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Nationalism : five roads to modernity

Author: Liah Greenfeld
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Nationalism is a movement and a state of mind that brings together national identity, consciousness, and collectivities. It accomplished the great transformation from the old order to modernity; it placed imagination above production, distribution, and exchange; and it altered the nature of power over people and territories that shapes and directs the social and political world. A five-country study that spans five  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Greenfeld, Liah.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Liah Greenfeld
ISBN: 0674603184 9780674603189 9780674603196 0674603192
OCLC Number: 25316736
Description: xii, 581 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: God's firstborn: England. --
The three identities of France. --
The Scythian Rome: Russia. --
The final solution of infinite longing: Germany. --
In pursuit of the ideal nation: the unfolding of nationality in America.
Responsibility: Liah Greenfeld.


A five-state study of Nationalism that spans 500 years, this is a historically oriented work. It suggests that England was the front runner, with its earliest sense of self-conscious nationalism and  Read more...


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[A] comprehensive, erudite, and highly illuminating book. -- John Gray * New York Times Book Review * Greenfeld displays near-encyclopedic knowledge of the culture and history of various countries; Read more...

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