Anthony D. Smith - The Nation in History: Historiographical Debates about Ethnicity and Nationalism

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Anthony D. Smith - The Nation in History: Historiographical Debates about Ethnicity and Nationalism

Anthony D. Smith - The Nation in History: Historiographical Debates about Ethnicity and Nationalism
2000 | ISBN: 1584650400 | English | 122 pages | EPUB | 0.7 MB

In the first theoretical analysis of historiographical debates about ethnicity and nationalism, Anthony Smith provides a probing account of historians' assumptions and explanations of nationalism in different historical epochs. Ranging broadly over the contributions and divergent perspectives of historians, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists and others who have contributed to these fundamental debates, Smith codifies the most cogent responses that have been offered to three defining issues in this area: the nature and origin of the nation and nationalism; the antiquity or modernity of nations and nationalism; and the role of nations and nationalism in historical, and especially recent, social change.