European Nations: Explaining Their Formation, Hroch, Miroslav

European Nations: Explaining Their Formation

Authors: Hroch, Miroslav
Publisher: Verso Books
BISAC/Subject: POL058000, POL010000, POL031000
ISBN: 9781781688359
Classification: Non-Fiction
Synopsis: One of the world’s leading theorists of nationalism offers a new synthesis

In the history of modern political thought, no topics have attracted as much attention as nationalism, nation-formation, and patriotism. A mass of literature has grown around these vexed issues, muddying the waters, and a level-headed clarification is long overdue.

Rather than adding another theory of nationalism to this maelstrom of ideas, Miroslav Hroch has created a remarkable synthesis, integrating apparently competing frameworks into a coherent system that tracks the historical genesis of European nations through the sundry paths of the nation-forming processes of the nineteenth century. Combining a comparative perspective on nation-formation with invaluable theoretical insights, European Nations is essential for anyone who wants to understand the historical roots of Europe’s current political crisis.

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