development from enlightenment to bureaucracy --
The formal imagination, II: Natural history and the national pedagogy --
the case of Korais --
The punishment of philhellenism --
The phatasms of writing, I: Makriyiannis and the miracles of national memory --
The phatasms of writing, II: Nostalgia for Utopia --
the idolatries of Seferis --
Homologia Apologia: the writing of national history --
Works cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Stathis Gourgouris.
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