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Nation and religion : perspectives on Europe and Asia

Author: Peter van der Veer; Hartmut Lehmann
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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“Does modernity make religion politically irrelevant? Conventional scholarly and popular wisdom says that it does. The prevailing view assumes that the onset of western modernity--characterized by the rise of nationalism, the dominance of capitalism, and the emergence of powerful state institutions--favors secularism and relegates religion to the purely private realm. This collection of essays on nationalism and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter van der Veer; Hartmut Lehmann
ISBN: 0691012334 9780691012339 0691012326 9780691012322
OCLC Number: 39727826
Description: vi, 231 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: The moral state : religion, nation, and empire in victorian Britain and British India / Peter van der Veer --
Protestantism and British national identity, 1815-1945 / Hugh McLeod --
Race in Britain and India / Susan Bayly --
History, the nation, and religion : the transformations of the Dutch religious past / Peter van Rooden --
On religious and linguistic nationalisms : the second partition of Bengal / Partha Chatterjee --
Nationalism, modernity, and Muslim identity in India before 1947 / Barbara D. Metcalf --
Memory, mourning, and national morality : Yasukuni shrine and the reunion of the state and religion in postwar Japan / Harry Harootunian --
Papists and beggars : national festivals and nation building in the Netherlands during the nineteenth century / Frans Groot --
Religion, nation-state, secularism / Talal Asad --
Goodness of nations / Benedict R. Anderson.
Responsibility: edited by Peter van der Veer and Hartmut Lehmann.
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This collection of essays on nationalism and religion in Europe and Asia challenges the prevailing view that Western modernism favours secularism and relegates religion to the purely private realm.  Read more...

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