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Ernest gellner : an intellectual biography

Author: John A Hall
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Verso, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Ernest Gellner (1925'95) was a multilingual polymath and a public intellectual who set the agenda in the study of nationalism and the sociology of Islam. Having grown up in Paris, Prague, and England, he was also one of the last great Jewish thinkers from Central Europe to experience directly the impact of the Holocaust. His intellectual trajectory differed from that of similar thinkers, both in producing a highly  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2010502508
Named Person: Ernest Gellner; Ernest Gellner
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Hall
ISBN: 9781844678457 1844678458 9781781689653 1781689652
OCLC Number: 883257512
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 14, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: John A. Hall.


Ernest Gellner (1925-95) was one of the last great thinkers from Central Europe to be condemned by his Jewish background to experience the worst horrors of the twentieth century. He was a  Read more...


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