Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality (Canto Classics)

By in Foreign & International Law on July 16, 2013

List Price: $ 19.99


Last checked best price : $ 13.95
Kindly click the buy button to get latest prices
Thank you for visiting AttorneyNext. Support us by buying products through our links.

An update to the classic text, perfect for those interested in global politics and nationalism! Nations and Nationalism since 1780 is Eric Hobsbawm’s widely acclaimed and highly readable inquiry into the question of nationalism. Events in the late twentieth century in Eastern Europe and the Soviet republics have since reinforced the central importance of nationalism in the history of the political evolution and upheaval. This second edition has been updated in light of those events, with a final chapter addressing the impact of the dramatic changes that have taken place. Also included are additional maps to illustrate nationalities, languages and political divisions across Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

2 thoughts on “Nations and Nationalism since 1780: Programme, Myth, Reality (Canto Classics)

  1. 1
    27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nationalism as progams and policies, March 8, 2000
    By 
    J. Pool (Atlanta, Ga USA) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    Hobsbawm is a masterful historian, with the chops and interests to take on a variety of important topics. This book is his contribution to the Birth-of-Nationalism literature. Nationalism is often associated with questions of personal commitments or identity politics. This aspect of consciousness, however, is easy to assume, but more difficult to demonstrate, and even harder to historicize. As a result Hobsbawm begs off this question some, and turns his attention instead to the ways that governments (states in search of nations) and national elites (nations in search of states) have invoked or pursued the concept of nation. This work is particularly useful and importnat for its attention to language and education as technologies of nation building. Those who confuse a critical perspective with bias, or cannot overcome their own Marxiphobia, may want to stick to tamer works. For the rest of us, Hobsbawm has provided a readable and compelling exploration. While it has its limits, this is a valuable and important work.

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

  2. D. Becker (d.becker@gmx.net)
    2
    22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Hobsbawm At His Best – Once Again!, December 3, 1998
    By 
    D. Becker (d.becker@gmx.net) (Frankfurt (Oder), Germany) –

    Hobsbawm’s ‘Nations and Nationalism’ reveals once again the author’s genius. Splendidly written, it is, first of all, a pleasure to read. With a wide range of examples, the British historian shows a truly cosmopolitan view of a rather narrow-minded phenomenon. Much more importantly, however, he unveils one of the great myths of populist rhetoric: that nations have always existed. Not only are they fairly recent developments, argues Hobsbawm, but their conceptions have changed significantly over the last 200 years or so. From time to time, the author may be a little bit too idealistic in his judgments. But over all, ‘Nations and Nationalism Since 1780′ is an extremely valuable book. Read it as an introduction, or read it as polemic: both ways, you will most probably enjoy it!

    Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 

    Was this review helpful to you? Yes
    No

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>