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Chosen peoples

Author: Anthony D Smith
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This timely contribution to current debates about nationalism explains the complex historical reasons behind often violent modern conflicts around issues of land, culture, religion, and politics. Tracing the development of individual nations over many centuries, it offers fascinating insights into the religious and cultural foundations of countries such as Great Britain, the United States, Israel, France, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony D Smith
ISBN: 0192100173 9780192100177
OCLC Number: 54117995
Description: xxi, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Nationalism and religion --
The nation as a sacred communion --
Election and covenant --
Peoples of the covenant --
Missionary peoples --
Sacred homelands --
Ethnohistory and the Golden Age --
Nationalism and Golden Ages --
The glorious dead.
Other Titles: Sacred sources of national identity
Responsibility: Anthony D. Smith.
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Explains the complex historical reasons behind often violent modern conflicts around issues of land, culture, religion, and politics. Tracing the development of individual nations over many  Read more...

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Once again, Anthony Smith has succeeded in thinking 'outside the box' of fashionable critical theory while, at the same time, engaging with it on its own terms. * Mary Anne Perkins, Journal of the Read more...

 
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